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.

Register Here >>

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

Register Here >>

CFT Fire School – Carol Stream, IL

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SOLD OUT! You can register to be on the waiting list should a spot become available.

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

Register Here >>>

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.

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 TBA

Date: September 27-28, 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

Register Here >>>

2018 Lone Star Fire Conference – Austin, Texas

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Date: September 12-14, 2018

Time: 9am-5pm

Location: Renaissance Austin Hotel – 9721 Arboretum Boulevard
Austin, Texas 78759

Investment: $275 Full Conference and $125 for a single day if registered by December 31, 2017, On January 1 the price will go up to $375 for Full Conference and $150 for a single day.

2018 Speakers

Lieutenant Ray McCormack – FDNY
Chief Mark Wesseldine – Platte Canyon (CO) FD, FDNY (RET.)
Captain Matt Rush – Austin FD
Battalion Chief Curt Isakson – Escambia County (FL) Fire Rescue
Lieutenant Eric Tollund – Denver (CO) FD
Battalion Chief Shannon Stone – Fort Walton Beach (FL) FD
Deputy Chief (RET.) Mike Terpak – Jersey City (NJ) FD
Assistant Chief (RET.) Paul Conway – Milwaukee (WI) FD
Lieutenant Tim Klett – FDNY
Assistant Chief Dave McGrail – Denver FD

Click here to book a room at Renaissance Austin Hotel the conference hotel for $201/night

Register Here >>>

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.

Remembering Lt. Andy Fredericks By Brett Graves

It’s hard to believe that it’s been 15 years since 343 members of the FDNY lost their lives trying to save the lives of scores of people at the World Trade Center. Among them was Andy Fredericks assigned to Squad 18.

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I never had the honor of personally meeting Andy, but just prior to 9/11 had just discovered his writings and became hooked on his message. I read every article he wrote and watched his videos from Fire Engineering’s Bread and Butter Series dozens of times. Andy is the inspiration behind the FTR Engine Company Operations class we conduct annually in Carol Stream, IL. Every instructor we have for this class had a connection to Andy.

If you have not heard of Andy Fredericks I suggest you learn who he was and read his articles! You will be a better firefighter for it!  Start by clicking here >>> A TRIBUTE TO THE WORK OF ANDY FREDERICKS (Compiled by Gary Lane) found on the Nozzle Forward website. Become one of Andy’s Ambassadors and keep his message alive!

Andy, thank you for your contributions to the fire service! Your message has touched and connected so many of us. You are a true example to leaving the job a little better for the next guy! RIP Brother.