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SUNDAY ---> June 17, 2018 <--- Sunday
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Register 1403 Prepping to Safety & Setup
Live Structural Burnctural Burn
8:00*

*note check in at the convention center at 07:15
17:00 You must bring your own PPE, long sleeve cotton shirts for burn, you might need several, along with an additional nomax hood,  additional clothing since you are doing several live burns. 

We will be using Scott face pieces and a fit test in required to participate, if your company does not use Scotts, we have fit testing available at the training.  We will also be doing fit testing on Saturday, June 16th from 1700 to 1900 hours at the OCFD Headquarters located at 1409 Philadelphia Avenue & 15th Street, Ocean City, MD 21842.  If you are able to make it during this time, please reply to this email.   

The class will be held from 0800 - 1700 hours; you will need to be at the OCCC by 7:15 to check in, transportation is provided to the Snow Hill location.  Please bring your PPE to participate in this class.  You must print and complete and sign, the consent form click here, and bring it to the training.

No Pre-Reg.

Simulation Lab

08:00 11:45

Unable to get to College Park to take advantage of the MFRI Simulation Center?  Here is your chance. On Sunday, June 19, 2016, the MFRI Mobile Simulation Lab is coming to the Ocean City Convention center. Class will be held at the Convention Center from 0900 to 1200 hours.

No pre-registration is required.   Practice size-up, brief initial reports, initial tactics, apparatus placement, etc. in a non-intimidating, safe, supportive environment.  This class presents an opportunity for those who are already chief or company-level officers to practice.  And, a chance for those new to or aspiring to those positions to learn from experienced instructors.  The class is designed to be meaningful to those of all skill and experience levels. 

Incidents will include structure fires and other types of incidents likely to be encountered.  The class uses pictures and simulation software to create realistic scenarios.  Students will use portable radios, maps, ICS forms/charts, and other tools to manage the incidents and to role play. Realworld experiences and case studies as well as current “hot button” topics will be discussed.  There is no cost to attend the class. Come join us for a day of enjoyment and learning.

Register Emergency Medical Technician Refresher 8:00 17:00 The MSFA in partnership with MFRI is pleased to offer you this opportunity to complete your requirements for the 24-hours of continuing education requirement for Emergency Medical Technician re-certification. Major topics covered in the course are Maryland medical protocols for EMS providers preparatory airway patient assessment medical and behavioral situations trauma situations and emergency obstetrics: childbirth and infants and children. Methods of instruction include lecture discussion and team- focused practical exercises. Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to assess recognize and manage medical and trauma signs and symptoms in patients in emergency situations and to determine and use appropriate equipment for patient management and care. Students must attend all required classroom sessions demonstrate proficiency in the practical skills evolutions and obtain a score of 70% or better on the MIEMSS Protocol Quiz to receive credit towards recertification.
Prerequisites: The prerequisite for this course is current EMT certification.
Register Save Your Own 8:00 9:45 Managing a RIT Rescue Scenario can be one of the most mentally emotionally and physically demanding situations performed on the fireground. In this 4-hour Hands-on class participants will learn discuss and practice various RIT Drills to effectively locate package and remove a down firefighter to safety. Short morning classroom session skills stations and smoke-filled afternoon scenario??s will challenge all participants. * This is an excellent opportunity for Company Officers to lead their designated crew through challenging tasks.
 
Register The Air We Breathe 10:00 11:45 When the tones go off for a fire and we don our SCBA we expect it to work!.  We expect the SCBA to provide us with the air we need to complete our assignment and exit.  This course will start by examining SCBA cylinders air in the cylinders consumption drill training air management utilizing consumption drill numbers and applying them to the fire ground for task assignments/staffing levels and breathing techniques. 
Register Medication Safety - RX and OTC Both Have Riskisks 12:00 13:30 This is a prevention message for families healthcare providers and educators: Safe Kids Maryland is working with local state and national organizations to decrease medication related emergencies in children and their families. Medications are the leading cause of child poisoning with 38% of child poisoning involves a grandparent??s medication.
Children under the age of 5 are at the greatest risk and adults can do three things to change that: Safe Store Safe Dosing Poison Center resources. The OTC (Over The Counter) medication focus is directed specifically to 5th and 6th graders. Come to this presentation and leave with materials to teach your community. Participants will learn the risk of poisoning to specific age children; places that children find medications in their homes; medication math and label deciphering for middle school and where to find resources for print and social media.
Register Orthopedic Trauma: An Overview 12:00 13:30 This session will explore the common injury patterns identified in trauma patients as well as the prehospital and in hospital care. We will discuss the long term management and effects of orthopedic injuries and define how proper and timely care can impact patient outcomes.
 
Register Recruitment and Retention for the Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services 12:00 13:30  
Register The Professional Volunteer Fire Department 12:00 16:30 The MSFA Recruitment & Retention Committee as part of the MSFA/MFCA SAFER Grant is pleased to be able to present ??The Professional Volunteer Fire Department?? by Chief Tom Merrill (Ret.) Snyder Fire Department Amhearst New York on Sunday June 17 2018 at 12:00 p.m. as part of our 126th Annual Firemen??s Convention. The fire service is the greatest profession in the world. Our ranks are foiled with hard working dedicated caring and extremely competent members. At all times we should strive to be professional firefighters whether paid or volunteer. Every action you make every word you utter is made as a firefighter. Like it or not how you act whether on the scene or out in public impacts the reputation and professional image of your department.
Professional behavior doesn??t only apply to training appearance and call responses. Professionalism also applies itself inside our firehouses.
  Professional Development for Instructors (PDI)I) 12:00 13:30 What a Goldfish Can Tell You: Maintaining student??s attention spans. The average attention span of a goldfish is roughly nine seconds. In 2000 our average attention span was twelve seconds long but this was prior to the ??mobile revolution.?? As we have become more dependent upon our screens with immediate information satisfaction our attention spans have dropped to eight seconds less than that of the goldfish. This challenges us as instructors to present lessons in a manner that helps to extend this very short period of?¦ oh wait. Did I lose you?
Register The Proactive Engine Driver 13:00 14:45 In today??s time of financial and staffing strains both career and volunteers are being asked to do more with less. One of the most underutilized positions within the fire service is the ??engine driver??. This course will give attendees a look at how to utilize the driver focusing on four key elements. The first item discussed is before the incident giving the driver a look at how to be an informal leader in the station training to build confidence and efficiency and how to get the next generation ready to take the driver??s seat. The second item will be the emergency response attitudes and behaviors to have and not to have. The third item will be operating on the scene. The role of the driver is not just about water but to assist with size-up ensure proper positioning crew accountability being a safety officer various tasks that can be accomplished to help ensure a positive outcome. Finally item number four as we??ll discuss after the incident positive critique ensuring apparatus is ready for the next run.
  FireFighter Insurance Planning 13:45 15:15  
  Professional Development for Instructors (PDI)I) 13:45 15:15 Courage in the Classroom – “Wait…what?  We don’t need no stinkin’ courage…I’m a firefighter!  I’m a paramedic…I’ve got more courage than anyone!!” Courage applies to instructors and students alike. As educators in fire/emergency services we must understand that our brains are designed to protect us and will do that inside the classroom as well as on the job. This interactive session will assist educators in developing courage in the classroom and address how to change their mindset and the mindset of the students to prepare them for learning!
Register Those Damn Millennials 15:00 16:45 Those Damn Millennials with their damn phones and damn internet!!  Times have changed and with that so have the fire service.  The way we learn, the way we teach and the way we fight fires have all been affected.  From the senior man to the rookie, we will look at the influences, history, generations and current events that affect the way we do business. 
MONDAY --->  June 18, 2018 <--- MONDAY
Register Extrication - 8 Hour H.O.T Class 8:00 17:00 This All Day Hands On Training Class will require all Participants to bring their own Turn Out Gear
Register Into the Fire: EMS Considerations from One who was burned in a firewho was burned in a fire 8:00 11:45 Rick Rathel Lieutenant (Ret.) Salisbury Fire Department was badly burned in a fire several years ago.  He will talk about how he got burned how others could avoid being burned and how it affected him.  He will also discuss what it felt like to be burned and what the post-burn care was like.  This class will have 2 hours of Trauma credit. 
Register Truck Operations 8:00 11:45  
  Professional Development for Instructors (PDI) 13:00 14:30 Pardon Me for the Interruption: The use of the interrupted case study as a instructor once told me    "Those who lecture are those who talk in other people's sleep."   However it seems that we are fixated on lecturing but is it effective or is there a better way? Bring in the concept of active learning whereby the cognitive auditory and tactile sensory pathways are all engaged to promote learning and understanding. Through the use of interrupted case study we can touch on all of these pathways and provide a much more fruitful educational experience for our students.
Register Being Fair to Everyone: Why Diversity & Inclusion are Importantusion are Important 13:00 14:30 Diversity and inclusion are more than buzz words � they are vital components of a successful department. This presentation is aimed at increasing the participants' cultural awareness, knowledge, and skills in order to benefit fire and emergency service organizations by promoting the inclusion of different identity groups and by facilitating teamwork.
Register Leading form the Front General Patton Style 13:00 14:30 This class will look at General S. Patton??s leadership style and traits and how they can be related to and benefit todays fireground officers. Patton was one of the world??s best known tactical leaders and a great leader in general. He has provided some great examples and insight for tactical leaders and even business leaders that are used today in business and leadership training. His inspirational style came through personal example: ??Get up front?? he would order his officers. All he had to do to inspire his staff??s support was to give an order which would be obeyed without question. Nevertheless George Patton??s leadership principles have substance and are as meaningful today as they were in the life-and-death struggle of war more than 70 years ago.
Register Principles of Structural Fireground Tactics 13:00 17:00 As firefighters progress through their career they are taught many different concepts and skills.  Sometimes it is difficult to tie it all together and obtain a global perspective about the fireground. Principles of Structural Fireground Tactics is designed to help firefighters to understand the big picture of fireground tactics and how the skills they??ve learned are applied to the overall goal. This class will not only help newer firefighters get an overall understanding of fireground tactics but also help experienced members hone their skills applying basic incident priorities in their decision making model. This is an interactive class with multiple scenarios encouraging student involvement.
Register Saw Lecture 13:00 14:45  
  The Top 20 Tactical Considerations from Fire
Fighter Researchfighter Research (MSFA)
13:00 14:30  
  Professional Development for Instructor (PDI) 1445 1615 Out of My Mind…I’ll Be Back in 5 seconds!  The brain is a complete organ; it thinks, it feels, it grows and continuously wanders from tasks.  As instructor’s it’s our job to manage the wandering minds.  This session will teach instructors how to implement a 5 second trick to cut back on wandering minds in the lecture setting and the practical environment.
Register Managing Pride and Ego 14:45 16:15 Ego is a sense of self-importance which can lead to arrogance whereas pride is a sense of satisfaction. There is a subtle difference between ego and pride even though these two are often used interchangeably. The fire service has a long history of both and they both have their place but as leaders we must make sure that we first manage our pride and ego to set the example and then those of the troops. The fire service is built on tradition with pride and ego stitched into that tradition. It is something that can be great if managed properly or disastrous if not. We will look at the good the bad and the ugly of managing pride and ego.
Register Shock Trauma Go-Team 14:45 16:45 This session will discuss the purpose of the Go-Team, when to call, who is involved and medications that are carried. Additionally, we will discuss the training the go-team members receive. Through case studies, we will explore care of the patient in the pre-hospital setting.
Register Stop the Bleed Campaign Training Course 14:30 16:45 No matter how rapid the arrival of professional responders bystanders will always be first on the scene. A person who is bleeding can die from blood loss within five minutes; therefore it is important to quickly stop the blood loss. This new hour course teaches participates the basic life-saving medical interventions including bleeding control with a tourniquet bleeding control with gauze packs or topical hemostatic agents and opening an airway to allow a casualty to breathe. The course is designed for NON tactical law enforcement officers firefighters security personnel teachers and other civilians requiring this basic training
  The Critical Elements of Patient Assessment 14:45 16:15 This presentation will outline the most important components of assessing your patient. A thorough review of the patient and what you need to convey to the receiving hospital will be discussed.
Register Pride and Tradition 15:00 16:45 This class will be an interactive discussion about the history of the fire service both good and bad. We will discuss all topics from bucket brigades to the latest and greatest tools and techniques the fire service has to offer.
TUESDAY --->  June 18, 2018 <--- TUESDAY
No Pre-Reg. Simulation Lab 08:00 11:45

Unable to get to College Park to take advantage of the MFRI Simulation Center?  Here is your chance. On Sunday, June 19, 2016, the MFRI Mobile Simulation Lab is coming to the Ocean City Convention center. Class will be held at the Convention Center from 0900 to 1200 hours.

No pre-registration is required.   Practice size-up, brief initial reports, initial tactics, apparatus placement, etc. in a non-intimidating, safe, supportive environment.  This class presents an opportunity for those who are already chief or company-level officers to practice.  And, a chance for those new to or aspiring to those positions to learn from experienced instructors.  The class is designed to be meaningful to those of all skill and experience levels. 

Incidents will include structure fires and other types of incidents likely to be encountered.  The class uses pictures and simulation software to create realistic scenarios.  Students will use portable radios, maps, ICS forms/charts, and other tools to manage the incidents and to role play. Realworld experiences and case studies as well as current “hot button” topics will be discussed.  There is no cost to attend the class. Come join us for a day of enjoyment and learning.

Register Hybrid Search Techniques 8:00 9:45 Far too often when Rope or Thermal Imagers are used during searches it ends up slowing the process down instead of speeding it up.  This class will take the proven methods of traditional searches and add the use of Thermal imagers and Rope Assisted Searches to increase accountability and speed.  This class will point out some of the pitfalls of Thermal Imager and Rope Assisted Searches and introduce company level drills to reinforce good search habits when using these valuable tools while conducting searches in large structures.
Register Man vs Machinery (Lecture) 8:00 9:45 Machinery entrapments occur all across the United States and Canada. Is your department capable of handling one? The objectives of this program are to provide responders with the knowledge to help manage incidents involving extrication of patients from various types of machinery. Both common machinery and machinery specific to locations within your response will be discussed. This is a highly specialized skill set and caring for victims/patients entrapped in machinery requires providers to be trained in specific treatment modalities and the possible complications that may arise. Tool selection patient stabilization techniques and crush injury syndrome will be discussed as well as several case studies.
Register Save Your Own 8:00 12:00 Managing a RIT Rescue Scenario can be one of the most mentally emotionally and physically demanding situations performed on the fireground. In this 4-hour Hands-on class participants will learn discuss and practice various RIT Drills to effectively locate package and remove a down firefighter to safety. Short morning classroom session skills stations and smoke-filled afternoon scenario??s will challenge all participants. * This is an excellent opportunity for Company Officers to lead their designated crew through challenging tasks.
 
Register Where There's Smoke There's Fire: A New Look
at Mechanism of Injuryook at Mechanism of Injury
8:00 9:45 Ron Lewis has many years of experience in EMS and as an instructor in Wor-Wic Community College'??s ALS program. He will discuss mechanism of injury and give some new ideas on considering mechanism in the treatment of the injured patient. This class will have two hours of Trauma credit.
Register Traffic Incident Management - Abridged Versionion (NFA) 9:00 13:00 National Traffic Incident Management (TIM) Responder Training: A new coordinated multi-disciplinary training program developed through the national Second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP2) is being offered for ALL EMERGENCY RESPONDERS and those supporting Traffic Incident Management operations - police firefighters EMS. The purpose is to promote a shared understanding of the requirements for achieving the safety of responders and motorists quick response and effective communications at traffic incident scenes leading to a safer faster integrated responder team.
Register Commander's Intent: Coordinated Actions
for Mission Success Mission Success
10:00 11:45 The focus of this class is to illustrate the importance of a commander??s expectation on emergency scenes. The main purpose of the intent is to provide a framework for Company Officers to act. Fire companies are the linchpins to a successful emergency scene operation. The importance of synchronized small unit tactics following the commander??s intent is critical to a successful mission on an emergency scene. Every emergency operation outcome is the result of many small unit outcomes. The key is for each small tactical unit (engine & truck companies) to perform in a predictable way. If one small unit fails to perform their task the whole operation could have a negative end result and change the strategy of the commander. The application of this information is to provide proven basics for fire officers to be successful during emergency operations through interactive discussions and video demonstration.  Students investing fully in this course will be able to identify tenets and utilize training tools to assist in equipping themselves and their crews to complete their mission and to learn to attain mastery of this topic using the system of Planning Preparation and Execution.  Methodology: An introduction into the thought process for fireground commander's communicating intent and imparting presence with fire companies under their command. The presentation will be divided into sections that form the basis of communicating intent and imparting presence to company officers.  I feel strongly that this is an important topic for the fire service. In the majority of LODD events a lack of command was cited (NIOSH 5). This presentation delivers a system for incident commanders to use to be better prepared for the fireground. I am a 34 year veteran of the fire service. I have come up through the ranks and have developed this system over the years to be better prepared for time compressed situations
Register Maryland EMS Update 10:00 11:30 1
  Social Media for the Fire Service:
A Double-Edged Sworddged Sword
10:00 11:30 Social media and the Internet have changed the way we communicate and the way we receive news. It directly impacts fire departments firefighters and fire chiefs. Like many technological advances social media is a double-edged sword. These digital platforms provide great opportunity to greatly enhance your organization??s image and provide the ability to communicate with the public and news media during a critical incident. Social media has also destroyed reputations and careers in the fire service including ??victims?? who have never even used Facebook or Twitter.
Register Training those that lead:  Officers & Sr. FF's Development 10:00 11:45 The fire service is not the same as it was 25-years ago. Tailboard riding is out bunker gear is in and YES fires are burning hotter than ever before. Our aggressive nature is good but we must be educated in today??s pitfalls to attain positive results. This program is designed to discuss these issues and how today's fire officer can mold a company / department of ??Street-Smart Firefighters??. Emphasis will be on the role of the company officer. Topics to be discussed will include: Evaluating ourselves as leaders; History ?? How it can affect our success; Modern Fire Behavior & Construction??s effect on fire attack; Vent-Enter- Isolate & Search is it practical in the urban and rural setting; Size-up & Effective Radio Communications; ??The 10 Minute Drill?? ?? motivating our people to want to learn; Dealing with ??Dinosaur Eggs?? and Our Obligations?¦.. PowerPoint and video presentations will be used to motivate the attendees to participate in open-group discussions throughout the day
Register Denial is not a River in Egypt: A Talk for Firefighter Spouses 
* Register for both This class and Firefighter EMT Self Care
12:00 14:00 This talk will include signs and symptoms that your spouse is in trouble and needs help.  Information will consist of what to look for in your home or with a family member that may suffer from Substance Abuse, Sex or Gambling issues, and PTSD symptoms.  We will also deal with issues of betrayal, confusion, and anger that may follow the discovery and where to find help.  At the pool of Bethesda, Christ asked,” Do you want to get well?”  Healing is possible when we seek His help.
Register Firefighter/EMT Self-Care
* Register for both This class and Denial is not a River
14:00 16:00 Mental fatigue and lack of self-care can shorten our career.  We all know we need to be self-aware and self-conscious.  How are we doing with this?  Come hear some solutions to this never ending issue; some of them you may practice and others you may need as reminders.  Fulfilling your purpose includes self-care.  Come and be a part of the solution and bring your suggestions and solutions to the gathering.  The presenter wants to teach and openly discuss this crucial issue necessary for continuance in our profession.
Register Battling the Heroin/Fentanyl Epidemic 12:00 13:30 The country is grappling with a disturbing and devastating rise in heroin and opioid abuse that directly affects the lives of thousands of men women teens and children in our communities. The misuse of an addiction to opioids including prescription pain relievers heroin and synthetic opioids such as fentanyl is a serious national crisis that affects public health as well as home and workplace. Do you know how opioids affect the end user? Is your workplace affected by employees using opioids? This program will look at the opioid crisis review the Presentations seen by individuals that are under the influence of different drugs and discuss first responder recognition treatment and concern when providing treatment
Register Fire Sprinklers and the Fire Service 12:00 13:30 Fire sprinklers are in an increasing number of new structures being built as well as existing structures undergoing renovations.  This presentation will provide information for the fire service such as when they are required in a building what type of system must be installed and what are the limitations of the different types. Also new technologies will be discussed. Basic requirements regarding out of service systems and what needs to be done to place them back in service. The hands-on valve trailer will be present as well.
Register FirstNet Overview 12:00 13:30 The First Responder Network Authority and its partner AT&T will give an update on the progress of building out and deploying the First Responder Network Authority how the network is transforming and enhancing emergency communications and how public safety agencies employees and volunteers can sign up for service.
  Professional Development for Instructors (PDI)I) 12:00 16:00  
Register Social Media Recruitment and Retention 101 12:00 13:30 This course will describe the best ways to promote recruitment and retention using social media platforms (Facebook Instagram and Twitter) to benefit your department. The course will cover the following topics: layout of your department??s Facebook page; free online job advertisements; recruitment videos; call/incident postings; special interest stories; and linking your department??s website to your social media handles. Discussion will also include recruitment of minorities and women in the fire service.
Register First Responders Interactions with those on the Autism Spectrum he Autism Spectrum 13:45 15:15 Interacting with someone on the Autism Spectrum requires understanding of what Autism is, the symptoms, behaviors, and triggers of difficult behavior. This course will identify these things as well as provide tips on how to decrease the anxiety and escalated behavior often encountered during an emergency.
Register Kitchen Table Discussions 13:00 15:00 This session will include fire service leaders sharing information on current fire service topics and how it will affect our service in the future. It will provide interactive discussions to assist fire service members on how and why we do the things we do.  
Register Drowsy Driving: Causes, Consequences and
Countermeasures for EMS, Fire and Rescue
Professionals 
Countermeasures for EMS Fire and Rescue Professionals
13:45 15:15 We are Public Safety ?? we respond to 9-1-1 calls day and night. Covering 8 or 12 or 24- hour shifts going from work to the station to stay up all night. We are at RISK to be a drowsy driver. Drowsy Driving causes at least 10000 auto crashes each year. 60% of drivers in the USA have driven while feeling sleepy and 37% admit to actually falling asleep. Firefighter and Physician Jeffrey M. Ellenbogen will present the science behind sleep; how to promote safe sleep and safe driving and key signals that you are too tired to drive. Participants will learn the five different causes of sleepiness; how circadian rhythms and shift work contribute toward drowsy driving especially among fire/EMS/rescue providers; strategies to reduce your risk of drowsy driving both when you have to drive and in advance and NASEMSO??s ??Fatigue and EMS?? project recommendations and how they might help reduce the risk of drowsy driving.
Register Cancer in the Fire Service 13:45 15:15  
  The State of Maryland EMS 14:45 16:15