COBC 2017 Preliminary Agenda


Command Officer Boot Camp 2017

May 16-18, 2017

Preliminary Agenda

Monday May 15, 2017

FREE AIRPORT SHUTTLE starts at 0900 “Meet outside baggage claim 3”

1300 Hours Oleander Room Opens to check in

Check In “Fill Out Form to get Wristband”

Equipment & Shirts for Sell

Dinner Wristband Discount at Red Fish Blue Fish “Across from Hilton”

Tuesday May 16, 2017

0715 Check In “Fill Out Form to get Wristband”

0800 Opening with Pensacola Fire Department Honor Guard “Colors”

0815 Bob Murphy-Sacred Heart Health Care President

0830 FULLY INVOLVED LEADERSHIP- Captain Mark Von Appen “Palo Alto”

1015 Relationships in the Fire Service-Captain Mike & Anne Gagliano “Seattle”


1330 Transitional Attack-NOT AWAYS! Chief Mike Terpak

1645 Social Pool Side at Hilton with LIVE MUSIC “Britt Landrum”

Wednesday May 17, 2017

0730 Spouses Breakfast by the WATER! “Red Fish Blue Fish”

0830 Command & Control through use of the F.D. RADIO-Chief Terpak “Jersey City”


1330 Leadership in the Real World-Chief Bob Burns “FDNY”

1645 Hemingway’s Downstairs “$1 Fish Tacos & $4 Mojitos”

Thursday May 18, 2017

0830 Fully Involved Leadership-Captain Mark Von Appen “Palo Alto”

1015 Evals & Expectations-Chief Eddie Robinson-“Cherokee County Fire”



1330 This House Rocks!-Captain Mike Gagliano “Seattle”

1515 Company Success-Captain Todd Edwards

1645 Closing of COBC 2017-Curt Isakson

Social Pool Side at Hilton & Dinner at Red Fish Blue Fish across the street.


More info once you arrive at the Hilton.

Email for questions needing answered before you arrive

Pensacola Beach

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Last Day for Spouse Registration “COBC”

Day 1 in the morning will be Leadership for Couples & Relationships in the Fire Service by Mike & Anne Gagliano.

Day 2 wil be breakfast on the water for Spouses/Couples in the Fire Service.

All spouses that are registered will get full attendance to all socials, to pick what speakers they want yo hear and free beach chairs. Also an  opportunity to ride paddleboatds. Discounts on Food & Drinks with wristband.

Strong Families make for a better Fire Service. YES!!! This is a FAMILY FRIENDLY Conference. Family First!



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Transitional Attack-Not Always!

Chief Mike Terpak will teach Transitional Attack-Not Always program after lunch on Day 1 of COBC 2017

TRANSITIONAL ATTACK – NOT ALWAYS! This 3 hour program reviews the NIST and UL information regarding TRANSITIONAL FIRE ATTACK and presents information that you NEED to KNOW before you “hit it hard from the yard.” Don’t miss this information!

Course Competencies: In a manner deemed appropriate by the instructor, students will be able to:

* Identify what is being said and why.
* Review the NIST/UL information.
* Identify the positive and negative aspects of the information.
* Identify the common sense approach.
* Understand how to merge “science based” with “experience based” information.
* Identify when used and when not used.
* Provide additional methods to improve the efficiency, effectiveness and safety of your of your fire ground operations.

Chief Terpak is the author of FireGround Size Up text book.



CFT Fire School “Engine & Truck Tactics”

County Fire Tactics

Fire School     “Engine & Truck Tactics”

May 16-18, 2017 on Pensacola Beach


Advanced Forcible Entry “Real Doors that Crush” and all types of through the Lock.

Ladders for Life! Civilian & Firefighter Lives

Attack Line Operations & Weapon Selection

Saw Operations

RIT & Survival Techniques

May 16-18, 2017 at the Pensacola Beach Hilton

This three-day program runs simultaneously with the Command Officer Boot Camp. All CFT Fire School attendees will be invited to all nightly socials that are a part of COBC 2017.

This 3-day training will consist of 1 day of lecture followed by 2 days of hands-on. The training will cover anything from the single-story ranch houses to multifamily dwellings. The lecture will cover how to determine Strategy based on your tactical ability. The hands-on component will cover Engine and Truck Company Operations to include the First Alarm Assignment for most Structural Fires. Whether it is a two-person Engine or a Cross manned Truck Company; the basics of tactics must be covered.

Only Five Spots left

$250 for full registration to include free airport shuttle.

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