142nd FASNY Convention: Training Series

Thursday, August 21st, 2014
Training Series

Early Registration (Deadline 8/1/14):
Members $20.00 per track
Non-Members $30.00 per track

On-Site Registration:
$45.00 per track Members and Non-Members
 
NOTE: Certificates will be available online approximately one week after the Convention
 
 

Track 1:

8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

“It Was Just a Routine Call…Firefighter Safety at Roadway Incidents”
By Jack Sullivan

Description of Presentation:
Roadway incidents represent a significant percentage of fire department emergency responses. Serious hazards to emergency personnel are present at any roadway incident and the danger factor increases directly in correlation to the average speed and volume of traffic. This presentation will review proactive strategies and tactics for fire department responses to roadway incidents and highlight some innovative ways to protect your personnel and fire apparatus at the scene. This class will cover the practices and
procedures being taught in the FHWA National Traffic Incident Management train-the-trainer program nationwide. Roadway incidents are not just a routine call.

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

“Recruiting, Motivating and Retaining the Younger Generations”
By Norvin Collins

Description of Presentation:
Ready or not, the firefighters of today and leaders of tomorrow are the millennials – and they are very different from any previous generation. Through entertaining and interactive examples, this session will teach you how to find and connect with younger potential
members as well as how to provide an environment that will motivate and retain those members for your organization.

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

“Observations from 30,000 Feet: Modern Challenges and Opportunities for the Fire Service”
By Timothy Sendelbach

Description of Presentation:
As firefighters and fire officers, we often times view the problems we face day-to-day as local or unique. But, the reality is that most of the problems we face in the fire service are shared throughout the nation (volunteer, paid, urban, suburban and rural). This high-impact, high-energy program will highlight the challenges faced by firefighters and fire officers throughout the nation while sharing critical insight into the opportunities these challenges bring to current and future leaders of the fire service. This program is
a no-holds-barred presentation designed to uphold the mission of our profession
while challenging our daily routines and the decisions that accompany them.

 

Track 2:

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

“Mayday for Mental Health”
By Patrick J. Kenny

Description of Presentation:
The fire service has made it a priority to better protect our members in various areas including national programs on seatbelt pledges, cancer awareness and the like, culminating with the establishment of the 16 Life Safety Initiatives established by the National Fallen Firefi ghters Foundation. But, the fi re service continues to struggle with mental health due in large part to the culture of being brave and very private. Life Safety Initiative #13 speaks directly to the issue of counseling and psychological support for not only the firefighter, but for his or her family. This presentation examines the culture as it relates to mental health awareness, the history of how we have dealt with traumatic incidents and some basic definitions of common mental health conditions.

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

“Paradigm Shifting: Getting Outside Your Comfort Zone”
By Richard B. Gasaway

Description of Presentation:
A paradigm shift is defined as a set of assumptions, concepts, and practices that constitute a way of viewing reality for the community that shares them. For a paradigm to shift, the members of the community must first be introduced to new assumptions, concepts and practices. This session identifies and challenges some of the entrenched paradigms in the fi re and EMS community and introduces some new assumptions, concepts and practices that may shift the way you see the fire service of the future.

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

“Recruiting, Motivating and Retaining the Younger Generations”
By Norvin Collins

Description of Presentation:
Ready or not, the firefighters of today and leaders of tomorrow are the millennials – and they are very different from any previous generation. Through entertaining and interactive examples, this session will teach you how to find and connect with younger potential
members as well as how to provide an environment that will motivate and retain those members for your organization.

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

“Observations from 30,000 Feet: Modern Challenges and Opportunities for the Fire Service”
By Timothy Sendelbach

Description of Presentation:
As firefighters and fire officers, we often times view the problems we face day-to-day as local or unique. But, the reality is that most of the problems we face in the fire service are shared throughout the nation (volunteer, paid, urban, suburban and rural). This high-impact, high-energy program will highlight the challenges faced by firefighters and fire officers throughout the nation while sharing critical insight into the opportunities these challenges bring to current and future leaders of the fire service. This program is
a no-holds-barred presentation designed to uphold the mission of our profession
while challenging our daily routines and the decisions that accompany them.