WFCEA Conference


WFCEA Spring Conference
February 28 - March 2, 2018
Kalahari Resort, Wisconsin Dells

Wednesday February 28, 2018

0800 - 1200     Pre Conference – Lt. Ray McCormack, FDNY – Engine Company Operations in the Modern Fire Environment – Bamboo

This class will cover how to locate, confine and extinguish fires in private houses, apartments and commercial occupancies as well as hose stretches, fire attack, leadership, size up, positions on the attack line, nozzle technique, aggressive tactics, standpipe operations, hose line choices, engine company emergencies, the impact of the UL studies and more. You will leave with an understanding of how to positively enhance your extinguishment culture and improve the safety of civilians and fellow firefighters by being on top of your game.

Ray McCormack is a Lieutenant and thirty six year veteran of the FDNY Fire Department of New York. He is a panel member for both the UL Fire Stream Attack Study and Coordinated Fire Attack Study. He gave the Keynote at FDIC in 2009. He lectures on tactics, leadership and culture in the American Fire Service. He can be contacted at and Twitter @LtRayMack

1200 – 1300    Lunch on your own

1300                Spring Conference Registration – Bamboo

1300 - 1315     Opening of Conference and Attendee Introductions

1315 – 1415    Building a New Fire Station – James B. Schmidt, Five Bugles Design

1415 – 1430    Break

1430 - 1530     Building a New Fire Station, continued

1530 - 1700     Think Tank – “Challenges in the Wisconsin Fire Service”

1800               WFCEA Networking Continues – Pizza Buffet and Cash Bar - Acacia


Thursday March 1, 2018

0700 – 0800    Breakfast Buffet – Crown Palm

0730 – 0800    Fall Conference Registration – Bamboo

0800 – 1130    Kyle J. Gulya, Attorney, von BRIESEN & ROPER

1130 - 1245   Working Lunch – Business Meeting – Crown Palm

1300– 1430     FF Health and Safety Collaboration – Michael DeGarmo, PFFW   

1430 - 1445     Break  

1445 – 1530    Shared Revenue and Levy Limit Laws – Dale Knapp, Wisconsin Policy Forum

1530 – 1600    Legislative Update – Dave Bloom

1600 – 1630   WISAFE Update – Michael Wos, Program manager

1800              Dinner Buffet and Cash Bar – Crown Palm


Friday March 2, 2018

0700 – 0800    Breakfast Buffet – Crown Palm

0800 - ?????    Community Risk Reduction, Fire Sprinklers and More - Marty King, WI State Coordinator National Fire Sprinkler Association and Shane Ray, National Coordinator, National Fire Sprinkler Association - Bamboo


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Hotel Information

Kalahari Resort, 1305 Kalahari Drive  Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965

Please call (877) 253-5466 to make your reservation and mention WFCEA Spring Meeting.

Room Rates/night: Single occupancy $82.00
Double occupancy $129.00
Triple Occupancy $129.00
Quad Occupancy $129.00 

PROOF OF TAX EXEMPTION IS REQUIRED(Mention Tax Exempt Status when calling and bring the appropriate forms to check in)

Note: Any rooms not reserved will be released on January 27, 2018. Guest rooms and special group rate cannot be guaranteed after that date. Please make your reservations now!

Save the Date: WFCEA Fall Conference –September 2018 – Fond du Lac