2017 Instructor Development Conference

Exploring New Frontiers in Training & Education

Pre-Conference Programs

Training Officer Credential

September 26-27, 2017

The ISFSI credential designation is designed to provide instructors a direct pathway to develop and advance as professional educators and will bridge the gap between fire service professional development, the professional credentialing of instructors, and the accreditation of emerging training curriculums and eLearning platforms and programs.

Successful candidates will have their education, training and experiences validated on a professional platform. The credential authenticates their contributions to the industry and provides employers a tangible recognition of the employee’s professional accomplishments.

Training Officer Credential candidates participate in 16 hours of online professional portfolio design and interactive learning experience in addition to a two day instructor facilitated student driven classroom course.

Program Highlights:

  • Generational Differences
  • Training for Fireground Adaptability
  • Technology Driven Integration
  • Alternative Methods of Learning
  • Developing Tactical Decision Games

This course is eligible for 32 hours of continuing education credits through Columbia Southern University.

Safe Law Enforcement Operations on the Fireground

September 27, 2017

Fires today are burning faster, hotter and more dangerous than ever before. The simple acts of breaking a window or forcing open a door can immediately impact fire growth and make interior conditions untenable. When confronted with incidents when law enforcement arrive ahead of the fire department, your safety could be compromised quickly due to modern fuels and changes in building construction.

Police officers on patrol in their communities are in the best position to limit the oxygen available to fires inside compartments like residential and commercial structures. It makes sense to instruct them on how to control the flow path during a search or locating the fire and, in turn, limiting the extent of the fire and protect any occupants prior to the fire departments arrival.

This class is appropriate for law enforcement professionals as well as fire service professionals who are looking for resources to improve fireground safety.

Participants learning objectives include:

  • Strong understanding of fire department operations
  • Fire behavior key concepts
  • LEO priorities at the fire scene
  • Incident RECON and LEO safety
  • Review of local SOGs

Principles of Modern Fire Attack - Hands on Training

September 28, 2017

It is our hope that by compiling the best lessons learned from the fire dynamics research, fire departments will be able to adjust their policies, tactics and training to create a safer environment for the fire service as well as the people we serve in our communities.

This information has been known to be controversial to some, so be prepared for great discussions. You don’t have to look far for good discussion regarding fire command, control, accountability and especially fire behavior. The shared science, research and best practices are another tool for your toolbox! Go home to your department with a renewed outlook and with a healthy knowledge of the Principles of Modern Fire Attack: SLICE-RS.

Tuesday, September 26

Wednesday, September 27

Thursday, September 28

Friday, September 29

Saturday, September 30


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