SFFMA 143rd Annual Conference - Attendee Registration Sessions

Training Classes Registration

Date:

Summary

Please complete if you plan to attend any of the training classes Open the camera on your smart-phone or your QR code reader application to scan the QRS below to register for the course. or GoTo https://my.teex.org/TeexPortal/Default.aspx?MO=mCourseCatalog&D=FP&C=XTN018&S=26
First Time Attendee

Date: First Time Attendee

Location: Maude Cobb Convention and Activity Center

Summary

Please let us know if this is your very first conference. Come see staff, executive board or one of the past presidents if you have any questions about SFFMA or the conference.
Exhibits

Date: Exhibits

Location: Maude Cobb Convention and Activity Center

Past Presidents Luncheon

Date: PP Luncheon

Driving Contest

Date: Driving Contest

Memorial Service

Date: Memorial Service

Location: East Hall

Memorial Service Luncheon

Date: Memorial Service Luncheon

Location: West Hall

Summary

This luncheon is sponsored by Texas Farm Bureau Insurance
Opening Business Session

Date: Opening Business Session

Location: East Hall

Presidents' Reception

Date: Presidents' Reception

Location: Rowdy Creek Ranch

Certification Workshop (Mon)

Date: Monday Morning ( 8 - 9:45 a.m.)

Location: Holiday Inn

Summary

Track: Certification/Certification Coordinator Workshop Title: Certification Workshop Presenter: Kevin Creamer, SFFMA The course is intended to further an understanding of the SFFMA Certification Program, including program practices and procedures. Subjects include: coordinator requirements and duties, use of personal information, application completion and submission procedures, examinations and more.
Pipeline Response/Mock Line Strike (4Hrs)

Date: Monday Morning ( 8 - 9:45 a.m.)

Location: Holiday Inn

Summary

Track: Industrial/HazMat Workshop Title: Pipeline Response/ Mock Line Strike Presenter: Brad Britten The United States has the largest pipeline network in the world. Pipelines deliver the raw materials that are processed into fuel that powers our lives: crude oil, refined products, liquid petroleum, natural gas. CO2 and many other chemicals as well. The most safe and cost-effective transportation method for these products is through pipelines. Pipeline environmental and safety record statistics show that pipelines are safer than any other means of transportation. During a pipeline emergency, the actions taken by emergency responders are critical to protecting lives, property and the environment. Through Pipeline Response, discussion of public-private partnerships and collaboration before a pipeline incident, as well as the importance of working together through a Unified Command organization at the pipeline incident will be covered during the presentation. The primary goal of Pipeline Response is to bring Emergency Officials, First Responders and Pipeline Operations into the same setting to network and pre-plan for pipeline emergency response ahead of the incident. The Pipeline Response presentation will cover the following modules: Module 1: Pipeline Basics Module 2: Product Properties, and Characteristics Module 3: Excavator and Contractor Module 4: Emergency Response Emergency responders will learn: advance preparedness processes, leak identification and proper response procedures, product properties and hazards, and incident command with pipeline operator.
Wildland Fire Assessment Program

Date: Monday Morning ( 8 - 9:45 a.m.)

Location: Holiday Inn

Summary

Track: Wildland Workshop Title: Wildland Fire Assessment Program Presenter: Ron Roy, Division Chief, NVFC Wildland Committee Chair 4-HR CLASS, The Wildland Fire Assessment Program (WFAP) will teach you how to work-side-by-side with homeowners to identify threats around their property that may be susceptible to widlfires. WFAP is a joint effort between the National Volunteer Fire Council and the U.S. Forest Service to prepare fire departments or other interested personnel with the necessary information, skills, and resources to conduct home safety assessments and provide residents with recommendations as to how to make their homes more fire adapted. The program offers training and resources in a train-the-trainer format so you can teach department personnel about how to perform a home assessment. A checklist and supplemental resources are provided along with marketing tools to help promote this service to the public.
Reaching and Retaining Today's Fire Service

Date: Monday Morning ( 8 - 9:45 a.m.)

Location: Holiday Inn

Summary

Track: Leadership Development Workshop Title: Reaching & Retaining Today’s Fire Service Presenter: Mick Moffitt According to a 2017 national study from American Military University, chief reported that volunteer firefighter recruitment and retention was the second biggest issue for their volunteer/combination fire departments. In the last three decades, the number of volunteer firefighters has fallen by 12 percent according to the NFPA. This presentation will cover some key points, generational ideology and applicable resolutions to assist in volunteer retention. Participant interaction will also be encouraged (not required) through facilitated discussion during lecture time.
Safety: A Word or A Behavior (Mon AM)

Date: Monday Morning ( 8 - 9:45 a.m.)

Location: Holiday Inn

Summary

Track: Health & Safety Workshop Title: Safety, a Word or a Behavior Presenter: Roy Mercer, VFIS of Texas Emergency services are not analyzing deep enough. Pieces of the puzzle are placed on the fireground setting us up for failure. Let us look deeply into our processes and determine where our faults rest.
State Pension 101

Date: Monday Morning ( 8 - 9:45 a.m.)

Location: Holiday Inn

Summary

Track: Information Workshop Title: State Pension 101 Presenter: Charles Bray, Texas Emergency Services Retirement System No CE credits given for the information track sessions. We will provide an overview of the pension system and the benefits provided to members in 238 participating departments throughout the state.
SFFMA Online - New System Overview (Mon)

Date: Monday Morning ( 10:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)

Location: Holiday Inn

Summary

Track: Certification/Certification Coordinator Workshop Title: SFFMA Online - New System Overview Presenter: Kevin Creamer, SFFMA Certification staff will provide an overview of the new online system and demonstrate how to enroll students in certification, add training, review training status, review application process status, and more.
Wildland Tactical Structure Triage

Date: Monday Morning ( 10:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)

Location: Holiday Inn

Summary

Track: Wildland Workshop Title: Wildland Tactical Structure Triage Presenter: Mark Wobus, Battalion Chief, Travis County ESD 12 We size up structure fires to determine whether we go defensive or offensive. We should size up structures that are being threatened by wildfire also. Do we defend them, can we defend them and how do we defend them? We will discuss structure protection in the wildland urban interface.
SFFMA Fire Chief Development Program

Date: Monday Morning ( 10:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)

Location: Holiday Inn

Summary

Track: Leadership Development Workshop Title: SFFMA Fire Chief Development Program Presenter: Chris Barron, Executive Director, SFFMA
A Safe Environment: Your Way My Way or Our Way

Date: Monday Morning ( 10:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)

Location: Holiday Inn

Summary

Track: Health & Safety Workshop Title: A Safe Environment: Your Way, My Way or Our Way Presenter: Ricky Snell, Coordinator, Bastrop County First Responders Training Academy Because the fire service typically attracts younger people, and older firefighters tend to stay past their projected retirement date, the result is a huge melting pot of different upbringings.
Volunteer Firefighter Recruitment Workshop (Mon AM)

Date: Monday Morning ( 10:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)

Location: Holiday Inn

Summary

Track: Information Workshop Title: Volunteer Firefighter Recruitment Workshop Presenter: Greg Redden No CE credits given for the information track sessions. SFFMA’s goal is for each workshop attendee to walk away from this 2-hour session with a targeted plan to put into motion once they get back home to their department. This workshop will cover: - Volunteer Recruitment Challenges in Your Community - Creating Marketing Materials for Your Department Using SFFMA’s Grant Funds - Using Social Media to Your Advantage - SFFMA’s Statewide Recruitment Campaign - Maximizing Volunteerfirefighter.org toGenerate Volunteer Applications
Pipeline Response/Mock Line Strike (Cont.)

Date: Monday Morning ( 10:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)

Location: Holiday Inn

Summary

Continuation of the 8:00 am course
Certification Testing - TEEX (I)

Date: Monday Afternoon ( 1:30 - 3:15 p.m.)

Location: Holiday Inn

Summary

Track: Certification/Certification Coordinator Workshop Title: Certification Testing Presenter: TEEX SFFMA has partnered with TEEX-ESTI to provide written examinations for the SFFMA Certification Program at the annual conference toward full Firefighter I & II certification. Individuals interested in enrolling in the testing session must contact the Austin office no later than Friday, June 7, 2019. There will be no exceptions to this date and walk-ins will not be allowed. Any requests based on special needs must be stated at the time of registration to allow time for arrangements to be made. On the day of the exam, be sure to bring a valid photo ID to the testing session. Pre-registration required.
Fire Service Mentorship: Developing Two at a Time

Date: Monday Afternoon ( 1:30 - 3:15 p.m.)

Location: Holiday Inn

Summary

Track: Leadership Development Workshop Title: Fire Service Mentorship: Developing Two at a Time Presenter: John Barrett, Lieutenant, Plano Fire Rescue We have all seen and heard the conversations about the need to change fire service culture, connect and/or correct generational differences and improve leadership. Those wishing for improvements in these areas can realize compelling change through mentorships.
LODD Prevention - Fire Department "Culture" Setting You Up for Failure

Date: Monday Afternoon ( 1:30 - 3:15 p.m.)

Location: Holiday Inn

Summary

Track: Health & Safety Workshop Title: LODD Prevention - Fire Department “Culture”, Setting You Up for Failure, Injury or Death? Presenter: Daniel E. DeYear, Deputy Chief - Emergency Operations Bureau, Dallas Fire-Rescue This program will address the controversial issue between aggressive firefighting and safety initiatives in today’s firefighting world.
Volunteer Firefighter Recruitment Workshop (Mon PM)

Date: Monday Afternoon ( 1:30 - 3:15 p.m.)

Location: Holiday Inn

Summary

Track: Information Workshop Title: Volunteer Firefighter Recruitment Workshop Presenter: Greg Redden No CE credits given for the information track sessions. SFFMA’s goal is for each workshop attendee to walk away from this 2-hour session with a targeted plan to put into motion once they get back home to their department. This workshop will cover: - Volunteer Recruitment Challenges in Your Community - Creating Marketing Materials for Your Department Using SFFMA’s Grant Funds - Using Social Media to Your Advantage - SFFMA’s Statewide Recruitment Campaign - Maximizing Volunteerfirefighter.org to Generate Volunteer Applications
Wildland Fire Assessment Program (Cont.)

Date: Monday Afternoon ( 1:30 - 3:15 p.m.)

Location: Holiday Inn

Summary

Continuation of session from the morning.
Certification Testing - TEEX (II)

Date: Monday Afternoon ( 3:45 - 5:30 p.m.)

Location: Holiday Inn

Summary

Track: Certification/Certification Coordinator Workshop Title: Certification Testing Presenter: TEEX SFFMA has partnered with TEEX-ESTI to provide written examinations for the SFFMA Certification Program at the annual conference toward full Firefighter I & II certification. Individuals interested in enrolling in the testing session must contact the Austin office no later than Friday, June 7, 2019. There will be no exceptions to this date and walk-ins will not be allowed. Any requests based on special needs must be stated at the time of registration to allow time for arrangements to be made. On the day of the exam, be sure to bring a valid photo ID to the testing session. Pre-registration required.
Leading the Fire Service in Today's Society (Mon)

Date: Monday Afternoon ( 3:45 - 5:30 p.m.)

Location: Holiday Inn

Summary

Track: Leadership Development Workshop Title: Leading the Fire Service in Today’s Society Presenter: Daniel E. DeYear, Deputy Chief - Emergency Operations Bureau, Dallas Fire-Rescue The heart, life and soul of the fire house is the kitchen table. Where are YOU sitting at the table with regard to leadership and influence? How are we preparing the next generations of firefighters to step up and make their impact? This moral compass of fire service leadership is often compromised when it comes to ethical decisions. Organizational culture along with traditions can challenge the future leadership and direction of the fire service. This program will address the obstacles of leadership traps in today’s fire service.
Safety: a Word or a Behavior (Mon PM)

Date: Monday Afternoon ( 3:45 - 5:30 p.m.)

Location: Holiday Inn

Summary

Track: Health & Safety Workshop Title: Safety, a Word or a Behavior Presenter: Roy Mercer, VFIS of Texas Emergency services are not analyzing deep enough. Pieces of the puzzle are placed on the fireground setting us up for failure. Let us look deeply into our processes and determine where our faults rest.
Finance (Mon)

Date: Monday Afternoon ( 3:45 - 5:30 p.m.)

Location: Holiday Inn

Summary

Track: Information Workshop Title: Finance Presenter: Kristen Billings, VP Municipal Finance, Amegy Bank of Texas No CE credits given for the information track sessions. Lease Purchase Financing is an efficient method to acquire property and equipment through manageable installment payments with ownership at the end of the repayment term. Lease Purchase Financing can be used to pay for any type of essential use equipment such as a fire station or fire trucks and equipment. A tax-exempt Lease Purchase provides significant cost savings, when compared to conventional leasing, as the interest is exempt from federal tax which allows for lower interest rates. Leases are not considered debt as they represent a year-to-year commitment. Additionally, voter approval is not required.
Wildland Tactical Structure Triage (Cont.)

Date: Monday Afternoon ( 3:45 - 5:30 p.m.)

Location: Holiday Inn

Summary

Continuation from the morning's session.
Hospitality Night

Date: Hospitality Night

Rural Response - Tactical Decision Making for Company Officers

Date: Tuesday Morning ( 8 - 9:45 a.m.)

Location: Holiday Inn

Summary

Track: Firefighter II Workshop Title: Rural Response - Tactical Decision Making for Company Officers Presenter: James M. Wallace, Lieutenant, Fort Hood Fire Department - Water Considerations - Response Limitation - Go/No Go Profile
Certification Workshop (Tue)

Date: Tuesday Morning ( 8 - 9:45 a.m.)

Location: Holiday Inn

Summary

Track: Certification/Certification Coordinator Workshop Title: Certification Workshop Presenter: Kevin Creamer, SFFMA The course is intended to further an understanding of the SFFMA Certification Program, including program practices and procedures. Subjects include: coordinator requirements and duties, use of personal information, application completion and submission procedures, examinations and more.
Leading the Fire Service in Today's Society (Tue)

Date: Tuesday Morning ( 8 - 9:45 a.m.)

Location: Holiday Inn

Summary

Track: Leadership Development Workshop Title: Leading the Fire Service in Today’s Society Presenter: Daniel E. DeYear, Deputy Chief - Emergency Operations Bureau, Dallas Fire-Rescue The heart, life and soul of the firehouse is the kitchen table. Where are YOU sitting at the table with regard to leadership and influence? How are we preparing the next generations of firefighters to step up and make their impact? This moral compass of fire service leadership is often compromised when it comes to ethical decisions. Organizational culture along with traditions can challenge the future leadership and direction of the fire service. This program will address the obstacles of leadership traps in today’s fire service.
Firefighter Suicide: Risk Factors & Warning Signs

Date: Tuesday Morning ( 8 - 9:45 a.m.)

Location: Holiday Inn

Summary

Track: Safety Workshop Title: Firefighter Suicide: Risk Factors & Warning Signs Presenter: Billy Wusterhausen
Industrial Emergencies for Municipal-Based Responders (AM)

Date: Tuesday Morning ( 8 - 9:45 a.m.)

Location: Holiday Inn

Summary

Track: Industrial/HazMat Workshop Title: Industrial Emergencies for Municipal-Based Responders Presenter: Gordon Lohmeyer, CFPS (Assistant Chief), Texas Engineering Extension Service Industrial emergencies can occur at any time, day or night. These types of emergencies can present far different hazards than the typical structure fire many fire departments face on a daily basis. Industrial emergencies can be anything including oil drilling or oil production sites, remote bulk storage tanks, pipelines, various containers and means of transportation, agricultural facilities, as well as manufacturing facilities.
Finance (Tue)

Date: Tuesday Morning ( 8 - 9:45 a.m.)

Location: Holiday Inn

Summary

Track: Information Workshop Title: Finance Presenter: Kristen Billings, VP Municipal Finance, Amegy Bank of Texas No CE credits given for the information track sessions. Lease Purchase Financing is an efficient method to acquire property and equipment through manageable installment payments with ownership at the end of the repayment term. Lease Purchase Financing can be used to pay for any type of essential use equipment such as a fire station or fire trucks and equipment. A tax-exempt Lease Purchase provides significant cost savings, when compared to conventional leasing, as the interest is exempt from federal tax which allows for lower interest rates. Leases are not considered debt as they represent a year-to-year commitment. Additionally, voter approval is not required.
TEXFIRS Overview

Date: Tuesday Morning ( 10:15 a.m. - 12 p.m.)

Location: Holiday Inn

Summary

Track: Certification/Certification Coordinator Workshop Title: TEXFIRS Overview Presenter: SFMO Representative TEXFIRS presentation on program updates, coding review and using your data.
The Man in the Mirror: Developing a Culture of Professionalism & Leadership

Date: Tuesday Morning ( 10:15 a.m. - 12 p.m.)

Location: Holiday Inn

Summary

Track: Leadership Development Workshop Title: The Man in the Mirror: Developing a Culture of Professionalism & Leadership Presenter: Ricky Snell, Coordinator, Bastrop First Responders Training Academy Taking a look at yourself as a leader, discussion on professionalism and leadership and the road blocks that stand in our way of good leadership and the steps of professional conduct.
Safety: a Word or a Behavior (Tue AM)

Date: Tuesday Morning ( 10:15 a.m. - 12 p.m.)

Location: Holiday Inn

Summary

Track: Health & Safety Workshop Title: Safety, a Word or a Behavior Presenter: Roy Mercer, VFIS of Texas Emergency services are not analyzing deep enough. Pieces of the puzzle are placed on the fireground setting us up for failure. Let us look deeply into our processes and determine where our faults rest.
Grants

Date: Tuesday Morning ( 10:15 a.m. - 12 p.m.)

Location: Holiday Inn

Summary

Track: Information Workshop Title: Grants Presenter: Jason January, Division Chief, Huntsville FD
Rural Response - Tactical Decision Making (Cont.)

Date: Tuesday Morning ( 10:15 a.m. - 12 p.m.)

Location: Holiday Inn

Fire Department Communications

Date: Tuesday Afternoon ( 1:30 - 3:15 p.m.)

Location: Holiday Inn

Summary

Track: Firefighter II Workshop Title: Fire Department Communications Presenter: Danny Hurt, Rayford Gibson Essentials of Fire Fighting 6, Chapter 3 Fire Department Communications
SFFMA Online - New System Overview (Tue 1:30)

Date: Tuesday Afternoon ( 1:30 - 3:15 p.m.)

Location: Holiday Inn

Summary

Track: Certification/Certification Coordinator Workshop Title: SFFMA Online - New System Overview Presenter: Kevin Creamer, SFFMA Certification staff will provide an overview of the new online system and demonstrate how to enroll students in certification, add training, review training status, review application process status, and more.
Those White-Shirted Badge-on-Belts Dayglow-Vest-Wearin' Chiefs

Date: Tuesday Afternoon ( 1:30 - 3:15 p.m.)

Location: Holiday Inn

Summary

Track: Leadership Development Workshop Title: Those White-Shirted Badge-on-Belts, Dayglow-Vest-Wearin’ Chiefs Presenter: Ricky Snell, Coordinator, Bastrop First Responders Training Academy Command and line officers rolls and responsibilities in paid, volunteer, and combination departments. The information presented will provide not only the foundation for individual change in leadership and professional improvement, but provide tools that can be presented to the units and organization to inspire change, increase morale, and improve public opinion.
Industrial Emergencies for Municipal-Based Responders (PM)

Date: Tuesday Afternoon ( 1:30 - 3:15 p.m.)

Location: Holiday Inn

Summary

Track: Industrial/HazMat Workshop Title: Industrial Emergencies for Municipal-Based Responders Presenter: Gordon Lohmeyer, CFPS (Assistant Chief), Texas Engineering Extension Service Industrial emergencies can occur at any time, day or night. These types of emergencies can present far different hazards than the typical structure fire many fire departments face on a daily basis. Industrial emergencies can be anything including oil drilling or oil production sites, remote bulk storage tanks, pipelines, various containers and means of transportation, agricultural facilities, as well as manufacturing facilities.
Mental Health Concerns in the Firehouse: What to Look for and What to Do

Date: Tuesday Afternoon ( 1:30 - 3:15 p.m.)

Location: Holiday Inn

Summary

Track: Health & Safety Workshop Title: Mental Health Concerns in the Firehouse: What to Look for and What to Do Presenter: Jana K. Tran, Ph.D. - Present current research on firefighter mental health, including the rates of PTSD, depression, alcohol use, etc. - Present recommendations on how departments can begin to identify and address these concerns among their members.
Fire Origin and Cause Determination

Date: Tuesday Afternoon ( 3:45 - 5:30 p.m.)

Location: Holiday Inn

Summary

Track: Firefighter II Workshop Title: Fire Origin and Cause Determination Presenter: Danny Hurt, Rayford Gibson Before an investigation into the origin and cause of a fire can be conducted, there must be evidence to evaluate. As a firefighter, one of your most important responsibilities is to avoid damaging, altering, or moving evidence while fighting the fire.
SFFMA Online - New System Overview (Tue 3:45)

Date: Tuesday Afternoon ( 3:45 - 5:30 p.m.)

Dinner and Dance

Date: Dinner and Dance

Location: Bugatti/Maserati

Summary

Final Dinner and Dance. Each paid registration (Main, Tuesday, Junior Explorer, TFA/Spouse/Guest, Youth) includes one ticket for Dinner and Dance. If you need to purchase additional tickets for family members not registered for conference, choose the registration item Additional Dinner and Dance ticket ($40 each).
Closing Business Session

Date: Closing Business Session

Location: Bugatti

Summary

Eligible voting delegate will be voting during this session. To become an eligible voting delegate, you have to be a current SFFMA department and individual member, have a filled and signed delegate form be approved by the Credentials Committee.
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