CFT Fire School: Leadership & Tactics Conference 2022

CFT FIRE SCHOOL LEADERSHIP & TACTICS CONFERENCE 2022

Our annual CFT Fire School: Leadership & Tactics Conference will be held February, 8th-10th, 2022, at the Hilton Pensacola Beach Gulf Side Convention Center.

Chief John Norman will headline the event teaching multiple times throughout the conference. Check-in will begin midday on February 7th, 2022 in the White Sands Room.

The conference will feature a combination of lecture and HOT sessions over the three days. Final plans to include lecture and HOT session selections are being finalized.

THE UL FSRI Water Mapping prop featured at WOFC 2021 will be available for attendees at this conference.

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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.

Chief Norman will followup this opening with teachings on multiple days of the conference delivered from the Fire Officers Handbook of Tactics and Working with Giants.

The 2022 conference will be different from years past. Over the three days attendees will be able to choose different classes to attend. Learning will happen in the big room, and the smaller breakout rooms throughout the Hilton all at the same time.

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

The Risk in Training, Tim Klett

Tim Klett is a 30-year veteran of the fire service and recently retired from his position as a Lieutenant with FDNY serving on 88 Engine, located in the 7th Division in the Bronx. As an FDNY firefighter, Tim spent 12 years on 69 Engine, one of the FDNY’s busiest Engines located in Harlem, prior to his promotion.

Tim developed the Engine Company Operations course for the Fire Department Training Network and serves as the lead engine instructor at the FDTN Academy. In addition to being a frequent contributor to FDTN’s Fire Training, Tim has written many articles for Fire Engineering, Firehouse, Firehouse.com, the New York State Fire Chief’s Association Size-Up.

Tim is also the author of Stretching and Operating the First Line and the upcoming Standpipe Operations for Engine Companies, both part of FDTN’s FireNotes series of training manuals.


The Brass Tacks and Harder Facts, Jerry Herbst & Chris Martin

A deep dive into the gamut that is the engine company discipline specifically heightening awareness to the various types of equipment that create fire streams.The student will gain a comfort level to go back to their own department and evaluate and test their own fire flow system.

More about Chris Martin

Chris has been in the fire service for 20 years and is a certified Indiana State Fire Instructor II/III. He worked as a student firefighter at the University of Notre Dame, where he earned his Bachelor of Business Administration Degree, majoring in Marketing. He holds the rank as Engineer and serves as a Field Training Officer with the Clay Fire Territory in South Bend, Indiana where he has worked positions from firefighter up to Captain.

Chris has worked for Elkhart Brass since 2000, functioning in Regional Sales Manager positions both domestically and internationally. Currently he is the Municipal Product Manager. In this role he focuses exclusively on new product development, technical training, and extensive interaction with end users and distribution to ensure that the voice of the customer is heard and understood.


More about Jerry Herbst

Jerry is a 37 year veteran of the Fire Service and is a New York State certified Training Officer. With over 25 years on the line Jerry has served in all rank positions including 6 years as Chief of Department in his local volunteer FD and ten years as a paid Deputy Chief Coordinator at the County Level.

He is still an active Firefighter and Apparatus Operator. He has been with Elkhart Brass since 2006 serving as a Regional Manager, National Account Manager and Strategic Development Manager for Municipal Markets.


The Exponential Engine: From Theory to Application, Brian Brush This class presents a comprehensive, yet simple, approach to planning for the first-arriving engine fire attack when faced with exponential fire growth, limited staffing, or rapidly changing fire conditions.

All departments should evaluate their fire stream systems from the source to the nozzle.The foundation of this concept consists of our three most common tools: the 1.75'-inch attack line, the 2.50'-inch attack line, and the deck gun.


More about Brian Brush

BRIAN BRUSH, a 20-year veteran of the fire service, is a Training Division Chief at Midwest City (OK) Fire Department.

He has a bachelor’s degree in fire and emergency services administration and a Fire Officer designation from the CPSE. He instructs on a national level and writes for Fire Engineering.


Trucks Do Put Out Fires, Mike Ciampo

Although the truck is second fiddle when it comes to extinguishing fire when we switch over to master streams they’ll play a pivotal part of extinguishment.When we switch over, firefighters must realize we are trying to limit our exterior streams so we can get back inside to extinguish the pockets of fire that still exist.

This lecture will also cover trucks duties from using the can to delivery of water to the truck and then from the aerial or bucket of a tower ladder into a structure. At the end of this lecture the students will understand the trucks put out fires too.


More about Mike Ciampo LT. Michael Ciampo joined the fire service in 1979 as a volunteer and began his professional career in 1985, he is a lieutenant in the Fire Department of New York. Previously, he served with the District of Columbia Fire Department and Wyckoff, NJ VFD. He has a bachelor’s degree in fire science from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, NY.

He is the lead instructor for the FDIC Truck Essentials H.O.T. program and teaches at numerous seminars around the country.. He wrote the Ladder chapter and co-authored the Ventilation chapter for Fire Engineering’s Handbook for Firefighter I and II (Fire Engineering, 2009) and is featured in “Training Minutes” truck company videos on http://www.FireEngineering.com. His video Bread & Butter Portable Ladders DVD is available from Pennwell. His monthly column ON FIRE is on the back page of FIRE ENGINEERING.


The First Line in Hoarder Occupancies, Tim Klett

Fires in Hoarder houses can present a multitude of problems on the fire ground, from access and egress, water application to the searches for possible victims. This lecture will discuss the common, and more over the uncommon signs indicating the possible presence of hoarding conditions.

It will cover the initial operations such as when encountering the 3 main types of conditions we can expect to find and also how to manage each condition individually. This lecture will also list some of the serious dangers these fires represent to firefighters operating in and around areas with hoarding conditions, and how to effectively do our jobs while safely evaluating each problem.

We will also cover the information chain, which is critical for the incident commander to constantly monitor the progress or lack of, there-by requiring an immediate change in tactics.

More about Tim Keltt

Tim Klett is a 30-year veteran of the fire service and recently retired from his position as a Lieutenant with FDNY serving on 88 Engine, located in the 7th Division in the Bronx. As an FDNY firefighter, Tim spent 12 years on 69 Engine, one of the FDNY’s busiest Engines located in Harlem, prior to his promotion.

Tim developed the Engine Company Operations course for the Fire Department Training Network and serves as the lead engine instructor at the FDTN Academy. In addition to being a frequent contributor to FDTN’s Fire Training, Tim has written many articles for Fire Engineering, Firehouse, Firehouse.com, the New York State Fire Chief’s Association Size-Up.

Tim is also the author of Stretching and Operating the First Line and the upcoming Standpipe Operations for Engine Companies, both part of FDTN’s FireNotes series of training manuals.


DAY 2 - SESSION DESCRIPTIONS

Essential Elements of Success | 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

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

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

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

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 May Require Full Turnout Gear, Some Require SCBA.

Hydrants to Nozzles, Dennis LeGear

Hydrants to Nozzles takes a comprehensive look at engine layout, equipment spec (pumps/hose/nozzles) hydraulics, and its direct impact on strategies and tactics on the fire ground.

Hydrants to Nozzles takes a comprehensive look at engine layout, equipment spec (pumps/hose/nozzles) hydraulics, and its direct impact on strategies and tactics on the fire ground.

Students of all ranks will build a strong foundation for success and be better prepared to make strategic and tactical decisions on the fire ground with a realistic working look at gold standard movement of water from the Hydrant to the Nozzle.


More about Dennis LeGear

Dennis is a retired Captain of the Oakland, CA Fire Department. During his career Dennis was an integral part of the team that implemented a new engine configuration for Oakland Fire Department as the water supply officer.

After his retirement he continued to pursue this role but as a consultant for other fire departments. Dennis has provided technical advice to some of the largest fire agencies in the nation including, Portland, Seattle, Boston and the City of New York. Dennis consulted with water municipalities assisting in the development of emergency response plans for a variety of water infrastructure problems related to seismic events and other disasters.

Dennis also has played a key role for the fire service on a national level participating in UL studies on fire streams, providing technical knowledge for Pennwell publications and NFPA standards.


CLASS | Command & Control Mid & High Rise Fires

HOT | ULFSRI Hallway | Stakes & Alt

In this class we will take a practical look at where our water goes, and how our choice of stream and advancement pattern affect our environment.  Where does our water go?  It’s rare that we actually get to see what our water does when it hits a surface during a fire.  Conditions are typically too obstructed by smoke or other things to get a good picture of what our water is doing when it leaves our nozzle. 

Does it create a sprinkler and fan out in hundreds of little droplets?  A lot of us were taught that if we find ourselves in a bad spot, to put our heads down with the nozzle pointing straight up at the ceiling and keep it open until the situation gets better.  Is that really the best way? 
In this class we will help answer those questions and more.  The next piece in your fire attack is your advance.  We have all heard many different debates on whether or not you can push fire…can you? 

Can you as a nozzle operator push heat and smoke with your nozzle?  If you could, are there times when you shouldn’t?  In this class we will go over if and how you can move air with your nozzle, also talking about times it can be beneficial, and when it might not be.  The purpose of this class is to give you the practical knowledge gained by research, to help you be more effective with the nozzle and have a better awareness of your actions at your next fire.  This class truly takes science to the streets.

HOT | Suburban High Rise

HOT | Urban High Rise

HOT | FDNY Engine Operations

HOT | FDNY Truck Operations

HOT | FDTN: RIT & Survival

HOT | Back to the Basics

BOOK YOUR HOTEL TODAY

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.
  • Shuttle registration will open approximately one week before the conference, registration required.

CONFERENCE SERIES 2021-2022

HIGH RISE OPERATIONS CONFERENCE 2021
DECEMBER 7 - 9, 2021
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CFT 100 CLUB MEMBERSHIP 2022
$1,000 FOR ALL FIVE
CONFERENCES IN 2022
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OFFICER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
2022
JANUARY 10 - 14, 2022
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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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