NFA Wisconsin State Weekend
Now is the time for the Fire & EMS community to embrace the future and improve our education through the 5th annual NFA Wisconsin State Weekend located at the Wisconsin Emergency Services Academy.
Leadership II for Fire and EMS: Strategies for Personal Success (F0804)
This two-day course provides the Company Officer (CO) with the basic leadership skills and tools needed to perform effectively in the fire service environment. The course addresses ethics, use and abuse of power at the CO level, creativity in the fire service environment, and management of the multiple roles of the CO.
Health and Safety Officer (F0730)
This two-day course examines the Health and Safety Officer's role in identifying, evaluating and implementing policy and procedures that affect health and safety aspects for emergency responders. Risk analysis, wellness, and other occupational safety issues will be the main emphasis of this course.
New Fire Chief I: Challenging Issues (F0760)
This two-day course is designed to develop the managerial, administrative and leadership skills necessary for the first time fire chief and chief officer who desire a leadership position in their department. This course addresses critical knowledge and skills pertaining to the responsibilities of a fire chief, including such topics as local politics and the role of the chief officer, liability and risk management, and resources and items of knowledge needed to become a first time leader in a new position in his or her agency.
Preparation for Initial Company Operations (F0458)
This two-day course is designed to develop a better understanding of the roles and responsibilities of Company Officers (COs) in preparing their company for incident operations. In addition, this course is designed to clarify the transition from firefighter to CO and the new roles relating to leadership and safety. This course is designed for COs, acting COs, or senior firefighters responsible for the management of a single fire company at an emergency incident. This includes those officers who are responsible for company readiness, personnel safety, and leadership as it relates to company operation.
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Pre-Weekend Hands-On Training Event: Large Vehicle Stabilization and Extrication presented by The REACT Center (Friday: 9am - 6pm)
Additional registration fee of $75. Class size is limited to 20. A large portion of the course fees are being offset by a contribution from the WSFCA Foundation with the goal to promote first responder safety. We ask that only attendees with limited training funds or a high need for this training apply.
This course provides hands-on training for fire and rescue personnel in large vehicle stabilization and extrication. Emphasis will be put on proper stabilization techniques when dealing with large vehicles such as buses, trucks, and semitrailers allowing rescuers to safely access and extricate trapped occupants.
Protective Clothing Required -- Participants must furnish approved helmet, fire boots or leather safety boots, eye protection, gloves, coveralls or turnout gear for class.
REACT Center Lead Instructor: Brian McNulty
Captain Brian McNulty joined the City of Milwaukee Fire Department in 1999. In 2009, Brian assumed duties as the Director of the Milwaukee Fire Department's Heavy Urban Rescue Team, which is responsible for providing technical rescue capabilities within the city and surrounding communities. He has served as the Company Commander of Milwaukee's Rescue Company #2 since 2012. Brian teaches programs in both forcible entry and vehicle extrication for the department's fire academy. In addition to teaching fire personnel, he has provided forcible entry training to the Milwaukee Police Department's Tactical Enforcement Unit, the local FBI and US Marshall Service.
Complimentary Friday Night Pre-Conference (6pm - 9pm)
National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) Stress First Aid for Fire and EMS
NFFF’s Firefighter Life Safety Initiative #13 states: "Firefighters and their families should have access to counseling and psychological support."
Stress First Aid (SFA), an important component of fulfilling this Life Safety Initiative, is a set of supportive actions designed to help emergency responders assist each other in reducing the negative impacts of stress. SFA was designed specifically to support firefighters, EMS, and rescue personnel. This method of assisting a co-worker undergoing stress is practical, flexible, and can be tailored to the specific need.
Firefighters witness and experience many situations the human mind is not prepared to deal with throughout their years of service. This course can help you recognize the signs of different levels of stress within yourself and others.
Instructor: Peter Silva, Jr.
October 7-9, 2016
Max Class Size:
35 per class
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