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The CFT Fire School: Leadership & Tactics Conference is less than three weeks away, starting on February, 8th-10th, 2022, at the Hilton Pensacola Beach Gulf Side Convention Center.

Now is the time to take action if you’re not yet registered. We have secured additional hotel rooms for only $99 at the Hampton Inn Pensacola Beach with group code CFF, and the Hilton with group code LST.

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The conference features a combination of lecture and HOT sessions over the three days. The final lecture and HOT session selections are posted below. THE UL FSRI Water Mapping prop featured at WOFC 2021 will be available for attendees at this conference.

CFT FIRE SCHOOL LECTURE & HOT

The CFT Fire School Leadership and Tactics conference is a learning opportunity that covers a lot of everything. From Leadership to Tactics for the Engine Company, Truck Company, and the Chief Officer, you will find it at this three day investment in yourself.

Chief John Norman, FDNY, will provide the opening keynote presentation at CFT Fire School, “Working With Giants”.

Chief Norman will followup this opening with a full day of teachings delivered from his best selling book, The Fire Officers Handbook of Tactics on Day 3 of CFT Fire School.

The 2022 conference will feature two general session days in the Royal Palm Ballroom, and one day for attendees to choose classroom workshop or HOT session.

Registration for the HOT sessions will occur simultaneously with check-in on Monday February 7th, 2022.

The conference will provide attendees the opportunity to customize their learning experience. It will also facilitate those attending from the same area or agency the ability to return home with even more knowledge to share. 

CFT FIRE SCHOOL 2022 INSTRUCTOR LINEUP

DAY 1 - SESSION DESCRIPTIONS

Working With Giants, John Norman

Chief John Norman's keynote to kick off CFT Fire School will encompass his newly released book entitled Working With Giants. This book and his keynote will bring his own remarkable story to life in this new highly anticipated memoir.

But this is a story about all firefighters—the men and women who are absolutely the salt of the earth, whose sole mission is to protect the lives and property of their neighbors. Chief Normans's book celebrates the lives of firefighters—a truly special group of people—and reintroduces them to the American public.


More about Chief Norman

Chief Norman is a veteran of over 40 years in the fire service, until his retirement in 2007, he served as Deputy Assistant Chief, Special Operations Command (SOC) for the New York City Fire Department. John served as the Search and Rescue Manager for the World Trade Center attack, and held a key role in rebuilding the department in the following years.

Chief Norman's distinguished career with the New York City Fire Department, combined with his training in highly regarded programs such as the Fire Officers Management Institute conducted by Columbia University, has made him an internationally sought-after figure throughout the fields of emergency incident response and management techniques. He has instructed at many venues during his career including the Counter Terrorism Training Program conducted jointly by the FDNY and the United States Military Academy (West Point), and the Fire Department Instructors Conference. John also serves as an expert witness on fire operational matters in both federal and state courts.

John is the author of the best selling books, Fire Officer's Handbook of Tactics, and its accompanying study guide, which are also available as an audio book and DVD series, as well as Fire Department Special Operations. All are available from Pennwell.

"The Hierarchy of Competence" - Why Some Are Leaders, and Some Fail , Corley Moore

The hierarchy of Competence is a short class that digs past the question of are leaders born or made? It examines why some people are naturally effective leaders, who can build highly functioning groups and achieve excellent results. Then it contrasts and examines why some people with the best of intentions fall far short and constantly face challenges in their leadership journey.

This presentation provides tools that can be implemented instantly to identify and remedy a person's leadership shortcomings. Understanding the Hierarchy of Competence is key to unlocking not only your own personal growth, but also the ability to help others unlock theirs.  If a person has the fortitude and willpower to implement what is learned in the class, using the tools and understanding of the Hierarchy of Competence will allow for people to reach their maximum potential in all walks of life.

More about Chief Corley Moore

Corley Moore is the founder of Firehouse Vigilance and it's "Never Ending Fight Against Complacency". Creator of the Vigilant Creed with members in 37 states and 5 Countries. Host of The Weekly Scrap, a podcast where fire service leaders discuss improving the culture of the modern fire service.

Corley Moore has served twenty-three years on the Moore Fire Department where he currently holds the rank of Battalion Chief. He is in charge of the Green Shift, which is a motley collection of badasses that make him look good every day.  

One Bad Day, Bassel Ibrahim

This presentation, will discuss the many facets of RIT, from the stress response physiology, to the command aspect, down to the rescue itself. We will start by defining what a RIT is and discuss the difference between a proactive and reactive RIT; then dive into the key factors for success (Teamwork, Communication, Leadership and Pre-Planning).

Once the basic concepts are established, we will address the actual RIT activation process in the following order: The Mayday, Size up, Access, Search, Troubleshooting, Air management, Victim Packaging, Extraction and Post Extraction Care.

More about Lieutenant Bassel Ibrahim

"Bassel Ibrahim is a 17-year student of the fire service, currently serving as the Company Officer of Engine 1 on the Orlando Fire Department, Bassel started his career in Volusia County, FL. Spent most of his time on Special Operations units (Orlando Heavy Rescue 1 & Tower 6, Volusia Squad 35 & 23) and was a member of FL Task Force 9 for 7 years.

Bassel leads the Orlando FD new hire training and PT programs, the Orlando competition teams which won multiple RIT Challenges and teaches the USAR series at the state level. He recently wrote an article on RIT Operations for Fire Engineering published in September 2021.

Anatomy of a Rescue, The Update, Chief Shannon Stone and Chief DJ Stone

What is the recipe for success? That is the question the fire service has been asking itself for many years. Success is defined as “the accomplishment of an aim or purpose.” I contend that success for the business of fire and rescue is of utmost importance. People live and die by our ability to be successful.

Although we cannot always guarantee success, we should never give up on trying to better ourselves by chasing the definition of success and applying it to the job of being a firefighter. This is especially important concerning operating at emergencies. For every successful endeavor, there will always be ingredients; framework; or an anatomy, if you will, of that particular success.

More about Chief Shannon Stone and Chief DJ Stone

Chief DJ Stone has been in the emergency services for 20 years, 18 of them at the Fort Walton Beach (FL) Fire Department as an EMT firefighter. A second-generation firefighter, and currently a Battalion Chief.

Chief Shannon Stone is a 25+ year veteran of the fire service working his way through the ranks and is currently the Division Chief of Operations at the Midway Fire District in Santa Rosa County Florida. He previously served and retired as an operational battalion chief with the Fort Walton Beach City Fire Department, located in the panhandle of Florida.

Cultural Shift for 2022, Getting Civilian Fire Fatalities Below 2000 | Isakson

Today’s fireground requires tactics that take today’s fire behavior, building construction, and response models into consideration. We must also use the UL studies, Firefighter Rescue Survey results, and civilian fire fatalities data to better deploy our local fire resources to meet life safety and property loss priorities. When smoke detectors fail, the fire service cannot fail.

We are the last line of defense. This class will give attendees a possible approach to getting the annual civilian fire fatality numbers consistently below 2,000 a year. It shows how to use data to assist us in adjusting our fireground assignments in the first five to seven minutes to remove trapped occupants sooner while still using decades of proven fireground tactics that work.


More about Curt Isakson

Curt “Ike” Isakson is a 30+ year veteran of the fire service, with experience working in volunteer, career, and combination departments in urban, suburban, rural, and countywide settings. He is currently a Battalion Chief for Escambia County Fire Rescue in Florida where he has worked for the last 21 years.

Before his time with Escambia, Curt was a Company Officer with the Pensacola Fire Department assigned to Heavy Rescue 31 for 9 years. His fire service experience started at a young age as a Junior Firefighter with the Midway Fire Protection District and rose through the ranks to Captain.

DAY 2 - SESSION DESCRIPTIONS

Essential Elements of Success | Rinewalt

The ability to be successful is not, and never will be, an individual effort. In this course, students explore the factors that make companies, stations, divisions, and organizations successful.

More about Chief Rinewalt

Howard Rinewalt is a 19 year member of the East Montgomery County, Texas Fire Department. He moved through each rank from Volunteer Firefighter to paid Fire Chief and served as Incident Command over a Unified Command Structure for Hurricane Harvey. All of Howard’s experience is in Rural and Suburban strategies and tactics.

Agressive Command | Davis

This class will discuss how chief-level officers needs to be involved, how they must be equally trained, and the importance of leading aggressively for successful outcomes.

Most of the problems on the fireground comes from lack of appropriate leadership and decision making. This class helps address these problems and discusses how decisions are made.

More about Chief Davis

Mo Davis is a District Chief with the City of Houston Fire Department, and has over 25 years of fire service experience. Chief Davis holds a Masters Degree, is a Master Firefighter, and is a Master Fire investigator.

Your Moment | Gordon

This class is 100% about your MOMENT in time. From personal loss to professional gain, your response matters, as does your growth from these experiences. You will walk away more fully prepared for handling emergency incidents and personal life. This course covers tactics and strategies for the fire ground as well as daily operations.

More about Chief Gordon

Clyde Gordon is a District Chief with the City of Houston Fire Department. He has 36 year as a proven leader in the fire service and 30 years within the Houston Fire Department. Chief Gordon offers a unique blend of leadership, vision, and knowledge. He has a reputation for a strong work ethic, exceptional fire ground operations and management, and building uncompromising integrity and responsibility in a crew.

Chief Gordon believes in continuous improvement of fire ground skills and operations through regular and consistent training. He is known for his teaching through honest and personal first-hand experience. Clyde spent over 10 years as an instructor with Lone Star College in Cypress, Texas.

Cruel Intentions | Romagus

Cruel intentions - Fires are growing and extending faster in the modern age than they ever haven’t before. We must ensure that as a nozzleman we can think and act as an independent operator. This class is a deep dive into understanding the goals of the first engine due, how to operate independently on the nozzle, and attack the fire with cruel intentions.

More about Chief Romagus

Kyle Romagus is an 18 year veteran with East Montgomery County Fire Department, oversees the training division as a Battalion Chief and is in love with engine work. Kyle owns and operates smoothbore cartel, teaches engine operations for FD tactics, CF Tactics, Oathkeepers engine cadre and is also the admin of engine company resurrection. His main goal is to spread knowledge about Engine work to anyone that will listen and to leave the job better than he found it.

Battle Ready | Reilly

Chief Reilly covers the mindset needed in the most difficult situations, lessons from the military and high-risk environments, incident phases, Cooper's scale of mental awareness, and popular trends in the fire service.

More about Chief Reilly

Dennis Reilly is a Fire Chief with the City of Pittsburg, KS Fire Department. Chief Reilly has been involved with municipal fire protection for over forty years, with over twenty years as a Chief Officer. He is a dynamic self - starter who is very comfortable working in challenging and ambiguous situations. Chief Reilly work record shows a consistent ability to exceed what is expected of him. He is a solid team builder and a team member.

Chief Reilly is also a US Army veteran who deployed as part of Operation Desert Storm. After retiring from the Cherry Hill Fire Department he spent three years as a private security contractor working in support of the US State Department in Iraq and Afghanistan. All of these experiences have refined his abilities to work in cultural diverse, multi - organizational environments.

DAY 3 - SESSION DESCRIPTIONS

HOT Tracks Require Full Turnout Gear, SCBA Provided If Needed.

HOT Selection at Check-In With Your Smart Device

HOT | Ray McCormack Engine Operations

During this HOT Session attendees will spend the day with Lt. Ray McCormack FDNY (Ret.) covering Engine Company Operations and Water 💦 Mapping.

Join Ray McCormack as we explore Fire attack, standpipe operations and extinguishment culture. Hands on training will include standpipe attack, alternative stretching from a pre-connected hose bed and static bed options.

HOT | Rural to Urban Fire Tactics | 8 Hours

During this track attendees will learn and practice fire attack skills, Survival/RIT, Can Confidence, and Vent Enter Search.

HOT | The CFT Fire School | 8-Hours | Isakson & Stone

Attendees will move through a number of skill teaching stations to include the following Can Confidence, Hose Bundles, Hose Loads & Deployment, Gustin Pack, Forcible Entry, Forcible Exit, Saws, Through The Lock, FAST Board.

Can Confidence, Eric Wheaton | Class Session, Hot Session in CFT Fire School

In this short class program attendees will gain a look into gaining can confidence for fire ground success. The 2 ½ gallon water extinguisher, the can, allows the search team to quickly place water between the fire and potential victims. 
The water can is arguably the most underutilized tool in the fire service found on nearly every fire apparatus. Let’s start the lifesaving extinguishment process by applying what could be; the fire’s first interaction with water.
This class is designed to build confidence on one of the most often neglected tools found on nearly every fire apparatus the 2 1/2-gallon water extinguisher. The “Can”can be an extremely effective lifesaving tool by allowing a well-trained firefighter to quickly apply water between fire and victims. Attendees will learn proper filling and pressurization steps, how to build homemade carrying straps and other useful “Can” modifications. The class will also cover valuable skills on carrying and searching with the “Can,” and confining fire with it. Students will cycle through a “force an interior door off its hinges” prop and use this door to simulate holding back fire and smoke. The target audience for this class is firefighters and fire officers at any level with a
desire to increase their confidence and learn how to properly utilize the water can.

Objectives:
- Tactics utilized when searching with the water can
- Cover various types of water can modifications and carrying straps
- Proper filling and pressurization steps
- Force the interior door off the hinges prop
- Proper search techniques with a water can and other tools
- Understanding the importance of quickly placing water between the fire and
victims ahead of the hose line
- Understanding fire behavior to yield better outcomes with 2.5 gallons of
water
- When and how to split interior search crews to increase victim survival
- Communicating with and coordinating the first due Engine Company
- Confining fire with the water can and an interior hollow core door

More about Eric Wheaton

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Fire Officer's Handbook of Tactics, John Norman

Chief Norman will cover portions of his book which offers lessons learned during his extensive and time-honored career. Chief Norman imparts wisdom and experience by offering advice informed by actual outcomes from the fireground.

This fifth edition conveys valuable information gained over the past several years from scientific research relating to the tactics that we use to the changes that have taken place within our communities. Failure to recognize change and adapt to it places a fire department at a great disadvantage and can cost lives and property.

More about Chief John Norman

Chief Norman is a veteran of over 40 years in the fire service, until his retirement in 2007, he served as Deputy Assistant Chief, Special Operations Command (SOC) for the New York City Fire Department. John served as the Search and Rescue Manager for the World Trade Center attack, and held a key role in rebuilding the department in the following years.

Chief Norman's distinguished career with the New York City Fire Department, combined with his training in highly regarded programs such as the Fire Officers Management Institute conducted by Columbia University, has made him an internationally sought-after figure throughout the fields of emergency incident response and management techniques. He has instructed at many venues during his career including the Counter Terrorism Training Program conducted jointly by the FDNY and the United States Military Academy (West Point), and the Fire Department Instructors Conference. John also serves as an expert witness on fire operational matters in both federal and state courts.

John is the author of the best selling books, Fire Officer's Handbook of Tactics, and its accompanying study guide, which are also available as an audio book and DVD series, as well as Fire Department Special Operations. All are available from Pennwell.

CFT FIRE SCHOOL 2022 INSTRUCTOR LINEUP

DAY 1 - SESSION DESCRIPTIONS

Working With Giants, John Norman

Chief John Norman's keynote to kick off CFT Fire School will encompass his newly released book entitled Working With Giants. This book and his keynote will bring his own remarkable story to life in this new highly anticipated memoir.

But this is a story about all firefighters—the men and women who are absolutely the salt of the earth, whose sole mission is to protect the lives and property of their neighbors. Chief Normans's book celebrates the lives of firefighters—a truly special group of people—and reintroduces them to the American public.


More about Chief Norman

Chief Norman is a veteran of over 40 years in the fire service, until his retirement in 2007, he served as Deputy Assistant Chief, Special Operations Command (SOC) for the New York City Fire Department. John served as the Search and Rescue Manager for the World Trade Center attack, and held a key role in rebuilding the department in the following years.

Chief Norman's distinguished career with the New York City Fire Department, combined with his training in highly regarded programs such as the Fire Officers Management Institute conducted by Columbia University, has made him an internationally sought-after figure throughout the fields of emergency incident response and management techniques. He has instructed at many venues during his career including the Counter Terrorism Training Program conducted jointly by the FDNY and the United States Military Academy (West Point), and the Fire Department Instructors Conference. John also serves as an expert witness on fire operational matters in both federal and state courts.

John is the author of the best selling books, Fire Officer's Handbook of Tactics, and its accompanying study guide, which are also available as an audio book and DVD series, as well as Fire Department Special Operations. All are available from Pennwell.

"The Hierarchy of Competence" - Why Some Are Leaders, and Some Fail , Corley Moore

The hierarchy of Competence is a short class that digs past the question of are leaders born or made? It examines why some people are naturally effective leaders, who can build highly functioning groups and achieve excellent results. Then it contrasts and examines why some people with the best of intentions fall far short and constantly face challenges in their leadership journey.

This presentation provides tools that can be implemented instantly to identify and remedy a person's leadership shortcomings. Understanding the Hierarchy of Competence is key to unlocking not only your own personal growth, but also the ability to help others unlock theirs.  If a person has the fortitude and willpower to implement what is learned in the class, using the tools and understanding of the Hierarchy of Competence will allow for people to reach their maximum potential in all walks of life.

More about Chief Corley Moore

Corley Moore is the founder of Firehouse Vigilance and it's "Never Ending Fight Against Complacency". Creator of the Vigilant Creed with members in 37 states and 5 Countries. Host of The Weekly Scrap, a podcast where fire service leaders discuss improving the culture of the modern fire service.

Corley Moore has served twenty-three years on the Moore Fire Department where he currently holds the rank of Battalion Chief. He is in charge of the Green Shift, which is a motley collection of badasses that make him look good every day.  

One Bad Day, Bassel Ibrahim

This presentation, will discuss the many facets of RIT, from the stress response physiology, to the command aspect, down to the rescue itself. We will start by defining what a RIT is and discuss the difference between a proactive and reactive RIT; then dive into the key factors for success (Teamwork, Communication, Leadership and Pre-Planning).

Once the basic concepts are established, we will address the actual RIT activation process in the following order: The Mayday, Size up, Access, Search, Troubleshooting, Air management, Victim Packaging, Extraction and Post Extraction Care.

More about Lieutenant Bassel Ibrahim

"Bassel Ibrahim is a 17-year student of the fire service, currently serving as the Company Officer of Engine 1 on the Orlando Fire Department, Bassel started his career in Volusia County, FL. Spent most of his time on Special Operations units (Orlando Heavy Rescue 1 & Tower 6, Volusia Squad 35 & 23) and was a member of FL Task Force 9 for 7 years.

Bassel leads the Orlando FD new hire training and PT programs, the Orlando competition teams which won multiple RIT Challenges and teaches the USAR series at the state level. He recently wrote an article on RIT Operations for Fire Engineering published in September 2021.

Anatomy of a Rescue, The Update, Chief Shannon Stone and Chief DJ Stone

What is the recipe for success? That is the question the fire service has been asking itself for many years. Success is defined as “the accomplishment of an aim or purpose.” I contend that success for the business of fire and rescue is of utmost importance. People live and die by our ability to be successful.

Although we cannot always guarantee success, we should never give up on trying to better ourselves by chasing the definition of success and applying it to the job of being a firefighter. This is especially important concerning operating at emergencies. For every successful endeavor, there will always be ingredients; framework; or an anatomy, if you will, of that particular success.

More about Chief Shannon Stone and Chief DJ Stone

Chief DJ Stone has been in the emergency services for 20 years, 18 of them at the Fort Walton Beach (FL) Fire Department as an EMT firefighter. A second-generation firefighter, and currently a Battalion Chief.

Chief Shannon Stone is a 25+ year veteran of the fire service working his way through the ranks and is currently the Division Chief of Operations at the Midway Fire District in Santa Rosa County Florida. He previously served and retired as an operational battalion chief with the Fort Walton Beach City Fire Department, located in the panhandle of Florida.

Cultural Shift for 2022, Getting Civilian Fire Fatalities Below 2000 | Isakson

Today’s fireground requires tactics that take today’s fire behavior, building construction, and response models into consideration. We must also use the UL studies, Firefighter Rescue Survey results, and civilian fire fatalities data to better deploy our local fire resources to meet life safety and property loss priorities. When smoke detectors fail, the fire service cannot fail.

We are the last line of defense. This class will give attendees a possible approach to getting the annual civilian fire fatality numbers consistently below 2,000 a year. It shows how to use data to assist us in adjusting our fireground assignments in the first five to seven minutes to remove trapped occupants sooner while still using decades of proven fireground tactics that work.


More about Curt Isakson

Curt “Ike” Isakson is a 30+ year veteran of the fire service, with experience working in volunteer, career, and combination departments in urban, suburban, rural, and countywide settings. He is currently a Battalion Chief for Escambia County Fire Rescue in Florida where he has worked for the last 21 years.

Before his time with Escambia, Curt was a Company Officer with the Pensacola Fire Department assigned to Heavy Rescue 31 for 9 years. His fire service experience started at a young age as a Junior Firefighter with the Midway Fire Protection District and rose through the ranks to Captain.

DAY 2 - SESSION DESCRIPTIONS

Essential Elements of Success | Rinewalt

The ability to be successful is not, and never will be, an individual effort. In this course, students explore the factors that make companies, stations, divisions, and organizations successful.

More about Chief Rinewalt

Howard Rinewalt is a 19 year member of the East Montgomery County, Texas Fire Department. He moved through each rank from Volunteer Firefighter to paid Fire Chief and served as Incident Command over a Unified Command Structure for Hurricane Harvey. All of Howard’s experience is in Rural and Suburban strategies and tactics.

Agressive Command | Davis

This class will discuss how chief-level officers needs to be involved, how they must be equally trained, and the importance of leading aggressively for successful outcomes.

Most of the problems on the fireground comes from lack of appropriate leadership and decision making. This class helps address these problems and discusses how decisions are made.

More about Chief Davis

Mo Davis is a District Chief with the City of Houston Fire Department, and has over 25 years of fire service experience. Chief Davis holds a Masters Degree, is a Master Firefighter, and is a Master Fire investigator.

Your Moment | Gordon

This class is 100% about your MOMENT in time. From personal loss to professional gain, your response matters, as does your growth from these experiences. You will walk away more fully prepared for handling emergency incidents and personal life. This course covers tactics and strategies for the fire ground as well as daily operations.

More about Chief Gordon

Clyde Gordon is a District Chief with the City of Houston Fire Department. He has 36 year as a proven leader in the fire service and 30 years within the Houston Fire Department. Chief Gordon offers a unique blend of leadership, vision, and knowledge. He has a reputation for a strong work ethic, exceptional fire ground operations and management, and building uncompromising integrity and responsibility in a crew.

Chief Gordon believes in continuous improvement of fire ground skills and operations through regular and consistent training. He is known for his teaching through honest and personal first-hand experience. Clyde spent over 10 years as an instructor with Lone Star College in Cypress, Texas.

Cruel Intentions | Romagus

As a nozzleman, firefighters must be quick to think and act in accordance with the standards of an independent operator. This class is a deep dive into understanding the goals of the first engine due, how to operate independently on the nozzle, and how to attack the fire with cruel intentions.

More about Captain Romagus

Kyle Romagus is a 17 year veteran with East Montgomery County Fire Department, has held the rank of captain for the last 11 years and is in love with engine work. Kyle owns and operates smoothbore cartel, teaches hot classes and lectures over engine operations for FD tactics nationwide, Oathkeepers engine cadre and is also the admin of engine company resurrection. His main goal is to spread knowledge about Engine work to anyone that will listen and to leave the job better than he found it.

Battle Ready | Reilly

Chief Reilly covers the mindset needed in the most difficult situations, lessons from the military and high-risk environments, incident phases, Cooper's scale of mental awareness, and popular trends in the fire service.

More about Chief Reilly

Dennis Reilly is a Fire Chief with the City of Pittsburg, KS Fire Department. Chief Reilly has been involved with municipal fire protection for over forty years, with over twenty years as a Chief Officer. He is a dynamic self - starter who is very comfortable working in challenging and ambiguous situations. Chief Reilly work record shows a consistent ability to exceed what is expected of him. He is a solid team builder and a team member.

Chief Reilly is also a US Army veteran who deployed as part of Operation Desert Storm. After retiring from the Cherry Hill Fire Department he spent three years as a private security contractor working in support of the US State Department in Iraq and Afghanistan. All of these experiences have refined his abilities to work in cultural diverse, multi - organizational environments.

DAY 3 - SESSION DESCRIPTIONS

HOT Tracks Require Full Turnout Gear, SCBA Provided If Needed.

Complete Track Selection at Check-In With Your Smart Device

HOT | Ray McCormack Engine Operations

During this HOT Session attendees will spend the day with Lt. Ray McCormack FDNY (Ret.) covering Engine Company Operations and Water 💦 Mapping.

HOT | Rural to Urban Fire Tactics

HOT | Firefighter Survival & Firefighter Rescue

HOT | The CFT Fire School

Attendees will move through a number of skill teaching stations to include the following.

  • FORCIBLE ENTRY “Basic to advanced”
  • Stretching Attack lines Horizontal & Vertical
  • Throwing & Climbing Ladders
  • The Search for them.
  • Searching Without a Line & Searching with the CAN
  • SAW OPERATIONS

HOT | Can Confidence

This class is designed to build confidence on one of the most often neglected tools found on nearly every fire apparatus, the 2 1/2 gallon water extinguisher. The Water Can can be an extremely effective lifesaving tool by allowing a well-trained Firefighters to quickly apply water between fire and victims.

HOT | Pump Operations, Understanding Water Supply & Water Delivery

This session is limited to a total of 20 attendees.

Fire Officer's Handbook of Tactics, John Norman

Chief Norman will cover portions of his book which offers lessons learned during his extensive and time-honored career. Chief Norman imparts wisdom and experience by offering advice informed by actual outcomes from the fireground.

This fifth edition conveys valuable information gained over the past several years from scientific research relating to the tactics that we use to the changes that have taken place within our communities. Failure to recognize change and adapt to it places a fire department at a great disadvantage and can cost lives and property.

More about Chief John Norman

Chief Norman is a veteran of over 40 years in the fire service, until his retirement in 2007, he served as Deputy Assistant Chief, Special Operations Command (SOC) for the New York City Fire Department. John served as the Search and Rescue Manager for the World Trade Center attack, and held a key role in rebuilding the department in the following years.

Chief Norman's distinguished career with the New York City Fire Department, combined with his training in highly regarded programs such as the Fire Officers Management Institute conducted by Columbia University, has made him an internationally sought-after figure throughout the fields of emergency incident response and management techniques. He has instructed at many venues during his career including the Counter Terrorism Training Program conducted jointly by the FDNY and the United States Military Academy (West Point), and the Fire Department Instructors Conference. John also serves as an expert witness on fire operational matters in both federal and state courts.

John is the author of the best selling books, Fire Officer's Handbook of Tactics, and its accompanying study guide, which are also available as an audio book and DVD series, as well as Fire Department Special Operations. All are available from Pennwell.

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LAST MINUTE ROOM DEAL

The Hampton Inn Pensacola Beach is offering hotel rooms starting at only $99.00. Use the Group Code SRT.

The Hilton Pensacola Beach is the venue and host hotel for the CFT Fire School: Leadership and Tactics Conference. The neighboring Hampton Inn Pensacola Beach shares the Hilton property, and the Holiday Inn Resort is next door.

The Surf & Sand Resort is across from the Pensacola Beach Pier, only a short walk away. All of these locations offer discounted rooms and no cost for parking.

DISCOUNTS, NETWORKING, SOCIAL ACTIVITIES & MORE

  • Nightly social activities to connect with instructors, and like-minded people.
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner discounts.
  • Beverage discounts with the CFT Tumbler
  • Reduced room rates at two Hilton brand properties.
  • Experience the passion of Chief Isakson and his team of CFT Presenters.
  • Receive up to date information on tactics, strategy, and leadership.
  • Learn from instructors who are shaping the future of our profession.
  • Learning for all ranks from Firefighter, to Line Boss, to the Chief.
  • Location … Location… Location…
  • The ability to network with brothers and sisters from across the country.
  • Investment of time in yourself and your department.
  • Interaction with instructors where you can ask questions you need answered.
  • Our events are organized and students treated like family, not dollar signs.
  • Family friendly, so they know why you have your passion.

FREE PNS AIRPORT SHUTTLE

County Fire Tactics sponsored airport shuttles will get attendees to and from the Pensacola Airport (PNS) on Monday, and Friday only.

  • Monday, 2/7/2022, arrivals will locate a Dream Catcher Shuttle outside Baggage Claim 3 at Pensacola International Airport.
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  • Friday, 2/11/2022, departures will locate a Dream Catcher Shuttle outside the Hilton Hotel lobby beginning around 4:00 am to ensure early departures arrival at the airport.
  • Shuttle registration will open approximately one week before the conference, registration required.

CONFERENCE SERIES 2022

CFT FIRE SCHOOL 2022
FEBRUARY 8TH - 10TH, 2022
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COMMAND OFFICER BOOT CAMP 2022
MAY 10 - 12, 2022
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WATER ON THE FIRE CONFERENCE 2022
AUGUST 23 - 25, 2022
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HIGH RISE OPERATIONS CONFERENCE 2022
DECEMBER 6 - 8, 2022
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