Webcasts

Terrorism

October 15, 2019 at 1:00 PM EDT / 12:00 PM CDT / 10:00 AM PDT / 5:00 PM GMT

The experiences of every first-Preparedness for active shooter/hostile environment continues to evolve as organizations are identifying unique methods of ensuring preparedness, training, and resource allocation. In this Webcast, attendees will gain insight on how one Metropolitan Fire-Based EMS System took the lessons learned from a tragic mass shooting and channeled their efforts at procuring and equipping their personnel, training all responders and command staff, and revising their policies on responses to scenes of violence. Understanding the culture of your organization and ensuring a collaborative relationship with joint response partners are also essential to the preparedness to respond to Active Shooter/Hostile situations.

Survival Zone

This event was recorded on Thu, Sep 19, 2019 and is now available for on demand viewing.

Instructors from vastly different areas of the United States and Canada have combined their best practices of contemporary air management with the “Lost Art of Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) Survival Techniques.” This course encompasses a variety of principles and practices for all experience levels of firefighters. Fire does not discriminate: It will kill an unprepared firefighter in an instant. This program illustrates the training needs of firefighters and provides multiple skills, maximizing the potential to keep them alive.

Please join us for this event sponsored by Dräger.

Health & Safety

September 12, 2019 at 1:00 PM EDT / 12:00 PM CDT / 10:00 AM PDT / 5:00 PM GMT

Department-wide inspections, division inspections, quarterly inspections, weekly or daily inspections...all are part of the fabric of the fire service. Capture of these inspections can be critical when it comes to readiness and helping to anticipate changes or trends in a function or area. In this lively conversation, several active members from all different services from the FDNY to small volunteer departments share insight, history, and relevance of the inspection as a tradition, function, and, in some cases, legally mandated activity.

Please join us for this event sponsored by TargetSolutions.

Fitness

This event was recorded August 20, 2019 and is now available for on demand viewing.

FR Station Wear is more important than you might think. It helps protect your most valuable resource, firefighters, in all aspects of their duties and responsibilities. In this webcast, you’ll learn about station wear history and trends, along with the basics of a systems level approach to PPE. All in the name of giving you extra layers of protection during exposure to fire above (in this case, below) and beyond your bunker gear.

Please join us for this webcast sponsored by Workrite Fire Service.

Health & Safety

This event was recorded August 13, 2019 and is now available for on demand viewing.

It is widely understood the three largest killers of firefighters and also of permanent disability to firefighters are the occupationally linked diseases of cardiovascular, cancer and behavioral health including suicide. Unfortunately, the cycle of continuing loss of members of the fire service to these three diseases is needless and preventable. This presentation will focus on implementing early detection annual medical physicals and screenings including discussing NFPA 1582. Additionally, we’ll focus on emerging science on the detection of cardiovascular, early stage cancer and behavioral health screenings. Actual departmental experiences of success and pitfalls will be discussed.

Please join us for this webcast sponosred by Columbia Southern University.

Health & Safety

This event was recorded August 6, 2019 and is now available for on demand viewing.

This webcast reviews a collaboration between the Tucson Fire Department (TFD) and the University of Arizona to investigate firefighter exposures to carcinogens. The study identified carcinogenic exposures and toxic cellular effects in firefighters and is currently evaluating the effectiveness of interventions designed to reduce carcinogenic exposures and, therefore, the risk of cancer.

Please join us for this webcast sponsored by Pierce Manufacturing.

Firefighting

This event was recorded July 25, 2019 and is now available for on demand viewing.

Should you commit to an interior attack or do something else? Mike Gagliano shares a simple framework that allows you to build on your experiences and develop an intuitive approach to fireground decision making. The goal is to create varying profiles that allow you to stay focused on your decisions and give you the ability to draw on what you’ve learned as you react to changes in the dynamic fire environment.

Please join us for this webcast, sponsored by Columbia Southern University.

Grants

This event was recorded June 27, 2019 and is now available for on demand viewing.

As the saying goes – you don’t know what you don’t know! So, we are connecting you to an industry insider who will revealed ten must-know tips to help you avoid potential roadblocks, prepare the right information and submit a successful grant application. Don’t miss out on this!

Sponsored by ESO.

Health & Safety

This event was recorded June 13, 2019 and is now available for on demand viewing.

Dr. Hales explains how firefighters can reduce their exposures to carcinogens on and off the job and evidence-based screening tests for cancer that all firefighters should be undergoing. Legislative efforts to establish a Fire Fighter Cancer Registry and what firefighters can expect from this legislation are also covered.

Please join us for this event sponsored by Fire-Dex.

 

Health & Safety

This event was recorded June 6, 2019 and is now available for on demand viewing.

This class examines the studies and scientific research that have led to many of the best practices of contamination reduction. This retrospective and prospective look at the FDNY and best practices provides examples and simple steps attendees can take today to better protect against and reduce firefighters’ exposure to fireground contamination.

Please join us for this event sponsored by TargetSolutions.