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May 25, 2018
Lt. Johnson and Battalion Chief Collins will share lessons learned from their experience with challenging disciplinary and EEO‐related cases. This workshop will explore the interconnection between their two separate domains, particularly during this past year with the influence of social media and heightened race relations in our country. They will discuss the critical importance of language usage, policy issues, dealing with Union concerns, potential collaboration with the EAP, and social media as a new frontier. They will also weave some interesting case history into their presentation.
This session will provide tips for a successful recruitment and retention program, focused around building an inclusive and diverse volunteer workforce.
This program will present tactical risks and key considerations for the First‐Due Company, Company Officer and Commander affecting and influencing operational risk management, command and tactical safety and tactical protocols based upon occupancy risks, reading the building and adaptive management principles.
This will be a highly interactive workshop, providing attendees with a number of perspectives regarding women climbing the leadership ladder in public safety.
This is an intensive presentation designed to inspire participants to be principle focused leaders in fire safety. Participants learn the EMPOWER model. Internalized, this model imbues participants with tools engineered to maximize the ability to balance their personal efficiency and effectiveness. Participants then attempt to apply the model in a pre‐arranged high energy, deep impact scenario against a specially trained improvisational actor.
Students will learn methods to prevent suicide by learning its traceable causes. Individual, Company Level, and Departmental methods for prevention will be explained.
We will take a refreshing look at the current issue facing fire service with regards to the increasing number of women entering the fire service. This course will look back on some of the women leaders and what made them succeed or fail. We will discuss what the current and future obstacles facing women and…
This class is designed to address the needs of anyone who is new to managing or supervising others or has a goal to one day become a manager/supervisor. The techniques will be powerful and interactive and give a foundation to overcome the many challenges that often arise in this new position.
This program challenges conventional fire service paradigms and explores leading edge fire service discussion points from across the American Fire Service profession with new strategic, tactical and operational considerations due to building construction, extreme compartment fire behavior and occupancy risks and the demands associated with today’s evolving and demanding fireground.
This class will describe the assessment center process, the exercises that one may see in an assessment center, how to achieve a high score by explaining what’s a better response, who is scoring you and what are they looking for and the opportunity to practice. If you are a member of the fire service that will be taking a promotional test you should attend this class.
This session will help you to gain the skills needed to effectively say anything to anyone in a candid and professional manner. Learn how to effectively communicate to your supervisor; provide feedback to those you lead; address openly and professionally uncomfortable topics in the workplace; and learn the art of navigating through difficult conversations.
Fire and Emergency professionals are front‐line caregivers who are actively involved in the life and death decisions of their customers and their families. Cacciatore et al. eloquently documented the changing role of fire‐fighters who are not only involved in dealing with “fires but also domestic violence, car accidents, heart attacks, child abuse, and death”. As a result, emergency personnel are chronically exposed to pain and suffering of others and are at risk for developing symptoms of compassion fatigue.
In the U. S. today, racism still divides us, our nation, our communities, our departments, and too often our department FROM our community. Fire and emergency service organizations are simply microcosms of the larger society and have inherited the historical and institutional racism that has existed since the nation’s founding. Racism, racial prejudice and stereotypes have predictable consequences…
Whether you have 40 days or 40 years in the fire service, if you truly want to see where the fire service is headed, then you have to look back at where at all began.
This session will help you to calm your nerves to give a clear and concise arrival report. We will discuss size‐up, arrival reports and taking initial command. Attendees will have an opportunity to build their radio skills by practicing arrival reports.
There will be a panel of 4 women fire chiefs and a facilitator. Each chief will discuss for 10 minutes their journey to becoming a chief. After the chiefs talk, there will be a Q&A session for the participants to obtain specific information about career advancement.
This is class utilizes video, simulations and real‐world experience to create a framework for the toughest decision you’ll ever make as company officer: Do we Go interior or not: Go/No‐Go.
The lecture will discuss cognitive resilience based on the practice of mindfulness, meditation and yoga and utilizing these techniques to minimize the emotional stress that is inherent in the firefighting occupation.