Following is the 2015 Class List for the Ohio Fire and EMS Expo in Columbus Ohio. September 23-25, 2015.
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Thursday September 24th, 2015
Poisoned-Today’s Toxic Fireground | Fire CE
Learn, in detail, what gives firefighters cancer, what makes them sick on the fireground and what causes sudden cardiac arrest days after smoke exposure. Come and find out why it is more important than ever to wear SCBAs and take other prevention measures to protect todays firefighters from the most toxic fire environments the fire service has ever seen.
Chief Robert Fling Dix Hills Fire Department Long Island, NY
90 Tactical Tips in 90 Minutes | Fire CE
This presentation provides 90 strategic and tactical level tips based off years of experience, over 60 published articles, and instruction throughout the world. Each street level tip is presented through case studies with pictures and videos to provide information that can be directly applied to your next extrication incident. This high tempo presentation covers the entire extrication process from preparation to termination and the simple, cost effective tips can be applied at any department.
Les Baker City of Charleston Fire Department Charleston, SC
School Bus Extraction | Fire CE
Attendees will be instructed on school bus characteristics, how to gain access and how to systematically remove injured patients from the bus. The types of buses, construction and their weaknesses will be addressed. Stabilization of buses in an upright, side and roof presentation will be explained. Battery location and fuel systems will be discussed. Initial access can be problematic depending on the damage to the bus. Entry through the front and rear doors may be impossible. Techniques will be shown to gain access through windows, doors, sidewalls, floors and roofs. Dealing with entrapment, seat removal and patient immobilization will be discussed and compared to actual runs. Throughout the presentation, students will be given proven tips to deal with and plan for the media, spectator and security issues surrounding such high-profile events.
Deputy Chief Paul Hasenmeier Goshen Township Fire and EMS Loveland, OH
Can They Refuse? | EMS CE
Daily, EMS agencies are challenged to determine if a patient is able or capable of refusing treatment or transport. Patient refusals can be precarious for EMS, and could pose liability to agencies if not managed appropriately. The objective of this presentation is to provide responders with the tools necessary to determine the patient’s capacity to make informed decisions regarding their care. We will learn subtle clues that will help us determine if the patient is truly capable. The need to educate patients on the potential consequences of their decisions will be discussed. We will address the necessity of concise and detailed documentation to limit liability. Medical control, mental health and even law enforcement can assist EMS with managing those patients that refusing transport; we’ll discuss the need to develop those partnerships. The ultimate goal is to assure that all patients receive medical treatment when needed.
Chief Todd Owens Reading Fire Department Reading, OH
Geriatric Trauma | EMS CE
Jeffrey Caterino, MD Emergency Medicine Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine, The Ohio State University College of Medicine
10:45 – 11:45 a.m.
KEYNOTE: Leadership and Teamwork
Chief Bobby Halton, Ret. Editor in Chief Fire Engineering Magazine Collinsville, OK
1 – 2:30 p.m.
Open Mic Discussion
Chief Bobby Halton, Ret. Editor in Chief Fire Engineering Magazine Collinsville, OK •
Resuscitation Controversies and Pitfalls – A Panel Discussion | EMS CE
Ashish Panchal, MD Emergency Medicine Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine, The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Eric Cortez, MD Associate Medical Director Columbus Division of Fire Chief
Jim Davis Columbus Division of Fire
2:45 – 4:15 p.m.
Firefighting Principles and Practices – “What happened to the basics?” | Fire CE
Firefighting can be a very dynamic profession. With all the latest in technologies and test studies concerning fires, it is easy to see the confusion firefighters might have about what to do in different situations. One very important area of concern not talked about is getting back to the basics of job knowledge and capabilities. As the fire service has more and easier access to information available it seems sometimes initial basic training or follow-up knowledge is forgotten along the way. This presentation will illustrate good, principled firefighting practices and look at engine and truck operations and how they apply especially in bread and butter type structures and regular fire ground operations. This presentation will review operations concerning different types and kinds of structures found in all communities big or small, and how combined engine and truck operations and their principles can work for a successful outcome. The class will also study videos of actual fires and will go over things like size-up and initial concerns and firefighter safety.
Assistant Chief Jeff Shupe City of North Myrtle Beach Fire Dept. North Myrtle Beach, SC
We Win with Water!! The Engine Companies Guide to Winning | Fire CE
This program is designed for anyone from command staff to a line firefighter. The class will cover essential aspects of Engine Company Operations, such as size up, job assignments, and managing the initial attack line. Additional topics to be discussed are overcoming difficult stretches, using the reach of your stream inside structures and options for limited manpower situations. The class will cover drills which can be used to become proficient in engine company operations. The students shall be exposed to aspects of go and no go situations. When we do go the students will be given the critical knowledge of what it takes to win the fight. Starting with positioning of the apparatus, size up, line selection. A special emphasis will be placed on the pace of the attack, flowing water while advancing and using the reach of your stream inside the structure. Also overcoming difficult stretches and dealing with knee wall fires will be discussed. The fire service continues to have close calls and LODD’S due to rapid fire growth. With the modern fire environment we must throw more water than BTU’S being produced. Whether it’s interior or a transitional attack, bottom line… WATER WINS!!
Lieutenant Steve Robertson Columbus Division of Fire Columbus, OH
Tips, Tricks and Tactics for the Engine Company | Fire CE
This presentation is designed to give Company Officers and Firefighters skills that they can use to increase their chance of success on the fire ground with all emphasis on the First Due Engine. We will look at things the engine can do before the fire to increase their chances of a successful first line stretch and quick knock down of the fire. We will discuss the “little things” the engine can do before the fire that will pay big dividends on the fire ground. The information presented is based my 30 years experience riding on 2,3, and 4 man engine companies the last (18) as an Officer. We will discuss Preconnected Hand lines, Hand tool assignments for the first due engine, Developing an Emergency Pump Operator Skill Set so when thing go bad our Pump Operators are prepared to step up and Strategy/Tactics for the First Due Engine using a series of videos of actual incidents. The Strategy/Tactics portion of the class is designed to be very interactive with the audience members.
Lieutenant Tom Sitz Painesville Township Fire Depart. Painesville, OH • Room TBA
Trauma Assessment | EMS CE
This is a thorough head to toe assessment. It includes traps to look out for when assessing the trauma patient and prioritizing to produce the best possible outcomes.
David Evans, MD General Surgery Assistant Professor, Surgery, The Ohio State University College of Medicine
ECG Rhythm Interpretation: The Process of Elimination | EMS CE
As EMS providers, ECG rhythm interpretation is one of the most critical skills that we exercise on a regular basis in the field, and patient outcomes are often directly tied to our ability to interpret a Lead II ECG rhythm quickly and accurately. But as we all know, ECG interpretation can be a complex blend of both art and science–every ECG strip is different, and not every waveform is clearly visible in every strip. Consequently, there is an element of subjectivity in every attempt we make to identify a rhythm. This presentation will introduce you to a simple and easyto-apply system for quickly identifying ECG rhythms using a process of elimination. I developed this system over the past ten years of teaching ECG interpretation to paramedic students at the University of Cincinnati. All categories of rhythms (sinus, atrial, ventricular, and junctional) will be covered, with a special section at the end on how to instantly and correctly identify any AV block using this method.
Peter R. Obermark, Ph.D University of Cincinnati
Friday September 25th, 2015
8:30 – 10 a.m.
Did You Ever Stop to Think and Forgot to Get Started Again? 11 Ways to Enhance Your Thinking Acumen | Fire CE
Good thinkers are always in demand. Good thinkers solve problems, they never lack ideas that can build an organization, and they always have hope for a better future. If you change your thinking, you can change your life. Do you want to master the process of good thinking? Do you want to be a better thinker tomorrow than you are today? We will show you 11 ways to engage in an ongoing process that enhances your thinking acumen.
Chief Mark Martin Perry Township Fire Department Massillon, OH
Tornado – What’s your plan? | Fire CE
Get first responders thinking about a plan for when disaster strikes their first due in the form of a tornado touchdown. Talk about some collapse awareness issues i.e. building construction types that are commonly affected by wind events, and what the hazards are with each. Discuss actions for first due companies, windshield surveys/recon/report intel to command. Discuss first due actions for Incident Commanders, eyes on the whole scene/ unified command/ call for resources (how and where from), accountability.
Firefighter Craig Mignogno Columbus Division of Fire Columbus, OH
“Surviving The Truck Company Ops” Assignment | Fire CE
This is an interactive class where I will discuss the strategic and tactical side of the operations along with assignments, duties, responsibilities, and SOPs/SOGs. I will also talk about the mental and physical demands on a firefighter who’s assigned to the tasks of a truck company. Along with that, the reason why simple tasks are forgotten about at structure fires will be discussed. The pride and honor side of the truck company will also be addressed. This class is designed for members who range from career to volunteer, large to small, has/doesn’t have a truck, or anyone who operates as a truck from the engine or ambulance. No matter what your organization has or doesn’t have, we have a DUTY to execute functions that fall under a “truck company’s operation!”
Firefighter EJ Mascaro The City of Charleston Fire Dept. Charleston, SC
Evaluation of the Patient after Taser Deployment | Fire CE
An entertaining review of the function and design of TASER as well as historical review of documented injuries, and Deaths to develop a rational approach to evaluation of these patients.
Rob Lowe, MD Board Member of COTS, President EMS Committee of the American College of Emergency Physicians
10:15 – 11:45 a.m.
Dealing With the Difficult Employee or Are They Just Different? | Fire CE
Organizations are made up of all kinds of individuals. Some of those individuals are a pleasure to work with and others drive us to the brink. What is it that makes that employee so difficult? We will look at some of the different behaviors displayed by employees and strategies to deal with these employees.
Chief Mark Martin Perry Township Fire Department Massillon, OH
“The Firehouse NCO” | Fire CE
Many people in the fire service try to draw parallels between the military and firefighting. They often compare military officers to fire officers, when in fact there is a closer correlation between Non-Commissioned Officers and fire officers. From working their way up through the ranks, to being on the front lines leading small teams the similarities are numerous. Non-Commissioned Officers are the backbone of the military and are taught to lead from the front, an attitude that would serve well for many fire officers. This class will look at military leadership and preparation and bridge the gap to the fire service.
Firefighter Charles Swank Washington Township Fire Department Dublin, OH
Thinking Outside the Box with Capnography | EMS CE
This workshop will help take your patient assessment skills to a whole new level. Including invasive and non-invasive monitoring, this class is geared towards the caregiver who is looking for challenge beyond the standard status quo curriculum that is too often behind the leading edge of patient care. As a caregiver who thinks outside of the box with capnography, you will learn to think counterintuitively. You will question conventional methods of assessment and discover the hidden power capnography has to offer. Discussion will include when and how to apply the technology with your assessment and incorporate a whole new view on patient treatment and outcome. Several case studies will be provided and critical thinking skills will be required. A major paradigm shift in patient care will be evident. Thinking outside of the box with capnography is the key to taking your patient assessment skills to the next level and beyond.
Jon Seiverth, AAS, NREMT-P City of Perrysburg Fire Division
1 – 2:30 p.m.
Normalization of Deviance – How to Overcome Complacency | Fire CE
This course will focus on the phenomenon known as the “Normalization of Deviance” and how we as a fire service are surrounded by it at all times. This topic is similar to situational awareness but highlights all aspects of complacency on and off of the fire ground. There will be a focus on organizational learning and leadership as well as strengthening our personal leadership qualities to navigate through the “Drift into Failure” process. This discussion will not be merely a theory or thought laden class. We will focus on the “How To” as we learn to become more self aware of what the drift looks like and learning how to avoid, overcome, and battle this very observable course of actions to help prevent firefighter injuries and deaths.
Lieutenant John Dixon Bergen County Fire Academy Wantage, NJ
“ISFSI Principles of Modern Fire Attack – SLICE-RS” | Fire CE
This session is an introductory, abbreviated version of the full 8-hour “Principles of Modern Fire Attack – SLICERS” course developed by the International Society of Fire Service Instructors (ISFSI) and currently being delivered across the country as part of a Federal AFG grant to educate the fire service on modern fire dynamics research and tactical application. Topics include modern fuel energy release, flow path, water application options, VEIS, incident case studies, and summaries of the groundbreaking research projects conducted by UL, NIST, and the ISFSI. Cultural challenges and implementation of modern tactical options in your department will be discussed, leaving students with a road map to further training and implementation.
Lieutenant Brad French Dayton Fire Department Dayton, OH
Drawn by Fire: A Decade of Fired Up ‘Toons! | Fire CE
Paul Combs has been creating fire service editorial cartoons for over a decade and has the stories, successes, failures, and backlash scars to show for it! You will get an inside look at Paul’s creative process and see what makes one of his zany cartoons come to life. Paul will also show a selection of work that has made a difference in his career and share the cartoons that have evoked the strongest reactions – the good and the bad. What’s more, you will be encouraged and motivated to find your own voice to make a positive difference in the fire service by exploring your own tools (skills).
Firefighter Paul Combs Bryan Fire Department Bryan, OH
ODPS – High School Fire and EMS Training Program Panel Discussion | Fire CE
This panel discussion will review the secondary public safety core curriculum for firefighting and EMS training programs.
Doug Orahood, Fire/Testing Education Coordinator, Ohio Department of Public Safety
Linda Wilson-Mirarchi, PhD, EMS Education Coordinator, Ohio Department of Public
Safety Eric Landversicht, Ohio Department of Education
Child Abuse: From Discovery to Prosecution | EMS CE
Child abuse affects everyone. It occurs all neighborhoods and all socioeconomic classes. Every EMS provider will be exposed to abuse in some form during their career. This session will inform the learner of the 4 primary types of child abuse: physical, sexual, emotional, and neglect. Physical and behavioral signs and symptoms of abuse will be discussed. Also covered will be reporting requirements for EMS and other health care providers, as well as tips to testifying in abuse cases, if subpoenaed.
Kenny Hoffman RN, BSN, CEN, EMT-P EMS Coordinator, Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus, OH
2:45 – 4:15 p.m.
Leadership Exemplified – How to Lead Ourselves So We May Lead Others | Fire CE
This course is designed to help define and identify true leadership. The goal is to recognize characteristics and traits that everyone can utilize in their professional and personal lives. Through group discussions and real life situations the students will evaluate their own set of core values and sharpen leadership qualities that they already possess to become effective leaders. Learning to lead ourselves so that we may lead others.
Lieutenant John Dixon Bergen County Fire Academy Wantage, NJ
Modern Rapid Decision Making | Fire CE
This is an essential presentation of modern decision making models for every Firefighter, Company Officer and Fire Chief. This class will provide necessary tools used to develop an effective scene approach including; size-up, personnel risk assessment, and an “Incident Algorithm”. This vital information will identify the right strategy and tactics needed to successfully implement a universal Incident Action Plan. Topics Covered: Size-up models, Modern Fire Attack, S.L.I.C.E. R.S. vs. RECEO VS, Decision Making Algorithm, Fire Scenario Presentations
Captain Rob Cloud Prairie Township Fire Department Columbus, OH • Room TBA
Hunter Rescue | Fire CE
This lecture discusses the scenarios found when dealing with sick or injured hunters who are stuck in their tree stand. The class will talk about how to find hunters in distress and equipment that they use, safety precautions when dealing with hunting equipment and types of medical and trauma injuries that hunter can have when they are in distress. The lecture also covers how to safely gain access to the hunter and different rope rescue systems that have been tested and proven effective in the rescue arena.
Curtis Kyer, Lieutenant, EMT-P St. Clairsville, Ohio, Cumberland Trail Fire District #4 Assistant Fire/EMS Coordinator Belmont College
R.C. Fellows, Firefighter, EMT-P Pleasant Valley Fire District Fire/EMS Instructor Belmont College
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