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8:00 AM
  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. 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. 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 ...
  6. 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 ...
  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. 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 ...
  9. 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 ...
  10. 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 ...
  11. 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 ...
  12. 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 ...
  13. 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 ...
  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 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 ...
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 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 ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. 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 ...
  8. 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 ...
  9. 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 ...
1:30 PM
  1. 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 ...
  2. 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 ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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 ...
8:00 AM
  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 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 ...
  6. 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 ...
  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 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 ...
  9. 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 ...
  10. 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 ...
  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 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 ...
  14. 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 ...
  15. 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 ...
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 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 ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. 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 ...
  8. 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 ...
  9. 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 ...
1:30 PM
  1. 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 ...
  2. 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 ...
10:30 AM
  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 ...
  2. 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 ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. 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 ...
  8. 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
    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 ...
  2. 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
    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 ...
  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
    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 ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. 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 ...
  8. 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 ...
  9. 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 ...
10:30 AM
  1. 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 ...
  2. 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 ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. 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 ...
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 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 ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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
  6. 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 ...
  7. 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 ...
  8. 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 ...
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
    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 ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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 ...
8:30 AM
  1. 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 ...
  2. 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 ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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
  5. 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 ...
10:30 AM
  1. 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 ...
  2. 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 ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. 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 ...
  8. 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 ...
  9. 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 ...