Nuggets From the Right Seat Seminar – Joliet, IL

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Date: November 7, 2018

Time: 9am – 5pm

Location: Joliet Fire Department – 101 E Clinton St, Joliet, IL 60432

Investment: $125

All too often in the fire service we train on the technical aspects of our job, but rarely
do we train, teach, coach or mentor our leaders (company officers) on how to deal
with the interpersonal side of our job and how to truly lead. This eight hour course
is designed to give experience proven advice on how a company level officer can
strive, reach, and obtain excellence. It is instructed from the perspective of a “High
Performer” and reviews critical practices for company officers such as: Building the
Foundation, importance of understanding Followership and creating courageous
followers, the 4 Levels of Expectations, the 3 Conditions of Leadership Influence and
how to create effective influence, methods of effective leadership communication,
critical Operational Leadership Practices for the company officer, understanding
and implementing 3 Levels of Mentoring Accountability, building Communication
Platforms with your bosses and other company officers, motivating and inspiring
your firefighters, dealing with problem “employees”, dealing with average to substandard performing employees, common company officer situations the company
officer will be faced with, and much more. This class is designed to give legitimate,
time proven practices that the company officer can implement immediately and
see instant results. All subjects discussed in this class have been originated from on
the job trial and error and from this we have found many critical practices that
actually work! Regardless if you work in a large or small department, from urban or
suburban, company officers face the exact same challenges. This class will give you
tons of “Nuggets” on how to deal with the many challenges you will face as a front
line combat company officer.

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Nuggets From the Right Seat Seminar – Carol Stream, IL

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Date: November 8, 2018

Time: 9am – 5pm

Location: Carol Stream Fire District Station 28, 365 N. Kuhn Road, Carol Stream, IL 60188

Investment: $125

All too often in the fire service we train on the technical aspects of our job, but rarely
do we train, teach, coach or mentor our leaders (company officers) on how to deal
with the interpersonal side of our job and how to truly lead. This eight hour course
is designed to give experience proven advice on how a company level officer can
strive, reach, and obtain excellence. It is instructed from the perspective of a “High
Performer” and reviews critical practices for company officers such as: Building the
Foundation, importance of understanding Followership and creating courageous
followers, the 4 Levels of Expectations, the 3 Conditions of Leadership Influence and
how to create effective influence, methods of effective leadership communication,
critical Operational Leadership Practices for the company officer, understanding
and implementing 3 Levels of Mentoring Accountability, building Communication
Platforms with your bosses and other company officers, motivating and inspiring
your firefighters, dealing with problem “employees”, dealing with average to substandard performing employees, common company officer situations the company
officer will be faced with, and much more. This class is designed to give legitimate,
time proven practices that the company officer can implement immediately and
see instant results. All subjects discussed in this class have been originated from on
the job trial and error and from this we have found many critical practices that
actually work! Regardless if you work in a large or small department, from urban or
suburban, company officers face the exact same challenges. This class will give you
tons of “Nuggets” on how to deal with the many challenges you will face as a front
line combat company officer.

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Calm the Chaos! Mastering Fireground Command – Schaumburg, IL

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Instructor: Battalion Chief Anthony Kastros – Sacramento Metro Fire District

Date: May 16, 2018

Location: Village of Schaumburg – Prairie Center for the Art
201 Schaumburg Ct
Schaumburg, Illinois 60193

Time: 9am-5pm

Investment: $125

Today’s fireground should be a calm and orchestrated event, but often it is not!

The NIOSH top 5 line of duty death operational causes on the fireground surround size up, command, communications, accountability and SOP’s.

Participate in simulations for house fires, garden/center hall apartments, commercial fire incidents and review actual inside-the-command-post incident video and audio to get answers to the following questions…

  • How do I set clear tactical objectives, have clear communications and establish command presence on my fires?
  • How do I create a personal system that blends all of my classes, certifications, SOP’s, ICS, and tactical fundamentals into a simple, street-smart and effective way?
  • What’s the difference between size ups and arrival reports and how do I become better at both?
  • What are the trigger points and safety issues of Offensive, Defensive and Combination strategies?
  • What are the key points to Rescue, Exposures, Confinement, Extinguishment, Overhaul, Ventilation and Salvage?
  • What is the real difference between RECEO-VS and SLICE-RS?
  • How do I really use ICS day-to-day and get beyond “checking the boxes”?
  • How do we get SOP’s/SOG’s working in my department?
  • When do we call an audible on the SOP’s?
  • What could hurt me or my crew tonight?
  • What do changes in construction and fire behavior mean to modern-day tactics and command?
  • What are the implications of the latest NIST and UL studies regarding flow path?

Who should attend…

  • Company Officers who want more tools upon arrival
  • Chief Officers who want better communications and accountability
  • Aspiring Officers who want to prepare for the job and the test
  • Training Officers who want the latest in tactical and command training

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Anthony Kastros is a 31-year veteran of the fire service. He is a Battalion Chief with the Sacramento (CA) Metro Fire District, supervising 11 companies. He is author of the Fire Engineering DVD series “Mastering Fireground Command – Calm the Chaos!” and author of the Fire Engineering book and video series, “Mastering the Fire Service Assessment Center”.  Chief Kastros was the FDIC International 2013 Keynote Speaker and teaches leadership, command and promotional training throughout the United States. He spent 4 seasons on a Type 1 incident management team, and 10 years as a FEMA USAR Task Force Manager, deploying to New York on 9/11. 

Visit TRAINFIREFIGHTERS.COM for more information

Myths and Reality of Fire Service Leadership – Plainfield, IL

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Instructors: Commissioner (Ret.) Ray Orozco, Chicago Fire Department and Chief Mike Veseling, Oswego Fire Protection District

Date: April 10, 2018

Time: 9am-5pm

Location: Plainfield Fire Protection District – 23748 W 135th St
Plainfield, Illinois 60544

Investment: $125

Description:

This professional development program is not your normal training program, powerpoint will not be the focus, you and your professional development will be. This program is based on the wisdom of the leader, we have all read the books and we all know the promotional test answers, we all know what we are expected to say when faced with a possible scenario. This program will take you beyond that standard response and challenge you in real-world problems. These problems are based on the success and failures of those facilitating this program. By attending this program you have the option to be put into a cohort style group for the next training program which will build off this one.

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2nd Class Added – Machinery Rescue Operations Course – Carol Stream, IL

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SOLD OUT! You may register to be on the waiting list.

Instructors: Andrew Brassard and Auggie Matt

Date: September 25-26, 2018

Time: 8am-5pm

Location: Carol Stream Fire District Station 28, 365 N. Kuhn Rd. Carol Stream, Illinois 60188

Investment: $425

Description:

Day 1

Part I:
A. B. C. D. E. F.
Hours Introduction to Machinery Rescue Operations (Lecture & PPT) 2
Identify hazards
Identify States of energy Lock out tag out
Case histories
Different tool kits Medical considerations
Take The Door Training

Machinery Rescue Operations – Course Outline
Part II: Morning Machinery Rescue Skill Set Rotations (Hands-on)
A. Tool Familiarization
-cutting w/ wizzer saw
-drilling and punching rivets
-shearing bolt heads with pneumatic chisel -pneumatic impact gun use
-snap ring pliers use
-cutting with a dremel type tool in a confined space -portable band saw use
-reciprocating saw use
-pros/cons of each type of tool
(heat generation, speed, vibration, atmosphere)
hand nailed to 2×4
-students cut nail using a hacksaw blade demonstrating tight spaces and heat generation

B. Oxy-Acetylene Torch
-oxy-acetylene torch components -oxy-acetylene torch ignition steps -oxy-acetylene torch pros/cons
(heat generation, speed,vibration, atmosphere) -students cut re-bar
-students cut flat bar -students cut pipe

C. Size-up and Identification & Lock Out Tag Out (LOTO)
-using small mirror and light to identify hazards
-using illuminated search cam to identify hazards
-students shall unlock 2 locks via combination identified within
the hazard box using illuminated search cam and mirrors and flashlight (heat generation, speed,vibration, atmosphere)
-students shall refresh on LOTO
-students shall identify different energy devices
-students shall identify LOTO safety devices -circuit breakers
-valve hand wheel -wall toggle switch -power cord
-wall plus
-circuit breakers
-etc.
-students shall implement LOTO devices using props

LUNCH

Part III: Afternoon Machinery Rescue Skill Set Rotations (Hands-on)
A. Meat Grinder Entrapment 1 -students identify “hand” entrapment
-students identify medical considerations
-students identify visually what preliminary tools are required
-students disassemble with cutting, grinding, and hand tools -hand removal from grinder
Drive Shaft Entrapment
-students identify “hand” entrapment
-students identify medical considerations
-students identify visually what preliminary tools are required -students disassemble with cutting, grinding, and hand tools -hand removal from drive shaft

B. Fence Impalement & Auger Entrapment 1
-Fence Impalement
-students identify fence impalement
-students identify medical considerations (airway, c-spine, etc) -students review and determine best methods for stabilizing
fence section and patient prior to removal -student identify available tools and pros/cons (heat generation, speed,vibration, atmosphere) -students prepare cooling methods
-students use oxy-acetylene torch
-students use portable band saw
-students use reciprocating saw
-section of fence and patient are removed -students review what works best

C. Hand and Finger Entrapment 1
-Hand Entrapment
-student identify hand entrapment
-students identify methods of shielding patient’s hand -student identify available tools and pros/cons
(heat generation, speed,vibration, atmosphere) -students prepare cooling methods
-students cut pipe with dremel type tool
-students cut pipe with angle grinder
-students cut glass with dremel type tool
-student removes hand from entrapment
-Finger Entrapment
-students identify finger entrapment
-students identify methods of shielding patient’s finger -student identify available tools and pros/cons
(heat generation, speed, vibration, atmosphere) -students remove glass bottle from finger
-students remove ring from finger

Day 2

Part I: Metal Size-Up & Load Assessment (Lecture)
A. Rollers (Load assessment)
-teaches students to operate in tight spaces
-restrictive spaces
-disassembly
-arm stuck in rollers -patient care

B. Machinery Rescue on Rope (Positioning)
-students will use rope rescue equipment for work positioning and rescue -disassembly and metal cutting
-arm trapped in rollers
-patient care

LUNCH

C. Meat Grinder Prop (Metal Size-up)

D. THE BOX Spreading and Lifting inside a space (Tactical Worksheet)
-machine press simulation
-lock out tag out
-students must crawl into prop to perform rescue
-lifting and spreading operations- load assessments -metal cutting
-stabilization

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