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Louisiana Fire Chiefs Association 44th Annual Conference

March 20 – 25, 2017 Hosted By

David Crockett Steam Fire Company No. 1 at the

Landmark Hotel Metairie, Louisiana


LFCA 2016-2017 Executive Officers President - Michael A. Labruzza David Crockett Steam Fire Company No. 1

1st Vice President - Chad Roberson St. George Fire Protection District # 2

2nd Vice President - Robert Roe Bossier Parish Fire District # 1

Past President - Mark Stewart Ascension Fire Protection District # 3

Secretary - Chuck Albert St. George Fire Protection District # 2

Treasurer - Donald Bock East Bank Consolidated Fire Department

2016 – 2017 Board Members District 1 – Daniel Dauterive, Jr. Terrytown Fifth District Fire Department

District 2 – Tracey Normand Gonzales Fire Department

District 3 – Russell Di Salvo, Jr. Coteau Volunteer Fire Department

District 4 – Guy Bonin Iberia Parish FPD # 1

District 5 – Keith Murray Lake Charles Fire Department

District 6 – Warren Lemoine Dupont Fire Department

District 7 – Skip Pinkston Bossier Parish Fire District #1

District 8 – Chris Womack Ruston Fire Department

District 9 – Scott Brewer St. Tammany Parish Fire District # 9

Industrial Representative – Samuel Colon East West Copolymer

2016 – 2017 Appointed Officers Sergeant-At-Arms – James Leblanc St. Amant Volunteer Fire Department

Counselor – Henry Olinde Baton Rouge, Louisiana


Past Presidents 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

*Edgar Lejeune, Baton Rouge *Louis Mosca, Lake Charles *Milton Pichoff, Westwego *Ronald Moosa, Eunice Willie Eznach, Rapides Fire District #2 *Ferril St. Pierre, Bridge City VFC L. Wayne Prejean, Lafayette *Lisso Lawrence, Jennings *Erlo McLaurin, Jr., Ponchatoula *J. C. “Cobby” Walker, Gonzales *Algie Breaux, Lake Charles *Luke LaBruzza, Gretna *B. R. Breland, Monroe Roy Robichaux, Jr., Belle Chasse John LeLeux, Crowley Robert “Bob” Roberts, West Monroe Eugene Witek, 7th Dist. Ascension VFD Douglas Gleason, Zachary *Sammy Lazzara, Harvey VFD#2 *Fred Broussard, Maurice James LeBlanc, Prairieville Donald Parks, Sr., Marrero Estelle *Alvoyd D. Glover, Bienville Wards 4 & 5 Boyd Westbrook, E. Baton Rouge Dist. #6 Bobby Black, David Crockett, Gretna Don Nugent, Ouachita Parish Donald T. Bock, Jefferson Parish Fire Dept. Gerard C. Tarleton, St. George Fire Dept. Chris J. Gonzales, Galvez-Lake VFD Robin Hurst, Baton Rouge FD Scott Berthelot, Harvey VFD Earl Gorrondona, St. Tammany Fire Dist. #4 Ken Pearson, Webster Fire Dist. #1 Mike Lambert, Sorrento VFD Jude Savoie, Carlyss FD Richard Boudreaux, Port Allen FD Lee Cahanin, Opelousas FD Ed Smith, Baton Rouge FD Merrick Tassin, St. Tammany Fire Dist. #4 Chuck Albert, St. George FPD #2 Jacques Picou, Westlake Fire Department Adam Cline, Bordelonville VFD Mark Stewart, Ascension FPD #3

*Deceased


Louisiana Fire Chiefs Association th 44 Annual Conference MONDAY, MARCH 20, 2017 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Pre-Conference and Conference Registration Mardi Gras Ballroom Foyer “1st Floor” 4:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. Hospitality Room Chateau Ballroom “16th Floor”

TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 2017 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Pre-Conference and Conference Registration Mardi Gras Ballroom Foyer “1st Floor” 7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast Provided Chateau Ballroom “16th Floor” PRE-CONFERENCE EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS Best Western Landmark Hotel 2601 Severn Ave., Metairie, LA 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. “New FSRS” Randy Loe, Municipal Field Representative Supervisor PIAL Mardi Gras III “1st Floor” Break 10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. “New FSRS” Continued


11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch Provided Chateau Ballroom “16th Floor” 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. “Louisiana Emergency Response Commission: Knowing Your Resources” Gene Dunegan, Administrative Program Manager Louisiana State Police Emergency Services Unit & Retired Chief Bobby Black, Chairman Long Range Planning Committee of LERC Mardi Gras III “1st Floor” Break 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. “NFPA Responder Forum: The Future Firefighter” Butch Browning, Fire Marshal State of Louisiana Mardi Gras III “1st Floor” 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Dinner Provided Chateau Ballroom “16th Floor” 7:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. Hospitality Room Chateau Ballroom “16th Floor”

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2017 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Pre-Conference and Conference Registration Mardi Gras Ballroom Foyer “1st Floor” 7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast Provided Chateau Ballroom “16th Floor”


PRE-CONFERENCE EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS Best Western Landmark Hotel 2601 Severn Ave., Metairie, LA 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. “Generational Workforces: Managing Millennials” Kingman Schuldt, Fire Chief Greater Naples Fire Rescue District Mardi Gras III “1st Floor” Break 10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. “Generational Workforces: Managing Millennials” Continued 11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch Provided Chateau Ballroom “16th Floor” 12:00 p.m. Exhibit area open to vendors for setup Mardi Gras I & II “1st Floor” 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Conference Registration Mardi Gras Ballroom Foyer “1st Floor” 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. “Avoiding High Risk Legal Events” John Murphy, Deputy Fire Chief (Ret) And Attorney at Law Murphy Law Group Mardi Gras III “1st Floor” Break 3:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. “Avoiding High Risk Legal Events” Continued


5:30 p.m. LFCA Executive Board Meeting Crescent City Boardroom “16th Floor” LFCA Foundation Board Meeting Immediately following LFCA Executive Board Meeting

Crescent City Boardroom “16th Floor 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Dinner Provided Chateau Ballroom “16th Floor” 7:30 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. Hospitality Room Chateau Ballroom “16th Floor”

THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2017 8:00 a.m. Golf Tournament “Proper Golf Attire Required” Stonebridge Golf Club 1500 Stonebridge Drive Gretna, LA 70053 8:00 a.m. Bowling Tournament Westside Bowling Lanes 3715 Westbank Expressway Harvey, LA 70058 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Exhibit area open to vendors for setup Mardi Gras I & II “1st Floor” 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Lunch and Awards Golf and Bowling Awards presented at lunch Stonebridge Golf Club 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Vendor Exhibit Open Mardi Gras I & II “1st Floor”


2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Conference Registration Mardi Gras Ballroom Foyer “1st Floor” 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. IAFC – Southwest Meeting Mardi Gras III “1st Floor” 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. New Member Orientation James LeBlanc, Sergeant-At-Arms Mardi Gras III “1st Floor” OPENING CEREMONIES 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Opening Ceremonies 44th Annual Conference (Dress: Coat & Tie or Dress Uniform Only) Best Western Landmark Hotel Mardi Gras III “1st Floor” Call to Order Chief Michael A. Labruzza President LFCA Fire Safety – Exit Identification Captain Michael McAuliffe Harvey Volunteer Fire Company #2 Invocation Rev. Larry Beane, II Chaplain, David Crockett Steam Fire Company #1 Presentation of the Colors Jefferson Parish Honor Guard Pledge of Allegiance Chief Robert Roe 2nd Vice President LFCA National Anthem Memorial Service David Crockett Steam Fire Company #1 Welcome Address Mayor Belinda Constant City of Gretna


Response to Welcome Chief Chad Roberson 1st Vice President LFCA Introductions Chief Michael A. Labruzza President LFCA Introductions of Exhibitors Exhibit Chairman Chief Russell Di Salvo, Jr. LFCA 3rd District Representative Dedication of Conference Chief Michael A. Labruzza President LFCA Keynote Speaker Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser State of Louisiana Benediction Rev. Larry Beane, II Chaplain, David Crockett Steam Fire Company #1 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Vendor Celebration & Food Fest Mardi Gras I & II “1st Floor” 10:00 p.m. – til Hospitality Room Chateau Ballroom “16th Floor”

FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2017 7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast Provided Chateau Ballroom “16th Floor” 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Conference Registration Mardi Gras Ballroom Foyer “1st Floor” 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Vendor Exhibit Open Mardi Gras I & II “1st Floor”


CONFERENCE EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS Best Western Landmark Hotel 2601 Severn Ave., Metairie, LA 8:30 a.m. Call to Order & Announcements Chief Chad Roberson 1st Vice President LFCA 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. “Creating a New Generation of Fire Officers” John Tippett, Jr., Operations Deputy Chief Charleston Fire Department Mardi Gras III “1st Floor” Break 10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. “Creating a New Generation of Fire Officers” Continued 11:45 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Lunch Provided Chateau Ballroom “16th Floor” Remember to visit exhibits 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. “Think like an IC” Thomas Dunne, Deputy Chief FDNY Mardi Gras III “1st Floor” Break 3:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. “Think like an IC” Continued 5:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Committee Meetings 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Crawfish Boil Landmark Hotel Parking Garage “1st Floor”


8:30 p.m. – til Hospitality Room Aaron Foret Band Chateau Ballroom “16th Floor”

SATURDAY, MARCH 25, 2017 7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast Provided Chateau Ballroom “16th Floor” 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Conference Registration Mardi Gras Ballroom Foyer “1st Floor” CONFERENCE EDUCATIONAL SESSION Best Western Landmark Hotel 2601 Severn Ave., Metairie, LA 8:30 a.m. Call to Order & Announcements Chief Robert Roe 2nd Vice President LFCA 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. “Toothpick Towers: A Chief Officer’s Guide to Lightweight Wood-Frame Multiple Dwellings” Glenn Corbitt, Technical Editor Fire Engineering Mardi Gras III “1st Floor” Break 10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. “Toothpick Towers: A Chief Officer’s Guide to Lightweight Wood-Frame Multiple Dwellings” Continued 11:45 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Lunch Provided Chateau Ballroom “16th Floor” 12:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Past President’s Luncheon Andrea’s Restaurant 3100 19th St., Metairie, LA 70002 Bus departs hotel at 11:45 a.m.


2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. LFCA Annual Business Meeting Mardi Gras III “1st Floor” Special Reports LFCA Business Session Approval of Minutes Report of Officers Report of Committees Unfinished Business New Business Election of Officers Selection of Future Conference Site 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception Mardi Gras Ballroom Foyer “1st Floor” Cash Bar CLOSING CEREMONIES AND BANQUET 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Closing Ceremonies and Banquet 44th Annual Conference (Dress: Coat & Tie or Dress Uniform Only) Best Western Landmark Hotel Mardi Gras III “1st Floor” Call to Order Chief Michael A. Labruzza President LFCA Fire Safety – Exit Identification Captain Michael McAuliffe Harvey Volunteer Fire Company #2 Invocation Rev. Larry Beane, II Chaplain, David Crockett Steam Fire Company #1 Opening Remarks Chief Michael A. Labruzza President LFCA Introductions Chief Michael A. Labruzza President LFCA Dinner


Guest Speaker Kent Gonsoulin Cajun Comedian Presentation of Legislative Award Introduction of Officers, 2017-2018 Chief Chad Roberson President-Elect LFCA Installation of Officers, 2017-2018 Judge Roy M. Cascio Jefferson Parish 2nd Parish Court Closing Remarks Chief Michael A. Labruzza Immediate Past President LFCA & Chief Chad Roberson President LFCA Benediction Rev. Larry Beane, II Chaplain, David Crockett Steam Fire Company #1 10:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. Hospitality Room Chateau Ballroom “16th Floor”

Special Notes: LFCA Expects You to Honor the Following: •

LFCA member nametags required at all functions

Remember to welcome newcomers

Remember to visit Exhibits

Refer to dress code and program schedule

Hospitality rooms will be closed during all events

Winner must be present for all door prizes


GUEST PROGRAM TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 2017 8:45 a.m. Bus Departs Hotel 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Beignets at Café Du Monde 10:00 a.m. Bus Departs Café Du Monde 10:15 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Treasure Chest Casino Voucher & Lunch Buffet Provided 2:00 p.m. Bus Departs Treasure Chest Casino 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Shopping at Lakeside Mall Voucher Provided 4:15 p.m. Bus Departs Lakeside Mall

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2017 7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast Provided Chateau Ballroom “16th Floor” 9:00 a.m. Bus Departs Hotel 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. New Orleans Cooking School Lunch provided 12:45 p.m. Bus Departs New Orleans Cooking School 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Movie “Beauty and the Beast” 3:45 p.m. Bus Departs Movie


THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2017 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Bowling/Golf Tournaments With Awards & Lunch 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Po-Keno or Bingo with wine, snacks, & desserts Pontchartrain Suite “16th Floor” 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Opening Ceremonies 44th Annual Conference (Dress Attire, No Jeans Allowed) Mardi Gras III “1st Floor” Refer to Program

FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2017 8:30 a.m. Bus Departs Hotel 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Beignets at Café Du Monde French Quarter 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Natchez Harbor Cruise Lunch Provided 1:45 p.m. Bus Departs from Natchez 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Chez Clay Pottery 4:45 p.m. Bus Departs from Chez Clay Pottery 6:30 p.m. Crawfish Boil Landmark Hotel Parking Garage “1st Floor”


SATURDAY, MARCH 25, 2017 7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast Provided Chateau Ballroom “16th Floor” 9:00 a.m. Bus Departs Hotel 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Royal Carriage Rides 11:15 a.m. Take Streetcar to Crazy Lobster 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Crazy Lobster Lunch Provided 2:30 p.m. Bus Departs from Crazy Lobster 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Closing Ceremonies and Banquet (Dress Attire, No Jeans Allowed) Mardi Gras I & II “1st Floor” Refer to Program


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Exhibitors Atmos Energy AXA Barney’s Police Supplies Bernard Insurance Agency BGS, L.L.C. Bits Technical Bonaventure Casco CET Manufacturing Dive Rescue Emergency Reporting F&D Sales Inc. Ferrara Fire Apparatus Fire Safety Education Firehouse Software Five Alarm Fire Government Capital Corporation Guidry’s Uniform Gulf Atlantic Supply Gus Willy Apparel Jim Welsh Kirkpatrick Architecture Studio Knox Lexipol, L.L.C. Louisiana Rural Ambulance Alliance Motorola Solutions National Fire Safety Council Physio-Control A Division of Stryker PMI Resources Premier Fire Provident River Country Rescue Salamander Sharp Testing Shell Pipeline Siddons – Martin Special Risk Insurance, Inc. Sunbelt Target Safety Task Force Tips The Cambridge Group Whelen


A Fire Chief’s Prayer God grant me your guidance In the task I must do, To command with Your wisdom The men of my crew. Give me the fore-sight As chief I will need, To make quick decisions And the courage to lead. When each call of distress Fall loud on my ear, Give me knowledge and faith Not confusion and fear. Let me draw from Your strength When efforts are in vain, And destruction and life loss Are all that remain. Send words of comfort For me to share, With those who have lost And are in despair. So please, these virtues Bestow unto me, And make the Fire Chief You want me to be!

44th Annual Conference Schedule of Events  
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