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May 24, 2018
Join Armor NOW Advisory Board Members with nearly a century of combined EMS and law enforcement experience as they lead a panel discussion on how to incorporate simulation and scenario exercises into training programs for first responders.
Students will learn methods to prevent suicide by learning its traceable causes. Individual, Company Level, and Departmental methods for prevention will be explained.
The skills that make good fire officers of all ranks will be discussed. Students will be led through each component to identify key traits. Students will interact in groups to determine how to acquire and develop such traits. Components of the National Fire Academy “Shaping the Future” course are also addressed.
Where Research and Firefighting Experience Come Together to Develop the Future of Personal Protective Equipment
A session focusing on the needs of female firefighters who rely on PPE to protect themselves from occupational hazards.
This program focuses on some of the most pervasive situational awareness barriers first responders will face while operating in stress‐filled, dynamically changing environments.
During this session, participants will engage in interactive activities to examine the roots and realities of racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia. We’ll explore how the lack of true inclusion shows up in our service, examine the impact on our customer service and community relationships, and identify benefits of an inclusive, diverse department.
How do we motivate today’s recruits away from the Xbox long enough to answer the box alarm? This conversation sets the stage for the more experienced generations to “crack the code” of today’s firefighters’ learning, communications, training and performance styles and habits.
Wise, not weak focuses on the following topics; Nervous System Management, Physiology of Critical Incidents and Recovery, Warning Signs of a Firefighter in Trouble, How to Provide Peer Support (even without a formalized program) Suicide Awareness, How to have Difficult Conversations, and Wellness Components to increase Resilience (sleep, diet, supplementation, exercise, relationships, relaxation).
This course is designed to provide a guide to organizations and individuals, especially officers and training officers on how to develop personnel for the future.
If we have learned one thing from recent events, one’s ability to embrace change is more important than ever. A leader cannot produce or succeed if he or she cannot understand what change really is, how to deal more effectively with change, and how to make change work for you.
Chief Billy Goldfeder will present through video, audio and “WAKE UP” lecture, an in‐depth program featuring specific and very recent fireground events with a strong focus on dwelling and small commercial fires that ended with tragic results. The program focuses specifically on the lessons learned so that these incidents don’t ever become forgotten.
This highly participatory workshop will give you tools to combat bullying and allow everyone to practice standing up to bullies in role play exercises. Utilizing our legal instructor, we will explore options on what to do when bullies strike. This will be a safe and comfortable workshop to learn new skills and gain confidence using your voice.
There is an immediate need for today’s operating command and company officers to increase their foundation of knowledge and insights related to modern building construction & engineering, fire dynamics, occupancy risk and fire protection engineering to align traditional and conventional strategic operating methodologies and proven past practices to modern research based tactics in order to safeguard companies and personnel and increase operational capabilities.