Thursday, September 16, 2021
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Brass Tax: Determining a True Value of Your Agency

This presentation revolves around the SCILL Equation, a formula that combines commonly found data (protected property values, ISO savings per grade, operational budgets, and local millage rates) with industry standards to determine how much a fire department is worth in honest dollars to their community before they turn a wheel in emergency response. Participants will walk away with the tools they need to gain a legitimate dollar value for their agency. A value that can be used to justify capital improvements, staffing increases, or simply a better un-derstanding of how much your fire department means to those you protect.


3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
Courage Under Fire Leadership: Being the Best Fire Service Professional You Can Be in 2022 & Beyond!

Leadership does not start at the top — it starts at the firehouse and transitions to the emergency scene! Fire departments around the country, are struggling for quality leadership and followership at all ranks. As a fire service professional in today's fire service, you must possess “Courage Under Fire” and continuously aspire to be the best you can be. Current topics affecting the fire service, events that have occurred as well as personal lessons learned, will be shared and discussed in a positive and productive manner!


Saturday, September 18, 2021
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Are Millennials Really the Problem?

This class will involve real case studies on mentoring and its effect on our youth. It will be interactive and action-packed as the presenter describes the trials, tribulations and celebrations of mentoring.


Leadership from the Bottom Up!

This fun and engaging leadership class is designed to inspire, educate and motivate attendees on how to help yourself, each other and your organization, all while rekindling your spirit! Attendees, from firefighters to fire chiefs, will walk away with valuable information on enhancing individual and organizational performance. Let go of things not in your control (negative narrative) before they pull you down. Your passion, thoughts, feelings and behavior are in your control! Leaders typically work their way up from the bottom and never forget where they came from. All organizations have issues and now is your time to be part of the solution.


8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Attributes of Leading

This 8-hour, highly interactive, practical, case study-based course focuses on 12 qualities of leading. Through a process of view, review, introspection, and discussion, the program seeks to stimulate leaders to focus on qualities that constructively influence members regarding overall performance, health, and safety. Short videos for each attribute featuring firefighters and officers from across the country, as well as thoughtful words from the late Chief Alan Brunacini, are used to stimulate discussion.


1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Riding Shotgun

This presentation takes an in-depth look at the roles and responsibilities of riding the right front seat on and off the fireground. Often, firefighters are not aware of the expectations that come along with this position. Many believe riding shotgun only deals with decisions while on the scene of emergencies. This is only one small part of a larger responsibility as the company officer. Company officers need to understand that not only will they be fire officers, but they become parental figures, coaches, counselors, and much more to their crew.