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From The President Morris Russell From The President Welcome to the 2010 Fire-Rescue conference of the SC State Firefighters’ Association. It is our hope and desire that this 105th conference of our great Association is all that you have come to expect and more. Your Executive Committee and Association staff have worked to prepare for you a valuable learning experience filled with education, relaxation, networking, and fun for the whole family. We hope that you are able to take part in all the various functions and receive a wealth of knowledge to take back home to your department. This conference of over 5,000 attendees is a vast undertaking that encompasses much more than this week. For that effort we offer our thanks to the host Fire Department and their Chief, Alvin Payne as well as the community of Myrtle Beach for their never ending hospitality. Honor and respect is due to all who attend, who speak, and who are given recognition through award and through memorial. Please, as you travel and attend our training conference and business meetings, show respect to all participants and all those vacationing throughout the Grand Strand area. Remember, you represent the fire service of South Carolina. Your representation of our profession is critical to the continued success or our agenda and maintaining the support of the citizens of South Carolina. Our need to get “Back to the Basics” is central to our theme for this year. The concept of “Training to Save OUR Lives,” leads to a needed change in our approach to all training aspects of our profession and response to incidents. It is my hope that this conference will make a difference in your beliefs and practices. I look forward to sharing with you this theme and the experiences we will all take away from this conference and hope that everyone enjoys a week of fun, fellowship and brotherhood.

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Morris Russell, President

President, Morris Russell Host Chief, Alvin Payne Conference Staff Conference Schedule Conference Seminars Vendor Map Vendor List Instructor Bios Myrtle Beach Mayor John Rhodes Myrtle Beach Attractions Advertiser Index

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Host Fire Chief Chief Alvin Payne Myrtle Beach Fire Department On behalf of the officers and firefighters of the Myrtle Beach Fire Department, I would like to welcome all of the South Carolina Firefighters, guests, and vendors attending the South Carolina Fire-Rescue Conference to our beautiful city. It is always an honor for our department to host the annual conference and we hope that you enjoy your time with us. Please enjoy our great restaurants, shopping areas, family attractions, night spots, and of course… the beach. While we want you to have fun, please be careful when participating in the robust nightlife in Myrtle Beach. Your safety is always our primary concern. While you are here, please take time to visit our stations and talk to our firefighters. They will be happy to give you directions or answer any questions that you may have about our city.If the Myrtle Beach Fire Department can assist you during your stay, please ask for our help. Enjoy our city and stay safe. Welcome to Myrtle Beach!

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Conference Staff South Carolina Fire-Rescue Conference

President Host Chief Executive Director

Morris Russell Chief Alvin Payne Joe Palmer

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Registration Coordinator

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Pre- Registration Coordinator

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Seminar Coordinator

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Memorial Service Coordinator

Chaplin Monsignor Joseph Roth

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Competition Coordinator

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Sergeant -at-Arms General Counsel Public Information Officer Logistics

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Tuesday June 8, 2010 9:00 - 5:00 pm Pre Conference Seminars Techniques of Searching Fire Buildings MBFD and FDNY instructors The Art of NOT Breathing Smoke Mike Gagliano The Four R’s of Accountability and John Lewis & Robert Moran Fire Ground Decision Making Advanced Auto Extrication Eric Taylor & Wes Roberts Firefighting Technicians- Fred Malven & Greg Mundy Truck Company Style Fire Ground Simulator Fred Brandt, Rick Dunn & Chris Growley

Wednesday June 9, 2010 9:00 - 5:00 pm Pre Conference Seminars Chief Officer Academy John Salka This House Rocks Mike Gagliano & Mike Dugan

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Monday June 7, 2010

Rapid Intervention Crew Awareness John Lewis & Robert Moran and Mayday Communications Advanced Auto Extrication

Eric Taylor & Wes Roberts

Firefighting Technicians - Fred Malvin & Greg Mundy Engine Company Style Fire Ground Simulator 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Fred Brandt, Rick Dunn & Chris Growley

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Friday June 11, 2010 8:00 -5:00 pm 9:00 - 12:00 pm 9:00 - 11:00 am

General Registration Continues EdVenture Jr. Fire Camp 5-8 yr Olds Business Meeting and General Session * Welcome By President * Invocation - Monsignor Roth * Election Committee Report * Remarks by 4th VP Candidate * Membership Committee Reports Meritorious Action Award Flight 1549 Presentation - Mike Nunn By-Laws Revisions

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Friday continued

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9:00 - 4:00 pm Exhibits open 11:30 -12:30 pm One Percent Accounting Seminar Mike Sonefeld, Chair Supervisory Committee, Attorney Joel Stoudenmire

1:00 pm -3:00 pm Professional Development Seminars Firefighter Physicals Tim Rankin Spray it Forward DFLS/DSFM Leading the Volunteers

Mike Dallessandro

Rethinking RIT Eddie Buchanan Man that was Close Mike Dugan Can I Build it for Less Stewart-Cooper-Newell-Architects Firefighter Behavioral Health Workshop Charleston FF Support Team and SCSFA Counseling Support Unit Personal Financial Planning Charles Flowers Abacus Planning Group for Firefighters Custom vs. Commercial Chassis 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 5:00 pm

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Saturday June 12, 2010 7:30 - 8:45 am 8:00 -1:00 pm 9:00 - 10:30 am 9:00 - 12:00 pm 9:00 - 2:00 pm 11:00 - 12:00 pm

Past President’s Breakfast General Registration Memorial Service Ballroom EdVenture Camp 5-8 yr Olds Exhibit Hall Open Transfer of Command and Awards Ceremony Ballroom Award Presentations Medal of Valor (2) Life Time Achievment 12:00 -1:00 pm “S.C. Firefighters Benefits & Retirement Seminar” Zorrina Harmon, Benefits Director, Abacus Planning Group & Toledano and Associates

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Saturday continued 1:00 - 3:00 pm Professional Development Seminars Volunteer Leadership in Tough Times Eddie Buchanan

Residental Sprinklers for Firefighters 101 ISO Grading Schedule

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Simplifying People — Les Levesque Selling your department to Those That Matter Firefighter Daily Financial Management CPM Standards for SC Firefighters Chief Officers - Chris Nunnery & Will Vaigneur 2:00 pm

Exhibit Hall Closes

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Conference Adjourns

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Techniques of Searching Fire Buildings Timothy Walters, Lieutenant, Myrtle Beach Fire Department; Sean Collins, Lieutenant, Myrtle Beach Fire Department; Billy Owens, Lt. Fred III, Chris Reynolds, Jim Hodges All from City of New York; Kevin Hazleton, Deputy Chief, Nanticoke Fire Department (PA) The class will be broken into two parts. A short classroom session consisting of safety briefing and outline of the day ahead. Module one will deal with searches for victims in single family and multiple family dwellings. The second part of the class will be based on large area searches. The large area class will have an emphasis on team searches utilizing different techniques. The class will conclude with a safety briefing and summary of day’s events. Full PPE REQUIRED The Art of NOT Breathing Smoke Mike Gagliano, Captain, Seattle Washington Fire Department This is the class that shows you how to do it. Any size department can immediately become safer on the fire ground with the information you received in this training. This will not be business as usual as firefighters have been led down a dangerous path as it pertains to their SCBA training. The Seattle Guys will cover some of the following in the fast paced, no non-sense presentation: • The Rule of Air Management (ROAM) • The dangers of today’s smoke environment • How to establish an “ Air Management” philosophy in your department • Pre-entry strategies to fix problems before they happen including READY- CHECKS • Intuitive prompts that enable firefighters to check their air while doing their work • “Time to exit” decision factors • Overhaul and Rehab • MAYDAY situations and Air Management • The Myths about Air Management and how to answer them • Drills for your department to use in teaching the material • Case studies and video training This is a complete look at how to put it all together to make Air Management a reality in your department. If you or someone from you department is going to die at a structure fire, it will most likely be because they ran out of air. This is the class that gives you the tools to keep that from happening. The Four R’s of Accountability & Fire Ground Decision Making John Lewis, Lieutenant, City of Passaic (NJ); Robert Moran, Fire Marshall Leonia (NJ) Accountability in the fire service is nothing new. The problems are significant enough that when mentioned at a meeting or drill a lengthy discussion follows. The most critical time on the fireground is the first twenty minutes, when resources may be light and command officers still enrooted, this is when accountability must be the strictest. Maintaining crew integrity is the most effective means of tracking our firefighters. This session will also provide an interactive forum designed to discuss and define the key relationships strategy and tactics, street-wise size up, and risk benefit analysis have on the critical first few minutes of structural firefighting operations. By utilizing the “Fire Service Rule of Engagement,” first due video, and photo based scenarios the instructors will uncover the mission essential importance of gathering and evaluating building intelligence, identifying potential risk and weighting benefits of the chosen strategies and tactics prior to committing personnel to operate within these dangerous environments.

Conference Seminars

Tuesday 8 Hour Classes and Workshops

Advance Auto Extrication Wes Roberts, Deputy Chief, Tallahassee Fire Department; Eric Taylor, Battalion Chief, Lady’s Island St. Helena Fire District This two-day course will consist of both classroom and practical skills in advanced vehicle rescue. Skills include stabilization, incident command, rescue techniques using hydraulic and non hydraulic tools, roof and door maneuvers, modified dash tolls, and tunneling. The student will enjoy an atmosphere of motivating instructors truly dedicated to the art of advanced vehicle rescue and extrication delivered on a premise of safe and effective Rescue Techniques, Patient Care, Incident Command at the Rescue Scene, Scene Safety and Teamwork. PREREQUISITE: Basic Auto Extrication or Equivalent Full PPE REQUIRED Firefighting Technicians – Truck Company Style Fred Malven, Asst. Chief, Nevada Community Fire Department (Iowa) and Greg Mundy Asst. Chief, Irmo Fire District Truck work has long been associated with ladder trucks. This course will explain how to be a truckie on the fireground whether you arrive on an aerial device, rescue, POV, or any apparatus. Fireground support is a critical part of any emergency scene and needs to be matched to the “Window of Opportunity”. LOVERS

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Fire Ground Command Simulator Fred Brandt, Battalion Chief, Columbia Fire Department; Rick Dunn, Retired Asst. Chief, Columbia Fire Department; Chris Growley, Retired Battalion Chief, Orange County Fire Rescue Department (FL) All Adjunct Instructors with the SCFA This computer simulation course offers the students the opportunity to practice and improve their tactical skills at a variety of fire-related incidents. This course helps to reinforce personnel and resource management skills, decision making skills and test department standard operating procedures/ guidelines. In this interactive course, students will have the opportunity to practice; standardize arrival reports, size up a variety of fire-related incidents, plan tactical operations, conduct personnel accountability reports, conduct mayday events and critique operations at all levels. PREREQUISITE: Equivalent ICS training comparable to I- 100 and I- 200

Wednesday 8 Hour Classes and Workshops Chief Officer Academy John Salka, Battalion Chief, New York Fire Department This program is an examination of the numerous areas of responsibility that a chief officer has while commanding a structural fire. As the officer in command of a fire department operation, we have several major components that must be addressed. Not every fire will require equal attention to each of these areas, but an experienced and effective chief officer needs to have a solid grasp of each of these components. The categories are as follows; Strategy & Tactics, Incident Command Procedures, Initial Fireground Operations, Safety & Accountability, Progress Reports & Fire Control Estimates, Search Procedures & Results, Offensive; Defensive Modes, Multiple Alarm Situations, Fire Officer Responsibilities and Scenarios. Each of these important aspects of fireground management are discussed and examine to uncover the most effective and efficient way of handling them and producing a successful tactical operation. This House Rocks Mike Dugan Captain, New York Fire Department; Mike Gagliano Captain, Seattle Washington Fire Department There is nothing quite like a firehouse. It can be the most incredible experience of your life or a miserable exile to purgatory. It can be a place of learning where skills are honed, and techniques refined or a stagnat cesspool where competence erodes into ineffective complacency. What is it that causes one place to be cohesive and brimming with camaraderie while the place just down the road is filled with dissension and drudgery? There are five key areas that can turn any firehouse into the type of place that enables firefighters to thrive and fulfill their calling. This workshop will present a hit-energy, no-nonsense look at how to build and enjoy the type of firehouse everyone wants. Rapid Intervention Crew Awareness & Mayday Communications John Lewis, Lieutenant, City of Passaic (NJ); Robert Moran, Fire Marshall Leonia (NJ) Rapid Intervention Crews are most significant, readily available fire ground resource utilized to enhance the safety of firefighters operating at emergency incidents. Once the Incident Commander has the RIC established on the fireground what are the roles and responsibilities these firefighters need to execute? This program will provide a fireground needs assessment of rapid intervention operations for the Incident Commander and specifically provide all members operating on the fireground with an awareness of the who, what, when, where & how a Rapid Intervention Crew is developed, staffed, and deployed. This course will also offer hands-on Mayday radio communications to familiarize firefighters, company officers, and command officers with best practice communication procedures and methods specifically designed to assure the efficient rescue of distressed firefighters. Advance Auto Extrication Wes Roberts, Deputy Chief, Tallahassee Fire Department; Eric Taylor, Battalion Chief, Lady’s Island St. Helena Fire District This two-day course will consist of both classroom and practical skills in advanced vehicle rescue. Skills include stabilization, incident command, rescue techniques using hydraulic and non hydraulic tools, room and door maneuvers, modified dash tolls, and tunneling. The student will enjoy an atmosphere of motivating instructors truly dedicated to the art of advanced vehicle rescue and extrication delivered on a premise of safe and effective Rescue Techniques, Patient Care, Incident Command at the Rescue Scene, Scene Safety and Teamwork.

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PLUS including Vent, Enter & Search will be discussed and broken down to exterior, interior, and elevated operations. Equipping, attitude and training for supporting the fireground will be discussed.

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Fire Ground Command Simulator Fred Brandt, Battalion Chief, Columbia Fire Department; Rick Dunn, Retired Asst. Chief, Columbia Fire Department; Chris Growley, Retired Battalion Chief, Orange County Fire Rescue Department (FL) All Adjunct Instructors with the SCFA This computer simulation course offers the students the opportunity to practice and improve their tactical skills at a variety of fire-related incidents. This course helps to reinforce personnel and resource management skills, decision making skills and test department standard operating procedures/ guidelines. In this interactive course, students will have the opportunity to practice; standardize arrival reports, size up a variety of fire-related incidents, plan tactical operations, conduct personnel accountability reports, conduct mayday events and critique operations at all levels. PREREQUISITE: Equivalent ICS training comparable to I- 100 and I- 200

Thursday 2 Hour Professional Development Seminars Vent Enter Search Mike Dugan, Captain New York Fire Department The basic duties of a truck company at a fire building must be performed in a coordinated and controlled manner to protect firefighters and officers within the building. Students will learn these skills within the control and coordination matrix. Also relevant for departments that do not have a dedicated truck company and must still accomplish these task. Are You A Survivor? John Salka, Battalion Chief, New York Fire Department This new program looks at some interesting information that may have a great impact on how fire departments train firefighters to survive. The focus will be on the physiological responses people exhibit when faced with dramatic and dangerous situations. How the “Human Factors” and habits of people in all walks of life have improved their survival chances are analyzed. Survivor personality, muscle memory, and other helpful topics will be examined. The information presented will definitely introduce you to some new ideas for your training programs. Leading With Attitude Eddie Buchanan, Division Chief, Hanover (VA) Fire and EMS; President, International Society of Fire Service Instructors Learn how you, as an individual, can truly make a difference in your organization, regardless of rank. This is a nameless, rankles “gut check” exploration of ways you can help ensure your department is (and stays) on track. Discuss attitudes, typical characters you encounter in the workplace, and the distinctions between a “follower” and a “yes Man”. Help to ensure that you are part of the solution, not the problem. Elevators Shannon Tanner, Battalion Chief, City of Florence Fire Department; Mike Norket, Battalion Chief, City of Myrtle Beach Fire Department This class will give an overview of the different types of elevators and their operations. We will discuss the dangers of elevator operations and how to work safely around elevators during an emergency along with how to use Phase I and Phase II recall and fire service operation of elevators.

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up, smoke reading, fire spread in buildings, tooling/equipping of the apparatus, company and firefighter and fire stream management within the “Window of Opportunity”.

Operational Command & Control Fred Malven, Asst. Chief, Nevada Community Fire Department (Iowa) and Greg Mundy Asst. Chief, Irmo Fire District This course will discuss a multitude of fire service challenges during fireground operations including size-up, accountability, fire stream development and working from the playbook. This program will assist in identifying those challenges and provide a system of success for developing and maintaining a safer fireground. Communications Interoperability and 800 MHz Radio User Class George Crouch, State Interoperability Coordinator, Division of State Information Technology This class is directed to the field user and focuses on VHF, UHF and 800 MHz state interoperability plans. The class also includes user information on XTS2500 and XTS5000 800 MHz portables. If you want to learn how to switch zones, find the radio identification number, determine how strong of a signal you are receiving off a specific tower - or if you don’t know what any of the above means - then this class is for you. Do you know how to request a mutual aid channel? How about switching between direct and repeater while in a conventional mode? Attend this class. All the buttons, whistles and pre-programmed channels will be covered. All attendees are asked to bring an 800 radio with them if their agency has one.

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Friday 2 hour Professional Development Seminar Firefighter Physicals Tim Rankin, Vice President Marketing and Sales, North Greenville Fitness & Cardiac Rehab. Clinic, Inc. In 1980, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (O.S.H.A) established September 15, 1990, as the date in which all fire departments in the United States must have a health screening and fitness program. This regulation is 1910.156, subpart L, Appendix A. The only departments exempt are Airport Crash Teams and the Forestry Service. In this program we will discuss why firefighters are required to have annual health screenings. We will discuss the credentials that your supplier should hold. Finally, we will discuss what elements should be included in an annual firefighter physical to ensure compliance with OSHA. Spray It Forward DFLS & DSFM This program is designed to help volunteer firefighters with limited time and few resources to learn what they need to know in order to reach children in their own communities about fire & life safety. Leading the Volunteers Mike Dallessandro, Director, Garand Island (NY) Fire Company Today’s volunteer fire service is facing many challenges and leaders of these organizations are going to have to wear many hats to keep these organizations heading in the right direction. This workshop will focus on key behavioral points of members that helped make our fire companies of yesteryear grow into the organizations they are today while at the same time identifying new behavioral patterns that are causing concerns for the future. Attendees will take home with them a positive message and teaching points about dedication to community service, proper behavior in the firehouse and in public, ethics, values and what it means to freely give of yourself to be a volunteer firefighter today. Rethinking RIT Eddie Buchanan, Division Chief Hanover (VA) Fire and EMS; President International Society of Fire Service Instructors It’s been more than 10 years since the inception of Rapid Intervention Teams. Over that time, much has changed! This program will examine how changes in staffing, building construction, equipment and standards have impacted rapid intervention. The program will provide a vision of how to make RIT really work in a typical suburban/rural department and how to appropriately train firefighters to avoid dangerous situations. RIT deployment models will also be discussed that provide more than just lip service to the OSHA standard. Man that was Close Mike Dugan, Captain, New York Fire Department This class is a review of problems confronted by firefighters and officer at fires every day all across the country. They encounter problems that endanger them and their team. This class will review the common problems and how they affect use safe and operations. We will learn how we can avoid them or lessen their impact. The students will walk away with a better understanding of what they face and how to properly prepare for the challenge of today fires.

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OSHA Update for Firefighters Dottie Ison Director of OSHA Programs This class is directed towards any fire personnel interested in learning about the new OSHA updates. There will also be the time incorporated for you to have feed back with a question and answer session.

Can I Build It for Less? Construction Cost Expectations for 2010 /2011 Ken Newell , AIA, LEED AP Stewart-Cooper-Newell Architects More often than not, budget is the single largest controlling factor in your project. This course will explore methods and options utilized by many fire departments to build a durable, low-maintenance facility without “busting the budget” The presentation will consider several cost saving subjects including: • What Impact has the Stimulus Grant had on Construction Cost? •Construction Cost Trends for the Past Decade •Making the most of your site •One Story vs. Two Story Buildings •Construction Types •Material Selections •Avoiding Unnecessary Facility Duplications •Prototype Designs •Additional Funding Sources • Low Bidder Concerns / Qualifying the apparent low bidder

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Charles Flowers, Abacus Planning Group No matter when you are planning to retire, there are some things you can do now to start getting ready. We will cover general information on financial planning as well as specific information for participants in the SC Firefighters Association Retirement Fund. Since many firefighters are also state employees, we will also provide some tips for retirement from the state. Spouses are welcome. Firefighter Behavioral Health Workshop

Presented by members of the Charleston Firefighter Support Team and the SCSFA Counseling Support Unit Firefighters are frequently exposed to traumatic events and the fire service, in general, has done little or nothing to prepare them emotionally to deal with the possible outcome (s). In an effort to be proactive a Behavioral Health Workshop has been designed for all firefighters and officers providing them a general overview of behavioral and emotional responses common to a traumatic event. This presentation would help firefighters recognize issues they may experience following an event, lay the groundwork for firefighter Peer Counselors in their interventions and assist in reducing the stigma attached to seeking professional counseling. The program provides firefighters with information on Stress, Traumatic events, Depression, Grief, Communication, and Alcohol and Substance Abuse. It is not unusual for this presentation to help firefighters recognize issues they may be experiencing and, very often, inspire them to seek professional assistance. Custom vs. Commercial Chassis

Mark Kopunek the national accounts manager for KME Fire Apparatus in Nesquehoning Pennsylvania This presentation focuses on key comparison points between custom fire chassis and commercial chassis used for fire apparatus. The comparison offers an objective viewpoint of the noted pros and cons leaving attendees that opportunity to decide what works best for them.

Saturday 2 Hour Professional Seminars Volunteer Leadership in Tough Times

Eddie Buchanan, Division Chief Hanover (VA) Fire and EMS; President International Society of Fire Service Instructors As demands on volunteers increase both at home and at work, volunteer leaders face growing challenges as they try to make ends meet at the fire station. This program offers volunteer leaders tools they can use to manage a diminishing work force in the face of growing service demands. Topics include effective communications, retaining quality volunteers, deployment alternatives, considering a combination system, and redefining the organizational mission. This program is highly interactive and offers volunteer leaders tangible tools they can use to succeed in today’s environment!

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Fire Driver – Emergency Driver Best Practices

Mike Dallesandro, Director, Grand Island (NY) Fire Company Fire Driver is an exciting workshop done in full color Power Point that reviews many of the best fire apparatus driver practices from around the country. This workshop is perfect for any attendee who gets behind the wheel of fire apparatus, trains apparatus drivers or who sets policy. Emphasis is placed on the driver’s responsibility for getting the apparatus and its crew to and from emergency incidents safely and reviews line of duty death statistics from accidents responding and returning. Standards for South Carolina Firefighters and Chief Officers – How We Can Get There

Chris Nunnery, Chief, City of Lancaster; Will Vaigneur, Training Officer, Lady’s Island St. Helena Fire Department The South Carolina fire service is moving forward. Strives are being made to adopt NFPA 1001 for firefighters and NFPA 1021 for fire officers as the standards for our state. This course will explore these standards and answer the question “What does meeting the standard mean?” The course will also explore innovative delivery methods that utilize technology to take advantage of current programs. This course is designed to show you that any department of any size has the ability to meet the national standards.

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Insurance Services Office Staff This is a brief overview of ISO and how it affects communities. Marty Reynolds, Assistant Chief, Belmont Fire Department Residential sprinklers are our future. What do they look like? How do they operate? How does it change my tactics? In this program, requirements and operation will be explored for the fire service professional. Simplifying People – Selling your Department to Those That Matter

Les Levesque, PIO, Lady’s Island St. Helena Fire Department This is a down and dirty round table discussion of tried and true tactics for utilizing your department’s relationship with your government, your media, your people, and most importantly your customers to improve morale, service, support, and overall operational effectiveness. This course is intended to identify strategies to increase “buy in” to your agency. Whether you are looking to improve your relationship with your governing body or create a better public image, this course provides you with a foundation to build esteem amongst those you serve so when the tough times appear you can weather the storm with your head above water. Firefighter Daily Financial Management

Kim Rogers, Market Director, CPM Federal Credit Union This program is designed to give the emergency responder exposure to the day to day financial decision making given the complex nature of modern day personal financial management. This program will cover: Cash management, saving strategies, getting the most and best from a loan, credit scores and what they mean to you and planning for a rainy day, as well as other topics important to firefighters in our economic times.

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2010 SC Fire-Rescue Conference Instructor Biographies

Robert G Moran Robert G Moran began his career with the city of Englewood (NJ) in 1985; in his 23 year career he has held the ranks of Dispatcher, Firefighters, Lieutenant, Deputy Chief and his current rank as Chief of Department. Chief Moran holds a Bachelors Degree in Fire Science from New Jersey City University, and is an adjunct instructor for Kean University. He is a NJ State certified level 2 Fire Instructor, Hazardous Material Specialist, Confined Space and Hazardous Material Awareness Instructor, IMS Level 2 Instructor, Fire Investigator and Fire Official. Formerly an Instructor at the Bergen County Police and Fire Academy, he now sits on the Bergen County Fire Training Advisory Board. Moran is currently the Fire Marshall in Leonia, NJ, where he served in every rank as well as Chief of the Volunteer Fire Department; in addition he is an investigator for the Bergen County Prosecutor Office Arson Task Force, and a Safety Specialist for the State of New Jersey Urban Search and Rescue Task Force. Chief Moran had authored several articles for national fire service publications, as well as lecturing on various ire suppression topics every year thorough out New Jersey and the country. Eddie Buchanan Eddie Buchanan began his fire service career in 1982 and currently serves as Division Chief assigned to Operations for Hanover (VA) Fire & EMS. Hanover, a suburb of Richmond, Virginia, is a large combination system with about 150 career and 500 volunteer members. Chief Buchanan is a former Board Member for the VCOS and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the International Society of Fire Service Instructors. He is author of the Volunteer Training Officer’s Handbook from Fire Engineering Books and Videos and was a co-author on the Red and White Ribbon Reports from the VCOS. He also serves on the NFPA Technical Committee for Fire Service Training. Mike Dugan Captain Michael M. Dugan has over 32 years of fire service experience and is a 20 year veteran of the FDNY, serving as the Captain of Ladder Co. 123, located in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. As a Lieutenant, Dugan was assigned to Ladder Co. 42 in the South Bronx. While working as a Firefighter in Spanish Harlem’s Ladder Co. 43, Dugan received the James Gordon Bennett medal in 1992 and the Harry M. Archer Medal in 1993, the FDNY’s highest award for bravery. He is also a former Halesite, Long Island volunteer firefighter.

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John J. Lewis John J Lewis joined the volunteer fire service in 1978 and began his career as a Firefighter / EMT in 1985, currently serving as a Lieutenant with the City of Passaic, NJ Fire Department. John in a instructor at the Bergen County (NJ) Fire Academy, and an Adjunct Instructor at Kean University in Union, NJ, and Utah Valley University in Orem, UT, a member of the NJ State Firefighter Health and Safety Advisory Committee, he holds NJ State Certifications as Fire Inspector / Fire Official, Level 2 Fire Instructor, Confined Space and hazardous Materials Awareness Instructor, IMS Level 3 Instructor, and Fire Investigator. John has developed and presented educational programs for various fire conferences and schools across the country.

Captain Dugan was an instructor at the inception of the FDNY’s Annual Education Day and has developed programs currently taught to all FDNY members during the Annual Education Day. Captain Dugan has been a featured lecturer around the country and at both the “Firehouse Expo” and the “FDIC.” He is the lead instructor of the “Firehouse Expo” and “Firehouse Road Show” Engine and Truck Company Operations program and a “HOT” instructor at the “FDIC”. He is a contributing editor to “Firehouse” magazine and the Firehouse.com Member’s Zone. John Salka Chief Salka is a nationally recognized fire training professional who has been a featured presenter at the Firehouse Expo in Baltimore, the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) in Indianapolis, the Fire Department Institute (FDNY) and the NY Firefighters Burn Center seminar Program to just name a few. Chief Salka is a contributing editor for Firehouse Magazine, and also writes articles for Fire Engineering,WNYF, and Size-up Magazines. He was also the recipient of the “2001 Training Achievement Award” at the 2001 Fire Department Instructors Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana. Fire Command now has a one-of–a-kind team of training experts from throughout the US. We have chiefs, company officers and firefighters from many departments’ large and small, career and volunteer that will deliver the best training that you have ever had. All of these instructors have presented at national conferences and have many years of firefighting experience to pass on to you.

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Mike Gagliano Mike Gagliano has twenty four years of fire/crash/rescue experience with the Seattle Fire Department and the United States Air Force. He is the Captain of Ladder 5 and a member of the Seattle Fire Department’s Critical Decision/Tactical Training group. Captain Gagliano has written numerous fire service articles, is coauthor of the bestselling book Air Management for the Fire Service and the SCBA chapter of the Firefighter 1 & 2 from Pennwell. He is a member of the FDIC Associate Advisory Board, a Director for the Cyanide Poisoning Treatment Coalition and teaches across the country on Air Management, Fireground Tactics, Leadership and Company Officer Development. He also partners with his wife Anne to teach on ways to develop and maintain a strong marriage/family and has two sons in the Pre-Med and Pre-Law programs at Seattle Pacific University.

Shannon Tanner Shannon Tanner – Tanner is a 25- year veteran of the fire service. He started his career with the Johnsonville Fire District where he serves in the capacity of Battalion Chief. He is also the Battalion Chief of Training for the City of Florence Fire Department where he has served for the past 12 years. Tanner has been an instructor for the South Carolina Fire Academy since 1989 and teaches a wide variety of courses along with serving on many fire service boards and committees. Mike Norket Mike has been with the City of Myrtle Beach Fire Department for 23 years. Mike has served from the ranks of firefighter to Battalion Chief of Training. Mike also serves as assistant director of the State USAR Regional Response team for Region 2. Mr. Norket assisted in writing the fire elevator extrication course for the state. Norket has been a South Carolina Fire Academy Instructor since 1993. Timothy Walters Lt. Timothy Walters, City of Myrtle Beach Fire Department. – 16 years Fire service experience, South Carolina Fire Instructor. Sean Collins Lt. Sean Collins, City of Myrtle Beach Fire Department. – 13 years Fire service experience, South Carolina Fire Instructor. Lee Levesque Lee Levesque is a 20+ year veteran of the American Fire Service and is currently a firefighter and public affairs officer for the Lady’s Island St. Helena Fire District. Born and raised in a small volunteer fire department in upstate NY, he makes his way to SC via the U.S. Army all the while maintaining some form of fire service affiliation whether it be in large urban departments or small rural ones. He is dedicated to public education and fire prevention as key aspects of the fire service of today.

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Ken Newell Ken Newell, AIA, LEED AP, is a senior principal with Stewart-Cooper-Newell Architects, and has designed over 140 Fire/EMS stations and fire training facilities since 1988. He has provided architectural and consulting services for fire departments and municipalities in 22 states across the US. He has also spoken at various national and state fire conferences.

Deputy Chief Wes Roberts Chief Roberts has served with the Tallahassee Fire Department for 21 years, and was recently promoted to Deputy Chief of the 300 member department which serves the capital city of Florida. He has an extensive history in vehicle extrication and rescue, and has been the recipient of both National and International awards for his contribution to the field. Chief Robert’s is on the forefront of today’s extrication instructional techniques and his opinion is valued and incorporated on a National level. Battalion Chief Eric Taylor Battalion Chief Taylor has been with the Lady’s Island / St. Helena Fire District for 21 years and serves as the Incident Commander for the department’s competitive extrication team. Chief Taylor has dedicated himself to learning, teaching and promoting safe and efficient extrication practices. The learning environment which Chief Taylor offers is a combination of new and innovative techniques, the reinforcement of the basics which commonly learned, and the ability to apply these foundations to more advanced extrication situations.

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Greg Mundy: Assistant Chief of Operations, Irmo (SC) Fire District Greg Mundy currently serves as Assistant Chief of Operations with the Irmo Fire District. Mundy has over 34+ years of service experience. He has previously served as Captain/Training with the Columbia Fire Department, Resident Training Manager for the South Carolina Fire Academy, Career Company Officer, Ladder 1 with Des Moines, IA Fire Department and Volunteer Fire Assistant Chief with the Indianola, IA, Fire Department

Rick Dunn: Assistant Chief, Columbia (SC) Fire Department Rick Dunn is a retired Assistant Chief with the Columbia Fire Department. Dunn began his career as a volunteer firefighter with the Lugoff Fire District in 1984. In 1985, he accepted a position with the Fort Jackson Fire Department where he worked as a civilian firefighter. In 1986 he moved to the Columbia Fire Department where he progressed through the ranks to his current position of Assistant Chief of Professional Services. He is responsible for the recruitment, hiring and promotional systems of the department as well as the management of the Training and Safety Bureau and Logistics. Chief Dunn has been an adjunct S.C. Fire Academy instructor since 1989. Seth Vaughn Seth Vaughn is a Field Representative and 8 year employee of Insurance Services Office, Inc. In that time Seth has conducted over 125 fire department surveys in South Carolina. He has also had the opportunity to train several other ISO field representatives and multiple fire department officials, as well as multiple public officials on various aspects of the ISO Public Protection Classification Program. Seth has had the privilege of conducting and reviewing fire department surveys from numerous other states across the country, as well as being involved in multiple special projects for ISO product development and support. With over 18 years in the fire service both in the paid and volunteer role; Seth is no stranger to the fire service. Seth is currently a volunteer with Pelham-Batesville FD, S.C., and certified through IFSAC Fire Officer I and NREMT – B. Aaron Small Aaron Small is a 49 year veteran of the volunteer and paid fire service. He has served in many different capacities in the field from a tail board firefighter, fire chief, and Director of Emergency Services for Fire and Rescue. He retired from the Myrtle Beach F.D. Myrtle Beach, S.C. and is currently a Fire Academy Instructor for the state of South Carolina. For the last 20 years he has been involved in his first loves: fire education, injury prevention, and firefighter safety. He established the state’s Fire and Life Safety Education Association and is now employed with the S.C State Fire Marshal Office, Division of Fire and Life Safety as a Public Fire Education Officer. He and his Safe Team played a big part in developing a state program for firefighters called Spray It Forward. This program is designed to teach firefighters the keys to identifying educational objectives that are best suited for specific age groups, and has taught this program all over the US.

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Chris Growley: Curriculum Coordinator, South Carolina Fire Academy Chris Growley was a 27-year member of the Orange County Fire Rescue Department in Winter Park, FL. He served in variety of positions including Battalion Chief, Special Operations Bureau; Battalion Chief, Field Operations; and Assistant Chief, B-Shift. Chris served as an adjunct instructor at the Central Florida Fire Academy, Orlando, FL and earned a bachelors of science in Fire Safety Administration from Rollins College. Presently, Chris serves as the Curriculum Coordinator for the S. C. Fire Academy.

Robert Amick Robert Amick is a 30 year career veteran of the fire service. He worked 13 years in fire suppression, 2 years in fire code enforcement, and the remainder of his career in public fire education. As a fire education specialist, he developed and presented programs for the South Carolina public schools, fire departments, business and private industry. Robert currently works for the S.C. State Fire Marshal’s Office as an instructor developing and presenting fire education programs to volunteer and career firefighters. His main focus today is the delivery of the “Spray It Forward” program. This program is designed to instruct firefighters and other educators on how to identify and present age appropriate fire and life safety messages to both children and adults. Fred Malven Fred Malven is an Associate Professor in Iowa State University’s College of Design and an adjunct Instructor of the National Fire Academy (NFA). For NFA he has served on the development and delivery teams for several field courses related to firefighter safety and building construction issues. Fred has served as a nationally certified firefighters/fire officer with four departments in Connecticut and Maryland. Since 1981

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Charles Flowers Charles B. Flowers graduated from the University of the South (Sewanee) in 2001 with a B.A. degree in Economics. After graduation Charles returned to his native home of Columbia SC and began work with Abacus Planning Group. As a member of Abacus’s Investment Team, Charles’s responsibilities include investment research, asset allocation decisions and portfolio design. Charles also handles the firm’s portfolio administration duties, ensuring portfolio data integrity, executing trades and working with portfolio accounting technologies. Charles is currently a Level 2 candidate for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. Chris Nunnery Chief Chris Nunnery- Fire Chief, Lancaster Fire Department. Chief Nunnery has been active in the fire service for 19 years with his department. He rose through the ranks of firefighter to company officer and was appointed Fire Chief in 2002. He is a SC Fire Academy Adjunct instructor and serves on the Fire School Advisory board for the State Firefighters Association. He is currently the first Vice President of the State Association of Fire Chiefs and is set to assume the presidency of this organization in October of this year. Chief Nunnery is married with two children and is very active in his church and his community. Will Vaigneur Will Vaigneur is the Training Officer of Lady’s Island – St Helena Fire District. He currently serves on the South Carolina Firefighters’ Association as the chairman of the Training and Education Committee. He also serves as the chair of the South Carolina Fire Academy Advisory Committee. He is involved with his local community teaching leadership to both fire service and non fire service professionals. He also is involved with mentoring the youth of his community and coaches both football and baseball for his local high school. Will is committed to the progression of the South Carolina fire service.

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