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  1. HOT 4 Hour
    240 mins
    This course provides the principles of the rescue task force and tactical emergency casualty care to better respond to high-threat active assailant incidents. Current evolution of these events shows t ...
  2. Precon Workshop
    240 mins
    It is a repetitious news headline: “Active Shooter Reported! Multiple Deaths Confirmed, Several More Injured.” Yet, emergency services organizations are still attempting to define their specific role ...
  3. HOT 4 Hour
    240 mins
    Instructors present challenging, difficult extrication scenarios requiring advanced skills to stabilize the vehicles, gain entry, and remove and treat patients entrapped and entangled in the wreckage. ...
  4. Precon Workshop
    240 mins
    This presentation is a wholistic approach to the standard positioning, uses, and deployment of aerial devices at most standard structural fires. It covers manufacturers’ recommendations, industry best ...
  5. TBA
    540 mins
    Senior leaders from Air Force Reserve Fire Flights across the nation will gather to conduct required annual management training. The training includes strategic planning, deployment cycles, recruitmen ...
  6. Precon Workshop
    240 mins
    Today's fire service is a mix of generations, genders, and ethnic backgrounds. Through a matrix of lecture, dynamic dialogue, and immersive illustrations,  participants will discover how to leverage i ...
  7. Precon Workshop
    240 mins
    This class will provide the student with a very thorough understanding of the most commonly found types of apartment buildings and townhouses in the United States. Students will learn different types ...
  8. Precon Workshop
    240 mins
    Successful officer training, both initial and ongoing, lies beyond just the NFPA 1021 certification—it is also tailored to the specific needs of the department. This workshop links certification train ...
  9. HOT 4 Hour
    240 mins
    Students will face four common technical rescue scenarios: a car into a building, a scaffolding rescue, a fork truck-high rack shelving collapse, and a heavy lift entrapment using tools and equipment ...
  10. Precon Workshop
    240 mins
    In the fire service, getting from point “A” to point “B” is a challenge on emergency incident scenes, especial critical incidents. In addition, firefighters are faced with challenges around the fire s ...
  11. HOT 4 Hour
    240 mins
    Incidents involving electric and hybrid vehicles are on the rise as use of technology continues to evolve. This course is designed to prepare students in taking the correct actions and avoiding common ...
  12. HOT 8 Hour
    540 mins
    This course begins with a 1.5-hour classroom lecture covering safety in and around elevator equipment along with an introduction to safely handling elevator emergencies. Participants will then move to ...
  13. HOT Workshop
    240 mins
    Engage in a class that provides the knowledge and understanding to produce a spec-driven fire stream-focused engine for both supply and attack while effectively meeting your other local requirements. ...
  14. Precon Workshop
    240 mins
    Sports teams study their opponents more than we study an enemy that can kill us. Fire behavior has changed over time, and we need to keep up with the science. Thermal imaging is a tool used with limit ...
  15. HOT 16 Hour
    540 mins
    Monday - Day 1 and Tuesday - Day 2 STAGING: This H.O.T. Workshop is off-site.  Participants should assemble no later than 6:30 a.m. in the Wabash East Lobby on Monday and Tuesday. This train-the-train ...
  16. Precon Workshop
    240 mins
    This workshop will cover the decisions that need to be made regarding fire scene strategy determination based on the arrival and/or forecasted conditions. Strategy selection considerations, strategy m ...
  17. HOT 4 Hour
    240 mins
    Access to the building much be accomplished quickly at a structure fire. Learn basic and advanced forcible entry techniques with a focus on hands-on time and repititions with forcing inward- and outwa ...
  18. HOT 8 Hour
    540 mins
    Join nationally known and experenced fire instructors for this class incorporating both best past practices and modern research resulting in advanced engine skills. Students will rotate through statio ...
  19. HOT 4 Hour
    240 mins
    Heavy vehicles are constructed much differently than regular vehicles. Therefore, normal vehicle extrication techniques will not accomplish the objective of safe patient removal. This class will prepa ...
  20. Precon Workshop
    240 mins
    The target audience for this program is EMS personnel of all types/levels/certifications as well as any other clinical personnel who may be exposed to patients with high consequence communicable disea ...
  21. Precon Workshop
    240 mins
    Today more than ever departments are becoming reliant on outside and online resources for company and chief officer training and development. The problem is that many of the same limitations--like the ...
  22. Women In Fire
    60 mins
    Preet Bassi has been chief executive officer of the Center for Public Safety Excellence (CPSE) since 2014 and oversees work across all fire department accreditation, credentialing, and education progr ...
  23. Precon Workshop
    240 mins
    There is no doubt that the driver/engineer is one of the most critical jobs in any fire company. This class is a fast-paced look at effective, time-tested techniques; tricks of the trade; and tips for ...
  24. HOT 4 Hour
    240 mins
    This class combines time- and battle-tested search techniques with updated modern thermal imaging technologies, designed to take your fireground searches to the next level. When applied properly, ther ...
  25. HOT 4 Hour
    240 mins
    This class is designed to build confidence in the most neglected tool found on nearly every fire apparatus, the 2½-gallon water extinguisher. The “can" can be an extremely effective lifesaving tool by ...
  26. HOT 8 Hour
    540 mins
    This class focuses on the initial actions of the first-arriving crews at residential fires involving trapped occupants. Students will rotate through five tactical stations that include interior fire a ...
  27. HOT 8 Hour
    540 mins
    Many departments are facing limited staffing or relying solely on mutual aid when arriving to a working fire. Regardless of staffing levels, there are a multitude of tasks that need to be completed to ...
  28. HOT 4 Hour
    240 mins
    This class offers firefighters the opportunity to observe fire behavior witnessing the signs and conditions that lead up to a flashover.  Instructors will demonstrate how fuel loads have changed fire ...
  29. HOT 8 Hour
    540 mins
    East and West Coast live fire instructors team up to deliver both fire dynamics and tactics requiring a high level of performance under live fire conditions. Students will learn to recognize the chara ...
  30. HOT 8 Hour
    540 mins
    STAGING: Participants must stage at 5:45 a.m. for prompt bus departure at 6:00 a.m. Join the experienced instructors at the Illinois Fire Service Institute (IFSI) who will deliver an intense course in ...
  31. HOT 4 Hour
    240 mins
    Removing victims quickly provides the best chance of survival. Vent-enter-search (VES) is often a misunderstood tactic. This class covers the how and when to properly use VES in a variety of situation ...
  32. HOT 4 Hour
    240 mins
    Man vs. machinery incidents occur across the country. They may involve a person stuck in some sort of industrial machinery or be as routine as a ring stuck on a victim's finger. This program will intr ...
  33. HOT Workshop
    240 mins
    Nozzlemanship is a skill just like leadership. Both can be developed through mentorship and practice. Today’s engine companies are pressure cookers for effective tactical delivery based on sound leade ...
  34. Precon Workshop
    240 mins
    Much focus has been placed on performance metrics for fire and EMS response, but most performance measurements stops with the arrival of the units dispatched (or at the sound of the air brake). The fi ...
  35. Precon Workshop
    240 mins
    Making training a priority in fire departments can be a struggle. This can lead to catastrophic results such as an increase in risk for injury or death and failing to meet the expectations of the comm ...
  36. HOT 4 Hour
    240 mins
    Each year, more than 2,000 civilians are killed in structure fires. When we make life safety our number one priority, all of our actions should be about searching and supporting the primary search. We ...
  37. HOT Workshop
    240 mins
    School buses are not constructed like regular vehicles. Rigorous safety requirements are in place to protect the nation’s children. These incidents often result in mass casualty, and not understanding ...
  38. Precon Workshop
    240 mins
    Learn the Eight Cs of Success: Commitment, Culture, Character, Competence, Capabilities, Coordination, Contribution, and Communications. Commitment focuses on the three levels of professionalism and t ...
  39. HOT Workshop
    240 mins
    Every alarm deserves a professional resolve tempered with due regard. To realize this, we often must access the property and building footprint without incurring unnecessary damage. This new class foc ...
  40. Precon Workshop
    240 mins
    This presentation delivers the message that earning the title of a professional firefighter has absolutely nothing to do with earning a paycheck. The title professional is never automatically assigned ...
  41. HOT Workshop
    240 mins
    This new interactive class combines an educational lecture with a hands-on experience. The classroom portion will discuss tower ladder operational tactics at various types of structures, forcible entr ...
  42. HOT 8 Hour
    540 mins
    This is a rope rescue course providing technical rescue personnel with hands-on experience operating on a communications tower structure. Students will learn proper techniques for climbing tower struc ...
  43. HOT 8 Hour
    540 mins
    This class is structured to provide students with street-smart tactics employed daily by experienced firefighters that go beyond the basic fire academy curriculum to improve outcomes at the next job. ...
9:15 AM
  1. Women In Fire
    90 mins
    This class gets real about what leadership of the future has to be. Buzzwords like authenticity and emotional intelligence are floating around in the leadership space, but this presentation will show ...
  2. Women In Fire
    90 mins
    Unfortunately, bad things happen to even the best fire departments. We are great at responding to other people's emergencies, but are we prepared to respond when tragedy strikes our department or we h ...
  3. Women In Fire
    90 mins
    Recruiting, retention, readiness. Mentorship, succession, promotion, mental health, and mutual-aide relationships. These all seem like separate issues but they can all be addressed, in part, through a ...
  4. Women In Fire
    90 mins
    Have you ever doubted your career choice, position, status, or promotion, or have you doubted if you are showing up as your authentic self? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this class is ...
11:00 AM
  1. Women In Fire
    90 mins
    Leadership is a key factor for the success and effectiveness of any fire service organization. However, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to leadership, as different situations and challenges may ...
  2. Women In Fire
    90 mins
    This class covers key critical areas of communication in the firehouse. What is the number 1 reason for failure in the firehouse or on the fireground? Communication. And while 90% of the fires we figh ...
  3. Women In Fire
    90 mins
    Firefighter pregnancy—and the first months after the birth of a firefighter’s baby—can be one of the most complex personnel issues your fire department will confront. To top off the challenge, a new l ...
  4. Women In Fire
    90 mins
    This training teaches first responder leaders how their leadership style before, during, and after potentially traumatic events (PTEs) influences if their subordinates develop PTSD, Delayed Healing, R ...
1:00 PM
  1. HOT 4 Hour
    240 mins
    This course provides the principles of the rescue task force and tactical emergency casualty care to better respond to high-threat active assailant incidents. Current evolution of these events shows t ...
  2. HOT 4 Hour
    240 mins
    Instructors present challenging, difficult extrication scenarios requiring advanced skills to stabilize the vehicles, gain entry, and remove and treat patients entrapped and entangled in the wreckage. ...
  3. HOT 4 Hour
    240 mins
    Students will face four common technical rescue scenarios: a car into a building, a scaffolding rescue, a fork truck-high rack shelving collapse, and a heavy lift entrapment using tools and equipment ...
  4. HOT 4 Hour
    240 mins
    Incidents involving electric and hybrid vehicles are on the rise as use of technology continues to evolve. This course is designed to prepare students in taking the correct actions and avoiding common ...
  5. HOT Workshop
    240 mins
    Engage in a class that provides the knowledge and understanding to produce a spec-driven fire stream-focused engine for both supply and attack while effectively meeting your other local requirements. ...
  6. HOT 4 Hour
    240 mins
    Access to the building much be accomplished quickly at a structure fire. Learn basic and advanced forcible entry techniques with a focus on hands-on time and repititions with forcing inward- and outwa ...
  7. HOT 4 Hour
    240 mins
    Heavy vehicles are constructed much differently than regular vehicles. Therefore, normal vehicle extrication techniques will not accomplish the objective of safe patient removal. This class will prepa ...
  8. HOT 4 Hour
    240 mins
    This class combines time- and battle-tested search techniques with updated modern thermal imaging technologies, designed to take your fireground searches to the next level. When applied properly, ther ...
  9. HOT 4 Hour
    240 mins
    This class is designed to build confidence in the most neglected tool found on nearly every fire apparatus, the 2½-gallon water extinguisher. The “can" can be an extremely effective lifesaving tool by ...
  10. HOT 4 Hour
    240 mins
    This class offers firefighters the opportunity to observe fire behavior witnessing the signs and conditions that lead up to a flashover.  Instructors will demonstrate how fuel loads have changed fire ...
  11. HOT 4 Hour
    240 mins
    Removing victims quickly provides the best chance of survival. Vent-enter-search (VES) is often a misunderstood tactic. This class covers the how and when to properly use VES in a variety of situation ...
  12. HOT 4 Hour
    240 mins
    Man vs. machinery incidents occur across the country. They may involve a person stuck in some sort of industrial machinery or be as routine as a ring stuck on a victim's finger. This program will intr ...
  13. HOT Workshop
    240 mins
    Nozzlemanship is a skill just like leadership. Both can be developed through mentorship and practice. Today’s engine companies are pressure cookers for effective tactical delivery based on sound leade ...
  14. HOT 4 Hour
    240 mins
    Each year, more than 2,000 civilians are killed in structure fires. When we make life safety our number one priority, all of our actions should be about searching and supporting the primary search. We ...
  15. HOT Workshop
    240 mins
    School buses are not constructed like regular vehicles. Rigorous safety requirements are in place to protect the nation’s children. These incidents often result in mass casualty, and not understanding ...
  16. HOT Workshop
    240 mins
    Every alarm deserves a professional resolve tempered with due regard. To realize this, we often must access the property and building footprint without incurring unnecessary damage. This new class foc ...
  17. HOT Workshop
    240 mins
    This new interactive class combines an educational lecture with a hands-on experience. The classroom portion will discuss tower ladder operational tactics at various types of structures, forcible entr ...
1:30 PM
  1. Precon Workshop
    240 mins
    More firefighters are seriously injured and killed while operating at residential building fires than at any other fire type we respond and operate within. The majority of our line-of-duty deaths and ...
  2. Precon Workshop
    240 mins
    Documentation is the cornerstone of every EMS run, and getting it wrong can not only mean life or death, but it can cost the EMT/paramedic a career. Unfortunately, the current culture of EMS typically ...
  3. Precon Workshop
    240 mins
    Arriving companies at today’s structure fires must be able to rapidly and accurately identify key elements of a building, process that data based on a widening field of variables present on today’s ev ...
  4. Precon Workshop
    240 mins
    This program is designed for company officers and senior leaders inside a firehouse to learn how to hold an effective drill on the company level. The idea is to make interpersonal relationships and re ...
  5. Precon Workshop
    240 mins
    This class focuses on managing complex and challenging personnel issues, improving interpersonal skills, and elevating your organization to become a winning team. Share in the journey of the instructo ...
  6. Precon Workshop
    240 mins
    Saving civilian and firefighter lives on the fireground starts with the company drill. We prepare to save lives one drill at a time. Company officers always ask for new ideas and methods to keep their ...
  7. Precon Workshop
    240 mins
    Auto manufacturers in the United States and around the world have invested heavily in their hybrid and electric vehicle programs. Many of them have committed to being all electric or electric/hybrid i ...
  8. Precon Workshop
    240 mins
    This program explains the value and importance of effective leadership skills in the fire service. Many of today’s problems in the firehouse and on the fireground can be traced back to insufficient an ...
  9. Precon Workshop
    240 mins
    The instructor development staff of the International Society of Fire Service Instructors (ISFSI) will present a 4-hour professional development and continuing education workshop for all levels for fi ...
  10. Precon Workshop
    240 mins
    This workshop will go inside the command post with new footage and radio traffic of multiple incidents, including live rescues, fatalities, Maydays, and multi-building fires. Dialogue between the inci ...
  11. Precon Workshop
    240 mins
    This participative, discussion-based lecture focuses on a multitude of engine company aspects that, when not handled properly, can destroy a fireground operation. These issues apply to all fire depart ...
  12. Precon Workshop
    240 mins
    The NFPA apparatus standards have undergone a major overhaul. This program will guide the participant through the process of specifying fire apparatus. Covered will be the requirements in NFPA 1900, i ...
  13. Precon Workshop
    240 mins
    This lecture will cover many topics related to search. It will keep the focus on our primary mission of the fire service—life. With our modern fire environment, time is not a luxury we have, and it is ...
  14. Precon Workshop
    240 mins
    The modern fireground requires realistic tactical implementation for safe, effective, and efficient objective achievement. This interactive discussion will detail how the evolving structure fire envir ...
  15. Precon Workshop
    240 mins
    Managing risk in the volunteer fire service is one of the most important yet frequently ignored fireground management skills. It is further compounded by a lack of understanding and a lack of training ...
2:00 PM
  1. Women In Fire
    90 mins
    In a unique profession where camaraderie is important and we thrive off peer groups, how do you effectively create and maintain boundaries while finding a new support system? This class is designed to ...
  2. Women In Fire
    90 mins
    As an officer, you are responsible for effective EEO training, setting the standard and resolving any problems that arise before things get out of hand. This program will not focus greatly on what the ...
  3. Women In Fire
    90 mins
    The United States Fire Administrator's Summit on Fire Prevention and Control: State of Science identified recruitment and retention of personnel for career, volunteer, and combination organizations as ...
  4. Women In Fire
    90 mins
    Firehouse culture is one of the most unquantifiable metrics on how effective a fire department will be. In a time when the minimum standard is often mediocrity, this class will dive into what it takes ...
3:45 PM
  1. Women In Fire
    90 mins
    The 7 C's of Fire Officer Trust are Commitment, Competence, Confidence, Communication, Courtesy, Consistency, and Courage. It's a privilege and honor to train new officers in a variety of ranks and di ...
  2. Women In Fire
    90 mins
    This program is designed to address one of the biggest issue facing the American fire service, recruitment and retention. The foundation of this program is based on a 14-year period of The Colony Fire ...
  3. Women In Fire
    90 mins
    Whether it is the next meal, the call you wish would or would not ring in, or what you are doing on your day off, planning for the event is a lost art. In today’s fast-paced, immediate-gratification-d ...
  4. Women In Fire
    90 mins
    The fire service has no shortage of problems and challenges to address. Trying to find the root of that issue and then solving it can be quite complex. Using data and information, coupled with departm ...
8:00 AM
  1. Precon Workshop
    240 mins
    This is a core class for officer, aspiring officer, and member professional development. It explains the essentials of well-rounded organizational leadership and the obligations of all ranks and level ...
  2. HOT 4 Hour
    240 mins
    This course provides the principles of the rescue task force and tactical emergency casualty care to better respond to high-threat active assailant incidents. Current evolution of these events shows t ...
  3. HOT 4 Hour
    240 mins
    Instructors present challenging, difficult extrication scenarios requiring advanced skills to stabilize the vehicles, gain entry, and remove and treat patients entrapped and entangled in the wreckage. ...
  4. HOT 4 Hour
    240 mins
    Students will face four common technical rescue scenarios: a car into a building, a scaffolding rescue, a fork truck-high rack shelving collapse, and a heavy lift entrapment using tools and equipment ...
  5. Precon Workshop
    240 mins
    The fire service mission has been and always will be centered on life. Creating an environment where victim focused tactics thrive and a fire company is empowered to change the nature of a scene is im ...
  6. HOT 4 Hour
    240 mins
    Incidents involving electric and hybrid vehicles are on the rise as use of technology continues to evolve. This course is designed to prepare students in taking the correct actions and avoiding common ...
  7. HOT 8 Hour
    540 mins
    This course begins with a 1.5-hour classroom lecture covering safety in and around elevator equipment along with an introduction to safely handling elevator emergencies. Participants will then move to ...
  8. Precon Workshop
    240 mins
    Energy hazard knowledge is one of the biggest training gaps for our first responders. Nothing exposed this problem more than lithium-ion battery fires, but don’t be fooled: Lithium-ion battery fires a ...
  9. HOT Workshop
    240 mins
    Engage in a class that provides the knowledge and understanding to produce a spec-driven fire stream-focused engine for both supply and attack while effectively meeting your other local requirements. ...
  10. Precon Workshop
    240 mins
    This presentation has been revised and updated to newly published editions of NFPA 921, Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigations—2021, and NFPA 1033, Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fi ...
  11. Precon Workshop
    240 mins
    Attendees will get an in-depth look at the three pillars of organizational success. This workshop will cover the value of understanding intellectual intelligence, emotional intelligence, and interpers ...
  12. HOT 4 Hour
    240 mins
    Access to the building much be accomplished quickly at a structure fire. Learn basic and advanced forcible entry techniques with a focus on hands-on time and repititions with forcing inward- and outwa ...
  13. Precon Workshop
    240 mins
    The ever-changing high-rise environment from the inception of a new building to its potential alteration/renovation project has many different activities that will actively involve the fire services a ...
  14. HOT 8 Hour
    540 mins
    Join nationally known and experenced fire instructors for this class incorporating both best past practices and modern research resulting in advanced engine skills. Students will rotate through statio ...
  15. Precon Workshop
    240 mins
    Fire and EMS services are in the risk prevention and mitigation business designed to identify, prevent, and resolve situations that harm the general public we are bound to protect. Less attention is p ...
  16. HOT 4 Hour
    240 mins
    Heavy vehicles are constructed much differently than regular vehicles. Therefore, normal vehicle extrication techniques will not accomplish the objective of safe patient removal. This class will prepa ...
  17. Precon Workshop
    240 mins
    Are you tired of seeing the flame of passion dim among your firefighting team? Are you seeking innovative strategies to keep your firefighters engaged, motivated, and committed to their noble mission? ...
  18. Room 238 and 239
    570 mins
    This workshop is for EMS professionals working closely with Operational K9s that want to increase their medical knowledge and have the skills necessary to provide emergency care.
  19. Room 236 and 237
    570 mins
    This workshop is for medical providers that aspire to pass the FP-C®, CFRN®, CTRN®, or CCP-C® exams, learn the core concepts of critical care, and more!
  20. Precon Workshop
    240 mins
    Students will be challenged to dive deep into their instructor skill sets as well as into the job of training officer. A primary focus will be on small group or company-level training sessions that ma ...
  21. HOT 4 Hour
    240 mins
    This class combines time- and battle-tested search techniques with updated modern thermal imaging technologies, designed to take your fireground searches to the next level. When applied properly, ther ...
  22. HOT 4 Hour
    240 mins
    This class is designed to build confidence in the most neglected tool found on nearly every fire apparatus, the 2½-gallon water extinguisher. The “can" can be an extremely effective lifesaving tool by ...
  23. HOT 8 Hour
    540 mins
    This class focuses on the initial actions of the first-arriving crews at residential fires involving trapped occupants. Students will rotate through five tactical stations that include interior fire a ...
  24. HOT 8 Hour
    540 mins
    Many departments are facing limited staffing or relying solely on mutual aid when arriving to a working fire. Regardless of staffing levels, there are a multitude of tasks that need to be completed to ...
  25. HOT 4 Hour
    240 mins
    This class offers firefighters the opportunity to observe fire behavior witnessing the signs and conditions that lead up to a flashover.  Instructors will demonstrate how fuel loads have changed fire ...
  26. HOT 8 Hour
    540 mins
    East and West Coast live fire instructors team up to deliver both fire dynamics and tactics requiring a high level of performance under live fire conditions. Students will learn to recognize the chara ...
  27. HOT 8 Hour
    540 mins
    STAGING: Participants must stage at 5:45 a.m. for prompt bus departure at 6:00 a.m. Join the experienced instructors at the Illinois Fire Service Institute (IFSI) who will deliver an intense course in ...
  28. HOT 4 Hour
    240 mins
    Removing victims quickly provides the best chance of survival. Vent-enter-search (VES) is often a misunderstood tactic. This class covers the how and when to properly use VES in a variety of situation ...
  29. HOT 4 Hour
    240 mins
    Man vs. machinery incidents occur across the country. They may involve a person stuck in some sort of industrial machinery or be as routine as a ring stuck on a victim's finger. This program will intr ...
  30. Precon Workshop
    240 mins
    This workshop is a condensed version a of a four-week Company Officer Development Program. It is intended to give newly promoted company officers the leadership skills and confidence to manage their c ...
  31. HOT Workshop
    240 mins
    Nozzlemanship is a skill just like leadership. Both can be developed through mentorship and practice. Today’s engine companies are pressure cookers for effective tactical delivery based on sound leade ...
  32. HOT Workshop
    240 mins
    See registration information for classroom number and class start time. Reach a new generation who expect more training through technology. Join members of the FDNY Remote Tactical Training unit that ...
  33. HOT 4 Hour
    240 mins
    Each year, more than 2,000 civilians are killed in structure fires. When we make life safety our number one priority, all of our actions should be about searching and supporting the primary search. We ...
  34. HOT Workshop
    240 mins
    School buses are not constructed like regular vehicles. Rigorous safety requirements are in place to protect the nation’s children. These incidents often result in mass casualty, and not understanding ...
  35. HOT Workshop
    240 mins
    Every alarm deserves a professional resolve tempered with due regard. To realize this, we often must access the property and building footprint without incurring unnecessary damage. This new class foc ...
  36. Precon Workshop
    240 mins
    The fire service is a dynamic industry that is constantly changing on a daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly basis. If we were to look back over the last five, ten, fifteen years, we would be able to se ...
  37. Precon Workshop
    240 mins
    *This session can be delivered in either a pre-conference workshop, 4-hour format OR a 1 hour, 45 minute classroom format. This session will assist attendees best prepare for their next promotional ex ...
  38. HOT 8 Hour
    540 mins
    This is a rope rescue course providing technical rescue personnel with hands-on experience operating on a communications tower structure. Students will learn proper techniques for climbing tower struc ...
  39. HOT 8 Hour
    540 mins
    This class is structured to provide students with street-smart tactics employed daily by experienced firefighters that go beyond the basic fire academy curriculum to improve outcomes at the next job. ...
1:00 PM
  1. HOT 4 Hour
    240 mins
    This course provides the principles of the rescue task force and tactical emergency casualty care to better respond to high-threat active assailant incidents. Current evolution of these events shows t ...
  2. HOT 4 Hour
    240 mins
    Instructors present challenging, difficult extrication scenarios requiring advanced skills to stabilize the vehicles, gain entry, and remove and treat patients entrapped and entangled in the wreckage. ...
  3. HOT 4 Hour
    240 mins
    Students will face four common technical rescue scenarios: a car into a building, a scaffolding rescue, a fork truck-high rack shelving collapse, and a heavy lift entrapment using tools and equipment ...
  4. HOT 4 Hour
    240 mins
    Incidents involving electric and hybrid vehicles are on the rise as use of technology continues to evolve. This course is designed to prepare students in taking the correct actions and avoiding common ...
  5. HOT Workshop
    240 mins
    Engage in a class that provides the knowledge and understanding to produce a spec-driven fire stream-focused engine for both supply and attack while effectively meeting your other local requirements. ...
  6. HOT 4 Hour
    240 mins
    Access to the building much be accomplished quickly at a structure fire. Learn basic and advanced forcible entry techniques with a focus on hands-on time and repititions with forcing inward- and outwa ...
  7. HOT 4 Hour
    240 mins
    Heavy vehicles are constructed much differently than regular vehicles. Therefore, normal vehicle extrication techniques will not accomplish the objective of safe patient removal. This class will prepa ...
  8. HOT 4 Hour
    240 mins
    This class combines time- and battle-tested search techniques with updated modern thermal imaging technologies, designed to take your fireground searches to the next level. When applied properly, ther ...
  9. HOT 4 Hour
    240 mins
    This class is designed to build confidence in the most neglected tool found on nearly every fire apparatus, the 2½-gallon water extinguisher. The “can" can be an extremely effective lifesaving tool by ...
  10. HOT 4 Hour
    240 mins
    This class offers firefighters the opportunity to observe fire behavior witnessing the signs and conditions that lead up to a flashover.  Instructors will demonstrate how fuel loads have changed fire ...
  11. HOT 4 Hour
    240 mins
    Removing victims quickly provides the best chance of survival. Vent-enter-search (VES) is often a misunderstood tactic. This class covers the how and when to properly use VES in a variety of situation ...
  12. HOT 4 Hour
    240 mins
    Man vs. machinery incidents occur across the country. They may involve a person stuck in some sort of industrial machinery or be as routine as a ring stuck on a victim's finger. This program will intr ...
  13. HOT Workshop
    240 mins
    Nozzlemanship is a skill just like leadership. Both can be developed through mentorship and practice. Today’s engine companies are pressure cookers for effective tactical delivery based on sound leade ...
  14. HOT Workshop
    240 mins
    See registration information for classroom number and class start time. Reach a new generation who expect more training through technology. Join members of the FDNY Remote Tactical Training unit that ...
  15. HOT 4 Hour
    240 mins
    Each year, more than 2,000 civilians are killed in structure fires. When we make life safety our number one priority, all of our actions should be about searching and supporting the primary search. We ...
  16. HOT Workshop
    240 mins
    School buses are not constructed like regular vehicles. Rigorous safety requirements are in place to protect the nation’s children. These incidents often result in mass casualty, and not understanding ...
  17. HOT Workshop
    240 mins
    Every alarm deserves a professional resolve tempered with due regard. To realize this, we often must access the property and building footprint without incurring unnecessary damage. This new class foc ...
1:30 PM
  1. Precon Workshop
    240 mins
    Are you truly willing to evaluate yourself as an instructor and develop new skills? It is imperative to challenge yourself as an instructor to break away from the status quo. Only in a state of discom ...
  2. Precon Workshop
    240 mins
    This Workshop teaches new and experienced incident commanders as well as line officers the art of commanding an incident, making decisions, assigning personnel vital fire ground tasks, communicating t ...
  3. Precon Workshop
    240 mins
    Command Success: Commanding from the Sidelines This fast paced half day program will cover fireground size-up and what to look for based on the resources assigned to the alarm. Understanding time dela ...
  4. Precon Workshop
    240 mins
    The term "Aggressive" is a common fire service term however rarely defined. Is aggressive only achievable by those companies who are making rescues or going to fires each tour? The reality is this is ...
  5. Precon Workshop
    240 mins
    How do we deliver content in a manner that increases engagement, retention, and application? Why are we teaching 21st-century providers with 19th-century methodologies? It’s recert time again. Ugh. An ...
  6. Precon Workshop
    240 mins
    The goal of this workshop is to enhance the students’ knowledge of engine operations, structural fire operations, fire service culture, and values and traditions and to become ambassadors of good fire ...
  7. Precon Workshop
    240 mins
    For a variety of reasons including "new" generations, staffing, funding and the "world" just being different-and then add what we have learned in recent years about firefighting & fire command, there ...
  8. Precon Workshop
    240 mins
    Back after nearly 30 years, Glenn Corbett and Paul Dansbach revive their original building construction class and walk around at FDIC. In this workshop, attendees will begin with a classroom session r ...
  9. Precon Workshop
    240 mins
    Have you ever wondered why you never get the call for that position or promotion?  Have you ever wondered how you performed in a hiring or assessment process? This workshop will take a deep dive into ...
  10. Precon Workshop
    240 mins
    Community risk reduction (CRR) is the hot phrase being used by department leadership, but little direction is being provided to fire companies who are directed to engage with the public and employ ris ...
  11. Precon Workshop
    240 mins
    An efficient and effective volunteer fire department is an organization composed of dedicated volunteers who provide firefighting and emergency response services to their community. While volunteer fi ...
  12. Precon Workshop
    240 mins
    We focus on tangible ways to increase your leadership influence and build your command presence. This is a fast moving, informative and entertaining program. Based off the culmination of years of succ ...
  13. Precon Workshop
    240 mins
    There is nothing quite like a firehouse. It can be the most incredible experience of your life or a miserable exile to purgatory. It can be a place of learning where skills are honed and techniques re ...
  14. Precon Workshop
    240 mins
    New vehicle technology presents ever-changing challenges for rescuers. Students will gain an understanding of how vehicles have changed and will continue to change, along with the extrication and vehi ...
7:00 AM
  1. Room 238 and 239
    90 mins
8:30 AM
  1. TBA
    90 mins
    The fire service has weaponized safety, performance standards, and aggressive tactics.  Referencing traditional cowboy traits such as confidence, independence, and instinct, Thompson will make the com ...
10:00 AM
  1. TBA
    120 mins
    Booth 12019 (Hoosier Hallway), Indiana Convention Center Stop by the Fire Engineering Bookstore to check out our extensive selection of best-selling books and SAVE 30% or more! You can also meet some ...
10:30 AM
  1. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    It is not enough to want to make a positive difference; you must put in the hard work and be prepared for the success of your goals and the inevitable backlash from critics! Any cause worth your passi ...
  2. TBA
    120 mins
    The purpose of this session, presented by Teleflex, is to provide a unique opportunity to review relevant anatomy associated with critical care and lifesaving emergency procedures. Participants will e ...
  3. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    In tIn this interactive, case-based discussion, common respiratory complaints and chest injury presentations will be reviewed. Pulmonary pathology can be intimidating and treatments are often time-sen ...
  4. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    Ventilation can make or break the outcome of a fire. Successful execution requires the comprehension of how it works and the precautions to take to ensure your actions are well coordinated and achieve ...
  5. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    Professional development is the planned, progressive, and lifelong process of education, training, self-development, and experience that you gain during your development. In the fire service, professi ...
  6. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    Most incident priorities start with life—their life. Thus, getting water where it needs to go in a timely manner can allow you to be more aggressive in your search procedures. We can increase survivab ...
  7. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    Having reliable communications on the fireground is critical to the safety of all firefighters and is listed as one of the “NIOSH 5” (the top 5 causal factors in LODD reports). Dependable communicatio ...
  8. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    The fireground is an ever-changing and often chaotic place, where firefighters are forced to make a multitude of split-second decisions to effect a positive outcome. This class provides experience-bas ...
  9. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    This class will focus on the stress and trauma faced by first responders and will give a strategy for how to recognize the dangers, prevent exposure, and handle the effects of the trauma. There will b ...
  10. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    Line-of-duty death (LODD) research and reporting serve as the cornerstone of a national effort to learn from firefighter fatalities and prevent similarly tragic outcomes. NIOSH LODD reports are a sign ...
  11. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    In 2020, the NTSB released a report on EV fires involving li-ion batteries and concluded that the U.S. fire service is not yet fully prepared with the knowledge on how to address them. This class prov ...
  12. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    Rescuers should not take a passenger vehicle approach to a large truck extrication. Students will gain working knowledge of large truck and trailer construction including air, electrical, and suspensi ...
  13. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    It's 2024, and the challenges firefighters, fire officers, and the fire service face can seem unsurmountable. From serious challanges of recruiting and keeping people to funding to training them to th ...
  14. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    Man vs. machinery incidents occur across the country. They may involve a person stuck in some sort of industrial machinery or be as routine as a ring stuck on a victim's finger. Is your department pre ...
  15. TBA
    390 mins
    The North American Fire Training Directors (NAFTD), comprised of the 50 states and the Canadian provinces and territorial training directors, will conduct its annual spring meeting and additional trai ...
  16. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    As an officer, you are responsible for effective EEO training, setting the standard and resolving any problems that arise, before things get out of hand. This program will not focus greatly on what th ...
  17. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    Many fire departments are plagued with a passive search culture. This class makes a case that our goal should be to complete a primary search within the first 10 minutes of arrival. We must increase a ...
  18. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    This class will discuss various strategies and tactics for rural water movement, from nurse tankers to the rural hitch, drafting operations, vacuum tankers, and the jet syphon. Learn the advantages an ...
  19. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    This class offers an easy-to-follow blueprint for creating training content to meet the expectations of modern-day fire and EMS students. We will demonstrate how to quickly and easily adopt a vast arr ...
  20. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    Attendees will be exposed to various forms of tactical EMS assessment strategies in the field. When SWAT medics respond with a SWAT operator team, they must be flexible but firm with the command staff ...
  21. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    Over the past 100 years, trauma care has made a full circle on the battlefield with whole blood administration while treating the men and women who serve our country. But why does it take the trauma c ...
  22. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    This class for fire EMS leaders will discuss data from current sources related to emergency care in America and the trends in emergency service utilization to forecast future needs for emergency medic ...
  23. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    This program is a discussion about three categories or situations that firefighters can find themselves in that could result in a Mayday operation. Not every Mayday is the same and, as a result, not e ...
  24. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    Private-dwelling fires are the most common structure fire in the United States and Canada. About  75% of fire deaths occur in residential dwellings, and about 2,400 civilians die in these structures e ...
  25. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    One of the most stressful calls an EMS provider can respond to is the late-term pregnant patient.  This class reviews the pathophysiology and care of the traumatic pregnant victim. *Eligible for CEH/C ...
1:00 PM
  1. TBA
    120 mins
    The purpose of this session, presented by Teleflex, is to provide a unique opportunity to review relevant anatomy associated with critical care and lifesaving emergency procedures. Participants will e ...
1:30 PM
  1. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    Think you know all you need to know about shock?  This class will look at the diagnosis and treatment of shock from the pathophysiological perspective. Attendees will learn the “why” of how shock occu ...
  2. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    Every day in America someone is rescued from the horrible fate of perishing in a fire. This program will enhance your skills by focusing on aggressive tactics and training tips while covering command ...
  3. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    More than 20 years of stroke research has shown that Hispanic Americans have strokes at younger ages and are more likely to experience poorer outcomes across the board compared to non-Hispanic white A ...
  4. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    The initial attack line is the backbone of every fireground operation and will have a greater impact on the outcome of a fire than any other fireground operation. “As the first line goes so does the f ...
  5. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    During the past several decades, the fire service has experienced critical changes that have significantly altered the fireground. This has had a profound impact on the fire environment and our tactic ...
  6. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    Fires in very large apartment complexes represent extraordinary challenges for fire departments. The typical suburban fire department first-alarm resources and house fire tactics place the fight in a ...
  7. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    Officer development programs primarily focus on operational and administrative aspects, while little attention is given to the human dynamic element and critical thinking skills. Leadership can be tau ...
  8. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    This class will address the challenges and tactics for an engine company to be successful for fires in multiple dwellings. It will present proven methods to combat and simplify the multiple-dwelling f ...
  9. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    The old “You’ll learn that in the firehouse” mentality has set young, motivated firefighters up for failure. Sadly, not every firefighter can be a part of an organization steeped in pride, tradition, ...
  10. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    This presentation is about what is taught in an FSRI Fire Dynamics Boot Camp, the online resources to enable you to teach the materials, and the tips for implementing evidence-based firefighting tacti ...
  11. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    The opportunity to model effective leadership through training is within our grasp every single day! Training provides an angle, a conduit, a platform. It is a gift! It provides a window to engage wit ...
  12. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    This includes the causes of thermal runaway from lithium-ion battery fires and the fire behavior and potential risks associated with these fires to include electric vehicles on the road and inside the ...
  13. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    As we have gained a greater understanding of the healthcare disparities that exist in our communities across the country, there has been an increased focus on addressing these conditions. As 911 calls ...
  14. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    This class reviews the top administrative policies every fire department (United States and Canada) must have to prevent liability, huge jury verdicts, firefighter injuries, and public embarrassment a ...
  15. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    Rapid intervention is a commonly assigned task at every fire incident. Some companies tend to view it as being  “out of the action” and unimportant, but nothing could be further from the truth. It is ...
  16. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    Like a quarterback having to read the field when a play is called that doesn’t go as expected, the same is with the fireground and fire officers. Regardless of how many units your department responds ...
  17. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    Public service is one of the most sought-after professions, yet the fire service continues to struggle in the recruitment and retention arena. This program will review the most current statistics of f ...
  18. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    Over the past 20 years, the public safety approach to high-threat mass casualty incidents such as an active shooter event has undergone significant changes. The initial change was with law enforcement ...
  19. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    This class will introduce officers and aspiring fire service leaders to some of the most important skills they will need to become more effective leaders in today's fire service. Those skills include ...
  20. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    Tailboard Takeaways is the fourth series of aggressive fires fought by the San Francisco Fire Department presented at FDIC. It is packed with videos, photographs, and tactical channel audio of actual ...
  21. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    The toughest and most critical decisions you make in your career typically revolve around committing to an interior attack or choosing another route. Seasoned officers know the difference between "We ...
  22. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    This class focuses on four separate documented/video-recorded rescues, two of which the instructor has been directly involved with. Learn what worked and what did not work, tactics and strategies for ...
  23. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    The breath is the most misunderstood and least practiced skill set for a career that depends on air to work and survive. This class will cover the physiology of breathing as well as multiple breathing ...
  24. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    Through current, evidence-based information, the EMS professional will discover proper acute care of the burn patient. This class will deliver case studies that highlight the role of EMS in the initia ...
3:30 PM
  1. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    This program discusses the mission-critical incident actions for engine, truck, and first-arriving chief officers at residential fires, highlighting the must-have roles and responsibilities for each a ...
  2. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    911 Nurse Navigation is a program that can intertwine seamlessly with any PSAP from private EMS to large urban fire-based EMS systems for right sizing low acuity calls and keeping unit hours available ...
  3. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    Incident command failures are consistently part of the "NIOSH top 5" factors that contribute to line-of-duty deaths. This class will discuss the top 5 actions that an incident commander must take at e ...
  4. TBA
    120 mins
    The purpose of this session, presented by Teleflex, is to provide a unique opportunity to review relevant anatomy associated with critical care and lifesaving emergency procedures. Participants will e ...
  5. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    The fire service has done a great job of emphasizing the need for firefighter safety, especially over the past 25 years. Rapid intervention, two out, the 16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives, Projec ...
  6. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    No matter the size of your organization, there is always construction being performed. The work being performed within these sites is inherently dangerous and risky by nature. This is where the proble ...
  7. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    The most important component of technical rescue is the rescue. Rescue implies the removal of a live victim, which can only be accomplished with a built-in, comprehensive medical program. In many case ...
  8. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    This training officer development course was created through lessons learned while dealing with a diverse group of training officers and leaders. It is designed for training officers, leaders, and asp ...
  9. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    This class covers the latest in hybrid and electric vehicle response and addresses what rescuers need to know about interacting with autonomous vehicles. Topics include hybrid and electric vehicle com ...
  10. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    Flashover can and will be devastating, causing injuries and deaths of firefighters. The devastating physical and mental scars left behind after a flashover occurs will last a lifetime. This class will ...
  11. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    Why are some forcible entry attempts efficient while others embarrassing? The answer is in the details. Setting forks, running a saw, and merely striking are not enough to ensure a win. It takes more ...
  12. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    Recruiting, retention, readiness. Mentorship, succession, promotion, mental health, and mutual-aide relationships. These all seem like separate issues but they can all be addressed, in part, through a ...
  13. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    A common-sense approach to first-in hazmat that is relatable to all levels as well as volunteer and career departments, this class explains when firefighters in structural gear can make a rescue in a ...
  14. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    This class will go over first-, second-, and third-due truck company operations along with being an aggressive truck boss. Making sure your truck gets the building's roof placement is key. It will als ...
  15. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    Ladder company functions must be performed and executed correctly on every fireground whether you're an urban department or a rural volunteer department.  Many organizations struggle to put together a ...
  16. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    There are as many leadership theories as there are authors and books. This class is a practical exercise designed for fire officers or those who aspire to be. Discuessed are leadership tenets that the ...
  17. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    Probationary firefighter training programs set the bar for what is expected of our newest members. These members represent not only the present but also the future. If we seek to continuously “raise t ...
  18. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    A lack of or inadequate training is often listed as part of most near-miss and line-of-duty death reports. At the same time, the fire service has made strides in training, from regional training event ...
  19. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    Public Access Defibrillation programs have been used throughout the United States for more than two decades; however, in many cases devices are not truly accessible to the public when they are needed ...
  20. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    It's a privilege and an honor to train new officers in a variety of ranks and disciplines. It is a privilege because it gives us all a chance to share, learn, and gain insight into the many components ...
  21. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    The company officer is the most critical position in the fire service training hierarchy, and making positive changes in your organization begins with officer development. This class examines ways to ...
  22. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    The role of the fire EMS medical director is evolving in this post-pandemic era. There are old and new challenges to providing safe and effective care in an “all hazards” environment. The medical dire ...
  23. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    The northeast area of the United States is still heavily saturated with balloon-frame and post and beam construction. These “old” methods of construction provide multiple areas and avenues for fire sp ...
  24. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    Whether it is the next meal, the call you wish would or would not ring in, or what you are doing on your day off, planning for the event is a lost art. In today’s fast-paced, immediate-gratification-d ...
  25. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    Learn from real-life experiences and leadership mistakes that led to a line-of-duty death (LODD). True leadership is not about asserting authority or seeking personal glory; it's about empowering othe ...
5:00 PM
  1. Nevermore Union Station 302 S Meridian Street
    180 mins
    $10 donation at the door. Must be 21 to enter. Doors open at 1700 hours. Brought to you by the Indy Metro F.O.O.L.S. and FDIC International. 
6:00 PM
  1. 101 and 102
    120 mins
    Honorable but Broken is a gritty tribute to the EMS professionals who come to our aid in our worst moments.  Although they respond to all medical emergencies and provide a myriad of other transport se ...
7:00 AM
  1. Room 238 and 239
    90 mins
8:30 AM
  1. TBA
    90 mins
    At no time in our history has change presented itself in our profession with such speed. New technology, scientific findings, pandemics, staffing issues, and funding shortages are creating significant ...
10:00 AM
  1. Lucas Oil Stadium
    450 mins
    Over 800 brands in the industry exhibit their ground-breaking products and services at FDIC International.
10:30 AM
  1. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    This class will share 15 key elements of successful fire department wellness programs. From medical and fitness evaluations to cancer prevention and behavioral health support, to creating fitness SOGs ...
  2. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    Learn what leadership of the future has to be. Buzzwords like authenticity and emotional intelligence are floating around in the leadership space, but this class will show you how to make them yours. ...
  3. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a form of nondegenerative acquired brain injury resulting from a bump, blow, or jolt to the head (or body) or a penetrating head injury that disrupts normal brain funct ...
  4. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    This class provides current and aspiring officers with leadership and decision making must-haves to survive and even thrive as officers. Understand what you are supposed to do every day you go to work ...
  5. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    This class is designed for getting the maximum number of drills out of a donated property when the structure cannot be burned due to local restrictions or using the property to its fullest prior to co ...
  6. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    This class is designed to turn people into "awe-inspiring, command-presence-having, cool-as-a-cucumber, fireground decision makers." Of course, no short class can turn someone into the ultimate firegr ...
  7. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    This class will show the symbiotic mutualistic relationship between fire dynamics and the fireground. It’s a detailed approach of how fireground tactics and tasks affect fire dynamics. Attendees will ...
  8. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    This class will review the hot legal issues affecting fire and EMS organizations on a daily basis.  Topics include guns, alcohol, and medical and recreational marijuana in the firehouse; transgender a ...
  9. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    This program is designed to examine the dynamics and complexities of today's contemporary residential, medium-to-large-density multidwelling mid-rise building. This type of building lends itself to sp ...
  10. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    Human trafficking is the fastest growing organized crime activity in the United States, averaging more than $30 billion a year. Research has revealed that up to 88% of human trafficking victims access ...
  11. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    Post-cardiac arrest management is of utmost importance to emergency medical services personnel as it plays a crucial role in determining the outcomes and long-term prognosis of patients who have suffe ...
  12. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    Leadership is a vast topic and talked about throughout the fire service, but building modern leaders in house who are ready to fill the gap left by their predecessors remains an elusive accomplishment ...
  13. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    Learn how your organization can actively engage your audience using social media during emergency and nonemergency situations. Discussion points will include the most effective social media tools and ...
  14. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    Manufactured housing accounts for about 10% of the new homes built each year. Learn what makes trailers different from “regular” wood-frame structures and how to safely operate within this challenging ...
  15. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    Pediatric traumas are some of the most dreaded calls we can receive. Regardless of licensure level, experience, or familiarity with kids, it’s difficult to be comfortable treating an injured child. We ...
  16. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    This class is designed to address our understanding of first responder mental health and our responses to trauma. In the past few years, PTSD has become a common phrase in emergency services, yet our ...
  17. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    Identify the training needs of your department by performing a gap analysis. Use this with the guidance of current best practices in the industry to formulate a one- to three-year training program tha ...
  18. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    This class examines the various types of solar power energy systems and how to deploy realistic and usable tactics to effectively extinguish fires in buildings where such a system is in use. It will a ...
  19. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    The Firefighter Cancer Support Network (FCSN) education team focuses on the health of firefighters by providing cancer awareness and prevention programs nationwide. This program is designed to educate ...
  20. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    This class offers a practical approach to the time-honored elements of scene size-up. We then move into a real-world, first-in approach to incident action planning and conclude with tips for effective ...
  21. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    This program is designed for company officers and leaders inside a firehouse to learn how to interact with other members of the department. The idea is to make interpersonal relationships and required ...
  22. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    The instructor will share past experiences with high-rise operations that had devasting consequences and the solutions that realize feat vs. failure.  The disciplines of action and attitude to apply a ...
  23. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    Getting water on the fire is the single most important action on the fireground. However, in the cases of a long stretch, delay in engine response, unable to locate the fire, known life hazard, and ot ...
  24. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    Our most used piece of equipment in the fire service is our personal protective equipment. It is the only equipment that is used at every alarm. Far too many firefighters do not have the proper knowle ...
11:00 AM
  1. Indiana Convention Center and Outdoor Exhibits and Demo Area
    390 mins
    Over 800 brands in the industry exhibit their ground-breaking products and services at FDIC International.
1:30 PM
  1. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    Does your agency's EMS treatment match your aggressive search culture? The truth is, fire departments can make grabs all day long, but if we arn't aggressive with our EMS treatments, survivability rem ...
  2. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    This class is about the mission of the fire service in saving those who need us. Primary search has taken place for decades and yet fire departments struggle to understand the tactic and all that goes ...
  3. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    This class will offer both fire prevention and firefighting personnel detailed information about how to avoid warehouse disasters. Recent major incidents involving warehouses have highlighted the need ...
  4. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    In December 2018, a fire in a one-story taxpayer in Queens, New York, resulted in a spectacular smoke explosion captured on video. The instructor, who was at that event, will present an in-depth look ...
  5. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    This class will look at the process, challenges, and options related to the purchase of fire apparatus. Buying fire apparatus is a large investment of money and trust by your community or city. The pr ...
  6. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    Marriage can either be a passionate, intimate love affair that lasts a lifetime or a toxic, contentious experience that ends in utter heartbreak. Add in the unique challenges presented by the rough an ...
  7. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    Communication is vital at all operations. At basement fires, there are several issues we don't deal with at other fires. Since we are below ground, our escape methods are limited. Ladders, ropes, and ...
  8. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    Garden apartments are present in just about every part of the country. These occupancies provide a unique set of challenges both from the company and command level. There will be a heavy emphasis on o ...
  9. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    This class is designed for serious fire apparatus operators who want to improve their driving skills and advance the art of driving an emergency vehicle. It addresses advanced topics not normally cove ...
  10. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    This class focuses on the steps to take on arrival at a stalled occupied elevator, based on ASME A17.4/2015 recommendations. The safest way to remove passengers from a stalled occupied elevator is fro ...
  11. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    The requirements of today’s fire officer demand competence on more than just the fireground or EMS calls. Incidents that cause scandals, demotions, career loss, even line-of-duty deaths most often beg ...
  12. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    Many agencies are underfunded but still are expected to meet their mission and goals. The fire service falls within this realm. Fire service equipment, training, and related costs such as insurance ar ...
  13. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    Review the issues that get fire departments into grievances, legal action, or just mistrust with the test takers. Included are federal requirements, legal decisions, and the actions to take to reduce ...
  14. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    This session will help EMS officers learn how to integrate with the fire side of their agency. The fire department is steeped in culture, and years of tradition have built a stigma that focuses on fir ...
  15. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    There are two hazards that firefighters operating above a fire contend with: being caught in a flow path and floor collapse. Operating above a fire is always dangerous, but the risk is significantly g ...
  16. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    The emotion and rhetoric regarding PFAS in our bunker gear, how it gets there, and what it does to the firefighter have been in the news, in publications, and all over social media. Following a single ...
  17. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    Learn from seeing real patient cases from the field from this former paramedic and pediatric emergency physician. *Eligible for CEH/CAPCE Credit
  18. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    As the implementation of residential energy storage systems has steadily increased and is forecast to increase by orders of magnitude, the U.S. fire service will necessarily respond to an increasing n ...
  19. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    Directing a rapid intervention team on a Mayday will be very stressful on any command staff.  Knowing how to precisely navigate the team to a successful outcome for a firefighter in distress will take ...
  20. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    This class will discuss the acronym WHATS UP when dealing with all types of technical rescues. Learn how easy it is to determine your priorities and initiate your IAP for technical rescues. The class ...
  21. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    The Art of Reading Smoke curriculum is a must for anyone looking to master the craft of firefighting. First-in video and a dynamic teaching style help you develop the ability to see the volume, veloci ...
  22. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    In addition to a full career in the fire service, the instructor has spent nearly four decades working in the field of substance use and mental health counseling. In this class, using some of his own ...
  23. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    Today's fire service requires excellence on all fronts. Your department expects efficiency regarding training, recordkeeping, agency compliance, and safety measures. The citizens expect effectiveness ...
  24. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    Students will review tower ladder operations such as positioning, setup, and operating from the pedestal and bucket and review many proven tactical street smarts in master stream operations, roof vent ...
3:30 PM
  1. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    This class will discuss two major topics: Hands On Leadership, where we will cover this progressive leadership style as well as the key factors for success; and RIT Operations, where we will examine t ...
  2. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    There are many tactics for attacking structure fires. For years, the fire service has been preaching to attack from the unburned side. This isn't always the best tactic. The modern fireground is evolv ...
  3. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    There are very few things on the fireground will kill you faster than underestimating the potential danger and arriving unprepared to a large commercial structure fire. History has repeatedly shown us ...
  4. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    Students will understand the importance of this formula in a medical and trauma patient scenario, will gain a good understanding of obtaining the numbers of the formula, and will gain a knowledge of c ...
  5. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    Unfortunately, bad things happen to even the best fire departments. We are great at responding to other people's emergencies, but are we prepared to respond when tragedy strikes our department or we h ...
  6. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    The engine company is the backbone of all fireground operations. While the firefighters and officers on the hoselines get the glory, the pump operators must be on their game to ensure that the interio ...
  7. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    We have all been there: the fire that goes sideways and we struggle to get it back on track. When tactical mistakes happen early in a fire, things continue down that path. These fires happen all too o ...
  8. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    Commercial buildings present many challenges during a firefight, but knowing what they have to offer will make your job easier and safer. This class will review the built-in active and passive fire pr ...
  9. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    In today's fireIn today's fire service training, we are often faced with having to choose between realism and safety. You will learn how to incorporate both and why it is vital that trainees be expose ...
  10. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    This is an overview for the important steps for a battalion chief to think about in the first few critical moments of a working fire. The class will cover the steps in doing a proper size-up, implemen ...
  11. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    In diagnostic medicine, there is a saying, “When you hear hoofbeats, don’t look for zebras,” meaning that diagnosis should begin with the simplest and most likely cause and then proceed in a methodica ...
  12. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    This class covers the initial on-scene size-up for the first-arriving officer at incidents. It sets up the framework for the entire fireground experience from assessing the incident scene arrival info ...
  13. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    Technology must always go hand in hand with sound fundamentals. This class combines sound search fundamentals with modern technology in a model that rescues victims faster. It will discuss how thermal ...
  14. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    The chance to lead and create opportunities for others can be incredibly rewarding. But let's be honest, it can also be tremendously frustrating, especially when leaders face supervising unengaged, ne ...
  15. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    This class will discuss the 13 mission-critical rules of being a good leader at the company and command levels. Learn how these 13 rules can be adopted and implemented into your own leadership style, ...
  16. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    Leadership and PTSD training teaches first responder leaders how their leadership style before, during, and after potentially traumatic events (PTEs) influences if their subordinates develop PTSD, del ...
  17. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    This fun and engaging personal leadership development class is designed to inspire, educate, and motivate attendees to reignite the passion! To build and maintain a winning organization, we need every ...
  18. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    The types of commercial fires covered in this class include big box stores, strip malls, warehouses, taxpayers, mom and pop shops, and parking structures. We will discuss building construction, strate ...
  19. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    This class is for all current and future fire and EMS leaders interested in improving their communication skills to connect with their membership and fellow emergency services providers. Using an inte ...
  20. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    The fire service has experienced many changes in how we operate over the past 50 years; the transition from a throttle and relief valve setup, to a pressure governor on our engine companies was one of ...
  21. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    TheThis class will be delivered in three basic parts: First will be a review of the current conditions and threats facing all personnel operating in the WUI. Next will be a detailed review of the tria ...
  22. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    Learn how to improve your response to explosive gas (natural gas and propane) emergencies. Complacency naturally develops because we are called to gas leaks when civilians smell gas at very low levels ...
  23. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    In virtually every forum where Mobile Integrated Health is presented as the future of Mobile Medicine (broadly defined as fire, EMS, nonemergency medical/interfacility transport, critical care, and co ...
  24. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    Airway management in itself is a difficult and highly debated topic. When airway management is needed for the trauma patient, this is amplified tenfold. This class will draw from the instructor's year ...
6:00 PM
  1. White River State Park
    120 mins
    The 2024 5 ALARM 5k Run to Remember is dedicated to Chief Bobby Halton, a humble servant to the Firefighter Cancer Support Network (FCSN), first as a friend, mentor, and advocate. Join us in celebrati ...
  2. TBA
    120 mins
    The National Fire Academy Alumni Association* will hold its annual membership meeting. We meet at FDIC because it’s the crossroads of the fire world. You are guaranteed to bump into a classmate or an ...
8:30 AM
  1. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    Funding is getting harder and harder to come by, and fire departments are forced to stretch their precious dollars to the limit each year. Unique funding sources are out there, but figuring out how an ...
  2. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    The incident commander is instrumental in the successful outcome of all emergency responses.  A strong incident command presence will have a greater impact on the development of the emergency response ...
  3. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    As the rates of autism continue to increase in the pediatric population, it is inevitable that first responders will have encounters with people who have autism. This class will cover what ASD is, tip ...
  4. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    Low-rise, combustible building fires create unique challenges for fire crews and incident commanders. This class will focus on unique considerations for incident commanders to operate effectively at f ...
  5. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    As a society, we face the sobering reality of more than 700,000 emergency 911 calls daily in the United States alone, resulting in the tragic loss of more than 7,000 lives, which rises to 150,000 glob ...
  6. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    What is the number one reason for failure in the firehouse or on the fireground? Communication. And while 90% of the fires we fight are in the firehouse, we rarely spend the time practicing the critic ...
  7. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    This class will cover discussions points on handlines, single inlet mini monitor fire streams, and master stream development/application, with these three key areas brought into sharper focus, volume, ...
  8. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    The pump operator may sometimes wear multiple hats (helmets) on an incident and serves as the connecting link in operations between the suppression decision making and the implementation of those deci ...
  9. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    Tall buildings pose unique firefighting challenges that require practiced operational decision making and tactics to overcome a host of potential problems. This presentation will discuss and review ta ...
  10. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    We all have experienced the "super sick" patients in the field who often require tireless resuscitation and multiple medications. These patients are among the scariest patients to intubate, and perfor ...
  11. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    This interactive presentation will look at the science in treating critically injured patients. We will discuss past practices; current practice standards; and where we will be headed according to the ...
  12. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    The fire service has slowly found its way away from laughter and camaraderie because of a fear of getting in trouble for saying the wrong thing. As it turns out, the latest research is saying that lau ...
  13. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    This class focuses on videos and photos depicting moments captured on the fireground that illustrate how firefighters’ aggressive actions can lead to danger and interfere with the tasks at hand, leavi ...
  14. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    Every time we interact with the public is an opportunity to gain support for your organization. Every day is an election day, where we can gain their support or lose their trust. Building relationship ...
  15. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    The United States Fire Administrator's Summit on Fire Prevention and Control: State of Science identified recruitment and retention of personnel for career, volunteer, and combination organizations as ...
  16. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    A review of historical treatment of cardiac arrest due to ventricular fibrillation and new novel therapies that may improve outcomes. *Eligible for CEH/CAPCE Credit
  17. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    Distracted, drowsy, drunk, drugged, and disgruntled drivers are striking firefighters, EMTs, and emergency vehicles at roadway incidents with increasing frequency. Fire and EMS personnel must train an ...
  18. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    Do you want to gain a comprehensive understanding of ladder trucks’ abilities and learn how to optimize their positioning on the fireground? This must-take course will leave you with valuable knowledg ...
  19. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    This class is designed to guide fire departments on the ins and outs of large attack lines. As the usage of small, preconnected handlines has become the go-to option, comfort level in the deployments ...
  20. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    With adequate staffing continuing to be more of a fantasy than a reality for many departments, the modern company officer is asked to wear many hats ranging from tailboard firefighter to command level ...
  21. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    Forcible entry is one of the most common jobs for a truck company. Every day, firefighters go to jobs with the first priority being to gain access. Many fire departments fail during recruit school to ...
  22. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    Firehouse culture is one of the most unquantifiable metrics on how effective a fire department will be. In a time when the minimum standard is often mediocrity, this class will dive into what it takes ...
9:00 AM
  1. Lucas Oil Stadium Meeting Room 12
    180 mins
    This presentation offers a comprehensive view of the current state and forward-looking initiatives within the Army Fire & Emergency Services (F&ES).  By examining these critical areas, we aim to foste ...
  2. Lucas Oil Stadium Meeting Room 11
    240 mins
    EVT Certification testing for those who repair, operate, and manage emergency vehicles. 16-day pre-registration is required. Register online at www.evtcc.org  
  3. Lucas Oil Stadium
    480 mins
    Over 800 brands in the industry exhibit their ground-breaking products and services at FDIC International.
10:00 AM
  1. Indiana Convention Center and Outdoor Exhibits and Demo Area
    420 mins
    Over 800 brands in the industry exhibit their ground-breaking products and services at FDIC International.
10:30 AM
  1. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    Most firefighters agree with the priority of improving firefighter health and safety, and certainly the vast majority of officers and chiefs have made the assertion that health and safety are one of t ...
  2. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    Industrial facilities are found in the majority of our communities; yet, there are very limited textbooks or training to provide guidance to these unique and complex facilities. Failure of a fire depa ...
  3. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    In today’s fire service, it is common to see fire departments that purchase pumping apparatus with 1,500- to 2,000-gpm rated pumps. NFPA 1901 states that apparatus with pump capacities greater than 1, ...
  4. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    This class will review the types of aerials available today--ladders, platforms, tractor-drawn aerials, water towers, rear mounts, and mid mounts--including the pros and cons. Not all types of aerials ...
  5. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    Would you like to know when it is time to tap your medic on the shoulder? This will be a crash course in reading electrocardiograms. It will describe the electrical conduction system of the heart and ...
  6. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    Developing a long-term fleet replacement plan requires a complete and thorough fire apparatus fleet evaluation. Class participants armed with factual information will be able to determine what, when, ...
  7. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    The fire and EMS service is seeing an ever-increasing occurrence of violent events secondary to our EMS/first responder roles. This class will help you identify potential hostile situations before the ...
  8. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    Good vehicle extrication demands a unique collaboration between rescue and emergency medical personnel. Incorporating key victim assessment information in the extrication size-up will improve your str ...
  9. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    Parking garages are common in many communities. New apartment complexes, multipurpose office buildings, and big venues are incorporated parking garages into their plans to maximize space. NFPA 1 Chapt ...
  10. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    This class will present a process for sizing up incidents involving over the road trucks (big rigs) involved in accidents. It will address common scenarios like rear underrides, side underrides, rollo ...
  11. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    Have you ever doubted your career choice, position, status, or promotion, or have you doubted if you are showing up as your authentic self? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this class is ...
  12. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    Firefighter pregnancy—and the first months after the birth of a firefighter’s baby—can be one of the most complex personnel issues your fire department will confront. To top off the challenge, a new l ...
  13. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    In small departments, it’s critical to conduct a proper risk assessment to be able to develop an adequate response plan. This class will review best practices used in risk assessment and share success ...
  14. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    This 45-year veteran of the fire service discusses leadership development, the power of positivity, conquering PTSD, the power of mentors, critical incident decision making, fireground tactics, achiev ...
  15. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    This class will provide a brief overview of the NIOSH Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program. It will highlight the scope and objectives of the program and discuss the numerous fir ...
  16. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    This class introduces EMS providers to the concept of palliative medicine--what it is, how it is different than hospice medicine, clinical pearls, medications for symptom management, and tools and tec ...
  17. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    Drownings represent a major cause of death and injury in the pediatric population. While drowning can occur to all ages, and treatment is similar, this presentation will explore all aspects of drownin ...
  18. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    En route, what is going through your mind? Are you focused and bringing your A game? When you see the flames, is your heart pounding? Are you calm and controlled on the radio, or can you do better? If ...
  19. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    Vehicle extrication is a puzzle with constantly changing rules. Manufacturers strive to make the best vehicle on the market so they can make the most sales. They design their vehicles to perform safel ...
  20. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    This class is designed for nonwater rescue trained members and experienced water rescue team members to prepare them to arrive first on scene at water rescue incidents. Lessons learned provide a found ...
  21. Classroom Session
    105 mins
    "20 Etomidate, 100 of Succ." We hear it again and again on popular dramatic television shows and many paramedics get drawn into Rapid Sequence Induction with a sense of simplicity. However, the realit ...