COBC Agenda

Day 1

Check in starts at 07:15

0800 Opening Remarks Pat Grace, Fire Chief Escambia County

0818 Front Yard Leadership Curt Isakson


0945 Fully Involved Leadership The Big Four! Mark Vonappen

11:45 Lunch   It’s Worth The Risk, wristband, gets you discount at most restaurants

13:15 Stress Inoculation Ric Jorge, Palm Beach County


1515 Mike & Anne Gagliano  Relationships in the Fire Service

1700 -2100 Live Music Pool side/Gulf Side at the Hilton

Day 2  The Big Room     “Free Breakfast for the Spouses  at 0830 at Red Fish Blue Fish”Fish”

0615 Free Paddling Boarding “Meet just outside front doors of the Hilton” Shuttle will take you. Bathing Suit & Towel

0800  Fireground Communication, Mike Lombardo, Retired Fire Commissioner Buffalo


1000 Real World Leadership, Bob Burns, Retired Chief, FDNY


1315 Real World Leadership, Bob Burns


1530 Lessons Learned, Todd Edwards-Atlanta Fire

1700-2100 Free Food at Hemingway’s “$4 Mojitos”

Hooters next door is giving %15 OFF & Drink Specials

Day 3 The Big Room “General Tactics & Fire Service Leadership”

0800 Command & Control,  Mike Lombardo


1015  Tactical Command,  Curt Isakson


1230  Senior Chief Experiences, Bob Burns


1415  Go or  No Go, Mike Gagliano

1700 – 2100 Casino Bar & Grille

Day 3 White Sands Room 1st Floor Gulf Side Conference room

“Step Up & New Officer Track”

0800 Fully Involved Unplugged, Mark Vonappen


0930 This House Rocks, Mike Gagliano


1300 Size Up, Setting the stage, Todd Edwards


1500 Fireground Tactical Scenarios,  Todd Edwards

1700-2100 Casino Bar & Grille









Command Officer Boot Camp 2016

Please Text (850) 393-0581 on Monday when your plane lands. We will provide FREE Shuttle from airport to the Pensacola Beach Hilton. This will save you $35.

You can register your significant other for COBC at the link below. It’s $50 to allow them full admission to any and all speakers. Day 1 is focused on General Leadership and Relationships in the Fire Service. Mark Vonappen with The Big Four! Mike & Anne Gagliano on marriage/relationships in the Fire Service for Day 1.

Our Sponsors for COBC 2016


FD Training Network is a huge supporter of HROC 2015 and the mission to train firefighters. Check out for more info on Great Training.

FD Training Network is a huge supporter of COBC 2016 and the mission to train firefighters. Check out for more info on Great Training.


Class is 8-5 Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday.

We will post final speaker line up Monday.

Day 1 is Leadership and the best day for spouses to attend. Most topics will be enjoyable for spouses.

Day 2 is more specific to Tactics & FS Leadership.

Day 3 is Tactics, Leadership & Command.

There will be socials each night

Text (850) 393-0581 when you land at the Pensacola Airport if you need a ride


Gear & Mask for E&T School

This is a VERY CASUAL DRESS conference

“Shorts & Flip Flops”