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10:30 AM
  1. Be The Target!
    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. Case-Based Review and Updates in Pulmonary Disease and Chest Trauma
    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 ...
  3. Coordinating Ventilation: Supporting Extinguishment and Survivability
    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 ...
  4. Developing the Next Generation of Fire Service Officers
    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 ...
  5. Evidence-Based Engine Operations
    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 ...
  6. Fireground Communications and the NIOSH 5: Effective Strategies for Operational Success
    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 ...
  7. Fireground Considerations
    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 ...
  8. Help, This Job Is Killing Me!
    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 ...
  9. Humanizing Fireground Performance: Rethinking LODD Risk and Causality Narratives
    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 ...
  10. Hybrid and Electric Vehicles: What Every Responder Needs to Know
    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 ...
  11. Large Truck Extrication
    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 ...
  12. Making It, Breaking It, or Losing It
    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 ...
  13. Man vs. Machinery: Are You Prepared?
    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 ...
  14. Personnel Law for the New Company Officer
    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 ...
  15. Residential Primary Search: Establishing an Aggressive Search Culture
    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 ...
  16. Rural Water Movement Operations
    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 ...
  17. Smart instructors + Smart Tech = Smarter Students
    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 ...
  18. SWAT Medic Tactics
    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 ...
  19. The 10 Trauma Protocol Changes You Are Too Scared to Make
    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 ...
  20. The Data that Drives Emergency Medical Care
    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 ...
  21. The Three Degrees of Mayday
    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 ...
  22. There Is No Such Thing as a Routine House Fire
    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 ...
  23. Trauma for Two…No Waiting!
    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 ...
1:30 PM
  1. "Just a Song Before I Go…A Lesson To Be Learned*
    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. Aggressive Search: It's Still About the Victim
    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. AHORA Spanish Stroke Scale
    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. Beds to Bundles: The Flexibility of Stretching Hoselines
    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. Challenges of the Modern Fire Environment
    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. Conflagrations in Very Large Apartment Complexes
    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. Critical Thinking for Fire Officer Development
    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. Engine Company Operations in Multiple Dwellings
    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. Fire Academy to the Fire Floor: Why the Disconnect?
    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. FSRI Fire Dynamics Boot Camp: Overview, Resources, and Implementation
    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. Leading Through Training: The Crucial Role of the Fire Service Instructor
    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. Lithium-Ion Battery Fires
    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. Mobile Integrated Health as a Vehicle for Addressing Healthcare Disparities and Overdose Response
    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. Must-Have Policies for Fire Departments
    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. Rapid Intervention: A More Proactive Approach
    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. Reading the Fireground
    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. Recruiting for All The Right Reasons
    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. Rescue Task Force: Care in the Warm Zone Through an Integrated Response Framework
    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. Step Up and Lead: Leadership Skills
    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. Tailboard Takeaways Take 4
    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. The Art of Go/No-Go
    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. The Grab Analysis
    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. The Warrior's Breath
    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. Through the Fire and Flames: Stabilizing the Burn Patient
    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. "First-Due!" Residential Fire Concepts for the Engine, Truck and Chief
    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. Adding the "E" Back into EMS: Using Nurse Navigation for Low Acuity 911 Calls
    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. Aggressive Command Supports Aggressive Firefighting: The Top 5 COMMANDments for a Safe and Effective Fireground
    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. Civilian Rescue: The Reason We Exist
    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 ...
  5. Construction Site Response and Tactics for Success
    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 ...
  6. Death by Rescue: Managing Crush Injuries
    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 ...
  7. Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Training Officer?
    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 ...
  8. Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Response
    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 ...
  9. Flashover Life and Death Decisions on the Fireground
    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 ...
  10. Forcible Entry Wins Are in the Details
    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 ...
  11. Future Ready Fire: Get in Gear
    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 ...
  12. Hazmat Hotzone Rescues: The Gray Area
    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 ...
  13. Ladder Company operations
    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 ...
  14. Ladder Company Operations: Building an Operational Guideline
    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 ...
  15. Leadership Lessons Learned on the Line
    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 ...
  16. Probationary Firefighter Training Programs: Setting and Raising the Bar
    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 ...
  17. Promoting and Developing a Training Culture
    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 ...
  18. Shock Delivered: Rethinking "Public Access Defibrillation" to Make Devices Publicly Accessible
    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 ...
  19. The 7 C’s of Fire Officer Trust
    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 ...
  20. The Company Officer as an Instructor
    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 ...
  21. The Medical Director Is on the Scene
    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 ...
  22. The Northeast Two and a Half: Operations for Fire on All Floors
    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 ...
  23. The Passionate Pursuit: The 7 P's to Perfection
    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 ...
  24. Warriors, Wisdom, and Wheelbarrows
    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 ...
10:30 AM
  1. 15 Steps to Creating a Culture of Health and Wellness
    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. Authentic Leadership: Being Genuine Is Harder Than It Sounds
    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. Bings on Brains
    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. Buddy to Boss
    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. Company Drills in Acquired Structures
    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. Down and Dirty Fireground Decision Making
    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. Fire Dynamics and Your Fireground
    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. Fire Service Court: Burning Legal Issues
    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. Fires in Mid-Rise Residential Buildings
    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. Hidden in Plain Sight: Human Trafficking in America
    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. Improvement and Management of Post Cardiac Arrest Care
    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. Leadership and Succession Planning for the Next Generation
    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. Mastering Social Media and Your Department's Image
    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. Mobile Homes: Small House, Big Challenge
    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. Pediatric Trauma: Everyone's Worst Nightmare
    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. Rethinking First Responder Mental Health: Beyond the Calls
    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. Rural Firefighter Operations: Training and Tactics for Fire Departments
    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. Suppressing Fires with Solar Power Energy
    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. Taking Action Against Cancer in the Fire Service (Train the Trainer)
    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. The First Five Minutes: Size-Up, Initial Incident Action Planning, and Effective Communications
    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. This House Rocks: Firehouse Excellence
    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. What Is It You Don't Know About High-Rise?
    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. Without the Protection of a Hoseline: The Uncomfortable Reality
    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. Your PPE: What You Should Know
    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 ...
1:30 PM
  1. Aggressive EMS Treatment for the Fire Victim
    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. Aggressive Search and VES
    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. Avoiding Warehouse Disasters: A 21st Century Approach
    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. Backdrafts, Smoke Explosions and other Fireground Phenomena
    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. Building Apparatus to Do Work
    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. Challenges of the Firefighter Marriage
    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. Communication at Basement Fires
    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. Company Operations in Garden Apartment Fires
    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. Drive to Survive: The Art of Wheeling the Rig
    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. Elevator Emergency Management: Initial Response Procedures
    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. Fire Officer Development on Any Budget
    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. Grant Writing for Emergency Services
    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. Managing Your Fire Department’s Promotional Process
    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. Merging EMS into a Fire-Based System
    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. Operating Above a Fire
    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. PFAS and Our Bunker Gear
    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. Real Patient Cases: Pediatric Video Visual Diagnosis
    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. Residential Lithium-Ion ESS and Fire Service Response
    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. RIT Operations: Commanding and Managing a Firefighter Rescue Mayday
    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. Technical Rescue Incidents: Where Do We Begin?
    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. The Art of Reading Smoke: The Next Generation
    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. Thriving in the Fire Service
    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. TIGHTROPE: Mastering the Art of Efficient and Effective Leadership
    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. Tower Ladders Tactics, Tips, and Tricks
    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. "One Bad Day": The Proactive Mindset of RIT Operations
    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. Attack from the Burned Side
    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. Big Box Fires = Big Problems
    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. C.O. Equals HR x SV: The Important Formula for EMS
    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. Crisis Management: When Bad Things Happen to Good Fire Departments
    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. Engine Company Operations: Positioning, Pumping, and Problem Solving
    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. Engine Company Tactical Traps
    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. Fight the Fire, Not the Building
    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. Fire for Effect: The Lost Art of Realistic Training
    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. First-Due Battalion Chief
    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. Forget the Zebras … It's the HIPPOS That Kill
    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. Initial Size-Up Reports for First-Due Incident Commanders
    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. Intelligently Aggressive Search Operations
    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. Intoxicated Leadership: Thinking Strategically vs. Reacting Emotionally
    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. It's Always About Leadership!
    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. Leadership and PTSD
    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. Leadership from the Bottom Up!
    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. Overcoming the Commercial Fireground
    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. Power and Pitfalls of Fire and EMS Leadership
    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. Street Hydraulics
    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. Structure Triage: Making Rapid Decisions in the WUI
    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. Tactical Response to Natural Gas and Propane Emergencies
    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. The Economics of Community Paramedicine (How To Get Paid for Mobile Integrated Health)
    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. Trauma Airway Management Do's and Don't's
    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 ...
8:30 AM
  1. 20 Training Props/Drills on a Shoestring Budget
    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. Aggressive Command Leads to Successful Outcomes on the Fireground
    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. Autism Awareness for First Responders
    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. Command Considerations for Garden Apartment Fires
    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. Enhancing Fire-Rescue and EMS Operations with SMART Systems
    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. Expectations and Accountability
    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. Fire Stream Design, Development and Application
    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. Fireground Pump Operations: Mastering The Role of the Pump Operator
    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. High-Rise Firefighting: "Practical to Tactical”
    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. Intubating the Physiological Nightmare: Pharmacological Tips and Tricks
    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. Is It Really That Simple?
    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. Kitchen Table Accountability: Using Laughter to Handle Conflict
    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. Learning from Others' Experiences
    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. Marketing Your Mission: Every Day Is an Election Day
    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. Recruitment and Retention: What's Working, What's Not!
    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. Refractory Ventricular Fibrillation: Old and Novel Therapies
    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. Roadway Operations for Firefighters and EMTs
    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. The Empowered Aerial Operator: Mastering Truck Specifications and Operations
    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. The Engine Company's Guide to Large Handlines
    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. The Hat Dance: Realities of the Short Staffed Company Officer
    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. The Ins and Outs of Forcible Entry
    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. The Winning Firehouse: Unwritten Rules to Great Culture
    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 ...
10:30 AM
  1. A Comprehensive Framework for Firefighter Health and Safety
    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. A Municipal Firefighter's Guide to Industrial Incidents
    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. Advanced Drafting Operations: Getting Greedy with Your Water in the Rural Environment
    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. Aerial Apparatus: Their Tactical/Strategical Use and Training Drills for the Truck Crew
    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. Burn Through ECG
    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. Developing a Long-Term Fleet Replacement Plan
    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. Expect the Unexpected: Fire and EMS Guide to Violent Calls
    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. Extrication and EMS: Coordinating Team Delivery of Critical Care
    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. Fighting Fires in Large Parking Garages
    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. Heavy Rescue: Initial Size-Up
    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. Imposter Syndrome: Will The Real YOU Please Stand Up?
    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. Is Your Department Ready for a Pregnant Firefighter/Medic?
    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. It's Not Easy Being Small: Risk Assessment and Response Planning
    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. Lead from the Front: Success in the Fire Service, on the Fireground, and in Life
    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. NIOSH Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program: Life Saving Lessons Learned
    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. Palliative Medicine and EMS: A Primer for the Community Paramedic
    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. Pediatric Drowning
    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. Performance Tactics for the Fireground: Psychology on the Training Ground
    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. Street-Smart Extrication
    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. Swiftwater Rescue Rules of Engagement
    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. Take My Breath Away: Patient-Centered Rapid Sequence Induction Pharmacology
    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 ...
  22. The Deliberate Leader
    105 mins
    This is geared toward professionals who wish to expand their abilities in leadership. It is aimed at anyone who wishes to lead at any level. It is rooted in improving team performance and has applicat ...
  23. What's Your Problem?
    105 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 ...
12:30 PM
  1. "Who Wants to Be A Speaker/Author/Photographer?" Panel
    60 mins
    Would you like to be an FDIC speaker, Fire Engineering or Fire Apparatus & Emergency Equipment author or photographer; or Fire Engineering Books author but don’t know how to get started? Learn from th ...