FDIC INT'L 2016 PRE-CON BROCHURE

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April 18-23, 2016
April 24-29, 2017
April 23-28, 2018
April 8-13, 2019
April 20-25, 2020

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Hands on Training

Preparing for the Acquired Structure Burn - 3-Day HOT Evolution

Gregory Fisher discusses this three-day practical application class with students completing comp...

Urban Essentials - Monday and Tuesday, April 18-19 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Ray McCormack and Erich Roden discuss the rescue challenges that firefighters tackle every day.

Truck Company Essentials - Monday and Tuesday, April 18-19 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Mike Ciampo discusses truck company operations in the fire service.

Rapid Intervention Team Combat Drills - Monday and Tuesday, April 18-19 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

James Crawford discusses rapid intervention team (RIT) training in the fire service.

Nozzle Forward - Monday and Tuesday, April 18-19 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Aaron Fields discusses fireground and drill experience.

NFPA 1403 Compliant Live Burn Training In Acquired Structures - Monday and Tuesday, April 18-19 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Gregory Fisher discusses the  understanding of NFPA 1403 and meeting objectives applying to ...

Live Fire: First Due - Monday and Tuesday, April 18-19 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Doug Stephenson discusses initial actions of the first-arriving crews at fires involving structur...

Building Collapse and Void Search - Monday and Tuesday, April 18-19 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Michael Davis discusses the skills that is needed to rescue personnel and to remove victims early...

Working in the Fire Flow Path - Monday and Tuesday, April 18-19 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Sean Gray demonstrates how to operate safely on today’s fireground.

West Coast Vertical Ventilation Operations - Monday and Tuesday, April 18-19 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Ed Hadfield discusses the enhanced skills sets used in vertical ventilation operations in the fir...

Vent-Enter-Isolate-Search (VEIS) and Victim Removal - Monday and Tuesday, April 18-19 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Charlie Fadale discusses the techniques of single-story and multilevel structure vent-enter-isola...

Rescue and Squad Company Operations on the Fireground - Monday and Tuesday, April 18-19 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Joseph Alvarez discusses the different stations in his rescue and squad operations.

Real-World, Street-Smart Extrication - Monday and Tuesday, April 18-19 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Isaac Frazier discusses that the most important aspects of extrication are overlooked.

Man vs. Machinery - Monday and Tuesday, April 18-19 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Mark Gregory will discuss the methods that can be employed to disentangle victims from various fo...

Heavy-Vehicle Extrication - Monday and Tuesday, April 18-19 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Todd Taylor discusses incidents involving heavy vehicle accidents on the roadways.

Hand-to-Hand Combat: Auto Extrication Hand Tools Only - Monday and Tuesday, April 18-19 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Jeff Pugh discusses extrication station rotations focus on stabilizing the vehicle in its physica...

Flashover and Modern Fire Behavior Training - Monday and Tuesday, April 18-19 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Joseph Berchtold discusses that firefighters must adapt their firefighting to overcome the hazard...

Firefighter Bailout Techniques - Monday and Tuesday, April 18-19 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Jason Hoevelmann discusses the skills that are neeed to successfully perform a safe "bailout...

Farm Machinery Extrication - Monday and Tuesday, April 18-19 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Mark Baker's course deals with the special challenges of rural farm and agricultural emergencies.

Engine and Truck Placement: Gaining the Tactical Advantage - Monday and Tuesday, April 18-19 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Mike Wilbur discusses the principles and techniques for safe and effective placement and operatio...

Engine Company Essentials: Getting Water on the Fire - Monday and Tuesday, April 18-19 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Anthony Piontek discusses creating the most efficient and most effective tool on the fireground--...

Conventional Forcible Entry - Monday and Tuesday, April 18-19 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Chris Minichiello discusses that forcible entry can be a challenge for all departments, large and...

Advanced Vehicle Extrication: Real-World Challenges - Monday and Tuesday, April 18-19 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Leigh Hollins discusses real-world challenges in a wreckage.

Exhibitor News

Almost There: BullEx at FDIC 2015

Take this look back at FDIC International 2015 as Fire Engineering Editor Derek Rosenfeld vists t...

The Halfway Point: MSA at FDIC 2015

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Workshops

Why Fire Prevention Education Doesn’t Work in Today’s Fire Service - Tuesday, April 19, 1:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Becki White discusses how to evaluate risks and develop programs beyond the one-size-fits-all mes...

Volunteer or Combination Fire Department Managers Academy - Tuesday, April 19, 1:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Mike Dallessandro discusses that today’s leaders of volunteer or small combination fire departmen...

Using Human Error as a Tool to Build a Safety Culture - Tuesday, April 19, 1:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Shawn Pruchnicki  discusses firefighters are investigating numerous major airline accidents ...

The Privilege of Leadership - Tuesday, April 19, 1:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Billy Hayes discusses that effective leadership behaviors that can be demonstrated when the situa...

The Art of Reading Buildings - Tuesday, April 19, 1:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

John Mittendorf discusses various types of buildings to evaluate their strengths and hazards for ...

The 7 C's of Fire Officer Trust - Tuesday, April 19, 1:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

John Alston discusses the skills that make good fire officers of all ranks.

Specifying Fire Apparatus, Back to Basics - Tuesday, April 19, 1:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

William Peters covers apparatus replacement justification; types of apparatus and what will best ...

SLICE-RS: from the Beginning - Tuesday, April 19, 1:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Eddie Buchanan discusses how to manage the resistance to change and the tools they can use to get...

Railroad Incident Safety, Planning, and Operations in the Crude Oil Unit Train Era - Tuesday, April 19, 1:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Jeffrey Moran discusses a foundation of knowledge in the area of railroad safety, planning, and o...

No-Brainer Management - Tuesday, April 19, 1:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Alan Brunacini discusses organizational alignment and how organizational structure can affect fir...

Must-Have Policies for Every Fire Department - Tuesday, April 19, 1:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Bradley Pinsky discusses top policies every fire department must have to prevent liability, firef...

Medical Response to the Firefighter Mayday - Tuesday, April 19, 1:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

David Mellen discuses on both advanced life safety and basic life safety patient care of the fire...

Implementing Compartment Fire Training Programs in Your Department - Tuesday, April 19, 1:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Bill Gough discusses that Compartment Fire Behaviour Training (CFBT) has been developed over a 25...

How to Be a Dynamic Instructor - Tuesday, April 19, 1:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Steve Crothers discusses that a dynamic instructor who is a subject matter expert in his field is...

High-Rise Operations: Strategic, Tactical, and Task Level - Tuesday, April 19, 1:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

David McGrail discusses that high-rise firefighting is exponentially more complicated and dangero...

Five-Alarm Leadership: Real Leadership with Real People

John Salka and Rick Lasky explain the value and importance of effective leadership skills in the ...

Fireground Strategies: from the Textbook to the Street - Tuesday, April 19, 1:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Anthony Avillo discusses case studies, lessons learned, and other issues related to strategies on...

Creating Tactical Visionaries: Seeing the Fireground Clearly - Tuesday, April 19, 1:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Phil Jose discusses having your responders see the challenges and opportunities with a common vis...

Buildings on Fire: Lessons from the Fireground 2016 - Tuesday, April 19, 1:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Christopher Naum discusses elements of effective and adaptive fireground leadership and the hard ...

Building the Ladder: Officer Development Programs - Tuesday, April 19, 1:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Rudy Horist offers a step-by-step process for completing a needs assessment and then building a f...

Building Construction for the Street-Smart Fire Officer - Tuesday, April 19, 1:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

John Norman discusses risks the building creates for fire officers and other personnel.

Waving Red Flags on the Fireground 2.0: "Stop the Madness" - Tuesday, April 19, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Lawrence Schultz discusses the class focuses on the critical relationship between the incident co...

Training Officer and Instructor Graduate School - Tuesday, April 19, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Forest Reeder discussses the best practice approach to the design and delivery of an effective an...

Training Basics and Essentials for the Fire Service - Tuesday, April 19, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Scott Thompson will discuss five areas essential for training success.: Defining Success, Establi...

The Professional Volunteer Fire Department - Tuesday, April 19, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Thomas Merrill's message is, "Being a professional firefighter has nothing to do with earnin...

The Intelligent Interior Attack - Tuesday, April 19, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Peter Van Dorpe dicusses both the training ground and the fireground lead to a better understandi...

Safety Leadership

Ron Kanterman discusses how to teach and demonstrate proper safety "thinking" and metho...

Rehab Revised: What's New in NFPA 1584? - Tuesday, April 19, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Mike McEvoy reviews the fire service rehab experience and developments in sports medicine that ha...

More Drills You're Not Going to Find in the Books - Tuesday, April 19, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Raul Angulo discusses the collection of more than 100 drills for the company officer.

Mastering the Instructor’s Tools of the Trade - Tuesday, April 19, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Chuck Baird discusses the learning environment of the mind of the student and instructor.

Main Street Tactics and Strategies: Are You Ready? - Tuesday, April 19, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Joseph Pronesti addresses leading insights and operational considerations for fires in buildings ...

Leading from the Top - Tuesday, April 19, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Steven Kraft discusses leadership behaviors and the characteristics of great leadersin the fire s...

Hazmat: Initial Approach and Actions - Tuesday, April 19, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Kristina Kreutzer discusses the proper approach; staging; and safety of responders to hazardous m...

Flawed Situational Awareness: The Stealth Killer of First Responders - Tuesday, April 19, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Richard Gasaway discusses that flawed situational awareness is consistently identified as one of ...

Fireground Decision Making for Suburban Company Officers - Tuesday, April 19, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Jim Silvernail discusses creating effective, safe fireground solutions for officers operating in ...

Firefighting in the Modern World: Sustainable Green Design and Construction - Tuesday, April 19, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Ronald Spadafora discusses multiple sustainable design issues firefighters are confronted with in...

Fire Officer Survival - Tuesday, April 19, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Billy Goldfeder and Gordon Graham discuss the role of officers.

Essentials of Honorable Leadership - Tuesday, April 19, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Mark Emery discusses leadership development opportunity.   

Dynamic Decision Making and Reading the Fire

Stan Raffel discusses dynamic decision making and reading the fire.

Developing and Implementing Fire Behavior Training Programs - Tuesday, April 19, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Ian Bolton discusses the challenges and solutions in successfully implementing a fire behavior/dy...

Dealing with Difficult People and Their Organizational Impacts - Tuesday, April 19, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Jerry Streich discuses how to better define, understand, and deal with difficult persons.

Cardiovascular and Chemical Exposure Risks on the Modern Fireground - Tuesday, April 19, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Gavin Horn discusses the scenarios on the acute risk of sudden cardiac events and the chronic ris...

View from the Street: Chief and Company Officer Workshop - Monday, April 18, 1:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Thomas Richardson will discuss leadership and command philosophy.

Today's Fire Structures: Airtight and Plastics Galore! - Monday, April 18, 1:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

John Shafter discusses current and future trends and methods in modern airtight building construc...

The First Five Minutes - Monday, April 18, 1:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Mark van der Feyst discusses that the first five minutes of any residential structure fire are cr...

The Courage Within (Tactical ResiliencyTraining) - Monday, April 18, 1:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Ric Jorge discusses the problems you could potentially face on the job and how to overcome them.

The Art of Reading Smoke - Monday, April 18, 1:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

David Dodson discusses today's structural fires.  

The Art of Go/No-Go - Monday, April 18, 1:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Mike Gagliano discusses creating a framework for the toughest decision company officers will ever...

Teaching Fire Science to Firefighters - Monday, April 18, 1:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Lars Ågerstrand discusses strong basic understanding of science in the fire service.

Safety and Tactics for Newly Promoted Company Officers - Monday, April 18, 1:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Bill Gustin discusses strategy portions of a two-week Company Officer Development Program.  

Right-Seat Leadership 2016 - Monday, April 18, 1:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Dave Casey discusses decision-making processes officers need to handle interpersonal events.

Public Information Officer 101: Command Function to Community Relations - Monday, April 18, 1:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Michael Fronimos discusses that the public information officer (PIO) assists the chief, staff off...

Peer Support Team: Understanding and Creating a Firefighter - Monday, April 18, 1:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Matt Olson discusses the passion we have for this work within others so that Peer Support program...

Leadership in the Real World - Monday, April 18, 1:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Robert Burns discusses leadership in the fire service.

ISFSI Instructor Development Workshop - Monday, April 18, 1:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Forest Reeder discusses the aim at helping you to become a better fire service instructor.  

Human Behavior and Positive Psychology: Tools for the Firehouse - Monday, April 18, 1:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Cynthia Ross Tustin discusses an understanding of human behavior and positive psychology can help...

Fire Investigation Essentials: The Complete Fire Scene Examination - Monday, April 18, 1:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Buddy Cales talks about investigation of each fire scene is of paramount importance and that all ...

Fire Academy 101: Building Better Firefighters Through Quality Training - Monday, April 18, 1:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Jonathan McIvor discusses that training schedule is very adaptable for both volunteer departments...

Compartment Fire Behavior Training: “Driving the Change” - Monday, April 18, 1:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Bill Gough discusses the Underwriters Laboratories/National Institute of Standards and Technology...

Building Better Teams Through Personal Leadership - Monday, April 18, 1:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

David Conley teaches first responders a principle-focused approach to fire safety.

Blink: Making Critical Fireground Decisions - Monday, April 18, 1:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Jeffrey Johnson encourages participants to examine how and why we make the decisions we do on the...

Aggressive Command and Tactics - Monday, April 18, 1:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Anthony Kastros discusses this high-energy, intense, and one-of-kind workshop.

25 to Survive: Reducing Residential Injury and LODDs - Monday, April 18, 1:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Dan Shaw discusses that residential building is where the majority of our operational line-of-dut...

Wood-Frame Building Construction: Past and Present - Monday, April 18, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Paul Dansbach discusses the firefighter/fire officer understanding of wood-frame buildings, from ...

Why We Must Understand Vent-Enter-Isolate-Search (VEIS) - Monday, April 18, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Mike Dugan discusses that Vent-Enter-Isolate-Search is a tried and true tactic of the fire service.

What About the Victim? Fire Research and Victim Survivability - Monday, April 18, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Robin Zevotek discusses how fire department operations impact the potential survivability of ...

We're Only Human: Understanding Fireground Behavior - Monday, April 18, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Thomas Dunne discusses how to react to the stress and uncertainty of a fire or other threatening ...

The Fire Department Assessment Center: The Boot Camp - Monday, April 18, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Michael Barakey discusses a strong desire to prepare you to be successful in your next assessment...

Responding to and Preparing for Acts of Violence - Monday, April 18, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Steve Hamilton discusses fire service response to all aspects of violent scenes--single-company r...

Rapid Course Design - Monday, April 18, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Ted Nee shares the secrets of rapid course development and design culled from more than 30 years ...

People, Politics, and Problems: The Job Description for Chief Officers - Monday, April 18, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Richard Marinucci discusses basic theories and concepts and injects real-world examples for discu...

Kill the Flashover: We Test. We Demonstrate. You Decide. - Monday, April 18, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Shawn Oke discusses the three legs of Kill the Flashover.

ISFSI: Principles of Modern Fire Attack - Train the Trainer - Monday, April 18, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Brian Kazmierzak discusses the principles of modern fire attack, using Underwriters Laboratories/...

Fundamentals of Firefighter Functional Fitness - Monday, April 18, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Dan Kerrigan discusses a holistic and practical approach to improving fireground performance and ...

Fire Officer as Coach: Improving Firefighter Performance - Monday, April 18, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Brian Crandell addresses the most effective, evidence-based coaching methods fire officers use to...

Firefighting Is the Ultimate Team Sport: Build a Better Team - Monday, April 18, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Jerry Wells discusses a program for all--from the new recruit to the chief officer!  

Firefighting in Underground Transportation Facilities - Monday, April 18, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Markus Vogt discusses students to manage incidents in a road or rail tunnel or underground transp...

Fire Dynamics for Fire Officers: A Review of the 2015 NIST/UL H.O.T. Class - Monday, April 18, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Daniel Madrzykowski discusses the home that was instrumented and burned as part of an FDIC Nation...

Effective Command and Operations - Monday, April 18, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Joseph Jardin discusses the importance of communications and how it affects fire and emergency in...

Drill Development: The Next Level - Monday, April 18, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Bob Carpenter discusses the engagement of neuro-pathways, motor-memory, and the appropriate use o...

Developing Tactical Decision Games - Monday, April 18, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Brian Ward discusses the developing tactical decision games for all incident scene operations.

Constructing a Successful Training Program - Monday, April 18, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Scott Kraut discusses achieving success with limited resources in the fire service.

A Tactical and Strategic Look at Private-Dwelling Fires - Monday, April 18, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Jim Duffy discusses that private dwelling fires are the most common structure fires in North Amer...

10 Keys to Company Success on the Fireground - Monday, April 18, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Brian Zaitz discusses the improvement of the company's ability to perform safe, effective, and ef...

Conference News

The Halfway Point: MSA at FDIC 2015

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Live from FDIC International: Day 5

We finish up our live radio and chat broadcasts from FDIC International 2015 with the Fire Servic...

Classroom Sessions

Rapid Intervention Team Gone Wrong

Rick Lasky and John Salka discuss the many issues related to rapid intervention operations with a...

Heart Heroes: Successful Cardiovascular Program for Volunteer Firefighters

Ivo Zuvic discusses the cardiovascular accidents have been the greatest cause of death in the fir...

Trench Rescue Shoring: Our Dirty Little Secret

Ron Zawlocki discusses the challenge to create a model for a trench rescue shoring performance st...

Lessons Learned from a Near-Miss Mayday in Texas

John Wright discusses residential structure fire on June 17, 2011.

Flashover Life-and-Death Decisions on the Fireground

Bryan Winzer discusses flashover is devastating and has caused injuries and, in many cases, firef...

Large Truck Extrication

Steve White discusses that rescuers should not take a passenger vehicle approach to a large ...

Rural Fire Safety: Do It the Same Way, “Differently”!

Devon Wells discusses components of LCES and applies them to all-hazard incidents.

Truck Company Operations for the Engine Company Firefighter

Jeff Weffelmeyer discusses truck company skills in which every firefighter should be proficient. ...

Did That Really Just Happen?

John Walters discusses through the process of a major line-of-duty injury--before, during, and ma...

Intelligently Aggressive Truck Functions

Jimm Walsh discusses the importance of intelligently aggressive truck functions and their positiv...

Fully Involved Leadership

Mark von Appen discusses fire service professionals who wish to expand their leadership abilities...

Step Up and Lead

Frank Viscuso discusses the highest rated fire service leadership traits.

How to Avoid Social Media-Assisted Career Problems

Curt Varone discusses focus is on training firefighters to avoid social media disasters. Social m...

Situational Awareness Barriers in a Digital Information Environment

Bart van Leeuwen discusses new technologies like mobile data terminals, iPads, and cellphones are...

Rapid Intervention Teams and Air Management

Joseph Troncoso discusses the purpose of the rapid intervention team (RIT), why it is needed, and...

Elevator Emergencies

Tony Tricarico discusses what is needed to know to mitigate an elevator emergency.  

Small Departments: Growing Beyond the Single-Line Mentality

Jon Trent discusses challenges firefighters at all levels of the organization to take a critical ...

Learning from Others’ Experiences

Dave Traiforos discusses how firefighters’ aggressive actions can increase firefighter risk of in...

Welcome to the Ivy League of Firefighting in High- and Low-Rise Large-Area Office Buildings

Jerry Tracy discusses the challenge of operating in high- or low-rise office buildings demands th...

Good Medicine in Bad Places: a Look Inside the Fire Department of New York Rescue Paramedic Program

John Tew discusses the training world of a Fire Department of New York EMS rescue paramedic.  

What Matters? Situations That Arise in a Diverse Fire Station

Susan Tamme discusses issues that surface in the firehouse regarding gender, sexual orientation, ...

First-In Driver: Street Smarts from a Driver Perspective

Chad Szeklinski discusses building more successful engine driving operations.  

"Invitational Intervention": Understanding Where Addiction and Hope Meet

Rev. Jim Swarthout discusses Invitational Intervention.

There Is No Such Thing as Extreme Fire Behavior!

Stefan Svensson discusses the focus is on approaching fire scientifically and viewing it from the...

The Historic Role of Safety in the Decision-Making Process

John Sullivan discusses studies that highlight those entrenched habits and presents ways to adjus...

Roadway Incident Safety: the Hits Keep Coming!

Jack Sullivan discusses guidelines for safe roadway incident scene response and management and ou...

RIC for REAL: How Ready Are You to Save Firefighters’ Lives?

Paul Strong discusses many of the details learned from realistic, hands-on, rapid intervention tr...

Operating on the Floor Above

Daniel Stratton discusses the hazards associated with operating on the floor above a fire are ide...

Fire Department of New York: Black Sunday

Eugene Stolowski discusses a first-hand account of the events of January 23, 2005, that forced si...

The Story of West: Multiple Firefighter Deaths

Les Stephens discusses an interactive and detailed summary of the investigation report of the Tex...

SCBA Bootcamp: a Firefighter’s Survival School

Trevor Steedman discusses focus in on a variety of principles and practices all firefighters can ...

Tactics for Managing Fire Behavior

Joe Starnes discusses conditioning the access path for the crew and tactical air management with ...

Tactical Thermal Imaging: the First Level of Fire Attack

Andrew Starnes discusses incorporating tactical thermal data into our initial action plan is miss...

Cancer: Prevention Begins with Awareness

Victor Stagnaro discusses occupational cancer is a reality in the fire service.

Strategies and Tactics of Great and Respected Firefighters

David Soler discusses want to take your skills and fire service career to another level.

CNG Commercial Vehicles: a Ticking Time Bomb

Steve Smith discusses compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered commercial vehicles.

Vehicle Extrication from Inside the Auto Industry

Michael Smith discusses  that this class takes the new out of new vehicle technology and pre...

Standpipes: a New Look at an Old Tool

Kyle Smith discusses what can be expected of an installed standpipe system and what to do if the ...

The Initial Line: Getting It Right the First Time

Jonah Smith discusses  the need for a dynamic and well-trained engine company in all types o...

Regional Multicompany Hands-On Training

Drew Smith discusses many fire departments regularly rely on automatic aid or mutual aid to effec...

What’s Been Missing? Implementing Rehabilitation at the Incident Scene

Denise Smith discusses dangers firefighters face, the leading cause of duty-related death is sudd...

Size-Up Videos and Tactics for the First-Due Engine

Tom Sitz discuss emphasis is on points of entry and the pros and cons of each entry point, line s...

Developing a Preincident Guide for a High-Hazard Event

Daniel Sheridan discusses developing preincident guidelines for structures or facilities in their...

Large-Flow Water Delivery Operations

Paul Shapiro discusses a step-by-step large-flow water delivery operation starting with the first...

High-Rise Fires: Essentials for Volunteer Fire Departments

Sergio Selman discusses training for the worst-case scenario.  

Trapped! Surviving a Mayday

Christopher Schutte discusses how quickly things can go wrong on the fireground and why firefight...

Engine Company MCI First Strike: Maximizing the First Five Minutes

Justin Schorr discusses that the first five minutes dictate the next five hours at a multiple cas...

Extrication Zone: Large Trucks/Trailers/Buses/Cable Barriers

Randy Schmitz discusses focus is on large truck and trailer incident response.

From the Xbox to the Box Alarm: Engaging Today’s Firefighters

Tiger Schmittendorf discusses creating connections among generations of firefighters.  

The First Five Minutes: Size-Up, Decision Making, and Effective Communication

Charles Ryan discusses the 13 fundamental elements of size-up addresses the formulation of initia...

The Engine Company’s Guide to Winning: Water!

Steve Robertson discusses aspects of “go” and “no-go” situations.  

Combat-Ready Firefighting: Are You Ready?

Richard Riley discusses the effects of complacency in the fire service and why we must combat it.

Flashover! Case Study of a Near Miss During Vent-Enter-Isolate-Search

Jonathan Rigolo discusses a firefighter's near miss occurred as a result of a flashover at a dwel...

Improving Fireground Operations with Thermal Imaging and Modern Fire Dynamics

Mike Richardson discusses the knowledge firefighters need to combine thermal imaging technology w...

How to Read a House

Curtis Rice discusses new as well as seasoned firefighters and incident commanders with a quick m...

Effecting the Rescue Through Aggressive Tactics: “It’s Your Turn to Make the Grab”

Frank Ricci discusses actions that are imperative to effect the rescue--coordinating command, sea...

Hazardous Materials Training: Next-Generation Training Props

Jake Rhoades discusses challenges in the traditional approach to hazardous materials training. &n...

Toxic Leadership: a Wounded Soldier’s Insight into Decon

Mike Reynolds discusses his career as a firefighter and soldier has seen toxic leadership.  

Firefighting Personal Protective Equipment: Fact, Fiction, and the Reality

Jim Reidy discusses an overview of personal protective equipment (PPE) from a firefighter’s persp...

The European Way to Stop Smoke, Eliminate the Air Track, and Sniff the Fire

Michael Reick discusses control smoke flows in buildings in a fire is essential for safe rescue a...

Prioritizing the Volunteer Fireground

Richard Ray discusses the on-scene resources available at a residential structure fire are used a...

Active Shooter Response: Oak Creek (WI) Fire Department’s Approach to Rescue in the Warm Zone

Joe Pulvermacher discusses two active shooter incidents that occurred in his response area and ho...

How to Excel at Fire Service Promotional Exams: Key Points!

Steve Prziborowski discusses upcoming promotional exam. Attendees are exposed to and offered key ...

Long-Term Injury Prevention

Jordan Ponder discusses you are more likely to get hurt in a fire today than in 1981, according t...

Commanding the Incident from the Front Seat to the Chief's Buggy

David Polikoff discusses the review the National Incident Management System, tactical worksheets,...

Mobile Homes: Small House, Big Challenge

Joseph Polenzani discusses what makes trailers different from “regular” wood-frame structures and...

Planning Your Leadership Journey

Tim Pillsworth discusses that leadership is the most difficult skill to learn.  

What You Should Know as a Fire Officer and Nobody Tells You

Chris Pepler discusses  that there is more to being a good officer than being efficient at f...

Hoarder Homes: Using Offensive Tactics on Traditionally Defensive Fires

Ryan Pennington discusses compulsive hoarding disorder, a growing issue facing firefighters world...

The First 365 Days as a Newly Promoted Chief Officer

Steve Pegram discusses the experience of being “the new chief” four times in his fire service car...

Preplanning and Inspecting Manufacturing and Industrial Facilities

Benjamin Peetz discusses investigations following fires and explosions in manufacturing or indust...

First On Scene Water Rescue Operations

Josh Pearcy discusses giving the first-in company to water rescue incidents the tools and informa...

Fundamentals of Writing Assistance to Firefighters Grant Applications

Catherine Patterson discusses the tools necessary to maximize their opportunity to submit a compe...

Volunteers: Doing the Job with Limited Resources in Small Departments

Todd Parker discusses today, the number of volunteers is dwindling, and volunteer firefighters ar...

Aircraft Down and You Are First Due

Nick Palmer discusses municipal responses to aircraft crashes involving commercial airliners, gen...

Perceptual Distortions on the Fireground

Eric Nurnberg discusses the application of research and scientific principles on the fireground. ...

Attic Fires: UL-FSRI Technical Panel Results

P.J. Norwood discusses information learned from the Underwriters Laboratories- Firefighter Safety...

Hybrid Search Techniques

Keith Niemann discusses increasing accountability and speed when adding TICs or rope to the prove...

The Right Seat: a Volunteer’s Perspective

Christopher Niebling discusses unique problems associated with the volunteer ranks.

Fireground Commander’s Intent: Coordinated Actions for Mission Success

Sid Newby discusses the importance of meeting a commander’s expectation on emergency scenes and a...

Special Needs Fire Prevention and Response Awareness

Craig Nelson discusses important issues relating to fire prevention and emergency response when p...

Rapid Intervention for Volunteer and Other Nonurban Fire Departments

Joe Nedder discusses to prepare students from volunteer departments, particularly those with staf...

Pump Panel Pointers for Training and Operations

Jerry Naylis discusses pump operators to use a variety of techniques including tools, job aids, a...

Training Liabilities: Preventing Legal Jeopardy

John Murphy discusses that fire departments are continually under the threat of litigation from t...

Firefighter Mental Health: Skills for Helping Yourself and Your Firehouse Family

Beth Murphy discussesthat bBehavioral health continues to be an area that needs focus in the fire...

Building Intelligence for Initial Operations and Beyond

Jack J. Murphy discusses levels of building intelligence.

NFPA 1403: the Fire Instructor’s Risk Management Tool

Walter Morris discusses live fire training incidents in both acquired structures and fixed traini...

How to Introduce CAFS to Your Department

Olan Morelan discusses trials and tribulations of implementing a new firefighting tool, specifica...

Overhead and Underground Electric Emergencies and Fires: What You Need to Know

Frank Montagna discusses responding to electrical emergencies and fires, you may have to make lif...

Not Guilty; Now What?

Michael Molloy discusses how adverse events on the fireground can result in legal proceedings wit...

First Due! Residential Fire Concepts for Engine and Truck Companies

Doug Mitchell discusses mission-critical incident actions for engine and truck companies at resid...

The Essentials of High-Rise Firefighting: What You Need to Know Before Going into Battle

John Miller discusses community possesses multistory buildings.  

Training for Proficiency: Task Books and Qualification Programs

Kevin Milan discusses increasing fireground proficiency through direct and deliberate training pr...

First-Due Tactical Considerations for Wildland Urban Interface Operations

Todd McNeal discusses company officers and firefighters are introduced to the current tactical in...

Living Through My Mayday

Ryan McGovern discusses dealing with an instructor who became trapped in a structure during suppr...

Preventing Member Derailment and Embarrassment in the Fire Service

Candice McDonald discusses research-based strategies for safeguarding the firehouse against membe...

The Chief Officer’s Role in Creating Enhanced Engine Operations

Ray McCormack discusses chief officers need to look at the big picture and maximize the capabilit...

Down and Dirty Mayday

Justin McCarthy discusses roles and responsibilities of everyone operating on the fireground, inc...

Fire Investigation: Case Study of a Fire Involving Interagency Cooperation, the Media, and the Scientific Method

Arthur Mastrangelo discusses preserving a crime scene immediately following fire suppression; ide...

Field High-Rise Technical Training

Curtis Massey discusses chief officers, company officers, and firefighters can glean an invaluabl...

Surviving the Strategic and Tactical Firefight

Mike Mason discusses an in-depth look into the world of strategic and tactical considerations for...

They Fought for Each Other

E.J. Mascaro discusses “Blood Brothers,” the award-nominated series that ran in Army Times about ...

Winch Operations 101

Stephen J. Martin discusses this interactive training program was designed to meet the rescuer’s ...

Effective Use of Tower Ladders in Tactical Operations

Nicholas Martin discusses departments with tower ladders and those without tower ladders.

Strategies and Tactics in Subdivided Single-Family Dwellings and Single-Room Occupancies

Aaron Martin discusses the concept of subdividing singe-family dwellings began in the urban areas...

Survivability Profiling 2016: a Proven, Life-Saving Process for Firefighters

Stephen Marsar discusses the concept of survivability profiling to making informed intelligent de...

Dead Men Do Tell Tales: Crime Scene Preservation for Fire and EMS Personnel

Gary Ludwig discusses that students are shown how to preserve evidence at a crime scene even whil...

Flipped Fire Training: Meeting the Demands of Today’s Fire Service

Frank Lipski discusses understanding of the term “flipped training” and see how it can greatly im...

Developing a Field Training Officer Program

Walter Lewis focuses on developing and implementing a field training officer program that stresse...

Helping Firefighters Manage Stress: Courses, Counseling Units, and Case Studies

Frank Leto discusses that behavioral health support for firefighters is the focus.  

Wye Operations: Hydraulic Implications

Dennis LeGear discuss in detail are the additional specters of line commitment, line selection, l...

Managing Church Fire Operations

Frank Leeb discusses successful tactics for combating church fires.

Fireground Deconstructed

Nick Ledin discusses that this class in not a boring fire behavior lecture, nor is it a disconnec...

Alternative Fuel and Hybrid Trucks and Buses Are Here Now!

Billy Leach discusses that it was only a matter of time before alternative fuel (AF) and hybrid t...

Rapid Intervention Team Gone Wrong

Rick Lasky and John Salka discuss the many issues related to rapid intervention operations with a...

Issues and Challenges in Today’s Fire Service

Rick Lasky, John Salka, Bobby Halton discuss that the fire service is faced with a vast array of ...

Atmospheric Monitoring on the Fireground

Jason Krusen discusses the focus is on products of combustion and detecting some of the most dang...

Fighting Fires in Fast-Food Restaurants

Joseph Knitter discusses this program highlights for company officers and firefighters the danger...

Aggressive Fire Attack at Modern House Fires

Jerry Knapp discusses focus is on fire suppression.

Stranded Energy and Firefighters: from Electric Vehicles to Photovoltaic Systems

Andrew Klock discusses that firefighters nationwide are responding to incidents involving a new, ...

Initial Company Search and Rescue Tactics for Tornado Events

Scott Kleinschmidt discusses  search and rescue operations related to tornado events.

The Illicit Manufacture of Butane Hash Oil: Dangers to First Responders

Siegfried Klein discusses focus is on the chemicals, dangers, and risks for first responders asso...

How to Start and Run a Certified Fire Academy Through a High School

Tom Kiurski discusses will discuss the arrangements, challenges, and state participation and stud...

Engine Company Operations: Avoiding Failure on the Fireground

Mike Kirby discusses a review of the cultural, mental, and physical factors involved in engine co...

Top 20 Tactical Considerations from Firefighter Research

Stephen Kerber discusses over the past several years, the National Institute of Standards and Tec...

Mayday for Mental Health

Patrick Kenny discusses cultures inside and outside of the fire service as they relate to mental ...

Rescue Company Tools: the Must Haves and the Nice to Haves

Thomas Kenney discusses the tools available for rescue companies.

The “Combat Ready” Engine Company

Tony Kelleher discusses the “Combat Ready” mindset as the foundation.

Tilt-Up Construction: Fortress or House of Cards?

James Johnson discusses an in-depth look at the construction process of tilt-up buildings.

Death of a Member During a Training Exercise

David Jephson discusses the mission to stress to trainers that they need to be diligent during al...

Firefighting Operations in Mega-Mansions

Greg Jakubowski discusses today’s homes are being built larger than ever in all community setting...

Engine Company Operations: “Gallons Per Second”

Curt Isakson discusses fire alarm assignment and where to stretch the first three lines at a priv...

Help! This job Is Killing Me!

Jeremy Hurd discusses how the focus is on how firefighters and emergency medical service personne...

Beyond the Burns: Lessons Learned

Angela Hughes discusses this lecture goes beyond strategy and tactics.  

Doing More with Less: Cross-Staffing Apparatus

Chris Hubbard discusses a brief overview of how the fire service began cross-staffing apparatus a...

Instructing on the Drill Ground: Getting Your Assignments Right

Bill Hopson discusses the three primary roles of the drill ground instructor: observation, evalua...

10 Commandments for the Company Officer: a Guide for Success Off the Fireground

Jason Hoevelmann discusses creating a firehouse environment that fosters and mandates professiona...

Forcible Entry Wins Are in the Details

Samuel Hittle discusses why are some forcible entry attempts efficient while others are embarrass...

Big Box Store Firefighting Strategies and Tactics

Aaron Heller discusses box store building features, engine company and truck company operations i...

Science in the Big Room

Steve Kerber, Dan Madrzykowski, Jerry Tracy, Derek Alkonis, and Erich Roden will discuss Imp...

Command and Control of Fireground Operations

George Healy discusses firm command and control of fire operations are critical to safely mitigat...

Construction Concerns: Modern Materials

Gregory Havel discusses the characteristics of today’s construction materials, the risks they pos...

Incident Scene Safety for Fireground Operations

Todd Harms discusses incident commander’s (IC’s) operational and safety responsibilities on the s...

Quick Drills for the Driver/Operator

Eric Hankins discusses the role of the driver/operator is arguably one of the most important func...

Fire-Law Enforcement Response: Command Concepts for This “New Normal”

Ed Hadfield discusses that the “new normal” is that both fire and law enforcement must work in a ...

Mitigating New Vehicle Technology Rescue Challenges: Tomorrow’s Cars Are Here!

Carl Haddon discusses that vehicles have changed and will continue to change, as will the challen...

Standpipe Operations

Bill Gustin discusses standpipe firefighting tactics and strategy.

Man vs. Machinery: Are You Prepared?

Mark Gregory provides responders with the knowledge to help manage incidents involving extricatio...

Surviving the Insult: 2016 Interior Benchmarking

William Greenwood helps to make sense of the science and help students understand why bad things ...

Attack from the Burned Side

Sean Gray discusses that there are many tactics for attacking structure fires.  

The Hearthwood Condominium Fire: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (Firefighter Fatality)

Stuart Grant discusses the good things that happened at the Hearthwood Condominium fire--the resc...

They Are Us: Fireground Size-Up, Command, Control, Accountability, and Survival

Billy Goldfeder discusses success and survival on the fireground have no guarantees; sometimes th...

Rules of Engagement for Positive-Pressure Attack

Kriss Garcia discusses amidst all the studies, hype, and hysteria, there are proven methodologies...

Meth Lab Fire; Now What?

Tobias Frost discusses several case studies are used to help identify some of the hazards associa...

Fire Operations in Protected Structures

Brad French discusses the understanding of complex fire protection system components that will en...

Quint Considerations for the Single-Truck Suburban Department

Rob Fisher discusses how many departments of varying sizes use quints, but how departments use th...

Firefighter Training Programs: a New Approach

Robert Finger, Jr. discusses to learn a new approach to training in these busy times.

Drilling for Function: an Examination of Methods and Culture

Aaron Fields discusses the nuts and bolts of creating and implementing drills and training progra...

Real-World Counseling in the Assessment Center Setting

Freddie Fernandez discusses the counseling subordinates and the effects of personal problems on w...

Line-of-Duty Deaths While Training in Rope Rescue/Rappelling

Christopher Feder discusses that we should have full control over training and drills to ensure p...

Efficient Rural Water Delivery: Accomplishing More with Less

Jason Estep discusses that water and personnel are the most valuable resources fire departments h...

Emergency Responses to Alternative Fuel Vehicles

Jason Emery discusses an overview of vehicles using number of hybrid and electric vehicles as wel...

This House Rocks: Firehouse Excellence

Michael Dugan and Michael Gagliano discuss the skills and tactics for dealing with issues and pro...

Extrication and EMS: Coordinating Team Delivery of Critical Care

Rommie Duckworth discusses to increase situational awareness and improve strategic and tactical p...

Vent-Enter-Isolate-Search: a New Approach

Eric Dreiman discusses the modern fireground Vent-Enter-Isolate-Search approach.

The House on the Hill: Topographically Challenged Firefighting

Danny Doyle discusses the tactical challenges associated with structures built on hillsides.

A History of Boston’s Ladder Culture

Shawn Donovan discusses  that the focus is on the ground ladder as a proven effective life-s...

Reading Smoke

David Dodson discusses the reading smoke principles in the fire service.

Normalization of Deviance: How to Overcome Complacency

John Dixon discusses “Normalization of Deviance” phenomenon, which highlights all aspects of comp...

Saving Those Who Save Others

Jeff Dill discusses to educate firefighters on suicide awareness/prevention.

Understanding Mentoring in the Fire Service

Eric DePoto discusses the true meaning of mentoring.

The Tyranny of the “Or”

Tom DeMint discusses the trap in which the concept of “or” puts organizations and cultures at odd...

Turning the Corner on Behavioral Health in the Fire Service

Daniel DeGryse discusses behavioral health awareness in the fire service.

Leadership Panel on Firefighter Addiction, Mental Health, and Recovery

Battalion Chief Daniel DeGryse, Chicago (IL) Fire Department; Chief Patrick Kenny, Western Spring...

The Three Cs of Fire Operations

Sean DeCrane discusses a system that uses the “Three Cs” on the fireground and incorporates the “...

“Drive to Survive”: the Art of Wheeling the Rig

Christopher Daly discusses that no matter how long they have been driving or how “good” they thin...

IAFF/IAFC/ACE Peer Fitness Training and Rehabilitation Program

George Cruz discusses the need for high levels of physical fitness to safely perform the necessar...

Community Risk Reduction: the Future of the Fire Service

Jim Crawford discusses community risk reduction as it is truly defined.

Successful Management of Extrications and Complex Roadway Incidents

Anthony Correla discusses vehicle extrications and complex highway incident.

Toothpick Towers: a Fire Officer’s Guide to Operating in Lightweight Wood-Frame Multiple Dwellings

Glenn Corbett discusses evolution of lightweight Type V construction and the variety of dangers i...

Zero to Hero: Leadership Habits Before the Emergency

Larry Conley discusses emergency services.

Firefighter Free Speech

David Comstock discusses the interaction between a firefighter’s First Amendment right of free sp...

Drawn by Fire: the Art of Making a Difference

Paul Combs discusses his creative process and see what makes one of his zany cartoons come to lif...

What Would You Do?

John "Skip" Coleman discusses the skills necessary to initially assume command at an em...

Developing the Next Generation of Fire Service Leaders

Tower Ladder Tactics and Tips

Mike Ciampo discusses fire departments are purchasing tower ladder apparatus for the overall safe...

Lead from the Front: Fireground Tactics and Leadership

Steve Chikerotis discusses Leadership principles to fireground tactics.

 

Fire Research and Victim Survivability: What About the Victim?

John Ceriello doscusses looking at the fire dynamics associated with ventilation of a residential...

Running a Volunteer Fire Department

Harry Carter discusses information to make their volunteer organizations more dynamic and effecti...

Initial Size-Up Reports for First-Due Company Officers

Leonard Carmichael discusses initial on-scene size-up for the first-arriving officer at various t...

Achieving Success Isn’t an Accident: the Higher Reliability Organizing Path

Dane Carley discusses higher reliability organizing (HRO).

In for the Long Haul: Introduction to Firefighter Mental Resilience

Steve Calvert discusses safety aspects of mental resiliency.

The Changing Nature of Large-Vehicle Fire Operations

Robert Callahan discusses personnel, operational, and logistical challenges that were not issues ...

Common Principles of Firefighting (Conceptos Comunes del Combate Contra Incendios)

Pedro Cáceres discusses the importance of sound firefighting principles and includes the sharing ...

Preparing You for Survival: IAFF/IAFC Wellness Fitness Initiative/Candidate Physical Ability Test

Michaell Cacciola discusses a step-by-step approach to implementing the entire WFI.

Gaining Relative Superiority: the 2½-Inch Attack Line

Brian Bush discusses that a cut in staffing does not automatically have to mean a reduction in th...

Bruno and Norman “Unplugged”

Alan Brunacini and John Norman will share their observations and perspectives in an informal and ...

A Broader View of “Science” and the Fireground

Jason Brezler discusses the focus is on a broader view of science as it relates to the open-syste...

The Fire Service Harness: a Multipurpose Tool

Chris Botti discusses how to properly use their fire service harness to its fullest extent.

Fostering an Atmosphere of Operational Resilience

Howard Blythe discusses a model of tactical characteristics, training structure, and administrati...

Reviving Your Volunteer Program

Scott Blue discuss how one department rebuilt its volunteer firefighter program.

Special Operations in Small Departments

Art Bloomer discusses that many departments across the nation respond each year to incidents that...

View from the Street: The First 20 Minutes

Richard Blatus discussses what could/should you rely on if you are unable to obtain the informati...

Treating the Injured Firefighter

Jason Blake discusses proactive and engaged officers who facilitate training in the firehouse, on...

eLearning in the Fire Service: Choosing the Right Learning Management System

Freddie Batista discussses selecting the learning management systems (LMS) that will work best fo...

Assessing Your Community for the Wildland Urban Interface Threat

Seth Barker discusses that responders are faced with the imminent threat of a wildland fire in th...

The Assessment Center Process: How To Be Successful

Lisa Baker discusses the assessment center process and how to achieve higher scores.

105 Tactical Extrication Tips in 105 Minutes

Leslie Baker discuses the extrication process from preparation to termination and includes 105 ta...

Effective Roof Operations: Lessons Learned from East to West

Ken Bailey discuss the understanding of vertical ventilation techniques from across the country.

Volunteer or Career: the 12 Keys to Becoming a Professional

Bob Atlas discusses strategies and tactics for  putting the customer first, organizing your ...

Combined Fire Attack

Arturo Arnalich discusses a safer, more efficient, and more effective firefighting operations.

Fire and Crash Response to High-Voltage Vehicles

Brock Archer discusses how to safely interact with high-voltage vehicles is a must for the modern...

How Diversity and Politics Influence Change Management

Paul Antonellis discusses how diversity and politics can influence change management in an organi...

Cultural Competence for the Fire and Emergency Services

Michael Allora discusses the strategies for engaging multicultural communities to maximize effect...

Real-World Hydraulics

Kirk Allen discusses some major issues uncovered that few are aware of--from the water main in th...

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