FDIC INTERNATIONAL 2018 FDIC.COM #FDIC2018 39
TUESDAY, APRIL 24 1: 30 P.M.-5: 30 P.M.
10 Commandments for Fires
in Places of Worship
Battalion Chief Frank Leeb, Fire Department of New York
There are approximately 1,570 fires in places of worship annually
in the United States. Many times, these fires are extensive and
result in structural collapse of part or all of the structure. Civilians
and firefighters have been injured and killed during these fires.
Yet, the fire service has few standard operating procedures for
managing fires in places of worship. This workshop analyzes the
many types of places of worship firefighters might encounter,
which can range from the centuries-old Gothic style church to the
new modern-day place of worship constructed using lightweight
materials. Covered in the workshop are the 10 commandments,
or important considerations, for fires in a place of worship, with
which every firefighter and fire officer should be familiar before
responding to a fire in a place of worship. Construction features,
tactics, apparatus positioning, and command considerations are among
the topics covered in discussion and through case study analysis.
Aggressive Command and Tactics
Battalion Chief Anthony Kastros, Sacramento
Metro (CA) Fire District
This is a high-energy, intense, and one-of-kind workshop that you
can’t miss. We must get back to rescuing civilians in the context
of modern fire behavior and building construction. Attendees are
taken inside the incident command post (ICP) with new footage and
radio traffic of multiple incidents, including live rescues, fatalities,
Maydays, and multibuilding fires. Dialogue between the incident
commander and other officers inside the ICP is analyzed. Helmet
camera footage from the same incidents is used to link the ICP and
company (strategic/tactical/task levels). Situational awareness and
true aggression from the IC down to the lowest senior firefighter
on the fireground are emphasized and discussed. This workshop is
charged full of new amazing ICP video; bone-chilling radio traffic; and
behind-the-scenes lessons learned from fires and rescues in apartments,
homes, and motels. The focus is on what went right, for a change.
Are Your Choices Killing ... Us?
Chief (Ret.) Marc Bashoor,
Prince George’s County (MD) Fire/EMS
Firefighters of all ranks are continuously presented with options
that have the potential for phenomenal or catastrophic effects
on them and the communities they serve. From tactical and
leadership decisions to legislative and health choices, this
workshop will help firefighters up through chiefs to make
choices that will improve life safety and positively influence
community fire safety and firefighter health and welfare.
Cancer: It’s Time to Change!
Vice President, Education and Research Keith
Tyson, Firefghter Cancer Support Network
According to the International Association of Fire Fighters, 70 percent
of the line-of-duty deaths in 2016 were due to cancer! It’s time to
recognize that we are killing ourselves by not changing and effectively
recognizing and reducing our occupational exposures to carcinogens.
This intense workshop addresses some alarming cancer statistics from
several fire departments across the United States, including the number
of firefighters diagnosed or dying from cancer. The focus is on fully
understanding the issue of occupational exposures to carcinogens
on scene as well as back at the station and developing effective
methods for reducing cancer risks in their departments, including
standard operating procedures that have been introduced in some fire
departments. Among the topics highlighted are gross decontamination of
personal protective equipment on scene, the clean cab concept, effective
documentation of occupational exposures for cancer presumption,
and station designs for reduction of occupational exposures.
Conducting Live Fire Training
Battalion Chief Chris Hubbard, Hanover (VA) Fire EMS
This informative program begins with an overview of NFPA 1403:
its history and recent changes, misconceptions, near misses, and
line-of-duty deaths. Participants will concentrate on the key functional
roles of instructor in charge, safety, ignition, and the instructors.
Next, the focus will be on simplifying and explaining the NFPA 1403
compliance process through a discussion of the many administrative
challenges faced by live fire instructors today. More and more
departments are challenged with doing more with less, and live fire
training is no exception. This year, workshop attendees will work as a
group on designing a burn plan on a shoestring budget. In addition,
attendees will learn tricks of the trade that will change their outlook
on the issues of providing live fire training and compliance.
Critical Care Concepts
EMS Chief Mike McEvoy, Saratoga County, New York
A workshop on basic to advanced patient care monitoring including
invasive and noninvasive blood pressure, fluid volume status,
pulse oximetry, capnography, ultrasound, and lactic acid. The
curriculum covers interesting capnography cases, technology
trends in EMS and the hospital world, wearable defibrillator vests,
the wide variety of implanted pacemakers and defibrillators,
and other topics customized to the interests of attendees.