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SFFMA 141st Annual Training Conf-Attendee Registration

The Annual Training Conference and Convention is the premier conference for Texas volunteer firefighters and emergency services professionals. Attendees can interact with exhibitors during the vendor show, network with others during the main business sessions and training workshops, or enjoy our many social events. We hope to see you in San Marcos in June!
When
6/9/2017 - 6/14/2017
Where
Embassy Suites Hotel, Spa and Conference Center 1001 E. McCarty Lane San Marcos, TX 78666

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Thursday, 08 June 2017

 
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12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
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Please check if you are attending the SFFMA Conference for the first time.
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Only SFFMA Staff can register under this registration.
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12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
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Only TEEX Staff representing TEEX at conference can sign up with this registration.
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12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
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12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
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Please check if you require Gluten Free Meal Option (for Sunday luncheon and Tuesday Dinner only).
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1:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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If you have a dietary restriction, please email gglass@sffma.org
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1:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Please check if you require Vegan Meal Option (for Sunday Luncheon and Tuesday Dinner only).
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1:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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1:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Please check this box if you require special assistance or handicap access during conference.
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2:00 PM - 2:00 PM
2:00 PM

Saturday, 10 June 2017

 
Pumper Races - SATURDAY afternoon - ALL TEAMS WANTING TO PARTICIPATE WILL HAVE TO BE REGISTERED FOR CONFERENCE.
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5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
5:30 PM

Sunday, 11 June 2017

 
Driving contest will take place at the San Marcos High School parking lot.
Time
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
7:30 AM
Memorial Service to honor those who passed away in the last 12 months. Embassy Suites Ballroom
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
10:30 AM
Memorial Luncheon - sponsored by Texas Farm Bureau Insurance Company Embassy Suites Ballroom
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11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
11:30 AM
Opening Business Session
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1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
1:00 PM
Presidents' Reception - Henry Perry and Billie Smith would like to invite you to their reception. It will take place at the Old Fish Hatchery. Food, drinks and entertainment will be provided.
Time
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
6:00 PM

Monday, 12 June 2017

 
**PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED** FIREFIGHTER I 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Hands-On Firefighter Skills Training Greg Cross, Assistant Chief Administration & Training 16 hours of firefighter hands-on skills training in the following subjects: Ladders, Hose, Ropes & Rescue, PPE & SCBA.
Track
Firefighter I
Time
6/12/2017 8:00 AM - 6/13/2017 5:30 PM
8:00 AM
CERTIFICATION/ CERTIFICATION COORDINATOR 8: 00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. SFFMA Online 3.1 Kevin Creamer Certification staff will provide demonstrations of how to enroll students in certifications, add training through the new class entry page, review training status, review application process status, and submit year-end training summaries. Limited Wi-Fi may be available.
Track
Certification
Time
8:00 AM - 9:45 AM
8:00 AM
Session will cover suicide by mixing chemicals. Unfortunately, we as first responders could be potential victims if if we do not remain acutely aware of our surroundings. There are a few clues that may alert you to this type of incident. This training will give you a look at two documented suicides using photograps and video during our response from beginning to end. We will cover what was encountered, PPE selection, identification, decontamination, planning and termination of the incident.
Track
Industrial
Time
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
8:00 AM
LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT 8:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Those White-Shirted, Badge-on-Belts, Dayglow-Vest-Wearin’ Chiefs Ricky B. Snell, Bastrop First Responders Training Academy Command and line officers rolls and responsibilities in paid, volunteer, and combination departments.
Track
Leadership Development
Time
8:00 AM - 9:45 AM
8:00 AM
FIREFIGHTER I 8:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Using Encapsulating Agents to Fight Modern Car Fires Jeff Bonkoski, Assistant Chief / Hazmat Instructor According to NFPA, 15% of firefighter calls are for vehicle fires. As the technologies of cars have changed, the fires have gotten more complex and dangerous. Encapsulator agents are the proven solution for quickly fighting hybrid and electric car fires with lithium-ion batteries, safely extinguishing explosive magnesium Class D components, and polar and nonpolar Class B fuels. Now recognized by NFPA as a new category of agents, Encapsulator agents are explained. Attendees will understand this new category of agents and how they can be used to increase firefighting speed and safety.
Track
Firefighter I
Time
8:00 AM - 9:45 AM
8:00 AM
WILDLAND 8:00 a.m. - Noon Wildland Fire Assessment Program Ron Roy, Division Chief, NVFC Wildland Committee Chair The Wildland Fire Assessment Program (WFAP) will teach you how to work side-by-side with homeowners to identify threats around their property that may be susceptible to wildfires. WFAP is a joint effort between the National Volunteer Fire Council and the U.S. Forest Service to prepare fire departments or other interested personnel with the necessary information, skills, and resources to conduct home safety assessments and provide residents with recommendations as to how to make their homes more fire adapted. The program offers training and resources in a train-the-trainer format so you can teach department personnel about how to perform a home assessment. A checklist and supplemental resources are provided along with marketing tools to help promote this service to the public.
Track
Wildland
Time
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
8:00 AM
10:15 AM
LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT 10:15 a.m. - Noon Discovering Your Potential as an Industry Leader Mick Moffitt, Chief Executive Officer, Trainingdivision.com Fire service leadership today is filled with men and women prematurely promoting through the ranks with minimal life experience and time mentoring others. This is not always perceived as negative to their peers, unless that individual is unable to identify with their management uniqueness, embracing the strengths and willing to accept the weaknesses. In most cases, the organiziation may have a void needing filled or simply a scarce pool of candidates. The real challenge begins not necessarily in our performance, but in our new identity and expectations. Many resources today are provided to strictly deal with strategies, tactics and even sharpening our overall interpersonal dynamics. However, how many industry leaders or officers today can honestly identify with their very own style of leadership and possess the ability to build a complimenting growth tract? Without the crucial element of discovering one’s identity, we often find it nearly impossible to take on the role of an effective mentor, leaving the legacy for future generations. Through facilitated discussion, one can leave this session with a better understanding of his/her leadership style, identify a vision for growth and in return, mold a solid generation for future firefighters while preserving a never-ending evolving culture.
Track
Leadership Development
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
10:15 AM
FIREFIGHTER I 10:15 a.m. - Noon Fire Department & Fire Service History RJ Thomas, Ingleside Fire Department Course will cover how the history and culture of the fire service influence its basic mission, the roles within it, and the skills needed to operate as a part of the fire service.
Track
Firefighter I
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
10:15 AM
FIREFIGHTER I 1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Fire Control I Nate Mara, Decatur Fire Department This lesson describes fire control in structures, stored Class A materials, ground cover, vehicles, Class C materials, and Class D materials. This lesson will not include skill evaluations that assess student ability to attack fires in structures, stored Class A materials, ground cover, vehicles, and Class C and Class D materials.
Track
Firefighter I
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1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
1:30 PM
LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT 1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. First Responders: Understanding the Impact (PTSD Initiative) Dr. Norma Villanueva, LCSW First responders address the issues of stress and trauma in their daily routines. First responders not only assist individuals and families affected by illness, crime, and traumas, but must also cope with its effect on themselves. The PTSD Initiative emphasizes health, stability, and safety for our first responders and the community through education, prevention and programs emphasizing coping skills.
Track
Leadership Development
Time
1:30 PM
1:30 PM
INDUSTRIAL/HAZMAT 1: 30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Pipeline Response for Emergency Responders Scott Matthews, Project Manager, TEEX/ESTI/ Extension Program A collaboration between Texas811 and Enertech to create a better process for reaching emergency responders with proper messaging and pre-planning. This will help to open the communication lines between the emergency responders and the pipeline industry. The session will include content required annually by the Railroad Commission of Texas.
Track
Industrial
Time
1:30 PM - 3:15 PM
1:30 PM
CERTIFICATION/ CERTIFICATION COORDINATOR 1:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. TEXFIRS Update and Coding Review Virginia Garza, TEXFIRS Program Manager, TX. Dept of Insurance/ State Fire Marshal’s Office TEXFIRS presentation on program updates, coding review and using your date.
Track
Certification
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1:30 PM - 3:15 PM
1:30 PM
WILDLAND 1:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Wildland Refresher Dan Williams PPT / Lecture of Wildland FF Safety, Urban Interface tactics, Brush Truck Ops, and hands-on practice of fire shelter deployments.
Track
Wildland
Time
1:30 PM - 3:15 PM
1:30 PM
CERTIFICATION/ CERTIFICATION COORDINATOR 3:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Certification Workshop Kevin Creamer, SFFMA The course is intended to further an understanding of the SFFMA Certification Program, including program practices and procedures. Subjects include: coordinator requirements and duties, use of personal information, application completion and submission procedures, examinations, transition of firefighter program from 2011 to present.
Track
Certification
Time
3:45 PM - 5:30 PM
3:45 PM
This lecture offers participants the opportunity to experience the complexities of managing the hazardous environmental conditions present during a well control incident and to gain practical knowledge in the oversight processes necessary to manage a potentially catastrophic event. Each participant will gain a better understanding of the management requirements and crafts necessary to effectively coordinate and support the hazmat response activities during an oil or gas well emergency/fire.
Time
3:45 PM - 5:30 PM
3:45 PM
WILDLAND 3:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Wildland Urban Interface Tactics Dan Williams PPT / Lecture of Wildland FF Safety, Urban Interface tactics, Brush Truck Ops, and hands-on practice of fire shelter deployments.
Track
Wildland
Time
3:45 PM - 5:30 PM
3:45 PM
Hospitality Night - Monday evening at the Host Hotel (Embassy Suites Hotel, Spa and Conference Center)
Time
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
6:00 PM

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

 
LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT 8:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Abuse Them & Lose Them Ricky B. Snell, Bastrop First Responders Training Academy A comprehensive look at recruitment and retention of personnel in a volunteer department.
Track
Leadership Development
Time
8:00 AM - 9:45 AM
8:00 AM
FIREFIGHTER II 8 a.m. - Noon Fire Protection Systems Robert A. Dexter LP, Klein Volunteer Fire Department This course will describe fixed fire protection and alerting systems commonly found in commercial, industrial, and multi-family occupancies.
Track
Firefighter II
Time
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
8:00 AM
SAFETY I 8:00 a.m. - Noon First Responders: Understanding the Impact (PTSD Initiative) Dr. Norma Villanueva, LCSW First responders address the issues of stress and trauma in their daily routines. First responders not only assist individuals and families affected by illness, crime, and traumas, but must also cope with its effect on themselves. The PTSD Initiative emphasizes health, stability, and safety for our first responders and the community; through education, prevention and programs emphasizing coping skills.
Track
Safety I
Time
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
8:00 AM
CERTIFICATION/ CERTIFICATION COORDINATOR 8: 00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. SFFMA Online 3.1 Kevin Creamer Certification staff will provide demonstrations of how to enroll students in certifications, add training through the new class entry page, review training status, review application process status, and submit year-end training summaries. Limited Wi-Fi may be available.
Track
Certification
Time
8:00 AM - 9:45 AM
8:00 AM
SAFETY II 8:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Traffic Incident Management Basics Justin Eberly, VFIS Emergency Service Organizations (ESO) respond to a wide variety of incidents involving operations on, or near a highway. These operations pose special risks to personnel performing fire, rescue and EMS functions. Every year a significant number of emergency service personnel are killed or injured while operating on our highways. There may be a wide variety of reasons for these losses, but the point still remains; there are ways to minimize the risks. In many instances, an ESO responds to a “primary incident” on a highway, only to become the victim of a “secondary incident”-the nightmare in which a firefighter, EMS provider or police offficer is suddenly struck and killed by traffic. In the words of James Jouce, Commissioner of the Chicago Fire Department, “Firefighters responding to calls need to operate as if someone is trying to run them over.”
Track
Safety II
Time
8:00 AM - 9:45 AM
8:00 AM
SAFETY II 10:15 a.m. - Noon A Healthy Day in a Healthy Way Roy Mercer, Director of Education, VFIS of Texas Every day we are troubled with our looks and how we feel, which drives our end result. As much as we try, we are not to be judgmental towards other people, which most of us do privately in our minds. No one person is harder on herself/himself than he is. Trying to fit somewhere in the world or society, setting good examples, focusing on family and job becomes pretty time consuming. I have said it more than once: it is time to focus on yourself. Meaning, take care of what you have. You are the only you there is and give yourself that energy and the care that you deserve. In this class, I will give you simple ideas on how you can keep moving forward while conditioning yourself. Simply by doing small things each day, you can help yourself. Increasing your awareness towards your health will make you a better person, and by making small adjustments -- not costly ones -- you can go the mile.
Track
Safety II
Time
10:15 AM
10:15 AM
CERTIFICATION/ CERTIFICATION COORDINATOR 10: 15 a.m. - Noon Certification Workshop Kevin Creamer, SFFMA The course is intended to further an understanding of the SFFMA Certification Program, including program practices and procedures. Subjects include: coordinator requirements and duties, use of personal information, application completion and submission procedures, examinations, transition of firefighter program from 2011 to present.
Track
Certification
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
10:15 AM
LODD PREVENTION 10:15 a.m. - Noon Levels of Honor/ Caring for Families Texas LODD Task Force Levels of Honor — The death of a first responder can be a confusing time for an agency. Some agencies want to give their first responder a full— honors funeral, even if they died off— duty. It’s important to be able to understand how to provide proper honors to those that have died while making sure the highest honors are given to those that have made the ultimate sacrifice. This presentation will go over handling LODD, Off-Duty deaths, suicides, and other types of first responder deaths.
Track
LODD Prevention
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
10:15 AM
LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT 10:15 a.m. - Noon What is TIFMAS? 1. Increased participation in the TIFMAS program with more certified volunteers and more departments willing to engage. 2. Increased understanding of what TIFMAS is, how it works and how to ask for help. 3. Reduction of the fear that the “State” is coming in to take over local control (the life blood of every VFD is the support of their local community).
Track
Leadership Development
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
10:15 AM
FIREFIGHTER II 1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Auto Extrication with New Car Technology San Marcos Fire Department -TBA
Track
Firefighter II
Time
1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
1:30 PM
CERTIFICATION/ CERTIFICATION COORDINATOR 1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Certification Testing TEEX SFFMA has partnered with TEEX-ESTI to provide written examinations for the SFFMA Certification Program at the annual conference toward full Firefighter I & II certification. Individuals interested in enrolling in the testing session must contact the Austin offcie no later than Friday, May 26, 2017. There will be no exceptions to this date and walk-ins will not be allowed. Any requests based on special needs must be stated at the time of registration to allow time for arrangements to be made. On the day of the exam, be sure to bring a valid photo ID to the testing session. Those taking the Firefighter I Exam will also need to bring a copy of the Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG) to cover the HazMat portion of the exam. Concerns about specific questions must be addressed to the exam proctor prior to leaving the testing session.
Track
Certification
Time
1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
1:30 PM
SAFETY II 1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Courage to Be Safe Danny Hurt, Pleasant Grove Fire Department; Rayford Gibson, TEEX Firefighters must have courage to face a multitude of risks in order to save lives and protect their communities. Their courage allows them to willingly risk their own lives so that others can be saved. A different type of courage is required to stay safe in potentially dangerous situations, avoiding needless risk, and tragic consequences. This provocative and moving presentation is designed to change the culture of accepting the loss of firefighters as a normal occurrence. Building on the untold story of line-of-duty death (LODD) survivors, it reveals how family members must live with the consequences of a firefighter’s death, and provides a focus on the need for firefighters and officers to change fundamental attitudes and behaviors in order to prevent line-of-duty deaths. The central theme promotes the courage to do the right thing in order to protect yourself and the other firefighters and ensure that “Everyone Goes Home” at the end of the day.
Track
Safety II
Time
1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
1:30 PM
SAFETY I 1:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Driving from the Right Front Seat Justin Eberly, VFIS Every year we continue to see a high number of vehicle crashes involving emergency vehicles. A proactive approach must be taken to ensure that emergency vehicles are operated safely. The person that is seated in the “Right Front Seat” should be qualified and understand that they play a critical role in ensuring that the emergency vehicle arrives in a safe and prudent manner on every run.
Track
Safety I
Time
1:30 PM - 3:15 PM
1:30 PM
LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT 1:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Source and Methods of Help for Small Departments Bruce Woods, Chief/ Department Head Mitigation and Prevention Grant opportunities and sources to receive help is an important issue with fire departments and it is critical to small volunteer fire departments. The session will discuss important planning steps required by any size fire department before they seek out grant opportunities, types of grants available and cost- share required by grants, also understanding the grant application requirement process and how to maximize your grant.
Track
Leadership Development
Time
1:30 PM - 3:15 PM
1:30 PM
LODD PREVENTION 1:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. The First Six Hours After an LODD Billy Wusterhausen, Response Commander, Texas LODD Task Force This 1 hour 45 minute presentation will cover what you must do during the first six hours after a line of duty death. This is intended to allow you to start the process while waiting on assistance to arrive.
Track
LODD Prevention
Time
1:30 PM - 3:15 PM
1:30 PM
SAFETY I 3:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Cancer Risks & Your Doctor Phil Vasile, McQueeney Fire Department This session discusses the forms of cancer typically contracted by first responders, their likelihood, symptoms, and what the patient should do to prevent them. A great deal is discussed regarding the interface with the physician.
Track
Safety
Time
3:45 PM - 5:30 PM
3:45 PM
How To Lower Your ISO Rating Jeff Edwards, Senior Field Rep Review of grading schedule and what is needed from your department.
Track
Leadership Development
Time
3:45 PM - 5:30 PM
3:45 PM
LODD PREVENTION 3:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. MAYDAY, Are You Ready as the Incident Commander? Joe Ondrasek, Assistant Chief, Bryan Fire Department Discussion of a MAYDAY and LODD from the perspective of an Incident Commander and as a Fire Chief.
Track
LODD Prevention
Time
3:45 PM - 5:30 PM
3:45 PM
Awards Banquet: Select this option if you selected any of the full conference registration. Otherwise select Addional Dinner & Dance ticket.
Time
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 PM

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

 
Closing Business Session - Voting delegates vote during the closing business session. (4th VP, Mascot, 2020 conference site selection, any proposals submitted)
Time
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
8:00 AM

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