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2021 Nevada Hazardous Materials Training Conference
THIS PROGRAM IS OPEN FOR HAZMAT NEVADA FIRST RESPONDERS
September 27 - September 30, 2021
Nugget Hotel

1100 Nugget Avenue        Sparks, NV  89431

We look forward to seeing you at our
in-person event this year


We thank the Nevada State Fire Marshal Division as a Program Sponsor for sponsoring this important Hazardous Materials Training.

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APPROVED CLASS SESSIONS

The following class sessions have been approved through the Nevada State Fire Marshal's Division for hazardous materials training.  Upon completion of each session, a Certificate of Attendance will be issued. 
 

Nevada HazMat Conference
Registration Fee.............................................. $195.00

2021 HAZMAT Brochure will be available soon

NEVADA HAZMAT REGISTRATIONS

To qualify for the $195.00 rate, you must be a Nevada first responder to hazardous materials incidents.  Grant opportunities through the Nevada SERC may be available.  Please contact your county LEPC for details. 

This registration provides access to class sessions that have been approved by the Nevada State Fire Marshal Division.  

For more information, please contact
Jo Anne Hill at (623) 337-4114.

National Fire Academy  

Off-Campus Course

Leadership in Supervision: Frameworks to Success F0648
Monday, Sept. 27 & Tuesday, Sept. 28
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Instructor:  John Wagner

Note:  Class size is limited to 25

Continuing education units     1.4

ACE recommendation:  In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in self-leadership.

 

This two-day course provides the supervisor with the knowledge and skills to perform successfully in the fire and Emergency Medical Services environments. The course addresses professionalism, resilience, emotional intelligence, and situational awareness, as well as managing conflict, delegating mentoring, coaching, empowering, and building collaboration and synergy for professional growth.

Attendees are required to submit the National Fire Academy’s General Admission short form
http://fire.nv.gov/uploadedFiles/firenvgov/content/bureaus/FST/NFA_ShortFormApplication.pdf

FEMA STUDENT IDENTIFICATION NUMBER REQUIRED:  Use the following link to obtain a SID#;  https://cdp.dhs.gov/femasid

Student pre-course materials and course syllabus:

https://nfa.usfa.fema.gov/ax/pcm/BYOD_Instructions_0648.pdf PDF 189KB
 

Instructions to Download Student Manual

https://nfa.usfa.fema.gov/ax/syll/syllabus_f0648.pdf PDF 114KB

 

 

Selection criteria

The primary target audience for this course are those individuals who are at the first line level of supervision. For purposes of student selection first line level is considered to be those at the Company Officer or Unit (fire prevention, fire education, communications, EMS, etc.) Supervisor level.

More specifically primary selection criteria are as follows:

--First line supervisors in fire and emergency medical services organizations.

--Fire and emergency medical services personnel due for promotion/appointment to a first line supervisory position within 18 months.

Fire and emergency medical services personnel who are regularly assigned acting supervisory positions.

Fire and EMS personnel currently enrolled in the National Fire Academy Managing Officer Program will be provided priority selection.

The secondary target audiences are fire and EMS personnel at the first line management level (Chief Officer or above). Students at this level may be given consideration on a space available basis.

 

Prerequisites:  None

Post-course requirements:  None

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AD1   Fires, Guns, and Wicked Problems for the Fire Service
Wednesday, Sept. 29
10:30 am to 12 Noon
Instructor:  Ray Reynolds

 

This program will take participants on an emotional journey about the hazards faced in our profession. As I travel and speak, I am shocked at how many FIRE and EMS staff are blissfully unaware about many of the hazards we face. Fire and fire spread is much different from the fire of the past decade. This program will show the evolution of fire tragedies looking back at history. New construction techniques are setting the fire service up for a conflagration period because America is still burning.

Guns and active shooter threats are becoming common place and responders are being put in the crosshairs of these events. Learn the factual data behind active shooters and how changes in EMS and tactical care are blurring the lines between swat and tactical medicine. Using humor and a gregarious instructor, I promise the audience will not sleep for this one.
 

​Wicked problems show a detailed look at things you may not know about and how the fire code is playing catch up to address such things and mobile fueling, cross laminate timber, parking lot fires, aluminum truss construction, CSST gas piping, and a host of many more “good ideas” built on efficiency and not on safety.


Community Risk Reduction is not just a buzz word. Learn how to reduce your community’s risk. The audience will see how “Keeping Emergencies Small” is a firefighter safety program. It isn’t just about fire anymore.

AD2  Clean Concept Fire Stations
Thursday, Sept. 30
10:30 am to 12 Noon

Instructor:  Tom Cole

 

Goodyear is like many departments across the country.  They are a 100-member organization that has suffered an inordinate number of industrial cancer cases amongst their employees.  Chief Cole will discuss the three years of research, planning, and teamwork that went into building the newest fire stations. The overriding planning assumption was to work within our budget to create the safest and cleanest fire station we could. 

Join us to hear Chief Cole talk about the three key principles that guided the design for the newest facilities, as well as many other building design details. The new fire stations have been well received in the community, by our firefighters, and by our peers in the automatic aid consortium.


 

AD3   CANCELED - Performance Design: Helping Your Department Fulfill its Mission
Thursday, Sept. 30
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

 

 

 

CO1    Courageous Conversation Topic - TBA
Tuesday, Sept. 28
1:00 pm to 2:45 pm
Instructor:  TBA

 

Description Forthcoming

 

CO2    Communicating Among the Generations
Wednesday, Sept. 29
10:30 am to 12 Noon

Instructor:  Dr. Steven Shepard, Shepard Communications
 

This presentation will do a deep dive into communications and understanding between generations.  The topic will also cover how differing generations and cultures view our communications and how our actions affect the outcomes.  

CO4  Panel Discussion | Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion
Thursday, Sept. 30
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Panelists: Jeff Meston, Heather Marquis, Jason Hosea, Eddie Sell & the 2021 Scholarship Recipient

This will be a panel discussion focused on equity and diversity in today’s fire service.   The panel will discuss through their individual experiences the existing bias within the fire service and how these equity and diversity issues need to change.  Please join our panel as we probe into one trade associations efforts to bring this issue to the forefront and understand and embrace diversity. 

 

The panel will include the California State Firefighters Association (CSFA)President Battalion Chief Eddie Sell, CSFA Training and Education chairperson and East LA College Fire Technology Coordinator Battalion Chief Jason Hosea, CSFA Leadership, Equity Diversity and Service chairperson Captain Heather Marquis and scholarship recipient.

FP4   What is NFPA?  How Does NFPA Work?
Tuesday, Sept. 28
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Instructor:  Bob Sullivan

 

Given the many changes in personnel in the fire departments during the past couple of years, it may not clear what the role of NFPA plays in the development of the critical standards for the fire service and the important work that is done by the NFPA Technical committees.  Join Bob as he provides more education about the Southwest region, who NFPA is, what does NFPA do, and how members of the fire service can be more involved with setting standards and processes.

FPSH1   Fire Sprinkler Inspection and Testing NFPA 25
Tuesday, Sept. 28
8:00 am to 10:00 am
Instructor:  Fire Solutions LLC

This training application allows fire personnel to have hands-on understanding on how a wet, dry and double interlocking preaction systems function along with all the components. This is a 2-hour class with a total of 8 available seats.
 

FPSH2   Fire Alarm Inspection and Testing NFPA 72
Tuesday, Sept. 28
10:30 am to 12:00 Noon

Instructor:  Fire Solutions LLC

This training application allows fire personnel to have hands on understanding on how a fire alarm panel, smoke detector, heat detector, pull station, visual and audible strobes function along with all the components. This is a 1-hour class with a total of 8 available seats.

 

FPSH3   Fire Pump Inspection and Testing NFPA 25
Tuesday, Sept. 28
1:00 pm to 2:45 pm
Instructor:  Fire Solutions LLC

This training application allows fire personnel to have hands on understanding on how a fire pump functions and live testing along with all the components. This is a 2-hours class with a total of 8 seats available.


 

HZ1 / HZ2  HazMat I/C  (16 hours)
Monday, Sept. 27       8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Tuesday, Sept. 28       8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Instructor:  Dr. James Flenner


Course Description Forthcoming

HZ10   Dangerous Properties of Hazardous Materials

Monday, Sept. 27
9:00 am to 11:00 am
Instructor:  Randy Perlis 

 

This class will present and discuss the various physical and chemical properties that determine the hazard classification and dangers associated with hazardous materials. Using actual case scenarios, the hazards associated with these chemicals will be presented. Participants will learn what makes a substance a hazardous chemical and what dangers are associated with the chemical hazards.


Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will learn about what conditions make hazardous materials become dangerous.

  • Participants will learn how to predict how certain hazardous materials can become dangerous.

  • Participants will learn regulations pertaining to the handling and disposal of hazardous materials.

HZ4   Dangerous Properties of Hazardous Materials  (Repeat of HZ10)
Tuesday, Sept. 28
1:00 pm to 2:45 pm
Instructor:  Randy Perlis 

 

This class will present and discuss the various physical and chemical properties that determine the hazard classification and dangers associated with hazardous materials. Using actual case scenarios, the hazards associated with these chemicals will be presented. Participants will learn what makes a substance a hazardous chemical and what dangers are associated with the chemical hazards.


Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will learn about what conditions make hazardous materials become dangerous.

  • Participants will learn how to predict how certain hazardous materials can become dangerous.

  • Participants will learn regulations pertaining to the handling and disposal of hazardous materials.

 

HZ5    Introduction to Hazardous Materials Chemistry
Wednesday, September 29
8:00 am to 12 Noon
Instructor:  David Ladd

 

This basic 3-hour chemistry course focuses on response, and is designed to give attendees the ability to
define and understand structure, hazards, and properties of salts, non-salts, hydrocarbons along with
their radicals and derivatives.

We also focus on the different chemical bonds (ionic, covalent, complex covalent) and the unique
hazards they bring to the incident.

The traditionally tough subject of chemistry will be presented in a manner to foster an understanding of
hazardous materials and WMD’s including biological agents.

Using the information gathered through application of tools, equipment, and education, the responder
will be able to determine appropriate and safe methods of decontamination, patient treatment, and
responder safety during response and mitigation of any chemical known or unknown including all WMD
inspired incidents.



​HZ6   Hazardous Materials Response for the First Due Company
Wednesday, Sept. 29
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Instructor:  David Ladd

This Hazardous Materials operations level course was developed to assist the first due company in ensuring a safe and effective response to hazardous materials/WMD incidents.


Following our 7 tactical priorities known as C-H-E-M-P-H-D© the first arriving responder will be able to effectively and safely size-up any hazardous materials/WMD Incident with consistency and confidence.

Each response protocol is designed to be adaptable around your level of training and does not require specialized PPE, monitors, or meters. Decisions are made based on information gathered through simple research, meters and monitors (if available as part of your response), and observations.

What sets this response program apart is it is designed to promote consistency across the response spectrum allowing each responder to take appropriate actions (rescue, decontamination, and mitigation) during a Hazardous Materials/WMD incident.


HZ7   Chemical Hazards Determination Using the Wet Chemistry Hazard Classification Procedure

Wednesday, Sept. 29
3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Instructor:  Randy Perlis

Participants will determine the chemical hazards of 24 commonly used hazardous and non-hazardous chemicals using colorimetric techniques.  Hazmat Responders will learn a rapid and easy method to determine if unknown or suspicious materials present at a site present possible chemical or biological hazard to the responder, population or surrounding environment.

This is a hands-on training where the participants will handle and test actual hazardous materials.  Classroom size is limited to 20 students.

HZ8   Organic Chemistry for Hazardous Materials Responders
Thursday, Sept. 30
10:30 am to 12 Noon
Instructor:  Randy Perlis 


This class will present and discuss the various physical and chemical properties that are associated with common industrial organic chemicals. Using actual case scenarios, the hazards associated with organic chemicals will be presented and how to identify the characteristic hazards associated with these chemicals.

HZ9   Table-Top Command - Haz-Mat Module
Monday, Sept. 27
1:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Instructor:  Jesse Quinalty

 

This program uses a miniature table top city to perfect the participants incident command skills and assign resources using ACT objectives. Over the years we have used the Table Top Simulator for Structure Fire simulations at Fire Shows West. This year we will be conducting the Haz-Mat Module.
 

The session objectives are to increase the slide carousels that we use for decision making, have a better understanding of risk vs gain concepts and to prepare students to take command of an incident and assign resources. This course provides the tools a person needs to assume control of an emergency response to a hazardous materials incident. It focuses on how to assess hazards, manage risk, comply with legal requirements and implement protective actions. Basic Haz-Mat Training should be a prerequisite but not required.

HE1   Build it and They Will Come

Thursday, Sept. 30
8:00 am to 10:00 am
Instructor:  Derek Reid
 

Some of the challenges of smaller departments is being able to mobilize an effective peer support team. Learn strategies to build and bolster a peer support program for your agencies.

Establishing alignment with your Chief’s and Fire Board Directors

Breakdown Stigma with your members through education

  • Hug club or Support system

  • Names and faces of the fallen is a powerful motivator

Funding sources

  • Budget line item

  • Labor Unions

  • Fundraising

  • Grants

Nominations to vet peer support candidates

  • Not everyone should be a peer supporter

  • “Who do you trust?”

  • Get the right people on the bus

Conduct Interviews

  • Value of 3rd party interviews

  • Identify those that help to a fault

  • Questions that bring out the red flags

Vetting Licensed Clinicians

  • Questions to ask when interviewing clinicians

  • Ride-a-longs or dinner at the station

  • Training the help

Collaborate with other agencies

  • When tragedy strikes your agency

  • Don’t be an island of your own

Maintaining Momentum

  • Keep your resources fresh

  • Don’t be weird, be relevant

  • Build it and they will come, BE READY!!!



Key1    We are Wired for Stories
Keynote Speaker:   Dr. Steven Shepard
Tuesday, Sept. 28
3:30 pm to 4:45 pm

 

We are wired for stories!

40,000 years ago, before humans had language, we told stories. We painted them on the walls of caves; we pantomimed them by firelight. Why? It’s simple, really. The one thing we have that makes us truly different from other species is language. It matters because it allows us to describe complex objects and even more complex emotions. That, in turn, leads to connection, and connection gives rise to community.

 

Community is more than the town you live in. Community is your immediate family; it’s the relationships you share with your work colleagues; it’s interplay among professional organizations. It’s the set of qualities that describe life in a firehouse.
 

Which is why the art of storytelling is such an important skill for people to develop, especially leaders. Why? Because it is story that allows them to motivate others, to help them paint a compelling picture of where they’re going. But the craft belongs to everyone. Trying to teach a new firefighting skill? Story. Trying to motivate the town to fund new lifesaving equipment? Story. Trying to get the community to understand what it means to be a firefighter? Story. Trying to describe complex procedures, or the economics of a new truck, or trends in EMT or paramedic encounters? Story.
 

Maya Angelou said it best:  "People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

In this presentation, we talk about the power of story and how everyone can harness its extraordinary qualities to motivate, inspire, communicate, drive collaboration and innovation, and, more than anything, create connection. We’ll talk about the structure of well-crafted stories, how that are most effectively used, options for narrative style, and the fine art of collecting and filing them for later use.

LE1    Are You Ready for the Collar Brass?

Tuesday, Sept. 28
8:00 am to 12:00 Noon

Instructors:  Paul Sullivan, Fire Chief, Weber Fire District (UT)
Kevin Ward, Fire Chief, Layton City Fire Department (UT)

 

No position in the fire service is more crucial than the company officer.  As the supervisor of the frontline direct service delivery team, no one is in a better position to affect the crew and the public in a positive way. This course will help existing and future company officers make a successful transition to the company officer leadership role, both around the station and at the emergency scene.

This fast-paced class covers many practical applications to include:

  • Increasing your leadership skills & abilities

  • Interpersonal relationships and understanding personality types

  • Working effectively as a team

  • Mentoring future leaders

  • Customer Service skills & Firefighter Empowerment

  • Situational Awareness & Risk Management

  • Developing effective fireground leadership
     

 

LE2    Habits of Highly Effective Incident Commanders
Thursday, Sept. 30

8:00 am to 12:00 Noon
Instructors: Paul Sullivan, Fire Chief, Weber Fire District (UT)
Kevin Ward, Fire Chief, Layton City Fire Department (UT)

 

Safe, efficient, and effective firegrounds are led by high performing incident commanders. Correlations exist between dysfunctional incident commanders and line of duty deaths. In a world of low frequency high risk events such as structure fires, developing successful habits will aid the IC in providing the leadership and structure necessary to achieve high performance. This course will cover many aspects and successful habits with practical applications and incident specific tactics.


 

LE3   Courage Under Fire Leadership: Here’s the Badge – Don’t Screw it up!
Thursday, Sept. 30
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Instructor:  Steve Prziborowski

 

This session will help the future, newly promoted or even veteran company or chief officers focus on the important things needed for success in their position, regardless of rank. Congratulations on scoring high enough on the promotional exam or getting tapped on the Fire Chief to get promoted!

However, are you aware of what you’re getting yourself into by becoming a fire officer in today’s world? Regardless of what your department calls the position of fire officer: lieutenant, captain, battalion chief, shift supervisor, or some other similar term all the way up to fire chief; going from being “buddy to boss” to the role of the designated adult is not easy, especially if you want to be a top-notch fire officer. Especially as a new fire officer, it is critical to start off on the right foot. For some, this is the hardest transition in the fire service. The position of fire officer is probably the most important and challenging position in the fire service. Not being properly prepared for what you are getting into when you take that promotional examination and ultimately accept the fire officer badge, will increase your chances of having a difficult transition to the officer ranks. Attendees will be provided with numerous take aways and lessons learned to help them be the best they can be for those they are fortunate to lead and serve!

 

SA1   Who Holds the Keys to Safe Emergency Vehicle Operations
Tuesday, Sept. 28
1:00 pm to 2:45 pm
Instructor:  Bryan Duquin, Jr.

 
Based upon VFIS claims data and experience across North America, the goal of this program is to increase vehicle operation safety by applying basic principles of risk management and risk control. From emergency service organization leadership to emergency vehicle operators, each member “holds the keys” to safe emergency vehicle operations.
 

Upon Completion, the participant will be able to:

•Analyze data and statistics related to emergency vehicle incidents
•Define the roles and responsibilities for safe emergency vehicle operations
•Describe a culture of safety
•Describe basic principles of risk management and risk control

SU6   The Different Worlds of SAR, USAR, Mass Rescue, Mass Recovery and Mass Fatality Response in the United States
Wednesday, Sept. 29
8:00 am to 10:00 am
Instructor:  Chris Boyer

Description is forthcoming

SU8    Strip Mall Hazards / Incident Command Strategies

Wednesday, Sept. 29
3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Instructor:  Christopher Stewart


Description is forthcoming 


 

SU11  Courage Under Fire Leadership: Preventing Life & Career Altering Events!
Thursday, Sept. 30
10:30 am to 12:00 Noon
Instructor:  Steve Prziborowski

Regardless of rank, attendees will be exposed to and learn from some "life and/or career altering events" that have occurred on and off duty, and ultimately have an effect on both the personal and the professional lives of fire service personnel. Many of these events have occurred due to the lack of a designated adult, or more specifically, a lack of fire service leadership. Many of these events have involved fire service members doing something that was inappropriate, unethical, illegal, unsafe, or just wrong. Inappropriate social media postings; hazing recruit firefighters; workplace violence; sex in the firehouse; the list goes on. When something like the above occurs on duty, what is the common denominator? That there was a lack of supervision and leadership at either the company officer or the chief officer level! Even worse, many times the company officers and chief officers were involved!

This session is not meant to Monday morning quarterback or point fingers at those involved; it is intended to be used as a teachable moment and learning event for all ranks of fire service personnel, so that they do not find themselves in the same situation. View any fire service or non-fire service publication (print or online), social media site and/or the Internet, and it is not too difficult to find what are known as "public relation nightmare situations" that have occurred involving fire service members. All these situations have resulted in a black eye of sorts for the fire service, not to mention discipline up to and including termination for some. Using a combination of lecture, pictures, videos, and discussion, attendees will have a chance to learn from the experiences of others, to increase their chances of not having a similar life and/or career altering event occur to them or while on their watch, to either someone at the same rank, someone they supervise, or someone above them in rank.

FPSH6   Fire Sprinkler Inspection and Testing NFPA 25
Thursday, September 30
8:00 am to 10:00 am
Instructor:  Fire Solutions LLC

This training application allows fire personnel to have hands-on understanding on how a wet, dry and double interlocking preaction systems function along with all the components. This is a 2-hour class with a total of 8 available seats.
 

FPSH7   Fire Alarm Inspection and Testing NFPA 72
Thursday, September 30
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Instructor:  Fire Solutions LLC

This training application allows fire personnel to have hands on understanding on how a fire alarm panel, smoke detector, heat detector, pull station, visual and audible strobes function along with all the components. This is a 1-hour class with a total of 8 available seats.

 

FPSH8   Fire Pump Inspection and Testing NFPA 25
Thursday, September 30
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Instructor:  Fire Solutions LLC

This training application allows fire personnel to have hands on understanding on how a fire pump functions and live testing along with all the components. This is a 2-hours class with a total of 8 seats available.

 

 

Please visit the Register to Attend Page and review the 2021 General Information and Terms and Conditions for attendance at FireShowsWest.

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