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8:00 AM
  1. Active Shooter: Preplanning the Response
    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 ...
  2. Aerial Device Strategy and Tactics
    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 ...
  3. All In! Proven Principles for Building Stronger Teams
    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 ...
  4. Building Comprehension for the Fire Service
    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 ...
  5. Building the Ladder: Officer Development Programs
    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 ...
  6. Effective Fire Service Leadership: Point-to-Point Decision Making
    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 ...
  7. Fire Behavior and Thermal Imaging: The Basics
    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 ...
  8. Fireground Strategies: Strategic Decision Making
    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 ...
  9. High Consequence Infectious Disease Workshop for EMS
    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 ...
  10. Implementing Incident Command Training into Department Operations
    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 ...
  11. Left Seat Tips and Tactics
    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 ...
  12. Operationalizing Data in the Fire Service
    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 ...
  13. Prioritizing Your Department's Training Program
    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 ...
  14. The Functional Fire Company
    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 ...
  15. The Professional Volunteer Fire Department
    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 ...
1:30 PM
  1. 25 to Survive: Reducing Residential Injury and LODD
    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. Avoiding Legal Pitfalls in EMS Documentation
    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. Buildings on Fire: Tactical Risk of Building Construction
    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. Company Level Drills
    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. Dealing with Difficult People and Their Organizational Impacts
    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. Drills You're Not Going to Find in the Books
    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. Electric and Alternative Fuel Vehicles: Impact on Emergency Operations
    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. Five-Alarm Leadership: Real Leadership with Real People
    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. ISFSI Instructor Development 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. Mastering Fireground Command - Calm the Chaos
    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. Overcoming Common Engine Company Mistakes and Fireground Problems
    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. Purchasing Apparatus Using the New NFPA 1900 Standard
    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. Searchable vs. Survivable: Educated Decision Making
    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. Suburban Fire Tactics: Realistic, Tactical Implementation
    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. The Volunteer and On-Call Fireground: Reducing and Managing Risks
    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 ...
8:00 AM
  1. 360° Leadership
    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. Cultivating Aggression: The Lost Art of Fire Combat
    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 ...
  3. Energy Hazard Training for Responders
    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 ...
  4. Essentials of Fire Investigation: The Complete Fire Scene Examination
    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 ...
  5. Extreme Leadership 3.0
    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 ...
  6. Good, Bad and Ugly High-Rise Construction and Alteration Projects
    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 ...
  7. Harassment, Discrimination, and Diversity: Challenges and Struggles in the Fire and EMS Service
    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 ...
  8. Igniting Firefighter Retention and Recruitment
    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? ...
  9. Instructor and Training Officer Graduate School 2024
    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 ...
  10. Management and Operations for Newly-Promoted Company Officers
    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 ...
  11. The Tactical Firefighter
    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 ...
  12. Top Tips to Ace Your Next Promotional Examination!
    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 ...
1:30 PM
  1. Be a powerful instructor now
    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. Command Under Fire
    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. Commanding From The Sidelines
    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. Creating an "Aggressive" Company Culture
    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. Engagement Strategies for Manikins
    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. Engine Company Operations: The Lost Art
    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. Fire Officer Survival: In Quarters & On The Fireground
    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. Indy Building Construction: Walking the Talk
    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. Putting Your Best Foot Forward: Preparing for Your Fire Service Interview
    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. Research-Based CRR at the Company Level
    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. The Effective & Efficient Volunteer Fire Dept
    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. The Tactics of Leadership
    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. This House Rocks - Achieving Firehouse Excellence
    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. Understanding and Mitigating New Vehicle Extrication and Electric Vehicle Fire Challenges for Today and Tomorrow
    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 ...