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    The use of modern energy storage system (ESS) technology, including lithium-ion batteries, has exponentially increased over the last decade and is now in almost every facet of our daily lives. These ESSs pose new, and sometimes complex, challenges for first responders in terms of emergency planning and response. Their deployment and use directly impacts the entire emergency response spectrum from SOP/SOG development, to preplanning, to training, to response, to inspections, to public education, to cause and origin determination. This multi-part webinar series from the NVFC will help emergency response agencies plan for, train, and effectively respond to emergencies involving ESSs.

    The use of modern energy storage system (ESS) technology, including lithium-ion batteries, has exponentially increased over the last decade and is now in almost every facet of our daily lives. These ESSs pose new, and sometimes complex, challenges for first responders in terms of emergency planning and response. Their deployment and use directly impacts the entire emergency response spectrum from SOP/SOG development, to preplanning, to training, to response, to inspections, to public education, to cause and origin determination. This multi-part webinar series from the NVFC will help emergency response agencies plan for, train, and effectively respond to emergencies involving ESSs.

    Tom Miller

    Tom Miller is a 35 year veteran of the Sissonville Volunteer Fire Department in West Virginia and has served on the NVFC Board since 2008.  He has held many positions of leadership within his department and currently serves on the Department's Board of Directors in addition to being an active firefighter.  Tom is active in the West Virginia State Fireman's Association and currently serves as its Scholarship Chair.  Tom holds many certifications including, but not limited to: Firefighter II, Fire Officer II, Hazardous Materials Technician/Incident Commander, Swift Water Rescue Technician, Vehicle Machinery Technician, Rope Rescue Technician, and Fire Instructor III, and is an active Instructor with West Virginia University Fire Service Extension.  He serves on the NVFC's Health & Safety and Conference/Education Committees.  Tom also represents the NVFC on the NFPA 470 Technical Committee and the NFPA Joint 1001/472 Task Group.  In his paying job, Tom is employed as the Privacy & Security Officer for the West Virginia Department of Administration.

    David Bullard

    David is a 22 year member of the fire service and currently serves as a Lieutenant and coassigned to the Training Division with the Columbia County Fire Rescue (Ga.) and a part time Firefighter with Grovetown (Ga) DPS. In addition, he serves on the Board of Directors for the Georgia State Firefighter's Association, National Volunteer Fire Council State Director, Georgia Pipeline Emergency Response Initiave Board of Directors, NFPA’s Working Group on Flammable Refrigerants, Alternate to NFPA 1021 and 1056 Committees, and was Secretary of IFSTA's Pumping Apparatus Driver Operator 3rd Edition Curriculum Committee, contributor to the “Training Officer’s Desk Reference”, and is a Safety and Health coordinator with HEPACO LLC. As an active instructor for the Georgia Fire Academy with Firefighter Basics, David is constantly engaged with teaching live fire, leadership, HAZMAT, and Firefighter Survival/RIT classes.

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    While many workplaces offer an Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) to provide a range of support for mental health and work-life concerns, volunteer fire departments typically do not. That’s why the NVFC and Provident teamed up to offer the NVFC First Responder Helpline for NVFC members and their household family. The helpline provides immediate assistance in a crisis moment as well as confidential counseling, resources, and referrals to assistance for a range of work-life stresses. In this webinar, join representatives from the NVFC, Business Health Services, and Provident for a conversation about the NVFC First Responder Helpline, including why it is needed, what it offers, how to access it, and resources available for a range of issues from stress management to financial counseling to child or elder care. Your questions will also be answered – ask live during the session or submit your questions anonymously in advance here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/28PRQCX The NVFC First Responder Helpline is supported by Josh Cellars and Lincoln Financial Group.

    While many workplaces offer an Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) to provide a range of support for mental health and work-life concerns, volunteer fire departments typically do not. That’s why the NVFC and Provident teamed up to offer the NVFC First Responder Helpline for NVFC members and their household family. The helpline provides immediate assistance in a crisis moment as well as confidential counseling, resources, and referrals to assistance for a range of work-life stresses. In this webinar, join representatives from the NVFC, Business Health Services, and Provident for a conversation about the NVFC First Responder Helpline, including why it is needed, what it offers, how to access it, and resources available for a range of issues from stress management to financial counseling to child or elder care. Your questions will also be answered – ask live during the session or submit your questions anonymously in advance here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r...

    The NVFC First Responder Helpline is supported by Josh Cellars and Lincoln Financial Group.

    Ed Mann

    Provident Insurance

    Ed serves as the Director of Training and Education for Provident where he started employment in 2015 as a Regional Director. Prior to Provident he served four Pennsylvania Governor’s as the State Fire Commissioner for 14.5 years. Wherein the office received several national awards for our efforts to reduce line of duty deaths.

    He began his career in the fire service as a member of the Logan Fire Company, Bellefonte, Pa. in 1977 and then pursued a career in the United States Air Force as a Fire Protection Specialist until retirement in 1994.  He is currently certified as an Airport Firefighter, Fire Inspector 2, Fire Instructor 3, Fire Investigator 2, and Fire Officer 3 through the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress. He has worked as a Local Level and Adjunct Instructor for the Pennsylvania State Fire Academy and was awarded Instructor Emeritus status in 2016.

    He is Deputy Fire Chief of the Logan Volunteer Fire Department and serves as a volunteer for the Responder Safety Network, Pennsylvania State Advocate for the NFFF Everyone Goes Home Program, the Advisory Committee for the Firefighter Injury and Safety Trends Project at Drexel University, and is on the Board of Directors for the Lehigh Valley Burn Prevention Foundation and the Pennsylvania Fire and Emergency Services Institute. He is a member of the IAFC Eastern Division, Safety-Health and Survival Section and the Volunteer Combination Officers Section and the Fire Department Safety Officers Association and First Responder Center for Excellence.

    Paige Heller

    Organizational Management Consultant at BHS

    Business Health Services

    Experienced Director Of Clinical Services with a demonstrated history of working in the mental health care industry. Skilled in Crisis Intervention, Management, Leadership, Behavioral Health, and Management Consulting. Strong healthcare services professional with a Master of Science, Clinical Mental Health Counseling focused with a Specialization in Pastoral Counseling from Loyola University Maryland.

    Alyssa Dara

    Membership Manager

    Alyssa is the membership manager for the NVFC, so she makes sure all the members are taken care of. Whether it’s helping someone join or renew their membership, mailing a membership card, or working with state fire associations, she is there to help with any membership inquiry. She also brings with her marketing and communications experience as a communications specialist for multiple trade associations.

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    The goal of this course is to help students understand the history of the fire service, where it has been, and where it is going, as well as share common acronyms students are likely to hear during their fire service time and national organizations that support firefighters, EMS, and rescue personnel.

    The goal of this course is to help students understand the history of the fire service, where it has been, and where it is going, as well as share common acronyms students are likely to hear during their fire service time and national organizations that support firefighters, EMS, and rescue personnel. 

    Mark Moorhead

    Mark Moorhead is the Curator of Education at the Hall of Flame Museum of Firefighting in Phoenix, Arizona.

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    This course will provide an overview of why risk management is important, not just to those in leadership positions within the fire service, but to all firefighters and EMS personnel.

    This course will provide an overview of why risk management is important, not just to those in leadership positions within the fire service, but to all firefighters and EMS personnel. 

    Joe Maruca

    Joe Maruca was appointed chief of the West Barnstable (MA) Fire Department in 2005.  Prior to 2005 he served as a volunteer firefighter/EMT, lieutenant and captain for the West Barnstable Fire Department for 10 years, and had 18 years of prior service as a volunteer firefighter with the Sandwich Fire Department and Longmeadow Fire Department.  Chief Maruca is an attorney.  He has his BA in Business Administration from Boston University’s Questrom School of Management and a BS in Fire Department Administration from SUNY Empire State College.  He is a member of the NVFC Board of Directors, serves as chair of the FCAM Call/Volunteer Chief Committee, and is chair of the NFPA 1917 Technical Committee on Ambulances.

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    It is common for emergency responders to experience stress, but often we fail to recognize its impact on our performance both on the job and at home. In this webinar presented by Derrick Edwards, participants will learn the physiological and psychological responses to accumulated stress and explore the various ways responders have attempted to cope. Avoidant coping, including the use of drugs and alcohol, will be critically evaluated as a contributing factor to the adverse reactions to accumulated stress. Finally, learn more helpful ways of coping which support a more stable and productive emergency response career.

    It is common for emergency responders to experience stress, but often we fail to recognize its impact on our performance both on the job and at home. In this webinar presented by Derrick Edwards, participants will learn the physiological and psychological responses to accumulated stress and explore the various ways responders have attempted to cope. Avoidant coping, including the use of drugs and alcohol, will be critically evaluated as a contributing factor to the adverse reactions to accumulated stress. Finally, learn more helpful ways of coping which support a more stable and productive emergency response career.

    Derrick Edwards

    Assistant Professor of Psychology at Tennessee Tech University, PH.D

    NVFC

    Dr. Edwards is a Tennessee Licensed Professional Counselor – Mental Health Service Provider. He received his Master’s degree from Tennessee Technological University (2011), and is a Doctoral degree from Trevecca Nazarene University (2016). Derrick’s research focus surrounds the psychological impacts of being an emergency responder. He currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Tennessee Tech University and a counselor in clinical practice. Derrick joined the fire service in 2004 and is a licensed Advanced Emergency Medical Technician. 

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    This program is designed to help newly recruited firefighters and existing firefighters create a road map for a desired career path in their department and the fire service. This dynamic program will discuss key components at each dimension you are at in the journey.

    This program is designed to help newly recruited firefighters and existing firefighters create a road map for a desired career path in their department and the fire service.  This dynamic program will discuss key components at each dimension you are at in the journey.

    Douglas Cline

    Fire Chief, Level III Fire Instructor & EMT-Paramedic Instructor

    National Fire Academy

    Douglas Cline, is a 43-year veteran and student of the Fire Service serving as the Assistant Chief of Professional Development and Standards with Horry County Fire Recue.

    Cline, a Fire Chief (Ret.), is a Level III Fire Instructor, National Fire Academy Instructor and an EMT-Paramedic instructor. Chief Cline is the 2nd Vice Chair for the South Carolina Firefighters Association Officer Section, a past President of the South Carolina State Association of Fire Chiefs, Executive Director for the National Fire Academy Alumni Association, past President International Society of Fire Service Instructors (ISFSI), past President of the Southeastern Association of Fire Chiefs (SEAFC), a member of the South Carolina and North Carolina Society of Fire and Rescue Instructors. Cline served on the FEMA grant criteria development committee, Congressional Fire Service Institute (CFSI) National Advisory Committee, past member of the FDIC Advisory Board and peer reviewer for the Fire Act Grants.

    Cline was honored in 2000 with the prestigious International Society of Fire Service Instructors (ISFSI), George D. Post International Instructor of the Year. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Social Services with a Minor in Education from Concord University and a Chief Fire Officer designation from the Center for Public Safety Excellence.

    Cline is a well-known international speaker presenting dynamic power packed /high intensity programs on leadership, officer development, instructor development, rapid intervention team training, health and safety and firefighter safety and survival. Cline also is a highly published author.

    Cline co-host of www.thecompanyofficer.com.  Cline further hosts “Fire and Training” blog talk radio show on Fire Engineering and “The Chief’s trumpet”, the Official pod cast for the Southeast Association of Fire Chiefs. Cline also has multiple training videos on Leadership, Rapid Intervention Team Training, Vehicle Fires, Hose Line Management, Emergency Vehicle Operations and Fire Ground Safety and Survival.  Cline is also a contributing editor to the Carolina Fire Journal.

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    The rise of people switching to natural gas in their homes and businesses has corresponded to an increase in natural gas emergencies. For too long, first responders have treated natural gas incidents as regular calls, but they are anything but that. This webinar, presented by Brian Focht, will review case studies to highlight what can go wrong on gas responses, best practices to protect responders, tools that will set you up for success, and how to develop a response plan that will get your personnel home at the end of the run. Additional training opportunities will also be highlighted. This webinar is sponsored by FireCraft® Safety Products, a manufacturer of structural, extrication, and work gloves, and a master distributor of Sensit gas detectors for the fire industry. FireCraft sells through a worldwide dealer network, providing products to enhance the safety of firefighters and other first responders.

    The rise of people switching to natural gas in their homes and businesses has corresponded to an increase in natural gas emergencies. For too long, first responders have treated natural gas incidents as regular calls, but they are anything but that. This webinar, presented by Brian Focht, will review case studies to highlight what can go wrong on gas responses, best practices to protect responders, tools that will set you up for success, and how to develop a response plan that will get your personnel home at the end of the run. Additional training opportunities will also be highlighted.

    This webinar is sponsored by FireCraft® Safety Products, a manufacturer of structural, extrication, and work gloves, and a master distributor of Sensit gas detectors for the fire industry. FireCraft sells through a worldwide dealer network, providing products to enhance the safety of firefighters and other first responders.

    Brian Focht

    BC

    Willow Grove Fire Co.

    Brian Focht CFPS, CFEI, is a 38-vetern of the fire service. He is currently BC of the Willow Grove Fire Co. & a Career Lt. with the Horsham Fire Company. He is a Pro Board level 3 fire instructor and teaches at several academies He is a PA Department of Health Paramedic and Instructor. He has authored articles on Natural Gas and Electrical Emergencies and Designed a Training Video and Program for Emergency Services on dealing with Autism. He co-authored a book on Tactical Response to Natural Gas Emergencies by PennWell.   He has many public recognitions for his training he is proudest of  the 2016 Recipient of the Garry Breese IAFC Award and  2017 Liberty Museum Valor Award for Community Betterment.  

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    As responders are summoned to a greater number of roadway incidents, we must be better prepared for the circumstances and the consequences. In advance of Crash Responder Safety Week (Nov. 14-18), join us for this free webinar. Presenter T.J. Nedrow will take a closer look at traffic incident management considerations, tools, and improving the outcome so that responders stay safe on the roadways. This webinar is sponsored by California Casualty, a 10-year plus partner of the NVFC and provider of the $10,000 Camping Giveaway. Learn more about insurance options for firefighters and EMS providers at www.calcas.com/nvfc.

    As responders are summoned to a greater number of roadway incidents, we must be better prepared for the circumstances and the consequences. In advance of Crash Responder Safety Week (Nov. 14-18), join us for this free webinar. Presenter T.J. Nedrow will take a closer look at traffic incident management considerations, tools, and improving the outcome so that responders stay safe on the roadways.

    This webinar is sponsored by California Casualty, a 10-year plus partner of the NVFC and provider of the $10,000 Camping Giveaway. Learn more about insurance options for firefighters and EMS providers at www.calcas.com/nvfc.

    T.J. Nedrow

    Retired Volunteer Firefighter

    NVFC

    T.J. Nedrow, Is a retired volunteer fire officer of Lacey (WA) Fire District 3 with over 40 years served collectively in various combination and volunteer departments. Founding Chairman of the Washington TIM Coalition, member of   Currently, 20 years as the Washington Director to the National Volunteer Fire Council. SHRP II TIM instructor, NFPA 1091 committee secretary, Member of Responder Safety Institute Leadership Group.  T.J. has spent his career with passion for traffic incident management policy, training, safety and outreach.  Connect with T.J. via email at nedrowfire@gmail.com

     

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    The use of drones has become more prevalent in many industries in recent years, including the fire service. Fire departments and other public safety agencies can utilize drones to increase efficiency and help protect personnel and the public. In this free webinar, Chief Charles Werner (ret.), the director of DRONERESPONDERS, will describe the ways drones can benefit public safety and examine case studies from local agencies. Participants will then take a deep dive into how to implement a public safety drone program, including important considerations and guidelines. This webinar is sponsored by Aladtec. Powered by TCP Software, Aladtec is an online employee scheduling system created specifically to meet the challenging 24/7 shift rotations of mission-critical public safety agencies. Easily accessible anywhere at any time, Aladtec allows you to quickly schedule simple to complex shift rotations, track licenses/certifications, and communicate instantly with

    The use of drones has become more prevalent in many industries in recent years, including the fire service. Fire departments and other public safety agencies can utilize drones to increase efficiency and help protect personnel and the public. In this free webinar, Chief Charles Werner (ret.), the director of DRONERESPONDERS, will describe the ways drones can benefit public safety and examine case studies from local agencies. Participants will then take a deep dive into how to implement a public safety drone program, including important considerations and guidelines.

    This webinar is sponsored by Aladtec. Powered by TCP Software, Aladtec is an online employee scheduling system created specifically to meet the challenging 24/7 shift rotations of mission-critical public safety agencies. Easily accessible anywhere at any time, Aladtec allows you to quickly schedule simple to complex shift rotations, track licenses/certifications, and communicate instantly with

    Maggie Mojab

    Chief

    NVFC

    Chief Charles L. Werner (Emeritus - Ret.), has served in public safety for 45 years.   Chief Werner started his fire service career as a volunteer firefighter in Harrisonburg VA.  He then became a career firefighter with the Charlottesville Virginia Fire Dept. for 37 years, serving the last ten years as fire chief. Following retirement, Chief Werner served 2 years as senior advisor/acting deputy state coordinator for the Virginia Department of Emergency Management. Chief Werner presently serves as the director of DRONERESPONDERS, is chair of the Virginia Secure Commonwealth UAS sub panel and is a certificated FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot. He is a contributor to numerous public safety publications with a combination of over 300 nationally published articles, webinars, podcasts and presentations. And a proud member of the NVFC and we have happy to have him with us today!

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    This webinar will provide an overview of actions for an Initial Attack IC to consider when responding to an emerging, potentially large wildfire. Local, state, and national mobilization processes and responsibilities will also be discussed. The NVFC has partnered with FirstNet®, Built with AT&T to bring this webinar topic to you. FirstNet is the only network built with and for America's first responders—including volunteer firefighters. With the nation's largest coverage footprint, first responders get prioritized access to the network, never competing with commercial traffic. Learn more at FirstNet.com/fire This webinar is sponsored by Aladtec. Powered by TCP Software, Aladtec is an online employee scheduling system created specifically to meet the challenging 24/7 shift rotations of mission-critical public safety agencies. Easily accessible anywhere at any time, Aladtec allows you to quickly schedule simple to complex shift rotations, track licenses/certifications, and communicate instantly with individuals or groups. Learn more.

    This webinar will provide an overview of actions for an Initial Attack IC to consider when responding to an emerging, potentially large wildfire. Local, state, and national mobilization processes and responsibilities will also be discussed.

    The NVFC has partnered with FirstNet®, Built with AT&T to bring this webinar topic to you. FirstNet is the only network built with and for America's first responders—including volunteer firefighters. With the nation's largest coverage footprint, first responders get prioritized access to the network, never competing with commercial traffic. Learn more at FirstNet.com/fir

    Mark Goeller

    Oklahoma State Forestry

    Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry

    Mark is Oklahoma’s State Forester/Director of Forestry, working for the Oklahoma Dept. of Agriculture, Food and Forestry - Forestry Services Division for thirty-eight years.  He graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture – Forest Management.

    Goeller began fighting wildland fire in 1980.  He has experience in wildland fire and all-hazards incidents in twenty-two states.  He is currently qualified as a Type 1 Incident Commander and Type 1 Operations Section Chief.  Since 1998 Mark has served a primary role on multiple Incident Management Teams, most recently as the Incident Commander for Northern Rockies Team 1. Goeller’s other incident management-related activities include:  past Chairperson of the National Wildfire Coordinating Group Risk Management Committee; NASF Representative on the S-520 Advanced Incident Management Steering Committee; past National Governor’s Association Representative to the Wildland Fire Leadership Council; and NASF Fire Committee member.  Mark is also the current Chairperson of the Southern Group of State Foresters; and current member of the Oklahoma Incident Management Team Advisory Committee.