FDIC INTERNATIONAL 2018 FDIC.COM #FDIC2018 35
TUESDAY, APRIL 24 8:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M.
Be a Powerful Instructor Now!
Lieutenant Steve Crothers, Seattle (WA) Fire Department
The focus is on evaluating yourself as an instructor and developing new
skills. You must challenge yourself as an instructor to break away from
the status quo. Only in a state of discomfort can you experience growth.
Powerful instructors who are subject matter experts in their fields are
essential to an effective learning environment. So much more goes into
being a successful teacher than just knowing the material. The objective
is to elevate the average instructor to a higher level through passion
for the topic and engaging the audience. Come challenge yourself to
learn the critical elements of building relationships within a classroom.
Buddy to Boss: Efective Fire
and Rescue Leadership
Division Chief (Ret.) Chase Sargent, Virginia
Beach (VA) Fire and Rescue
Whether you’re a new officer or in need of a mentor, this workshop is a
must-have leaderhsip program you will turn to over and over again. You
will gain boundless information regardless of your rank. The workshop
is fun, street-oriented, interactive, and logical and addresses issues you
will recognize. Whether you are a 20-year veteran, a newly promoted
officer, or an aspiring officer, you will be moved to rethinking how you
and your organization do business. Becoming a better leader all the
way up to avoiding career-ending pitfalls and mistakes are covered.
This workshop may lead to soul searching or even career changing.
Chief Ofcers Field Training Program
Chief (Ret.) Rick Lasky, Lewisville (TX) Fire Department; and
Battalion Chief (Ret.) John Salka, Fire Department of New York
This is not a command chiefs program but rather a detailed guide for
field chiefs to follow from their first hour in the firehouse to their last
assignment of the shift. Attendees are walked through numerous vital
skills and abilities chief officers need to be successful. Departments
that use the services of a shift commander, battalion chief, district
chief, or other chief level officer in the field have a unique and
distinct advantage over departments that do not. This workshop
is based on fire service experience that encompasses volunteer
and career departments and ranks from junior company officer to
captain, battalion chief, assistant chief, and chief of department.
Extreme Leadership: Next Generation
of Leading, Coaching, and Mentoring
Assistant Chief, Training Division William Greenwood,
Manchester-Boston Airport Fire Department, NH
Leading today’s dynamic group of men and women into battle can be
challenging for even the best officers. Extreme Leadership provides “the
science behind leadership” as students become acquainted with the three
phases of Human Dynamics. Learn how (IQ) Intellectual Intelligence,
(EQ) Emotional Intelligence, and (ID) Interpersonal Dynamics work for
and against us. Attendees learn best practices for engaging personnel
for greater respect, productivity, and motivation. Strong leaders
understand the true foundation of leadership. Come learn how to read,
map, and identify the four personalities within your organization: What
makes them motivated or tick, and how do you best interact with them?
Great leaders who have been prepared to do their job will extinguish
more fires within the firehouse than they ever will on the fireground.
Fire Ofcer’s Guide for Today’s
Buildings on Fire
Chief of Training Christopher Naum,
Command Institute, Washington, DC and NY
Today’s freground, buildings, and occupancies present increasing
challenges that have redefned strategic and tactical freground
operations and the impact these operations have on a wide variety of
levels that often include adverse compartment fre conditions, structural
compromise, collapse, and predicable building performance. Attendees
gain insight into the fundamentals of building construction, architecture,
engineering, and design that directly impact frefghting and command
operations at structure fres. The objectives of this program are to
increase awareness and understanding and to promote new skill sets
related to emerging trends in building construction systems, occupancy
risks, collapse and compromise characteristics, methods and materials,
design, fre protection, and fre dynamics. Mass timber, cross laminate
timber (CLT) construction, and podium and doughnut construction
designs are among the newer contemporary features discussed.
Mastering Social Media and Photography
Public Information Offcer Eric Hurst,
South Metro (CO) Fire Rescue
Now more than ever, fire departments have the incredible ability to
take the stage, tell their story, and enhance their relationship with
the community and news media. Using social media before, during,
and after incidents occur is vital to growing trust in organizations. This
workshop provides a recipe for success that includes when and how to
use the many social media platforms, capture compelling photographs
and video, and package those images with attention-grabbing content.