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    Over the last few decades, the world has adopted new methods of communication through the use of technology. Many industries have utilized social media to amplify their messaging and marketing, and the fire and emergency services can reap these same benefits. Yet many small and mid-sized departments don’t leverage social media to its fullest potential. Join Dave Denniston, Michael McLeieer, and Curt Varone for a panel discussion moderated by NVFC’s chief of communications, Kimberly Quiros, on the benefits social media can have for emergency service departments, the organizational framework for building a department’s social media presence, and legal implications and considerations to protect the department from unanticipated consequences. Whether you are a social media novice or are looking to grow your department’s existing social media program, learn key takeaways you can utilize to build and strengthen your department’s communications with the public.

    Over the last few decades, the world has adopted new methods of communication through the use of technology. Many industries have utilized social media to amplify their messaging and marketing, and the fire and emergency services can reap these same benefits. Yet many small and mid-sized departments don’t leverage social media to its fullest potential. Join Dave Denniston, Michael McLeieer, and Curt Varone for a panel discussion moderated by NVFC’s chief of communications, Kimberly Quiros, on the benefits social media can have for emergency service departments, the organizational framework for building a department’s social media presence, and legal implications and considerations to protect the department from unanticipated consequences. Whether you are a social media novice or are looking to grow your department’s existing social media program, learn key takeaways you can utilize to build and strengthen your department’s communications with the public.

    David Denniston

    As Director of Risk Management for Emergency Services Insurance Program with McNeil & Co, Dave works with emergency service organizations across the US . He is the Past Chief of The Cortlandville Fire Department in Upstate New York and A Fire Commissioner in the Virgil Fire District. Dave serves Cortland County as a Deputy Fire Coordinator and is a Director for the Association of Fire Districts in the State of NY. Dave served as the Foundation Secretary for the NVFC. His experience also includes being Treasurer of several non-profit organizations and a Board Member for the First National Bank of Dryden.  

    Michael McLeieer

    Lieutenant 

    NVFC

    Lt. Michael McLeieer has been in the fire service for over 25 years, is certified Firefighter II, Fire Officer III, Fire Instructor III, public fire and life safety educator, youth firesetter intervention specialist, and has served on fire departments in both Michigan and Massachusetts. He has served as the training and scheduling training coordinator for the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy and was in charge of the statewide youth fire intervention program.  He is a National Fire Academy contract instructor and also serves as a past president of the Massachusetts Institute of Fire Department Instructors, the Michigan State Firemen’s Association, founder of the nonprofit organization E.S.C.A.P.E. Inc (Education Showing Children and Adults Procedures for Evacuations), and launched the statewide public education and alarm installation campaign Keeping Michigan S.A.F.E.™ (Smoke Alarms for Everyone).

    Curt Varone

    Experienced Attorney with a demonstrated history of working in the public safety industry. Strong Fire Service professional skilled in Crisis Management, Nonprofit Organizations, Government, Law Enforcement, and Emergency Management.

    Kimberly Quiros (Moderator)

    Chief of Communications, NVFC

    NVFC

    Want to learn more about the NVFC’s programs and initiatives? Kimberly can help! She is the voice behind the NVFC’s newsletter, web sites, advertising, and other outreach endeavors. She also fields media inquiries and is the organization’s primary editor. Her work communicating the NVFC’s messages puts her at the forefront of many of the NVFC’s initiatives, helping create campaigns involving health and safety, recruitment and retention, and much more.

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    Liquid or gas pipelines run through the response areas of many volunteer fire and emergency services organizations across the country. This course takes a deep dive into pipeline awareness and readiness for first responders. Topics covered include emergency response to pipeline incidents, types of pipelines, risk management, the role of SOPs/SOGs and resources for pipeline incidents.

    Liquid or gas pipelines run through the response areas of many volunteer fire and emergency services organizations across the country. This course takes a deep dive into pipeline awareness and readiness for first responders. Topics covered include emergency response to pipeline incidents, types of pipelines, risk management, the role of SOPs/SOGs and resources for pipeline incidents. 

    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.

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    Arson Awareness Week is May 1-7, and this year’s theme focuses on arson in homeless communities. In response to the increasing challenges and firefighter risk presented by vacant structures fires in areas with homeless populations, the Indianapolis Fire Investigation Section has partnered with various community stakeholders to help mitigate this growing and critical issue. In this presentation hosted by the National Volunteer Fire Council and U.S. Fire Administration, learn about this program’s successes and failures, including strategies that have been implemented to combat the issue of vacant residence fires, the difficulties in effectively prosecuting these cases, the complex nature of the growing homeless problem, and how to identify resources and develop fire prevention programs within the homeless community.

    Arson Awareness Week is May 1-7, and this year’s theme focuses on arson in homeless communities. In response to the increasing challenges and firefighter risk presented by vacant structures fires in areas with homeless populations, the Indianapolis Fire Investigation Section has partnered with various community stakeholders to help mitigate this growing and critical issue. In this presentation hosted by the National Volunteer Fire Council and U.S. Fire Administration, learn about this program’s successes and failures, including strategies that have been implemented to combat the issue of vacant residence fires, the difficulties in effectively prosecuting these cases, the complex nature of the growing homeless problem, and how to identify resources and develop fire prevention programs within the homeless community.

    Bruce Bouch, Earl Diment, Trevor Hanshew & Jim Albin

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    There are many challenges for firefighters and EMTs in developing nations. For instance, community members may not know how to contact fire or EMS services, so the first responders often arrive after devastating loss. There is also the danger of firefighters and EMS providers being assaulted when arriving on fire scenes. Despite these challenges, firefighters and EMTs in these countries are dedicated to supporting their communities through service. Firefighters in the U.S. can volunteer to train responders in developing nations like Kenya or Malawi to help them offer the best services possible to their communities. This webinar will provide an overview of the unique challenges facing first responders in developing nations, opportunities available to volunteer to train these responders, and how training focused on utilizing locally available resources can help to improve the fire service both abroad and at home.

    There are many challenges for firefighters and EMTs in developing nations. For instance, community members may not know how to contact fire or EMS services, so the first responders often arrive after devastating loss. There is also the danger of firefighters and EMS providers being assaulted when arriving on fire scenes. Despite these challenges, firefighters and EMTs in these countries are dedicated to supporting their communities through service. Firefighters in the U.S. can volunteer to train responders in developing nations like Kenya or Malawi to help them offer the best services possible to their communities. This webinar will provide an overview of the unique challenges facing first responders in developing nations, opportunities available to volunteer to train these responders, and how training focused on utilizing locally available resources can help to improve the fire service both abroad and at home.

    Nancy Moore

    Executive

    Africa Fire Mission

    There are many challenges for firefighters and EMTs in developing nations. For instance, community members may not know how to contact fire or EMS services, so the first responders often arrive after devastating loss. There is also the danger of firefighters and EMS providers being assaulted when arriving on fire scenes. Despite these challenges, firefighters and EMTs in these countries are dedicated to supporting their communities through service. Firefighters in the U.S. can volunteer to train responders in developing nations like Kenya or Malawi to help them offer the best services possible to their communities. This webinar will provide an overview of the unique challenges facing first responders in developing nations, opportunities available to volunteer to train these responders, and how training focused on utilizing locally available resources can help to improve the fire service both abroad and at home.

  • Contains 11 Component(s)

    As the number of electric vehicles on the roadways increases, it is important for first responders to understand how a response involving these types of vehicles is different than those with an internal combustion engine. This one-hour awareness course sponsored by General Motors will introduce first responders to hybrid and electric vehicles, share data and resources, and equip the first responder with the knowledge and tools to respond more safely when a hybrid or electric vehicle is involved in an incident.

    As the number of electric vehicles on the roadways increases, it is important for first responders to understand how a response involving these types of vehicles is different than those with an internal combustion engine. This one-hour awareness course sponsored by General Motors will introduce first responders to hybrid and electric vehicles, share data and resources, and equip the first responder with the knowledge and tools to respond more safely when a hybrid or electric vehicle is involved in an incident. 

    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.

  • Contains 3 Component(s)

    Firefighters’ exposure to toxic contaminants during fire suppression activities has been one of the major research interests over the last decade. NFPA 1851 washing procedures have shown to have limited efficacy in removing certain contaminants from turnout gear. One new technique that shows promise is the use of liquid carbon dioxide (liquid CO2) due to its efficacy, limited effect on the material, and environmentally benign nature. This webinar presented by Bryan Ormond will discuss the basics of liquid CO2 cleaning, its efficacy in removing difficult contaminants, and its impact on material durability compared to a conventional washer extractor process.

    Firefighters’ exposure to toxic contaminants during fire suppression activities has been one of the major research interests over the last decade. NFPA 1851 washing procedures have shown to have limited efficacy in removing certain contaminants from turnout gear. One new technique that shows promise is the use of liquid carbon dioxide (liquid CO2) due to its efficacy, limited effect on the material, and environmentally benign nature. This webinar presented by Bryan Ormond will discuss the basics of liquid CO2 cleaning, its efficacy in removing difficult contaminants, and its impact on material durability compared to a conventional washer extractor process.

    R. Bryan Ormond

    Ph.D, Assistant Professor

    N.C. State University

    As a researcher in the Textile Protection and Comfort (TPACC) since 2007, Dr. Ormond has focused on developing test methods, standards, equipment, and ensembles for first responders and military personnel to address protection from chemical, particulate, and thermal hazards. His doctoral research with TPACC focused on developing N.C. State University's Man-in-Stimulant-Test (MIST) Facility to evaluate the whole ensemble protection provided by chemical protective ensembles. He has organized and conducted all MIST testing projects in the facility’s decade of operation and has had the opportunity to investigate the factors affecting the test.

     

    He currently serves as the chairman for the ASTM F23.30 subcommittee on chemical hazards and is a member of the NFPA Technical Committee on Hazardous Materials Protective Clothing and Equipment as well as being an active participant in the NFPA Technical Committee on Structural and Proximity Fire Fighting Protective Clothing and Equipment.

     

    Dr. Ormond has secured numerous grants and contracts with federal and industrial agencies and organizations for research and development of more effective protective equipment and practices to address the cancer concerns in the fire service. These projects include the development of a smoke resistant turnout ensemble, a comprehensive evaluation of particulate-blocking firefighter hoods, an evaluation of enhanced cleaning procedures for turnout gear, and an assessment of the protection of fire investigator ensembles and preliminary exposure reduction strategies. In 2021, Dr. Ormond has also begun two projects focused on the tradeoffs associated with PFAS in firefighting gear and the dermal absorption of PFAS compounds from gear.

     

  • Contains 4 Component(s)

    This class is designed to give the participant an overview on leadership in the fire and emergency services as well as tips to help them succeed in leadership roles.

    This class is designed to give the participant an overview on leadership in the fire and emergency services as well as tips to help them succeed in leadership roles.

    Quentin Cash

    NVFC

    Chief Cash has been in the fire service since 1995 starting as a junior volunteer firefighter and currently serving as Assistant Chief of Training and Safety with the Cherryville Fire Department in Cherryville, NC.  He began as a career firefighter with the City of Shelby, NC in 2005, where he currently holds the rank of Battalion Chief of Operations over C-Platoon since 2015.

    Chief Cash holds a Master’s of Business Administration from Columbia Southern University, a Bachelor’s of Science in Political Science concentrating in Town, City, and County Management degree from Appalachian State University, and an Associate’s degree in Fire Protection Technology from Cleveland Community College.

    He is a graduate of the North Carolina Association of Fire Chief’s Executive Development Program in October 2015.  He received the NCSFA Firefighter of the Year in 2015, NCAFC Volunteer Officer of the Year in 2019, and he was awarded his Chief Fire Officer Designation by the Center for Public Safety Excellence in 2019.  He currently serves on the Executive Board of the North Carolina State Firefighters’ Association.

    Chief Cash currently serves on the Cleveland County United Way as a Board Member and on the Fund Distribution Panel, as well as serving as Co-Chair for the City of Shelby’s United Way Campaign.  He is a volunteer with the Cherryville Little League program serving as a Board Member and Umpire Coordinator in the past.  He is a member of First Baptist Church in Cherryville.

    Chief Cash currently resides in Ranlo, NC with his lovely bride Erin.  They enjoy traveling around the country and the Caribbean together.

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    This free webinar explores issues that challenge fire service leadership in their quest to offer comprehensive health and fitness programming to their members and offers solutions to these leadership obstacles. Presenter Richard Kline will also provide a roadmap for effective program design, obtaining support, and benchmarking success. This webinar is geared towards the combination and volunteer fire service sector and their leaders, and compliments the NVFC Heart-Healthy Firefighter Program in that it supports many of the findings and recommendations of this firefighter wellness initiative.

    This free webinar explores issues that challenge fire service leadership in their quest to offer comprehensive health and fitness programming to their members and offers solutions to these leadership obstacles. Presenter Richard Kline will also provide a roadmap for effective program design, obtaining support, and benchmarking success. This webinar is geared towards the combination and volunteer fire service sector and their leaders, and compliments the NVFC Heart-Healthy Firefighter Program in that it supports many of the findings and recommendations of this firefighter wellness initiative.

    Richard Kline

    Fire Chief (Ret). MS, EFO, CFO, CPT

    Retired from the City of Plymouth (MN) Fire Department

    Richard C. Kline, Fire Chief (Ret). MS, EFO, CFO, CPT is a 40-year fire service veteran.  Kline retired from the City of Plymouth (MN) Fire Department following 23-years of service as Fire Chief.  Kline is a certified personal trainer, also earning several specialty health and fitness certifications.  For more information on health and fitness programming contact Chief Kline at rkline2011@hotmail.com

  • Contains 4 Component(s)

    This course is designed and intended to provide knowledge, guidance, and practical applications that can help decrease the risks of emergency response faced by fire departments and EMS agencies.

    This course is designed and intended to provide knowledge, guidance, and practical applications that can help decrease the risks of emergency response faced by fire departments and EMS agencies.

    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.

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    Struck-by-vehicle incidents continue to be a serious hazard for firefighters and EMS providers. Emergency service operations on roads and highways put personnel at serious risk of being struck by vehicles and injured or killed. Making sure personnel are trained in proper traffic incident management techniques can prevent tragedy. Join the NVFC and presenter Jack Sullivan for this webinar that offers guidance on how to conduct various types of operations on rural roads and highways, with emphasis on how to protect emergency personnel, the victims they are responding to assist, and other motorists in the vicinity of the incident. Strategies and tactics, new technology, and apparatus innovations that can help improve incident scene protection will be presented.

    Struck-by-vehicle incidents continue to be a serious hazard for firefighters and EMS providers. Emergency service operations on roads and highways put personnel at serious risk of being struck by vehicles and injured or killed. Making sure personnel are trained in proper traffic incident management techniques can prevent tragedy. Join the NVFC and presenter Jack Sullivan for this webinar that offers guidance on how to conduct various types of operations on rural roads and highways, with emphasis on how to protect emergency personnel, the victims they are responding to assist, and other motorists in the vicinity of the incident. Strategies and tactics, new technology, and apparatus innovations that can help improve incident scene protection will be presented.

    Jack Sullivan

    Director of Training

    Emergency Responder Safety Institute

    Jack is a subject matter expert on roadway incident operations and emergency personnel safety and promotes proactive strategies and tactics for protecting emergency workers from being struck by vehicles. He was a volunteer firefighter and chief officer for 23 years and in 2018 retired from a 40-year career as a safety and risk management consultant for the public and private sector. Jack teaches Roadway Incident Safety & Survival Workshops for emergency responders for ERSI and he is a Master Instructor for the FHWA SHRP2 Traffic Incident Management Train-the-Trainer Workshops. Jack is also a Technical Member of the National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices and currently serves as the Chair of the Task Group for Chapter 6i of the MUTCD – “Control of Traffic Through Traffic Incident Management Areas”.