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Monday, January 10
 

6:45am MST

Breakfast
Breakfast

Monday January 10, 2022 6:45am - 7:30am MST
Convention Foyer

7:30am MST

HSO Academy
HSO Academy
Health and Safety Officer 2-Day Academy
This course is an in-depth, fast paced class that focuses on the knowledge and experience – elements required of an effective HSO. It gives participants the opportunity for situational exercises and scenario practice. The HSO Academy is an excellent tool to help participants prepare for the FDSOA HSO Pro Board Certification Exam. The course is ideal for any fire officer who has been newly appointed as a Safety Officer or is likely to fill the Health and Safety Officer role.
Recommended Text – Occupational Safety and Health in the Emergency Services, 4th edition, by James S. Angle
(Available for $90 through FDSOA Shop)
Upon completion of the 16-hour Academy, you are eligible to take the exam for National Certification onsite Tuesday or Wednesday evening, or by using an approved local proctor at a later date. Exam fee included in Academy registration.


Speakers
avatar for Scott Yurczyk

Scott Yurczyk

Seattle FD
I believe attending classes adds tools to the toolbox. However unique, it's just a matter of time when that tool will be necessary and utilized. Always be prepared for the odd situation through constant preparation and study.
avatar for Bruce Varner

Bruce Varner

Principle, BHVarner&Associates
Bruce H. Varner retired December 30, 2010 as the Fire Chief of Santa Rosa (CA) Fire Department having served in that position since May 2004. Chief Varner began his fire service career with the Phoenix (AZ) Fire Department in 1967, promoting through the ranks to Deputy Chief in 1985... Read More →


Monday January 10, 2022 7:30am - 4:30pm MST
La Valencia A

7:30am MST

ISO Academy
Incident Safety Officer Academy

Incident Safety Officer 2-Day Academy
This course is an in-depth, fast paced class that focuses on the knowledge and experience-elements required of an effective ISO. It gives participants the opportunity for situational exercises and scenario practice. The ISO Academy is an excellent tool to help participants prepare for the FDSOA ISO Certification Exam. The course is ideal for any fire officer who has been newly appointed as a Safety Officer or is likely to fill the Incident Safety Officer role.
Recommended Text – Incident Safety Officer, 3rd Edition (revised). David W. Dodson
(Available for $90 through FDSOA Shop)
Upon completion of the 16-hour Academy, you are eligible to take the exam for National Certification onsite Tuesday or Wednesday evening, or by using an approved local proctor at a later date. Exam fee included in Academy registration.

This is a two-day course derived from Dave Dodson’s book: “Fire Department Incident Safety Officer” (Jones & Bartlett, 3rd edition, 2015) and addresses ISO components of NFPA 1521 (2015).  The course is a realistic, street-applicable approach to performing the functions of the Incident Safety Officer at fires and other working incidents.  The class serves as an excellent study tool for those challenging the ISO certification test for the National Professional Qualifications Board administered through the Fire Department Safety Officers’ Association.  This class is far more detailed and “street-practical” than the National Fire Academy’s two-day ISO field course and is driven by incident scene video footage and group activities/discussion.

Speakers
avatar for Dave Dodson

Dave Dodson

Owner, Response Solutions
Dave Dodson, Lead Instructor, Response SolutionsRetired Battalion Chief Dodson is a fire service author, lecturer, and trainer. He is a 39-year fire service veteran, serving with the US Air Force, as well as the Parker (CO) and Loveland (CO) Fire Departments. In 2017, Chief Dodson... Read More →
avatar for Shadd Whitehead

Shadd Whitehead

Michigan MABAS
Shadd Whitehead, Fire Chief (Ret.), Livonia Fire Department, MichiganChief Whitehead worked for the Livonia Fire Department, MI, for over 28 years, while serving 13 years as Chief. Chief Whitehead also serves as the Chief of Special Operations for Western Wayne County and oversees... Read More →


Monday January 10, 2022 7:30am - 4:30pm MST
La Valencia B

7:30am MST

The 5 Reads
Building on the outstanding training programs developed by Dave Dodson, The 5 Reads is a class developed by the Fire Dept Safety Officers Assoc for Company Officers, Incident Safety Officers, and Chief Officers where they can learn to take their ability to “Read 5 Critical Factors” to the next level.

This class is intended to try and fill that need between receiving your certification, and how to keep on top of your skills?

The class will review and emphasize the significance of The 5 Reads which includes:
  • Risk: Identification, Evaluation, Prioritization, Mitigation, and Monitoring
  • Buildings: Type, Era, Use, Size, Related Hazards and Predicting Collapse
  • Smoke: Volume, Velocity, Density, Color, Influencing Factors, and Predicting Fire Behavior
  • Hazardous Energy: Thermal, Mechanical, Wind, Chemical, Electrical, Water
  • Firefighters: Capabilities, Mental and Physical Status

Feedback after the introduction of the class at our Health and Safety Conference, January, 2019:
  • “A real world look at how to manage the fire ground from people that have been there.”
  • “The instructors were well versed in all topics and made the program very interactive.”
  • “It was a great program for firefighters that don’t run a lot of fires or operate as a full-time ISO.”
  • “This is a program that should be offered outside the FDSOA conference, so more firefighters have access to the very valuable information.”

Speakers
LV

Lance Vinson

Amarillo FD
MJ

Mike Johnson

Loudoun County Fire & Rescue


Monday January 10, 2022 7:30am - 4:30pm MST
Las Palmas AB
 
Tuesday, January 11
 

6:45am MST

Breakfast
Breakfast

Tuesday January 11, 2022 6:45am - 7:30am MST
Convention Foyer

7:30am MST

Conducting Reviews to Improve Safety Culture – Identifying the Why and the What
TBA

Speakers
avatar for Mark Keough

Mark Keough

Retired Operations Deputy Chief, Mesa Fire and Medical Department
Retired as the Mesa Fire and Medical Department Operations Deputy Chief. I developed the MFMD Review Process that is currently used for any serious accident, injury, exposure or close call. I had a 21 year history with our department’s Safety program, initially serving as the Safety... Read More →


Tuesday January 11, 2022 7:30am - 4:30pm MST
Las Palmas AB

7:30am MST

HSO Academy
HSO Academy
Health and Safety Officer 2-Day Academy
This course is an in-depth, fast paced class that focuses on the knowledge and experience – elements required of an effective HSO. It gives participants the opportunity for situational exercises and scenario practice. The HSO Academy is an excellent tool to help participants prepare for the FDSOA HSO Pro Board Certification Exam. The course is ideal for any fire officer who has been newly appointed as a Safety Officer or is likely to fill the Health and Safety Officer role.
Recommended Text – Occupational Safety and Health in the Emergency Services, 4th edition, by James S. Angle
(Available for $90 through FDSOA Shop)
Upon completion of the 16-hour Academy, you are eligible to take the exam for National Certification onsite Tuesday or Wednesday evening, or by using an approved local proctor at a later date. Exam fee included in Academy registration.


Speakers
avatar for Scott Yurczyk

Scott Yurczyk

Seattle FD
I believe attending classes adds tools to the toolbox. However unique, it's just a matter of time when that tool will be necessary and utilized. Always be prepared for the odd situation through constant preparation and study.
avatar for Bruce Varner

Bruce Varner

Principle, BHVarner&Associates
Bruce H. Varner retired December 30, 2010 as the Fire Chief of Santa Rosa (CA) Fire Department having served in that position since May 2004. Chief Varner began his fire service career with the Phoenix (AZ) Fire Department in 1967, promoting through the ranks to Deputy Chief in 1985... Read More →


Tuesday January 11, 2022 7:30am - 4:30pm MST
La Valencia A

7:30am MST

ISO Academy
ISO Academy
Incident Safety Officer 2-Day Academy
This course is an in-depth, fast paced class that focuses on the knowledge and experience-elements required of an effective ISO. It gives participants the opportunity for situational exercises and scenario practice. The ISO Academy is an excellent tool to help participants prepare for the FDSOA ISO Certification Exam. The course is ideal for any fire officer who has been newly appointed as a Safety Officer or is likely to fill the Incident Safety Officer role.
Recommended Text – Incident Safety Officer, 3rd Edition. David W. Dodson
(Available for $90 through FDSOA Shop)
Upon completion of the 16-hour Academy, you are eligible to take the exam for National Certification onsite Tuesday or Wednesday evening, or by using an approved local proctor at a later date. Exam fee included in Academy registration.


Speakers
avatar for Dave Dodson

Dave Dodson

Owner, Response Solutions
Dave Dodson, Lead Instructor, Response SolutionsRetired Battalion Chief Dodson is a fire service author, lecturer, and trainer. He is a 39-year fire service veteran, serving with the US Air Force, as well as the Parker (CO) and Loveland (CO) Fire Departments. In 2017, Chief Dodson... Read More →
avatar for Shadd Whitehead

Shadd Whitehead

Michigan MABAS
Shadd Whitehead, Fire Chief (Ret.), Livonia Fire Department, MichiganChief Whitehead worked for the Livonia Fire Department, MI, for over 28 years, while serving 13 years as Chief. Chief Whitehead also serves as the Chief of Special Operations for Western Wayne County and oversees... Read More →


Tuesday January 11, 2022 7:30am - 4:30pm MST
La Valencia B

7:30am MST

ISO Traps and Triggers - Tactical Considerations for the Incident Safety Officer
TBA

Speakers
AH

Adam Hoster

Battalion Chief, Mesa Community College Virtual Incident Command Center
LV

Lance Vinson

Amarillo FD
MJ

Mike Johnson

Loudoun County Fire & Rescue


Tuesday January 11, 2022 7:30am - 4:30pm MST
TBA

5:00pm MST

HSO Testing
HSO Testing

Tuesday January 11, 2022 5:00pm - 7:00pm MST
La Valencia A

5:00pm MST

ISO Testing
ISO Testing

Tuesday January 11, 2022 5:00pm - 7:00pm MST
La Valencia B
 
Wednesday, January 12
 

6:45am MST

Breakfast
Breakfast

Wednesday January 12, 2022 6:45am - 7:30am MST
Convention Foyer

7:30am MST

Opening Ceremony for Health and Safety Conference; General Session - Gordon Graham
Opening Ceremony for Health and Safety Conference

Keynote Speaker - Gordon Graham

Speakers
avatar for Gordon Graham

Gordon Graham

Principal, Graham Research Consultants
On January 12, 2022 the FDSOA Health and Safety Conference is proud to present a program by Gordon Graham. This brief program (0730-1015) is entitled ”What “Real” Risk Management is All About”.The program will commence with some very brief comments on the “cause” of tragedies... Read More →


Wednesday January 12, 2022 7:30am - 10:15am MST
Grande Ballroom

10:15am MST

Morning Break
Morning Break

Wednesday January 12, 2022 10:15am - 10:30am MST
Convention Foyer

10:30am MST

Diet and Nutrition
Diet and Nutrition - Ready to be our best!

The health and nutrition choices made as firefighters impacts the entire
crew - we are stronger together and we are strongest when healthy. This
same theory applies at home to our firefighter families. Join Canton
Firefighter and Registered New York Mets Dietitian Maureen Stoecklein while she bridges the gap between fire station nutrition and nutrition for the entire family.
The ultimate goal is to retire in the best shape possible to enjoy what is
most important in life…our loved ones! You have worked hard to get to
where you are, let’s make sure you get to enjoy your current life and
retirement as a family. Maureen offers a simple approach to make this
happen. Maureen’s passion for nutrition and fitness and the many firefighters, athletes, coaches, mentors and colleagues she has met along the way inspire her to share her love of healthy food and insights to help others succeed!

Speakers
avatar for Maureen Stoecklein

Maureen Stoecklein

Firefighter/Paramedic and Dietitian, Canton Township FD
MAUREEN STOECKLEIN RDFirefighter/Paramedic and Registered Dietitian Maureen has served as a registered dietitian for over 25 years and a full-time firefighter/paramedic for 21 years. While serving as a firefighter in Canton Township MI, she is a consulting performance dietitian at... Read More →


Wednesday January 12, 2022 10:30am - 11:45am MST
3. Grande Ballroom D

10:30am MST

PPE and Heat Stress in Firefighters
Speakers
TD

Travis Davis

Gore Technologies


Wednesday January 12, 2022 10:30am - 11:45am MST
2. Grande Ballroom C

10:30am MST

Roadway Incident Safety & Survival
Roadway Incident Safety and Survival Distracted, drowsy, drunk, drugged and disgruntled drivers are striking firefighters, EMTs, other emergency responders and emergency vehicles at roadway incidents with increasing frequency. Fire & EMS personnel must train and operate in a methodical and professional manner at all roadway incidents. Roads and highways are some of the most dangerous areas of operation for firefighters and EMTs so it is critical that personnel establish and maintain a solid defensive strategy during all roadway operations. This session will review specific case studies, describe successful strategies and tactics for roadway operations, and educate attendees about emerging technologies that present even more hazards and also some potential solutions for crew safety. Participants will walk away with the essential steps and actions every FD should be taking to protect their personnel from being struck at roadway incidents. .

Speakers
avatar for Jack Sullivan

Jack Sullivan

Training Director, Emergency Responder Safety Institute
Retired Volunteer Firefighter, Line Officer, Deputy Chief, and FD Safety Officer; Certified Safety Professional (CSP); Loss Control Consultant (40 years, semi-retired); subject matter expert on roadway incident safety for Firefighters, EMTs, and other emergency responders and working... Read More →


Wednesday January 12, 2022 10:30am - 11:45am MST
4. Grande Ballroom EF

11:45am MST

Lunch
Lunch

Wednesday January 12, 2022 11:45am - 12:45pm MST
Terraza

12:45pm MST

Cancer in the Fire Service
Speakers
BF

Brian Frieders

Firefighter Cancer Support Network


Wednesday January 12, 2022 12:45pm - 2:00pm MST
3. Grande Ballroom D

12:45pm MST

ISO Considerations during a Mayday Event – Vinson
Speakers
LV

Lance Vinson

Amarillo FD


Wednesday January 12, 2022 12:45pm - 2:00pm MST
1. Grande Ballroom AB

12:45pm MST

Tetralogy of Performance
Speakers
AT

Ann-Maree Tadaldi, PhD

Seattle Fire Department


Wednesday January 12, 2022 12:45pm - 2:00pm MST
2. Grande Ballroom C

2:00pm MST

Afternoon Break
Afternoon Break 

Wednesday January 12, 2022 2:00pm - 2:15pm MST
Convention Foyer

2:15pm MST

A Practical Guide to FF Health and Wellness
Speakers
avatar for Ed Klima

Ed Klima

Managing Director, First Responder Center for Excellence
Ed Klima has served as the Managing Director of the FRCE since its inception in 2016.  He  began his public safety career as a volunteer firefighter in Delaware in 1988 and became a career firefighter in Fairfax County, Virginia in 1997.  Unfortunately, a back injury cut his career... Read More →


Wednesday January 12, 2022 2:15pm - 3:15pm MST
4. Grande Ballroom EF

2:15pm MST

Common Sense Exposure Reduction Techniques
Speakers
RK

Richard Kesler

Deputy Director of Research Programs, Illinois Fire Service Institute


Wednesday January 12, 2022 2:15pm - 3:15pm MST
4. Grande Ballroom EF

2:15pm MST

Rehab Protocols – Valliere and Hoster (possibly add Wildland piece with Bill Arsenault)
Speakers
avatar for Eric Valliere

Eric Valliere

Assistant Fire Chief, Scottsdale AZ, Scottsdale Fire
Eric Valliere has been an active member of the Fire Service for the past 27 years. He started as a Firefighter with the Mesa Fire Department (AZ) in 1991 and came to the Scottsdale Fire Department (AZ) (SFD) as a Battalion Chief in 2005 – when the department was transitioning to... Read More →
AH

Adam Hoster

Battalion Chief, Mesa Community College Virtual Incident Command Center


Wednesday January 12, 2022 2:15pm - 3:15pm MST
3. Grande Ballroom D

4:00pm MST

HSO Testing
HSO Testing

Wednesday January 12, 2022 4:00pm - 6:00pm MST
La Valencia A

4:00pm MST

ISO Testing
ISO Testing

Wednesday January 12, 2022 4:00pm - 6:00pm MST
La Valencia B
 
Thursday, January 13
 

6:45am MST

Breakfast
Breakfast

Thursday January 13, 2022 6:45am - 7:30am MST
Convention Foyer

7:30am MST

Latest Research from UL FSRI ; NFPA Update; Denise Smith
Speakers
avatar for Dan Madrzykowski

Dan Madrzykowski

UL FSRI
Dan has been conducting research in the areas of fire suppression, fire investigation, and fire fighter safety for more than 33 years.  He is a member of the NFPA and serves on the technical committees for Fire Service Training, Structural Fire Fighting, and Fire Investigation.  Dan... Read More →
DS

Denise Smith

Skidmore College


Thursday January 13, 2022 7:30am - 10:00am MST
Grande Ballroom

10:00am MST

Morning Break
Morning Break

Thursday January 13, 2022 10:00am - 10:15am MST
Convention Foyer

10:15am MST

Cardiac Studies
Speakers
DS

Denise Smith

Skidmore College


Thursday January 13, 2022 10:15am - 11:45am MST
2. Grande Ballroom C

10:15am MST

NFFF/EGH
Speakers
avatar for Rick Best

Rick Best

EGH Coordinator, NFFF-EGH
Rick Best is a nationally recognized leader in firefighter health and safety. He has more than 20 years of experience in fire service training, program development, and public speaking, and currently serves as the Everyone Goes Home Advocate Program Manager for the National Fallen... Read More →


Thursday January 13, 2022 10:15am - 11:45am MST
3. Grande Ballroom D

10:15am MST

11:45am MST

Lunch and General Membership Meeting with NFPA 1500 Update
General Membership Meeting

Thursday January 13, 2022 11:45am - 12:45pm MST
Terraza

12:45pm MST

Firefighter Wellness: Weaponizing a 4 Pillar Approach
Firefighters swear an oath to protect lives and property and to place the value of everyone else’s lives ahead of their own.  Consistently placing themselves last serves to cement a culture feeding exhaustion and burn-out, mental health crises, increased absenteeism and presenteeism and rising rates of validated suicides.  Your mission: Empower personnel on the pillars of 1. Sleep; 2. Nutrition; 3. Mindfulness; and 4. Movement by educating, supporting, and creating accountability and buy-in. Looking from outside, fitness and performance may seem like the keys to organizational success, but wellness and resilience are the true lifesavers.

Speakers
avatar for Annette Zapp

Annette Zapp

owner, FireSQ Fitness
An 18-year veteran of the fire service, Zapp holds the rank of Lieutenant and owns FireSQFitness, a coaching business dedicated elevating the mental and physical wellness of fire fighters worldwide.  She earned a master’s degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University... Read More →


Thursday January 13, 2022 12:45pm - 2:00pm MST
TBA

12:45pm MST

ISO Response in Wildland Settings
Wildland fires are becoming increasingly difficult to manage, understand, and maintain appropriate situational awareness due to rapidly evolving incidents that are multifaceted.  Understanding the role of initial on-scene actions of any Incident Safety Officer and the complexities of municipal fire service organzations and land management agencies can make or break the overall success and outcomes of the WUI responses.  LCES has a whole new meaning with Chief Arsenault.  Listen as he provides quick tools to help you have the most success pre-season, during the season, and post season.  And there are no more "fire seasons", as it's continually evolving...are you ready?!

Speakers
avatar for Bill Arsenault

Bill Arsenault

Fire Chief, Kamiah Fire-Rescue
Bill Arsenault is a 34 year veteran of emergency services.  He has served in both structural and wildland fire environments, EMS, and the US military.  He previously served as the Wildland Fire Program Coordinator for Idaho Falls FD before becoming Fire Chief in Kamiah, ID.  North... Read More →


Thursday January 13, 2022 12:45pm - 2:00pm MST
3. Grande Ballroom D

12:45pm MST

Re-Engineering Fire Service Survival and Beyond
Speakers
avatar for Todd LeDuc

Todd LeDuc

Chief Strategy Officer, Life Scan Wellness Centers
Chief Todd LeDuc retired as executive assistant fire chief in Broward County, FL. After thirty years of service and joined Life Scan Wellness Centers as their Chief Strategy Officer. Life Scan Wellness Centers is the Nations largest provider of comprehensive integrated NFPA 1582 physicals... Read More →


Thursday January 13, 2022 12:45pm - 2:00pm MST
2. Grande Ballroom C

2:00pm MST

Afternoon Break
Afternoon Break

Thursday January 13, 2022 2:00pm - 2:15pm MST
Convention Foyer

2:15pm MST

FDNY Approach to Cancer Risk Reduction

For decades, the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) has been working to reduce firefighter occupational exposure to fireground contaminants. This presentation examines the studies and scientific research that have led to many of the best practices of contamination reduction in the FDNY and elsewhere. Highlighted are the FDNY’s most recent aggressive implementations.
Cancer has been recognized as one of the most dangerous threats to firefighters. The toxins and carcinogens firefighters are exposed to on the scene and through residual effects of firefighting are better understood now than ever before. This retrospective and prospective look at the FDNY and best practices provides examples and simple steps attendees can take today to better protect against and reduce firefighters’ exposure to fireground contamination.


Speakers
avatar for Frank Leeb

Frank Leeb

Deputy Assistant Chief - Chief of the Fire Academy, FDNY
Frank Leeb is a Deputy Assistant Chief in the Fire Department of New York (FDNY). He currently serves as the Chief of the Fire Academy. Frank also is the current chair of the FDNY’s Contamination Reduction Workgroup and has been a member of the FDNY since 1992. Frank has also been... Read More →


Thursday January 13, 2022 2:15pm - 3:15pm MST
2. Grande Ballroom C

2:15pm MST

Get your Data for Decision-Making: FOCUS on Safety Culture and Well-Being
Speakers
avatar for Andrea Davis

Andrea Davis

FIRST Center, Drexel University
The Center for Firefighter Injury Research & Safety Trends (FIRST) is a research, education, and practice enterprise at the Dornsife School of Public Health at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA, comprised of data scientists, epidemiologists, organizational scientists, and psychologists... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Taylor

Jennifer Taylor

Director, Center for Firefighter Injury Research and Safety Trends (FIRST), Drexel University
Talk to me about data, your safety culture, the mental health impacts of fire and rescue service work. The FIRST Center is here for you. Check us out at drexel.edu/dornsife/FIRSTDr. Taylor has been trained in the field of injury prevention and control, and uses its principles to... Read More →


Thursday January 13, 2022 2:15pm - 3:15pm MST
4. Grande Ballroom EF

2:15pm MST

Project Mayday and Study on Ion Battery Fire
Speakers
avatar for Don Abbott

Don Abbott

Mayday Project
Donald Abbott is developer and coordinator of "Project Mayday" for the last four years. He also serves as ainstructor at Mesa Community College for the last five years. He was the developer and coordinator for the Phoenix Fire Department - Command Training Center. Don and his wife... Read More →


Thursday January 13, 2022 2:15pm - 3:15pm MST
4. Grande Ballroom EF