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Instructor Conference


October 11–13, 2013


Instructor Conference Brochure

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Instructor Conference Registration Form

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List of Train-the-Trainer Classes

List of Conference Workshops

Instructor Biographies

 


About the Conference


The Missouri Emergency Services Instructor Conference is for those preparing and presenting training programs for emergency services personnel, and public fire education. Instructors and other supervisory personnel will find this conference valuable in planning for the training needs of their organizations. Whether you are just starting out or have been involved with training for many years, this conference will be of benefit to you.

 

Preconference Train-the-Trainer Programs


The Train-the-Trainer classes are reserved for Certified Instructors recognized by the Missouri Division of Fire Safety (If you are not affiliated with a Missouri Fire Department, this requirement can be waived). Participants will receive all of the curriculum and training that will enable you to deliver the selected classes to your own agency as a MU Fire and Rescue Training Institute Registered Program.*
Participants will receive:

  1. Instructor Guide
  2. A master copy of the Student Manual
  3. CD-ROM with PowerPoint presentation

*What is a Registered Program


The registered course program provides an opportunity for state certified instructors to teach the MU Fire and Rescue Training Institute courses within their organization. Certified fire service instructors may qualify to teach courses under the registered program by successfully completing an MU Fire and Rescue Training Institute's Train-the-Trainer course. Qualified instructors may then register a course they teach within their own organization with the Institute.

Students who complete a registered course conducted under MU FRTI guidelines will have the contact hours for that course added to their MU FRTI student record and the course will appear on their official transcript.

A Registered Program administrative fee of $350.00 per class may be covered by other funding sources. Departments are responsible for any student manual costs, if applicable.

 

Registered Program Requirements:



Continuing Education Credit


The Missouri Division of Fire Safety has approved 8 hours continuing education credits for Train-the-Trainer courses and 12 hours for the weekend conference.


General Session


A general session will kick-off the conference on Saturday morning, October 12th at 8:00 a.m. The Instructor of the year award will be presented to an outstanding MU FRTI Adjunct Instructor. In addition, you will hear program updates from MU FRTI and the Missouri Division of Fire Safety, as well as keynote presentations of interest to instructors.



Registration Fees


Participants can choose to attend the Preconference Train-the-Trainer Classes and/or the weekend Conference Workshop. All student materials, breakfast and lunch are provided with registration for each full day of the conference.

$150 per event.

$300 for Friday through Sunday.

Registered Fee Discount


Participants of the Train-the-Trainer courses will be provided with a special one-time discount of $100.00 toward the Registered Program Fee for the course in which you complete. Discount will be valid through the current fiscal year ending June 30, 2013.

 

Cancellation Policy


Cancellations received before September 27, 2013 are fully refundable. No refunds will be made after September 27, 2013. All cancellations must be made in writing.

 


Location and Lodging


The Country Club Hotel and Spa at the Lake of the Ozarks will be the host location for the Instructor Conference. A special lodging rate will be available to participants when you mention you are attending the MU FRTI Instructor Conference.

$85 – Deluxe Room | Two Queen or one King
$85 – Suites | King with sofa sleeper
$145 – Villa | Two bedroom, two bath with full kitchen
$215 – Villa | Three bedroom, two bath with full kitchen

To make reservations contact the Country Club at 800-964-6698 or 573-964-2200, or online at www.countryclubhotel.com, enter Promo/Group Code MU FRTI. Reservations are subject to availability.

Reservations made after September 10, 2013 are subject to availability.

 

Instructor Conference Lodging Flyer

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Schedule



Friday, October 11


Saturday, October 12


Sunday, October 13


Preconference Train-the-Trainer Classes


Friday, October 11



Aerial Apparatus Driver/Operator – Train-the-Trainer

Aerial Apparatus

Instructor:

Lynn Morgan

Prerequisites:

Driver/Operator certification. Missouri Division of Fire Safety Certification
Exam Evaluator Seminar is preferred. (Documentation required with Registration form)

CEU:

DFS 8-Instructor

Description:

This course will prepare students as aerial operators according to NFPA 1002, 2009 edition. Topics to be covered in the course are: types of aerial apparatus construction, positioning, stabilizing and operating telescoping and articulating aerial equipment, strategy and tactics when using aerial apparatus, and the inspection and testing of aerial apparatus.

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Company Officer Responsibility: Incident Safety – Train-the-Trainer

Arnhart-Michael

Instructor:

Michael Arnhart, Chief, High Ridge Fire Protection District

CEU:

DFS 8-Instructor

Description:

This class addresses the role and responsibility that the company officer is expected to perform when responding to a structure involved in fire. Even if the organization you work for has a progressive administration, utilizes ICS and ISO, there are gaps that need to be addressed. Discussion includes: How much time has passed before you are dispatched, and arrive on scene; What critical decision must be made even before Incident Command is fully functional and Incident Safety Officer assignments has been made. While those functions are becoming active we must: Arrive alive, determine the building construction type and principal hazard, determine the rate at which the structure is burning, and determine task assignments and risk to personnel.

Note: This class is being presented in partnership with the Fire Department Safety Officers Association (FDSOA) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

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Leadership, Accountability, Culture and Knowledge (LACK) – Train-the-Trainer

LACK

Instructor:

Mike Novak, Battalion Chief, Branson Fire Department

CEU:

DFS 8-Instructor

Description:

Is your department on the path to a LODD? This compelling presentation by the National Fallen Firefighter Foundations examines the root causes of LODD's and the role of Leadership, Accountability, Culture and Knowledge as it influences the end result. Many fire departments across the United States "LACK the Right Stuff " to prevent them from being on a path to a line of duty death, with Leadership, Accountability, Culture and Knowledge being the elements that need to be addressed and managed in those environments. Through education and training, those departments can improve their survivability by understanding the root causes of firefighter fatalities and tackling these four elements with special emphasis on understanding fire service culture.

Note: This class is being presented in partnership with the National Fallen Firefighter Foundation (NFFF). Participants will be required to complete an application for Instructor status with the NFFF during the class.

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VFIS Safety Series – Train-the-Trainer

Trailer Ops



ATV

Instructor:

William S. Niehenke, VFIS

CEU:

DFS 8-Instructor – Total

Emergency Services Trailer Operations and Safety – Train-the-Trainer

 

Description:

As a result of many emergency service operational changes, equipment that was never considered is now being moved with increasing frequency. Often this equipment is needed, but cannot be carried on traditional vehicles. To meet these demands, emergency services organizations are purchasing trailers to transport equipment. Trailers can solve these organizational issues, yet many departments lack the expertise or training to hook up and move a trailer. This program was developed to teach the emergency vehicle operator the proper techniques and procedures for towing a trailer.

(DFS CEUs 4-Instructor)

UTV/ATV Safety – Train-the-Trainer

 

Description:

Utility Terrain Vehicles (UTV) and All Terrain Vehicles (ATV) have gained wider acceptance and use in both fire service and EMS. These vehicles can help responders take quicker action with less physical exhaustion of department members. These vehicles not only help the EMS providers or firefighters that use them, but also benefit the people served by the emergency service organization. Adding UTVs and ATVs to an Emergency Services Operations (ESO) fleet can provide great benefits but might also present safety issues if the vehicles have not been properly trained in the operation and maintenance. This safety program was developed to provide refresher training for ESOs that use these types of specialty vehicles.

(DFS CEUs 4-Instructor)

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Conference Workshops


Saturday, October 12 and Sunday, October 13



Training Liabilities – 2013

Training Liabilities

Instructor:

John K. Murphy, JD, PA-C, Attorney and Counselor at Law, Deputy Fire Chief (Ret), Sammamish Fire Department (WA)

CEU:

DFS 4-Instructor

 

Description:

Litigation changes fire service training practices especially where there are accidents causing deaths or injury to your firefighters. This class reviews the current NFPA training standards; OSHA safety standard's related to the fire service and how those standards are used in current litigation; provides case study reviews of several national incidents causing firefighter fatalities on the training ground; analyze and discuss three to four case law studies, and provides best practices approach to safe fire training in your department.

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Training for Proficiency

Training

Instructor:

Kevin Milan, CFO, EFO, Fire Marshal, South Metro (CO) Fire Rescue Authority

CEU:

DFS 4-Instructor

Description:

Logging hours and collecting certifications do not always translate into proficiency. This workshops focus is on proficiency-based training strategies for all ranks, and ensuring that each department member is trained with the necessary skills to perform their job. The concept of creating position qualification task books with integrated training curriculums will be presented and discussed.

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Why Don't They Get It?

Classroom

Instructor:

Scott Carrigan, Lieutenant, Nashua (NH) Fire Rescue

Description:

The focus is on the shortcomings of traditional fire service training methods in terms of knowledge transfer, skill retention, and problem solving/critical thinking and potential solutions. The effect on fire company efficiency, firehouse culture, and firefighter safety will be discussed and demonstrated through the use of case studies and video. Potential solutions to these training problems, including alternative teaching methodologies that compliment the unique characteristics of adult learners and those working in groups, including experiential learning, contextual learning, and self-directed learning, are discussed. These techniques will be presented in fire service settings. Also addressed are new and emerging teaching strategies, including peer instruction, lecture capture, flipped classrooms, gamification, and trends in distance learning. Examples of fire service applications are provided.

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Instructor Biographies



 

Scott Carrigan


Scott Carrigan

Scott Carrigan a full-time company officer in New Hampshire and a senior staff instructor with the NH Fire Academy. He is an adjunct professor at Lakes Region Community College and co-owner of Innovative Fire Training Solutions, LLC. He is a graduate of Oklahoma State University's School of Fire Protection & Safety and recently completed his Master of Education with a focus in Adult Learning & Development. In addition, he is presently participating in advanced graduate coursework in adult education and leadership studies at the University of Wyoming. Scott has instructed at regional, national, and international conferences, including FDIC and for the NFPA. He has been recognized twice for his contributions to fire service training in New Hampshire, having received the John Ayers Fire Instructor of the Year award and an "Academy Award" from the NH Fire Standards & Training Commission. He has assisted in the development of several training manuals and has published articles in national trade journals.


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Kevin Milan


Kevin Milan

Kevin Milan serves as a Fire Marshal South Metro Fire Rescue (CO) in his 20th year of fire service. He is a graduate of the National Fire Academy (NFA) Executive Fire Officer Program and possesses Chief Fire Officer Designation through the Center for Public Safety Excellence. Kevin holds a Master of Science in Executive Fire Service Leadership and is pursuing a PhD in Fire and Emergency Management through Oklahoma State University, He is Past President of the Colorado Training Officers Association, State Advocate for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, Director at Large for the International Society of Fire Service Instructors, a Governors appointee to the Colorado Fire Safety Advisory Board, and recipient of two NFA outstanding research awards.

 

 

 


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John K. Murphy, JD, MS, PA-C, EFO


John K Murphy

John K. Murphy, JD, MS, PA-C, EFO retired as a Deputy Fire Chief after 32 years of career service; is a practicing attorney licensed in Washington and New York, whose focus is employment practices liability, fire and EMS training safety, employment policy and practices, forensic evaluation on fire operations, internal investigations, expert witness and attorney litigation support and consulting on risk management for private and public entities.

His past fire experience has been as a paramedic/firefighter and Chief Fire Officer with responsibilities as the: Director of Paramedic Operations, Chief of Training, Chief of Operations, Health and Safety Officer, Fire Chief for the City of Sammamish (WA) and promoter and facilitator of health care and safety for firefighters. Mr. Murphy was also a US Navy combat corpsman serving with the Marines during Vietnam. Mr. Murphy is also a licensed Physicians Assistant since 1977 and Fellow, American College of Clinicians with a focus in occupational medicine, family practice and emergency care.

He is a frequent speaker on legal and medical issues at local, state and national fire service conferences and a frequent contributing podcast member and author of topics related to fire services law and policy.


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2013 Instructor Conference
MU FRTI
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Columbia, MO 65211-3410


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