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Revolution 2021Classes

July 16, 2021, 1:00:00 PM

Keynote/Aggressive Command

Mo Davis

General Session and Keynote with Chief Mo Davis
District Chief Mo Davis of the Houston Fire Department will be delivering the 2021 Keynote and his class Aggressive Command.

July 16, 2021, 6:00:00 PM

No Fear Leadership 4.0

Todd Edwards

This is a realistic look at Leadership based on experience, success, and failure. With so much focus on safety, higher education and political correctness, officers and future officers need facts on leadership, not theories. This interactive class examines everything from improving communication, training programs and having difficult conversations.

July 17, 2021, 1:00:00 PM

The Dynamic Fire Chief

Craig Haigh

Chief Haigh will be presenting a full day of education specifically designed for Chief Officers, or the aspiring chief officer, that focuses on budgeting, organizational forecasting, equipment replacement planning, performing a SWOT analysis, strategic planning, effective employee evaluations, and much more. Chief Haig is considered an expert in these administrative matters and is looking forward to working with the attendees of the conference to help meet their needs. This will be an interactive class with attendees being free to contribute and discussion is encouraged.

July 17, 2021, 1:00:00 PM

Pump Panel Revolution (Saturday)

Dennis LeGear/Water Thieves

*HOT class portion
This is the hands on training (HOT) portion of the Saturday or Sunday class with Dennis LeGear and the Water Thieves. You must take the classroom course on Friday afternoon to attend the HOT Classes.
This combo course will likely be the most challenging and empowering pump operator class of your life.

July 18, 2021, 1:00:00 PM

Vent Enter Search

Zach Schleiffer/VES

Take the most realistic search class of your life. Including searching beyond the door, alternative entries and operating in zero visibility.

July 18, 2021, 1:00:00 PM

Irons and Saws

Josh Percy

This 8 hour forcible entry class covers a variety of forcible entry technique using the Irons and fire service rotary saws. Students will learn conventional forcing techniques using the irons on inward and outward swinging doors. Course will also cover forcing padlocks, chains, drop bars and burglar bars. Students will use fire service rotary saws to perform a variety of cuts used in forcible entry on the fire ground.

July 18, 2021, 1:00:00 PM

Redefining Extrication

Stephen Kimker

This action packed course includes the following: Scene Size-Up / Scene Saftey Team Tasks utilizing team leader concept Late Model Airbag Systems – hazards and demonstration of reach and effect as we set them off during course Modern Vehicle Construction Hybrid and Electric Vehicles if available to review or cut Understanding Advanced Steels (Boron & More) Rapid Techniques With Late Model Vehicles and how they are changing with new bonded construction methods and new materials Rapid Stabilization using Struts Hydraulic / Battery Power Tool Use When the patients condition is rapidly deteriorating, or when weather and exposure becomes a significant factor. We will be sharing with the firefighters my top techniques and extrication tactics to shave minutes off the overall rescue time.

July 16, 2021, 6:00:00 PM

Stretching for Success

Steve Robertson

The students shall be exposed to aspects of “go” and “no-go” situations. During “go” situations, students will be given critical knowledge of what it takes to win the fight. Starting with the positioning of the apparatus, size-up, and line selection. A special emphasis will be placed on the pace of the attack, water flow while advancing, and using the reach of your stream inside the structure. Additionally, 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. Within 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!!

July 16, 2021, 8:00:00 PM

Firehouse Success "Culture to Competency"

Jeremy Sanders/Justin Mann

The competent engine will take you through an approach of competency creates safety versus safety diminishing competency through the eyes of a FF and Officer. From the pre plan, size up, spotting, the stretch, mask out, and to the seat of the fire we will go. This is no BS approach to not only the first due engine but the work effort that goes into it and yourself. FOR THEM!

July 17, 2021, 1:00:00 PM

From the Mile High to the Dirty South: Engine Company Operations

Justin Mann, Lindall Wood, Jonah Smith, Todd Edwards, Jonathan Brumley, Steve Robertson

This engine company class will be unlike anything you have taken before. You will have several work stations, as well as, putting it all together. I 3/4", 2 1/2", Hose Line Advancement, 2 1/2 Hose Work, Flowing Water, and much, much, more from some of the best in the industry. You will not want to miss this class! Full bunker gear required and be prepared to be very wet!

July 17, 2021, 1:00:00 PM

Intoxicated Leadership: Thinking Strategically vs. Reacting Emotionally

Benjamin Martin

Using real-world examples and videos, students learn the why and how of becoming a leader who can navigate even the most difficult of assignments. By focusing on improving certainty, autonomy, and relatedness, leaders learn how to have effective conversations to address the personal and professional problems they encounter. Emotional Intelligence provides an understanding of how harnessing emotions leads to a stronger, more effective command and control, both on the fireground and in the firehouse. Be prepared to laugh in this class (including at yourself) while we promote leadership competency, not its celebrity.

July 18, 2021, 1:00:00 PM

Pump Panel Revolution (Sunday)

Dennis LeGear/Water Thieves

*HOT class portion
This is the hands on training (HOT) portion of the Saturday or Sunday class with Dennis LeGear and the Water Thieves. You must take the classroom course on Friday afternoon to attend the HOT Classes.
This combo course will likely be the most challenging and empowering pump operator class of your life.

July 18, 2021, 1:00:00 PM

Company Officer Basic Training

Dennis Reilly

Description coming soon.

July 18, 2021, 6:00:00 PM

Engine Company Specialist

Josh Cox

Description coming soon

July 16, 2021, 6:00:00 PM

Pump Panel Revolution

Dennis LeGear/Water Thieves

*Classroom Session (Required for HOT)
This is a required classroom portion of the Saturday or Sunday HOT class with Dennis LeGear and the Water Thieves. You must take this class on Friday afternoon to attend the HOT Classes. You may attend this lecture and still take other classes at the conference.
This combo course will likely be the most challenging and empowering pump operator class of your life.

July 17, 2021, 1:00:00 PM

Using Fire Research to Maximize Victim Survivability and Firefighter Safety

Zach Bruhn

This lecture provides a summary of the considerations for search, victim survivability data and interior fire attack methodologies, which can be ascertained from the latest three-part Underwriters Laboratories Firefighter Safety Research Institute study. The UL paired with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to conducted research on occupant survivability, firefighting tactics, both interior and exterior in residential structures along with hose stream effectiveness as it relates to air entrainment and water mapping. 46% of annual home fire fatalities occur purely from smoke inhalation alone, not burns. Statistics such as these stress the need for fire departments to recognize where their greatest opportunity for victim survivability occurs in modern residential structure fires. For fire departments to maximize occupant survivability within structure fires, it is essential to adapt scientifically backed methods for development and implementation of rapid, properly placed, and professionally executed searches along with skillful interior and exterior fire attack tactics.

July 17, 2021, 1:00:00 PM

Respectful Entry: Through the Lock

John Buttrick

John Buttrick and company will be coming to the Lake of the Ozarks to run through some repetitions using respectful entry. You don't normally hear respectful and forcible entry in the same sentence, this type of class does not come around that often. This is rare class and there are also multiple props that you will have a chance to practice the following skills: Residential & Commercial deadbolts (cutting & pulling, mini-bolt cutter, dental picks) Commercial lever manipulation / lever pulls 1 piece and 2 piece key-in-knobs (residential & commercial) Mortise locks – anatomy, manipulation, cylinder removal, cylinder pulling, gap cutting, forcing bolt, cylinder insertion, K-Tool, Longshot Rim locks Padlocks/ supplemental locks Hotel hasp / residential security chain Shove knife / Swipe-Tool/ Unforcer Commercial slam matches Framing square & J-Tool Panic hardware Magnetic locks (REX PIR) JV Tool practical Specific skills / requests. Props and tools will be brought or created to fill special requests.

July 17, 2021, 6:00:00 PM

The Art of Reading Smoke: The Next Generation

Rob Backer

Today's structure fires are more dangerous than ever before. Lightweight construction, low-mass synthetics, and open space floorplans have created a perfect storm for rapid, prolific fire growth and extreme behavior. It is imperative for firefighters of all ranks and experience levels to be prepared for this battle. The Art of Reading Smoke, developed by Dave Dodson and continued by Rob Backer, provides the knowledge necessary for first-arriving firefighters, officers, and chief officers to determine the fire's location and progression "from the seat" before seeing any flame. Through the extensive use of actual fireground videos, first-time students will develop, and return students will refine their knowledge to become INTELLECTUALLY aggressive firefighters. The next generation of Reading Smoke brings new research, a new library of videos, and discussion on cancer prevention and aggressive tactics and strategies to enable bold decision-making based on what is actually happening, not what we think is happening.

July 18, 2021, 1:00:00 PM

Searchable vs Survivable- Educated Decision Making on the Fireground

Sean Duffy

In the lecture we will be covering statistics and sharing videos to drive home points of why and when we search. We will also be covering where our searches often fail and where they are successful. We will touch on ways to improve search methods as well as efficiency. Topics covered in this lecture will include: VES and Considerations, Oriented/Anchorman searches, Search considerations, Enhanced thermal imaging, Importance of sizing up your search, Survival spaces, How bias affects our actions It is important to understand that before we make any decisions we need to know where our successes have been. In today’s fire environment we simply do not have much time. We must have a system in place for quick decision making of our searches in relation to our fire environment. We must identify our searchable spaces immediately. There is no singular mode, rather multiple methods to enhance the survivability for the unprotected occupant. This course is about how we search, when to search and what’s the best way to affect our search increasing our odds not only to locate a victim but remove them in the most efficient manner. Let us not forget that life IS and ALWAYS will be our number one priority! It should not be the mindset of “what’s good for us” but rather we MUST concentrate our efforts on what is best for THEM! At the end of the class the participant should be able to go home with knowledge found from recent studies by the UL as well as statistics being compiled throughout the country and function in a capacity that is more efficient and practical for those assigned to search on a typical residential structure fire. Students should understand that they may need to customize what they learned to their staffing levels of where they work.

July 18, 2021, 1:00:00 PM

Respectful Entry: Through the Lock

John Buttrick

John Buttrick and company will be coming to the Lake of the Ozarks to run through some repetitions using respectful entry. You don't normally hear respectful and forcible entry in the same sentence, this type of class does not come around that often. This is rare class and there are also multiple props that you will have a chance to practice the following skills: Residential & Commercial deadbolts (cutting & pulling, mini-bolt cutter, dental picks) Commercial lever manipulation / lever pulls 1 piece and 2 piece key-in-knobs (residential & commercial) Mortise locks – anatomy, manipulation, cylinder removal, cylinder pulling, gap cutting, forcing bolt, cylinder insertion, K-Tool, Longshot Rim locks Padlocks/ supplemental locks Hotel hasp / residential security chain Shove knife / Swipe-Tool/ Unforcer Commercial slam matches Framing square & J-Tool Panic hardware Magnetic locks (REX PIR) JV Tool practical Specific skills / requests. Props and tools will be brought or created to fill special requests.