The Fire Conference 2023 CF Tactics Pensacola Beach Florida

The Fire Conference 2023 is scheduled for Jan 30th – Feb 3rd, 2023 at the Hilton Pensacola Beach Gulf Side Convention Center with over 1000’s Firefighters occupying Pensacola Beach.

The Fire Conference combines all of CFT’s past programs (ODP, CFT Fire School, COBC, WOFC & HROC) all into one five day training event. Lecture sessions and Hands-on Training will occur throughout the week. 

THE FIRE CONFERENCE 2023 REGISTRATION

THE FIRE CONFERENCE 2023 LECTURE & HOT SESSIONS

The event will take place in Royal Palm Ball Room, and additional meeting rooms throughout the Hilton Pensacola Beach. Parts of this conference program remain in a development phase.

CFT’s intent is to offer a program that is all inclusive with aspects of our past annual five conference offerings. There is no doubt, there will be programs for the newest firefighter to the fire chief.

Attendees always leave CFT conference events with knowledge, skills, and abilities they can apply at their individual fire department based on their own unique setting and staffing.

THE FIRE CONFERENCE 2023

TRACK SELECTION OPTIONS & INSTRUCTOR LINEUP

YOUR TRACK OPTION IS CHOSEN DURING REGISTRATION

CFT FIRE OFFICER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

Chief Norman will lead the program with many additional well known contributing presenters

Lead Instructor | John Norman, FDNY (Ret.)
Contributing Instructor | Curt Isakson, Escambia County, FL
Contributing Instructor | Ray McCormack, FDNY (Ret.)
Contributing Instructor | Mike Ciampo, FDNY
The classroom sessions for ODP will take place daily from 8am–5pm. ODP will elevate your understanding of Fireground Size-Up, and Assigning/Deploying the proper Fireground Tactics, based on staffing and available resources. CFT will also cover Time Delayed Tactics that can aid fire departments that operate with limited staffing and resources. County Fire Tactics Officer Development Program presents a curriculum that is in a class by itself, a once in a lifetime opportunity. ODP’s academic approach dives into the world of Strategy, Tactics, and Leadership for use in the fire station and the fire ground. We request all attendees wear Fire Department Uniform/Button Up Shirts on the first day. The rest of the week will be business casual with a minimum of a collared shirt. All attendees will be issued an official name tag to be worn during class each day for accountability purposes. This is a 40 hour Officer Development Class and not a seminar/conference. This is not your stay out late and sleep in class. All attendees will be required to attend 100% to receive credit and get the CFT ODP certificate.

Approved for 40 Hours of CEU's for Florida Firefighters. FIVE DAYS CLASSROOM NO BUNKER GEAR NECESSARY.

FDNY ENGINE, TRUCK, CHIEF

Lead Instructor | Ray McCormack, FDNY (Ret.)
Lead Instructor | Mike Ciampo, FDNY

This Track will consist of tactics created and used by the FDNY, largest fire department in the country. Join with Lt. Mike Ciampo, Lt. Ray McCormack and more FDNY members as well as other instructors to learn and refine your High Rise Operations. Class segments include preforming a 14 story exterior hose stretch, using the floor below nozzle, stretching and flowing 2 1/2″ hoselines, battling building facade fires, constructing and deploying NY standpipe packs. You will be introduced to state of the art tools such as newly designed hoselines, nozzle tips, pressure gauges, window curtains and more. Learn the stretching concerns of using different stairways on attack and evacuation decisions. Both search and forcible entry will be covered to complete the attack training package.

HOT Sessions Include:

Heavy Forcible Entry

Search

Standpipe Operations

Stretching & Flowing

CLASSROOM & HOT SESSIONS, FULL BUNKER GEAR REQUIRED, SCBA PROVIDED WHEN NEEDED.

CFT FIRE SCHOOL

Lead Instructor | Curt Isakson, Escambia County Fire

Lead Instructor | Shannon Stone, Midway Fire District

Contributing Instructor | Mo Davis, Houston TX

Contributing Instructor | Clyde Gordon, Houston TX

Contributing Instructor | Kyle Romagus, East County TX

Contributing Instructor | JJ Cassetta, Orlando FL

This track will combine the previous vision of the CFT Fire School with both classroom and hands on training (HOT) sessions. Firefighters, Fire Officers, and Fire Chiefs will learn lessons focusing on company level tactics required for coordinated fire attack. Topics covered will include Stretching Hose Lines; Forcing Doors; Attacking the Fire; Searching for Life and Fire, Horizontal and Vertical Ventilation. HOT Sessions will include targeted searches for VES via ground ladders, and the use of power saws for forcible entry and ventilation.

HOT Sessions Include:

Engine Operations: Stretching & Flowing

Water Supply 

Standpipe Operations

Forcible Entry

Search

RIT & Survival

Ventilation & Saw Operations

Ground Ladders

THREE DAYS CLASSROOM, TWO DAYS HOT SESSIONS. FULL BUNKER, SCBA & TWO BOTTLES REQUIRED FOR ATTENDEES IN THIS PROGRAM OFFERING.

CFT HROC & WOFC

Lead Instructor Bio | Dave McGrail, District Chief Denver Fire Department

  • This track will combine the previous vision of CFT's WOFC and HROC Conferences in a smaller format with both classroom and hands on training (HOT) sessions. Firefighters, Fire Officers, and Fire Chiefs will receive the latest tactics, trends, and lessons for water delivery and fire suppression in buildings without standpipe systems and buildings requiring the use of standpipe systems for firefighting operations.

20 HRS CLASSROOM, 20 HRS HOT SESSIONS, FULL BUNKER GEAR FOR ATTENDEES IN THIS PROGRAM OFFERING.

BOOK YOUR HOTEL TODAY

Hilton Pensacola Beach is the venue and host hotel for the CFT’s The Fire Conference 2023. 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. An additional hotel will also be available that is in negotiation.

All of these locations offer discounted rooms and no cost for parking. Rooms will begin at $99.00 per night. Discounted rooms for booking will be available in the coming months.

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 Sunday, and Saturday only.

  • Sunday, 1/29/2023, arrivals will locate a Dream Catcher Shuttle outside Baggage Claim 3 at Pensacola International Airport.
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  • Saturday, 2/4/2023, departures will locate a Dream Catcher Shuttle outside the Hilton Hotel lobby.
  • Shuttle registration will open approximately one week before the conference, registration required.

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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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THE FIRE CONFERENCE 2023
JANUARY 30, - FEBRUARY 3, 2023
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COMMAND OFFICER BOOT CAMP 2023
MAY 16 - 18, 2023
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URBAN TO SUBURBAN FIRE CONFERENCE 2023
AUGUST 22 - 24, 2023
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BEYOND MINIMUM STANDARDS CONFERENCE 2023
DECEMBER 5 -7, 2023
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