Firefighter Health and Fitness Training – Plainfield, IL

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Instructor: Captain Jordan Ponder, Milwaukee Fire Department

Location: Plainfield Fire Protection District

Date: August 14, 2018

Time: 9am-5pm

Investment: $125

The first half of the day will be a lecture focusing on:

Nutrtion – Healthy eating habits
Restored – Strategies for Mental and a physical Recovery
Successful – Developing and sustaining a healthy lifestyle

The afternoon is going to be hands-on Firefighter functional movement training. Training on how to meet the unique demands of firefighters using affordable and versatile tools to improve safety and increase performance in a way that is specific yet accessible to firefighters.

Wear workout clothing.

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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. 

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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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Firefighter Safety and Survival “Managing Risk on the Fire Ground” – Carol Stream, IL

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Instructor: Tim Klett, FDNY

Date: May 23, 2018

Time: 9am – 5pm

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

Investment: $125

This seminar takes an in depth look at managing risk on the fire ground, we will discuss the key factors that lead to a risk based decision and the reality of who eventually makes those decisions. It will cover the risk vs. reward analysis and preventative risk aversion training. For the company level officer keeping his firefighters during operations is of paramount importance and risk passed decisions should never be taken lightly. We will also discuss the transmission of MAYDAYS and URGENTS and the information that should accompany each. Our best survival training is awareness and our ability to react to the signs of a changing fire situation, and sound rick based decisions.

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Instructor Bio:

Tim Klett is a 30-year veteran of the fire service and is currently a Lieutenant with FDNY serving on 88 Engine, located in the 7th Division in the Bronx. Tim began his career as a volunteer firefighter with the Newington, CT, Fire Department and worked as a full-time firefighter with the City of New Britain, CT, Fire Department before joining FDNY. As an FDNY firefighter, Tim spent 12 years on 69 Engine, one of the FDNY’s busiest Engines located in Harlem, prior to his promotion.

Tim was a lead HOT instructor for live fire training at both FDIC and FDIC West and has lectured at FDIC, Firehouse, Orlando Fire Conference, Wichita HOT Conference and many other state and national fire service symposiums. Tim is also a New York State fire instructor and an Adjunct Instructor with the Connecticut State Fire School. Tim was a member of FDNY’s research and development team responsible for the department’s PSS safety system.

Tim developed the Engine Company Operations course for the Fire Department Training Network and serves as the lead engine instructor at the FDTN Academy. In addition to being a frequent contributor to FDTN’s Fire Training, Tim has written many articles for Fire Engineering, Firehouse, Firehouse.com, the New York State Fire Chief’s Association Size-Up. Tim is also the author of Stretching and Operating the First Line and the upcoming Standpipe Operations for Engine Companies, both part of FDTN’s FireNotes series of training manuals.

 

 

CFT Fire School – Carol Stream, IL

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Dates: October 1-3, 2018

Time: 9am-5pm

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

Investment: $550

The Ultimate Engine and Truck School! This school will consist of 1 day of lecture and 2 days of hands-on with live fire scenarios. Full PPE will be required for Days 2 and 3 of this class.

Instructors:

  • Lead- Curt Isakson – Escambia County (FL) Fire/Rescue
  • Mike Ciampo – FDNY
  • JJ Cassetta – Orlando (FL) Fire Department
  • Shannon Stone – Fort Walton Beach (FL) Fire/Rescue
  • Matt Scallan – Escambia County (FL) Fire/Rescue
  • Danny Stelter – Carol Stream Fire District
  • Phil DeMik – Naperville Fire Department
  • Liam Flaherty – FDNY Rescue 2
  • Justin McGough – CAL Fire
  • Bob Hoff – Chicago/Carol Stream Fire District

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CANCELLATION POLICY:
There will be a $25 cancellation fee on all cancellations made more that 10 days prior to the conference unless you would like to receive a full credit for future conferences or seminars. We do not offer refunds for cancellations made within 10 days of the start of the conference or seminar. However, we will offer full credit to a future conference or seminar.