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Missouri Emergency Services Instructor Conference


October 23–25, 2015


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Preconference Train-the-Trainer Classes — Friday, October 23


Conference Workshops — Saturday and Sunday, October 24-25


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 required media

 

*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.

Participants 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 will be assessed.

 

Registered Program Requirements:

 

General Session


A general session will kick-off the conference on Saturday, October 24th 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.


 

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.



Registration Fees


Participants can select to attend the Preconference Train-the-Trainer or the weekend conference separately, or attend both. The conference fees are $175.00 per event. Fees include: all student materials and breakfast and lunch on each full day of the conference.

FEES

$175

Preconference Event - 10/23

$175

Conference Workshops - 10/24-25

$350

Full Conference - 10/23-25

Cancellation Policy


Cancellations received before October 5, 2015 are fully refundable. No refunds will be made after that date. All cancellations must be 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.

RATES

$85

Deluxe Room

Two Queen or one King

$85

Suites

King with sofa sleeper

$145

Villa

2 bedroom, 2 bath, Kitchen

$215

Villa

3 bedroom, 2 bath, Kitchen

To make reservations contact the hotel at 800-964-6698 or 573-964-2200, or online at www.countryclubhotel.com, enter Promo/Group Code MUFRTI.

Reservations made after September 22, 2015 are subject to availability.



Conference Schedule



Friday, October 23

6:30 a.m.

Breakfast Buffet
Registration check-in

8:00 a.m.

Train-the-Trainer classes begin

Noon

Lunch

1:00 p.m.

Train-the-Trainer classes resume

5:00 p.m.

Train-the-Trainer classes conclude

Saturday, October 24

6:30 a.m.

Breakfast Buffet
Registration check-in

8:00 a.m.

General Session
• 16 Life Safety Initiatives
• Generational Differences
• Division of Fire Safety Update
• MU FRTI Update
• Instructor Awards

Noon

Lunch

1:00 p.m.

Workshops begin

5:00 p.m.

Workshops end

Sunday, October 25

6:30 a.m.

Breakfast Buffet
Registration check-in

8:00 a.m.

Workshops resume

Noon

Workshops conclude


Preconference Train-the-Trainer Classes


Friday, October 23



Basic Pump Operations Train-the-Trainer

Basic Pump Operations

Instructor:

Mike Cherry, Chief,
Lincoln County Fire Protection District 1

CEU:

DFS 8-Instructor

Description:

This class is designed to meet portions of NFPA 1002, Fire Apparatus Driver Operator Professional Qualifications. Topics will focus on the various types of pumps used on fire apparatus including shifting mechanisms, primers, relief valves and controls. Pump safety and operations will be covered, as well as, basic pump maintenance. This class is taught in a combination lecture, demonstration and hands-on format.

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Company Officer Responsibility Incident Safety Train-the-Trainer

Company Officer

Instructor:

Michael Arnhart, Chief,
High Ridge Fire Protection District

CEU:

DFS 8-Instructor

Description:

This class addresses the roles and responsibilities that the company officer is expected to perform when responding to a structure involved in a fire. Even if the organization you work for has a progressive administration, utilizes ICS and ISO, there are still gaps that need to be addressed. Discussion includes: how much time has passed before you are dispatched and arrive on scene; and what critical decision must be made even before Incident Command is fully functional and Incident Safety Officer assignments have 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 the 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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National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Train-the-Trainer Series

NFFF

Instructor:

National Firefighters Foundation Instructor

CEU:

DFS 8-Instructor

Leadership So Everyone Goes Home

This class emphasizes how strong leadership can contribute to preventing line-of-duty deaths and serious injuries. It is designed for chiefs or senior-level officers who have commanded firefighters on a wide variety of emergency incidents, including fires and hazardous materials responses. Using a series of case studies, this class examines issues that led to a fatality or injury, what could have been done to prevent the incident, steps any department can implement to reduce the risk of line-of-duty injuries and deaths, and the adaptive challenges facing today’s emergency services to create a safer environment.

Stress First Aid for Fire and Emergency Services Personnel

Firefighter Life Safety Initiative number 13 states: “Firefighters and their families should have access to counseling and psychological support.” Stress First Aid (SFA), an important component of fulfilling this Life Safety Initiative, is a set of supportive actions designed to help emergency responders assist each other in reducing the negative impacts of stress. SFA was designed specifically to support firefighters, EMS, and rescue personnel. This class teaches SFA at the awareness level, focusing on: understanding stress; recognizing how stress manifests in thoughts, words, and actions; and delivering the “Seven C’s” of Stress First Aid (Check, Coordinate, Cover, Calm, Connect, Competence, Confidence). This method of assisting a co-worker who is undergoing stress is practical, flexible, and can be tailored to the specific need.

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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Public Educator/Public Relations Train-the-Trainer Series

Smoke detector



Instructor:

Nancy Trench, Assistant Director,
Fire Protection Publications,
Oklahoma State University

Milissa Gofourth, Program Manager,
Oklahoma ABLE Tech

CEU:

DFS 8-Instructor

Firefighters Serving People With Disabilities

Participants will gain the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to provide effective home fire safety information, enhanced emergency services, home visits for installing smoke alarms, as well as increase their organizations fire and emergency response capacity to better serve people with disabilities in their communities. The instructional team uses small group activities, role play, discussions and interactive lectures as methods of instruction.

Smoke Alarm Installer Training

Participants will receive knowledge and skills addressing updated information on the current “fire problem” and high risk populations in Missouri communities and the U.S. Topics will cover: smoke alarm technologies, placement, and correct installation of residential smoke alarms and alert devices; alert device technology that meets the needs of people with disabilities, installing, syncing, and testing with smoke alarms; UL 217 and UL 1971 requirements, new equipment, and overcoming obstacles when installing, including older homes; successful protocols developed for smoke alarm and alert equipment installations, resulting in documented “saves”; and the importance of delivering fire prevention and life safety education to the consumer during the installation, and its relevance to preventing fires, reducing injuries, and saving lives.

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Conference Workshops


Saturday & Sunday, October 24-25



16 Life Safety Initiatives — Preventing Line-of-Duty Deaths

Everyone Goes Home

Instructor:

Rick Mason,
National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

CEU:

DFS 4-Instructor

 

 

Description:

In 2004, the Firefighter Life Safety Summit was held to address the need for change within the fire and emergency services. Throughout this meeting, 16 Life Safety Initiatives were produced to ensure that Everyone Goes Home. Eleven years later we are still seeing line-of-duty deaths. This workshop will review these initiatives and explain how trainers can incorporate them into existing curriculum to reinforce the need for a culture change to improve safety and address line-of-duty deaths.

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Documentation and Report Writing – Legal Aspects

Report Writing

Instructor:

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

CEU:

DFS 4-Instructor

 

Description:

This workshop on documentation such as training records, EMS and medical responses, fire responses, documenting due process and discipline, and general documentation is required of every fire officer. This session reviews the best practices for documentation related to these areas: case law, discussions regarding the most contemporary method of documentation utilizing paper records; electronic records and other electronic recording devices that include video and sound recordings. This workshop wil also discuss the current laws related to the release of these documents, release protocols and policies, HIPAA and other rules and regulations related to medical documentation and security of those documents.

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Managing Up and Down the Generational Ladder

Generational Ladder

Instructor:

John-Paul Schilling, EFO, Fire Chief,
Cedar Falls Fire Rescue, Iowa

CEU:

DFS 4-Instructor

Description:

The fire service today is facing an issue that many government agencies and private businesses are attempting to overcome. That issue is how to manage and lead the younger generations and for that matter, how the younger generations may have to lead their older counterparts. We, the fire service, are steeped in tradition but also mired in it. Without the willingness to understand the needs yet alone the characteristics of the generations living in a firehouse, unpleasant outcomes are going to become more prevalent; high turnover, lower moral, inconsistent team work, lack of camaraderie, etc. This workshop takes on the issues that everyone recognizes yet no one is talking about, we have generational differences and it is creating problems in the fire service. Discussion includes a look at the three generations in today’s firehouses: The Baby Boomers, Generation “X,” and Generation “Y”. This workshop will divulge each generation’s characteristics and how people and events influenced the generations. The presentation will demonstrate work ethics and what motivates each generation. It will become very clear that each generation is quite different, yet how do we deal with it?

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Instructor Biographies



 

Rick Mason



Rick Mason

Rick Mason retired from the New Hampshire Fire Service in 2011 and has since been the Training and Education Coordinator for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. His responsibilities include overseeing and maintaining the currency, relevancy, and value of the training and educational programs of the foundation. In 1996 the governor appointed him as the director of the Division of Fire Standards and Training at the state fire training academy. Prior to his career at the state’s fire academy, he served more than twenty years in three New Hampshire city fire departments. Rick has an Associates Degree in Fire Protection from the New Hampshire Community Technical College and a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Safety Management from Granite State College. Rick is among one of the first in the nation to become designated as a Chief Fire Officer in 2000.





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John K. Murphy



John K Murphy

John K. Murphy, JD, MS, PA-C, EFO retired as a Deputy Fire Chief after 32 years of career service. He is a practicing attorney 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. He is a physician’s assistant and has been practicing since 1977 with a focus in urgent, emergency, pre-hospital medical care and occupational medicine. Murphy’s past fire and emergency medical experience has been as a paramedic/firefighter; paramedic program director, chief fire officer, chief of training, emergency operations chief, health and safety officer and fire chief. He is a frequent speaker on legal and medical issues at local, state and national fire service conferences and a contributing podcast member and author of topics related to fire services law and policy.



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John-Paul Schilling



John-Paul Schilling Madrzykowski

John-Paul Schilling was appointed to serve the City of Cedar Falls as Chief of the Cedar Falls Fire Department in 2008. Prior to Schilling’s appoint he has served in varying capacities and leadership roles in Iowa and Alabama. Prior to coming to Cedar Falls, Schilling served on the Ankeny Fire Department (Iowa) as Deputy Chief. In that role he managed the day-to-day operations of the department along with improving the quality of services provided to the citizens of Ankeny. In addition, Schilling worked with other fire and emergency service agencies within Polk County to improve mutual aid response and coordination of services. The outcome was the creation of Polk County’s Tiered Emergency Asset Management System (TEAMS). Schilling’s education includes paramedic certification and a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Administration with emphasis on Fire Science from Upper Iowa University. Schilling is a graduate of the United States Fire Administrations Executive Fire Officer Program.



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