MFCA Leadership Training Weekend 2019 to Be Held December 14 & 15
The Maryland Fire Chiefs Association Presents:
LEADERSHIP TRAINING WEEKEND 2019
Ocean City, MD
December 14th – 08:00 to 15:30
December 15th – 08:00 to 12:00
Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel, 10100 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, Maryland
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
If you are a leader in your department (Fire Chief, Chief Officer, Company Officer, Senior Leader or you aspire to be), you need to be here!
WHY MUST I BE THERE:
Because this course is facilitated by today’s fire service leaders with real life expertise and because you won’t get a more thorough education anywhere…
Saturday, December 14, 2019
8:00 AM – 11:30 AM
FIRST ARRIVING OFFICER – INITIAL REPORT & CONSIDERATIONS
Chief Leonard Carmichael Jr., Deputy Chief of Operations (retired) Trenton, NJ Fire Department
This class covers the initial on-scene size-up for the first-arriving officer and sets the framework for the entire fireground experience from assessing the incident scene arrival information and setting up the National Incident Management System organization. Through lecture and scenario assessment, the students will learn to use a systematic mental checklist using the CASH acronym (Command, Actions, Size-Up, and Help) for on-scene size-up reports. Topics include the establishment of command, the 13-point size-up factors, actions of the first-due companies, and additional resources that will be needed. A plus for promotional exams.
Saturday, December 14, 2019
12:30 PM – 3:30 PM
LESSONS LEARNED FROM THE 5 ALARM APARTMENT FIRE – BERWYN HOUSE RD., COLLEGE PARK, MD. – APRIL 2017
Chief Bill Corrigan, Life Safety Manager, University of Maryland and Chief of the College Park (MD) Volunteer Fire Department,
A five-alarm fire devastated a seven-story building under construction in College Park, Maryland, in 2017. The incident, again, demonstrated the inherent risks that building codes allow in large, tall combustible structures under construction. However, unlike the many fires that have occurred in the United States in such buildings while under construction, a sustained interior attack eventually stopped the fire before it ran the full length of the building. This occurred despite the challenges firefighters encountered with regard to construction and fire protection systems. The fire suppression forces, and code enforcement officials learned many lessons related to these large combustible buildings in their vulnerable, incomplete stage.
Sunday, December 15, 2019
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
AN INTRODUCTION TO TALL MASS TIMBER BUILDINGS & CONSTRUCTION FIRE SAFETY BEST PRACTICES
Chief Raymond O’Brocki, Manager for Fire Service Relations, American Wood Council & Assistant Fire Chief (retired), Baltimore City Fire Department
In early 2016, the ICC Board of Directors approved the creation of an ad hoc committee to explore the building science of tall wood buildings with the scope being to investigate the feasibility of and take action to develop code changes for tall wood buildings. The TWB developed its own test scenario(s) to substantiate any code change proposals (testing was carried out at ATF labs); and worked to develop a comprehensive set of code changes for consideration during the 2018 Group A code development process. All of the TWB proposals have been approved. This will allow, under very restrictive scenarios, mass timber buildings up to 18 stories. The class will review the three new construction types, the fire safety features, and the fire testing
Construction Fire Safety Best Practices:
This program provides information to assist the Fire Service charged with responsibilities for fire and life safety on a construction site to follow best practices. Builders and building officials will also benefit from the information provided. The purpose is to reduce the risk of injuries and losses from fire. The information applies to the design and planning stages as well as the actual construction phase of buildings. Many hazards can be addressed before they become an issue by adoption of best practices and rigorous code enforcement. The primary focus of this program is on large buildings during construction. Other topics that include demolition, alterations, renovations, repair and maintenance, as well as newly-completed buildings will be discussed. This program provides guidance that is based on compliance with Chapter 33 of the 2018 International Fire Code, Chapter 33 of the 2018 International Building Code, and NFPA Standards 1 and 241.
REGISTER AT MFRI’S SEMINAR PAGE: https://www.mfri.org/training/seminars/
(You must register for all three classes separately)
Contact the Clarion Hotel 1-800-638-2100 to make your reservations and use the code “Maryland Fire Chiefs Association”. Reservations must be made by November 12, 2019. The room rate is $79 per night + taxes/fees. This year attendees will be responsible for their own lodging cost, there is no reimbursement through MFCA/MSFA.
Make it a family “getaway,” come for a great training weekend and family event. Once again, we are attempting to plan a group event for the Winterfest of Lights on Saturday (admission fee applies, kids 12 and under are free).
- Event Flyer (110 KB PDF)