September 26-30, 2022
Greater Columbus Convention Center | Columbus, OH
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SPECIAL BIG ROOM SESSION: THE BRONX TWIN PARKS FIRE
Wednesday, September 28
Frank Leeb, FDNY Chief of Training
Using the leadership lessons learned and reinforced at the January 2022 Twin Parks Fire in the Bronx, NY this presentation will focus on strategies and tactics employed and those to consider when responding to large-scale incidents. The Twin Parks fire resulted in more than 70 victims and required the adaptation of FDNY standard strategies and tactics, which resulted in many lives saved. The speaker was the command chief for this fire and arrived on scene quickly at this escalating incident and assisted the initial incident commander. His first-hand knowledge will equip attendees with the strategic and tactical considerations necessary to stay ahead of a quickly expanding and evolving incident. Every town in America has the potential of a large-scale incident that can produce multiple victims and quickly overwhelm and outstrip responding resources. Are you prepared?
NEW SESSION ADDED: THE FIRE FAMILY
Friday, September 30
3:00pm – 5:00pm
Todd Edwards - Founder/Lead Instructor, Fire Life Training Associates
Kathy Edwards - CEO, Fire Life Training Associates
This highly interactive, two-hour program delves deep into the foundation of marriage and family within the fire service. The program focuses on the reality that there exists two fire families. One is the station and department, and the other is home, spouse, and children. More often than not, these two “families” fight for time and attention, and while the firefighter is caught in the middle, the spouse and children live in the unique world of growing up in what is often the secondary role to the fire department, and station/shift life. The program also focuses on understanding what a true advantage there is to have both families for the firefighter, spouse, and children, and to consider several principles when navigating this unique life, including the importance of having a blueprint in the marriage, merging the two families socially, communication and compromise, the importance of PTO and the role humor plays.
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