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Doors Open 0715 Each Day

Monday, May 13th, 2024

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Corley Moore

(Firehouse Vigilience)

0800-1200

Program:

The 9 L's of Leadership: Impacting the Culture

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John Hayowyk Jr.

(Beyond the Basics Training)

1300-1500

Program:

Commanding the First 30 Minutes & Beyond

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Nicholas Papa

1500-1700

Program:

Coordinating Ventilation: Supporting Extinguishment

& Survivability

Tuesday, May 14th, 2024

Doors Open 0715 Each Day

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Jason Hoevelmann

0800-1200

Program:

Tactical Considerations at Garden Apartment Fires

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Brent Brooks

1300-1700

Program:

High-Rise Firefighting: “Practical To Tactical”

Wednesday, May 15th, 2024

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Phil Jose

(Ignition Fire Training)

0800-1200

Program:

The Art of Reding Smoke: The Next Generation

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Tony Carroll

1300-1500

Program:

Mayday Monday: Fighting the Commercial Building

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Jess Rodzinka

1500-1700

Program:

The Senior Man: The Informal Leader of the Fire Service

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Our 
Venue

The Historic Henrico Theatre

Henrico Theatre, located in Highland Springs, originally opened as a movie palace on April 25, 1938. Tickets were $0.25 for adults and $0.10 for children. The Theatre was designated as a bomb shelter during World War II and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In 1998, Henrico County purchased the property from the Horne family, owners and operators from 1976 to 1998. 

305 E. Nine Mile Road | Henrico, VA   23075

Speaker Bios & Program Descriptions

Corley Moore

Program Title: Nuggets from the right seat

Program Description:

The mission of the class is to give people the tools they need to build a high-performance culture within their organization. I am extremely passionate about this, and I believe that understanding these principles can challenge anyone, anywhere to improve the culture of their Department. The presentation is broken down into nine principles of leadership all of which start with the
letter "L". Learn, Listen, Love, Look, Laugh, Level, Live, Labor, Last. The ultimate point of the class is to provide them with the single greatest tool that I can give to someone in a leadership role, and that is a lens by which you can judge every decision around the firehouse... before you make it. (I say firehouse on purpose... not

fireground)

Speaker Bio:

Corley Moore is a motivational speaker and instructor, specializing in the topics of leadership and culture. Author of the books Challenge Your Leadership and The 9L’s, Keys to High Performance Culture. He is the founder of Firehouse Vigilance and its ""Never Ending Fight Against Complacency"". Creator of the Vigilant Creed with members in all fifty states and seven Countries. Host of The Weekly Scrap, a podcast where fire service leaders come on to discuss improving the culture of the modern fire service. Corley Moore has served in the Moore Fire Department since 1997, and currently holds the rank of Battalion Chief. He is in charge of the Green Shift, which is a motley collection of badasses that make him look good every day."

John Hayowyk Jr.

Program Title: Commanding the First 30 Minutes & Beyond

Program Description:

The first 30 minutes at any working fire or incident will set the stage for success or an uphill battle. This
interactive class takes the students, places them in the front right seat of the 1st due apparatus, and walks them through the steps to handle the emergency situation successfully. Areas of focus include: Pre-Arrival Info, Establishment of Command, Incident Size Up, Resource Allocation, Engine / Truck Ops - Incident Command & Control- Demobilization
& Termination, Debriefing & Report Writing. This class is a scenario-based discussion of different building construction types and occupancies within your response area. The students will make tactical decisions based on the information and visual cues, just like the real world. The students will receive resources to assist them with incident management.

 

Speaker Bio:

John Hayowyk Jr. has been in the fire service for 31 years. He recently retired as a Battalion Chief for the City of Passaic FD in New Jersey. John has spent over half his career assigned to the truck companies in his department. He started out tillering the tractor drawn-aerial and was then promoted to Lieutenant into the Training Division and then onto the Ladder Tower. As a Captain, he was once again assigned to the Training Division, then back into combat, sharing time on both the Tiller and the Tower until he was promoted to Battalion Chief in December of 2020. John is the founder of Beyond the Basics Fire Training & Consulting, LLC. His company trains Fire, EMS, & Police agencies in a variety of disciplines. Our mission is to consistently provide the best training for the constant betterment of first responders, so that our students are armed with knowledge to face any situation. We also practice the best customer service, able to answer questions and work with
our departments, whatever the topic. John has had articles published in Fire Engineering & Firehouse Magazines. He has taught at multiple conferences both locally & nationally. John is a state Advocate for the National Fallen
Firefighters Foundation and a Trustee for the NJ State Fire Chiefs Association. John has a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from John Jay College of Criminal Justice. He also continues his education in various classes and courses to maintain and enhance his knowledge and skills as a mentor and leader in the fire service. He feels that continued education and practical experience are the best ways to stay as safe as we can in the dangerous profession of firefighting. John is married to Amy and has 5 children. Learning the work and home life balance is a challenge, one that changes from day to day
and tests us to bring our best to both jobs.

Nicholas Papa
Program Title: Coordinating Ventilation: Supporting Extinguishment & Survivability 

Program Description:

Ventilation can make or break the outcome of a fire. Successful execution requires the comprehension of how it works and the precautions that must be taken to ensure our actions are well coordinated and achieve their intended outcome. This program examines ventilation and its relationship with fire dynamics, firefighting operations, and most importantly, victim survivability, to identify how the tactic impacts the fireground. By coupling past experience with the latest research and rescue data, the common pitfalls and misconceptions are addressed to reduce potential errors and avoidable losses. A set of guiding principles and practices is provided to establish an operational baseline. The framework is universal and can be applied to any environment - from rural to urban communities. With a functional understanding of ventilation and the methodology for its execution, participants can more consistently make the right call for their fireground.

Speaker Bio: Nick is a captain with the New Britain (CT) Fire Department, where he has served for over 15 years. Nick entered the fire service in 2003, becoming a second-generation firefighter, volunteering for a neighboring suburb until his appointment to the NBFD. Nick is the author of the best-selling Fire Engineering book, Coordinating Ventilation: Supporting Extinguishment & Survivability, and is a regular contributor to the magazine. Nick has been an FDIC classroom instructor since 2017. Nick was a technical panelist for the UL-FSRI research project, The Study on Coordinated Fire Attack in Acquired Structures. Nick is the founder of the fire service training organization, Fireside Training LLC.

Jason Hoevelmann

Program Title: Tactical Considerations at Garden Apartment Fires

Program Description:

This program will focus fires and incidents in low rise, combustible, multi-family buildings and the challenges that we face in these occupancies. These are residences, but we cannot operate the same way we operate at single family dwellings. To be effective we must understand the intimate details and associated challenges specific to these kinds of buildings and occupancies. We will focus on definitions and characteristics of these buildings. Understand codes and ordinances and their impact on the building and how they directly relate to our operations. How statistics and building layout impact our deployment models and egress components. Pre-established guidelines and operations that can prevent confusion and mistakes on the fireground. Develop training that facilitates strong functions and tasks at these building fires. Understanding tactical priorities. Identify search and rescues challenges in the different types of these buildings.

Speaker Bio:

Jason Hoevelmann is a career fire chief with the Florissant Valley Fire Protection District in North St. Louis County. Chief Hoevelmann has been a firefighter for more than 35 years with 27 years as a career firefighter. Chief Hoevelmann lectures frequently on officer development, leadership and tactics and is speaker at FDIC and on the FDIC Advisory Board. Chief Hoevelmann has authored two books, “No Exceptions Leadership” and “The New Company Officer”.

Brent Brooks 

Program Title: High-Rise Firefighting: “Practical To Tactical”

Program Description:

Tall buildings pose unique firefighting challenges that require practiced operational decision-making and tactics to overcome a host of potential problems. This presentation will discuss and review tactical response options to address challenges and catastrophic failures in operational deployment. Subjects to be addressed will include: coming up short and adding a length, taking nozzle reaction to ground, flowing with door control, the punch, steps for making entry and testing glass. A short video on “Exterior Control” options utilizing portable monitors, bent pipe, distributor and opposing tip nozzles for fire, auto-exposure, cladding and void space control along with water supply solutions.

Speaker Bio:

Brent Brooks is an Acting District Chief with over 30 years of firefighting experience with a large department in the Canadian Fire Service. He is a proud retired member of the Canadian Armed Forces. Brents’ High Rise Unit assignment has led to the advancement of innovations in tactical research and development, the Incident Management System, and operational training. As a fire service advocate of best practices, Brent’s high-rise specialization has seen his service on numerous committees and national and international speaking engagements. He started the High-Rise Round Table and is a member of the Chicago-based Council of Tall Buildings. He also represents Canada as a member of the London, England-based T70 Tall Building Safety Committee. Brent Brooks’ Community of Practice is far-reaching in its scope through donated lectures and hands-on training throughout Ontario, Canada, and internationally. His mission is to educate the next generation of firefighters by sharing best practices for occupant survival and firefighter’s safety related to High-Rise firefighting. Website: https://highrisefirefighting.com/

Phil Jose

Program Title: The Art of Reading Smoke: The Next Generation

Program Description:

The purpose of the course is to provide students with both an understanding of the learning objectives listed and improve their ability to continue to learn on their own after the class is over. Once the concepts of Volume, Velocity, Density, and Color are presented the course moves quickly using video to provide rapid-fire sets and reps to practice and hone the skill of Reading Smoke. With a discussion-based approach to teaching the students are challenged to create their own understanding of the VVDC from the video example and measure that against the discussion going on within the classroom. Seeing the smoke, reading the smoke, understanding what the smoke is telling you, and then measuring that against the knowledge of the instructor and the other students provides true comprehension in a short session. The modern fireground is a true representation of a Recognition Prime based environment where the number of slides in your slide tray is important to your success at choosing tactics and tasks. Building slides is the key to Reading Smoke and the students will build a significant number of slides plus have the opportunity to improve how vivid and accurate each slide is relative to modern fire behavior.

Speaker Bios:

Deputy Chief (RET) Seattle Fire Department, Chief of the Year Seattle Fire Department- 2014, 4 Year Program Manager for Chief Officer Mayday Training, 30 Years of Fire Department Experience, Nationally Known Instructor of The Art of Reading Smoke and Tactical Decision Making, Author Fire and Emergency Instructor 1, Clarion, 2022, Co-Author of "Air Management for the Fire Service" Fire Engineering 2008, Chapter Author Fire Engineering Handbook for Firefighter 1 and 2 - SCBA, Fire Engineering Bread and Butter Video Series Author – SCBA, Recipient of the FDIC Tom Brennan Training Achievement Award, FDIC Hot Instructor Multiple Years, FDIC Classroom Instructor since 2004, Firehouse World, Firehouse Expo, FDIC East, FDIC West.

Tony Carroll

Program Title: Mayday Monday: Fighting the Commercial Building

Program Description:

The course will highlight the risks of fighting commercial building fires. Using lessons learned from previous fires and recent research, we develop the strategies and tactics to fight the future commercial building fire. In addition, the class will review techniques of rescuing firefighters from these fires.

Speaker Bio:

Tony has been involved with the fire service for 40 years. Starting with his local volunteer fire department, the journey has taken him from the suburbs to the busy, big city and now to the rural roads of Central Virginia. He is the Deputy Chief of Operations for the Louisa County Department of Fire and EMS.

Jess Rodzinka

Program Title: The Senior Man: The Informal Leader of the Fire Service

Program Description:

In a firehouse there is formal leadership: Fire Chief; Battalion Chief; Captain; Lieutenant. However, there is the informal leadership in the firehouse, the Seniorman. This class we will discuss how to be the Senior man. Wether you have 2 years or 20, this class will talk about being the informal leader in the firehouse, at the kitchen table or even out for an evening with

Speaker Bio:

28 year volunteer/career service. Captain for Charlottesville Fire Department in Charlottesville, VA. Currently Assigned to Engine 5. Previous assignments have been: Truck Company 9; Tower 10. Prior to working in Charlottesville Jess worked for Staunton Fire and Rescue for 11 years, where he was assigned to Truck 1 and Engine 2. Jess holds certifications in Virginia Officer 4 and Instructor 3. A constant student of the craft, Jess teaches up and down the east coast truck company operations as well as forcible entry and Virginia Truck Schools.
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Lodging Options

We've arranged for a special $98.00 rate for a limited quantity of King and Double Queen rooms at both the Homewood Suites and Hampton Inn near the Richmond Airport and just minutes from the Henrico Theatre. Both hotels offer free breakfast, parking, and wifi. The rumor is that beer is cheap and cold at the Mexican restaurant next door to the Homewood Suites. See below for more information. Questions can be sent to BMartin@EmbraceTheResistance.com

Call or go online and use the code "FGC" in the group field. The next screen will display the $98.00 rate plus room taxes.

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