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Pre-Conference Seminars are 1 1/2-hour, 4-hour, or 16-hour programs taught by world renown instructors  on the Tuesday and Wednesday before opening of Fire-Rescue.  These classroom-based programs are held in the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.
Pre-Conference Seminars are FREE to all members.  
Ethanol Emergencies by Rail

Ethanol Emergencies by Rail covers a brief history of ethanol, and discusses ethanol blends that are transported by rail, as well as their chemical and physical properties. This course also discusses the difference rail cars used for the transportation of ethanol, reviews real life case studies of train derailments involving ethanol fires and discusses the unique firefighting tactics that are required for controlling and extinguishing a rail car ethanol incident.

Instructor: Justin Hahn

4-hour course 

June 25 – 9:00 am-1:00 pm

Location: CMCC

Surviving the Job: A Journey to PTG (Post Traumatic Growth)

This lecture covers a 32-year career as a first responder, police officer and firefighter. From my first fatal MVA as a 17-year-old volunteer FF, the events of September 11, 2001, and being on scene of multiple LODD fires including Black Sunday. This is a story of how I’ve… (MORE)

Instructor: Steven Gillespie

4-hour course

June 25 – 9:00 am- 1:00 pm

Location: CMCC

Probie to Promotee: The Missing Link of Professional Development

This course addresses the largest gap of fire service development; initial certification to first promotion. The fire service has become overly focused on educating current and prospective officers and chiefs on leadership, yet has failed to prepare our newest, most influential members how to survive our firehouses once they join a company and what to expect during their transition from probation to promotion. The goal of this program… (MORE)

Instructor: Marc Aloan

4-hour course

June 26 – 9:00 am-1:00 pm

Location: CMCC

Grant Writing for Emergency Services: Applying Knowledge

This workshop is meant to provide a unique learning experience where participants are taught about the basics of grants and then led through the process of writing a grant within a group setting. Participants will get the opportunity to immediately use what they have learned and learn from each other through reviewing each other’s work. The purpose is to build upon lecture time and allow students to practice what they have been taught. This will be done through creating groups of students to come together to work on the in-class project. This will be done using and instructor generated Request or Proposal.

Instructor:David Hesselmeyer

4-hour course

June 26 – 9:00 am- 1:00pm

Location: CMCC

More to Come!

Our team is working on finalizing additional seminars for Fire-Rescue 2019.

Keep checking back!