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Instructor Conference


October 24–26, 2014


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 materials (Fire Department Medical First Responder student manual will not be provided. Students may purchase a copy by ordering individually from Brady-Prentice Hall publishers, 9th edition)
  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.

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 will be assessed.

 

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 25th 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.

 

Cancellation Policy


Cancellations received before October 3, 2014 are fully refundable. No refunds will be made after that date. 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 23, 2014 are subject to availability.

 

 



Schedule



Friday, October 24


Saturday, October 25

  • Noon - Lunch
  • 1:00 p.m. - Workshops begin
  • 5:00 p.m. - Workshops conclude

  • Sunday, October 26


    Preconference Train-the-Trainer Classes


    Friday, October 24



    Electric Vehicle Safety for First Responders – Train-the-Trainer

    Electric Vehicle

    Instructor:

    Jason Emery, NFPA Consultant,
    Electric Vehicle Safety Project

    Prerequisites:

    Firefighter I and II and experience in Vehicle Extrication principles and practice

    CEU:

    DFS 8-Instructor

    Description:

    The National Fire Protection Association's (NFPA) Electric Vehicle Safety Training Project is providing firefighters and first responders with the information and materials necessary to respond to emergency situations involving electric vehicles. This training will help first responders identify electric vehicles and respond to common hazards. Topics include: myths versus reality with regard to hybrid electric vehicles (HEV), plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) and electric vehicle safety concerns (EV); basic electric concepts and hazards; vehicle systems and safety features; initial response procedures; and, emergency operations. The course provides for student interaction and scenarios to provide expand learning principles established in the course.

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    Fire Department Medical First Responder – Train-the-Trainer

    Medical

    Instructor:

    Dean Martin, Specialist,
    MU Fire and Rescue Training Institute

    Prerequisites:

    Licensed Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) level or greater

    CEU:

    DFS 8-Instructor

    Description:

    Fire Department Medical First Responder is a 32-hour program based on the U.S. Department of Transportation's First Responder: National Standard Curriculum. Topics include airway care and suctioning, patient assessment, bleeding control, stabilization of spinal and extremities injury, trauma emergencies, use of a limited medical care equipment and assisting other EMS providers. This course can also be used to meet the emergency medical training requirements for Firefighter I certification from the Missouri Division of Fire Safety.

    This train-the-trainer will prepare instructors to teach the skills stations required in this course plus provide a quick overview of the lesson plan and methodology used. This course is updated to the 9th Edition, Emergency Medical Responder: First on the Scene text published by Brady- Prentice Hall.

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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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    Traffic Incident Management – Train-the-Trainer

    Traffic



    Instructor:

    Roy Sims, Assistant Chief,
    West Plains Fire Department

    CEU:

    DFS 8-Instructor

    Description:

    Traffic incidents, including crashes, disabled vehicles and debris on the road create unsafe driving conditions; put motorists and responder lives at risk; and account for approximately 25 percent of all traffic delays. The Traffic Incident Management (TIM) training program focuses on a response effort that protects motorists and responders while minimizing the impact on traffic flow. TIM efforts include detecting, verifying and responding to incidents; clearing the incident scene; and restoring traffic flow. Using a multiple discipline perspective, first responders learn how to operate more efficiently and collectively. The training covers many topics including recommended TIM procedure. Responders also learn about human behavior in highway safety to help prevent additional injuries or delays that may result from secondary crashes occurring near the initial crash site.

    Note: This course was developed by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and made available through a cooperative agreement with the National Fire Academy.

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    Conference Workshops


    Saturday, October 25 and Sunday, October 26



    Fire Dynamics in Structures: Ventilation, Flow Paths & Exterior Attack

    Fire Dynamics

    Instructor:

    Daniel Madrzykowski, Fire Protection Engineer, National Institute of Standards and Technology

    CEU:

    DFS 4-Instructor

     

     

    Description:

    Fire behavior or fire dynamics is based on the fundamental relationship between fuel, oxygen and heat, i.e. the fire triangle. The type of fuel, the geometry of the fuel, building construction and ventilation can have a significant effect on the speed of fire growth and spread. Changes in construction materials, fuel loads, and construction methods will be discussed in terms of their impact on the fire fighter's working environment. A review of heat transfer and fire chemistry basics will be given to provide a common understanding among attendees.

    Over the past several decades, fire fighters have been using more and more technology to enable them to work in a structure fire safely. In many cases, technology has been implemented on the fire ground without sufficient training in the capabilities and limitations of technology, PPE would be one example. Recent changes to the NFPA standard for Self Contained Breathing Apparatus, a new Standard for Training with Thermal Imagers, and development of a new standard for thermal exposures to mobile radios and their components will be discussed in terms of the fire fighters' working environment.

    The focus of the presentation will be linking an understanding of fire dynamics to the fire ground. For example, ventilating the structure may provide cooling by removing heat. But ventilating a "fuel rich" room may cause a flashover, by allowing fresh air into the structure. It is important to remember that smoke is fuel. Ventilation does not always equal cooling. Understanding the impact of ventilation and flow paths will lead to improved tactical decisions. Another ventilation consideration is wind. Wind driven conditions can lead to flashovers or intensify the flashover conditions and spread the flames throughout a flow path in the structure. Exterior hose stream use, in recent years, has been considered a defensive tactic. Use of an exterior hose stream as an offensive tactic will be examined in terms of fire dynamics.

    This workshop will use a combination of videos and data to characterize the thermal environment that firefighters may be exposed to. Attendees will get an inside view of the fire progression through structures to compare with what they may see on the outside during size-up. Fire incidents and fire ground line of duty death incidents will be discussed with the attendees to demonstrate the interaction of fire dynamics and fire ground tactics. Throughout the presentation, current firefighting practices will be examined based on what the research data and line of duty deaths have shown. This presentation is intended to provide insight to complement the fire behavior training that occurs in the training tower or the experience gained on the fire ground.

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    Presentation is Everything: Mastering the Instructor's Tools of the Trade

    Instructor

    Instructor:

    Chuck Baird, Captain, Cobb County (GA)
    Fire and Emergency Services

    CEU:

    DFS 4-Instructor

     

    Description:

    This workshop provides information and hands-on experience for the new and veteran instructor and will kick-off with a presentation on the most important piece of 'equipment' in the learning environment, the mind of the student and the instructor. Three skills enhancement sessions will follow demonstrating skills an instructor needs to improve and deliver instruction in a learning environment. The participant will be guided through the neuroscience of learning as it applies to the delivery of information and will have the opportunity to improve their instructor skills along with the use of instructional tools to deliver classes that engage students and lead to life-long learning. The format provides for participants to walk away with an experience in a

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    The Instructor's Technology Toolbox

    Technology

    Instructor:

    Michael D. Finney, Elightenment Learning

    Description:

    Many instructors still struggle with leveraging technology to assist them in training. We all deal with issues from scheduling to presentations. However we now live in a society where the tools you need to have an effective training program are widely available (many for free). The underlying theme of this class will be "working smarter, not harder". We will review resources that you can implement immediately into your training program to improve your classroom time, practical skills evolutions, and administrative duties to allow you to focus on what is important... teaching.

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    Instructor Biographies



     

    Chuck Baird


    Chuck Baird

    Chuck Baird currently serves as a Captain with Cobb County Fire and Emergency Services in the Metro Atlanta area. He has been instructing at the department and college levels since 1994 in Fire and EMS programs. He is known for making the complex understandable as well as keeping the classroom active and entertaining. He and his wife have three children and have been married for 28 years. He has served in the response, administration, and training divisions over the years, but training has been his passion since serving a year in public fire and life safety many years ago. He is a graduate of the National Fire Academy's Executive Fire Officer program and has a Masters Degree in Executive Fire Service Leadership.


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    Michael D Finney


    Michael D Finney

    Michael D. Finney is a 30-year veteran of the fire service, having served at all ranks from Firefighter to Chief. He currently serves as the Founder for Elightenment Learning (an elearning company). Chief Executive Officer for the OPS Institute (www.openpublicsafetyinstitute.org.) He also serves as faculty for American Military University, Grand Canyon University, Fairleigh-Dickinson University, and Ivy Bridge College. He previously served as the Director of Public Safety Services for Great Oaks Institute of Technology and Career Development and the Fire Chief for the Village of Glendale, Ohio. Michael has been honored to serve with such organizations as the International Fire Service Training Association/ Fire Protection Publications and with the South Carolina Fire Academy. He is also an adjunct instructor with the National Fire Academy for the "Fire Service Course Design" program. He has authored/edited several books and numerous magazine publications in leadership and training for the fire service. He has also performed extensive research in issues related to fire service training. Michael holds a Bachelors degree in Economics from the University of South Carolina, a Masters of Divinity from Columbia International University, and is currently completing a Doctorate in Education from Oklahoma State University and is listed in the 2003 edition of Who's Who in America and in the 2007 edition of Who's Who of Emerging Leaders..


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    Daniel Madrzykowski


    Daniel Madrzykowski

    Dan has a Masters in Fire Protection Engineering from the University of Maryland. He has led several research efforts with a focus on improving fire fighter safety. Dan has worked to with many fire organizations to transfer research results into practice. In addition, he has assisted in the development of several classes for the National Fire Academy. Dan currently serves as a President-elect of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers. He is a member of the NFPA Fire Service Training Technical Committee. Dan is also a member of the ISFSI and he was named their Instructor of the Year in 2009. In 2012, Dan was awarded the rank of Honorary Battalion Chief with the FDNY and received the Granito Excellence in Fire Leadership Award. Last year Dan was invited to the White House in honor of receiving a Citizens Service Award.

     

     


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    2014 Instructor Conference
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