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2022 MSFA Annual Convention & Conference

Each June, the Maryland State Firemen's Association gathers for its annual Convention and Conference to conduct the business of the association and to provide insightful training and educational sessions for its membership. The MSFA welcomes you, your department, your business to take part in this annual meeting and educational event.

Human Trafficking

Ocean City Convention Center 4001 Coastal Highway, Ocean City

This session covers what human trafficking is, what it looks like, what we as EMS providers should look for, and what we should do if we think someone is being trafficked. This class will provide 2 hours of medical continuing education.

Free

PDI Instructor Training; CANVAS 99 (6 Hours)

Ocean City Convention Center 4001 Coastal Highway, Ocean City

In this program, students will learn how to navigate through CANVAS to find and use common course materials.   They will also: create/send/receive email via canvas, create/administer a classroom assignment, create a group assignment, create/administer a quiz, utilize speed grader, utilize quiz statistics, create a zoom meeting in canvas,  upload/download files, create a discussion board. This is an in-person class.   All students must bring a laptop or tablet. REGISTRANTS MUST REGISTER ON THE MFRI WEBSITE FOR THESE PDI'S

Free

Maryland EMT Skills Recertification (2nd of 2 sessions)

Ocean City Convention Center 4001 Coastal Highway, Ocean City

This course will have the students rotate between three stations. The stations will give the students different challenging evolutions to test their thinking.

Free

Heavy Extrication – 8 Hour H.O.T. Class

We plan on setting up several stations for the students to work through with heavy extrication. This will include car underride of a trailer. A dump truck or another large truck overturned on a vehicle and discuss chains, slings, hydrofusion struts, and various stabilization options. An additional station to show how to lift a heavy truck, showing the differences in weight ratings between standard vehicles to see how important the effects have on your equipment for these challenging incidents. The last scenario will challenge the students from the information they learned that day to include lifting a heavy truck, winching operations, stabilizing a heavy object such as concrete etc. One station will include a guardrail intrusion scenario through a car pinning a pt. requiring extrication.

Free

Engine Basics

Ocean City Convention Center 4001 Coastal Highway, Ocean City

The purpose of this class is to provide and demonstrate practical drills that members of an engine company can perform to be proficient at one of the most important jobs on the fire scene: Extinguish the Fire! To practice and perform engine company work regularly using fire ground proven methods. To learn the duties of an engine company correctly and efficiently- "Take Time to Make Time"

Free

Decisions Under Fire

Ocean City Convention Center 4001 Coastal Highway, Ocean City

In this session, we will discuss the difference between risk assessment and managing risk. We will also cover the methods and benefits of critical decision-making on the fire ground and the problems associated with delayed or poor choices.

Free

You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know; Actual LODD Details

Ocean City Convention Center 4001 Coastal Highway, Ocean City

This presentation is created to provide and understanding of the line of duty death definitions and criteria from four national fire service organizations.

Free

Risk Control for Mid-Level Managers

Ocean City Convention Center 4001 Coastal Highway, Ocean City

This session reintroduces the participant to risk control with emphasis on identifying, managing, and controlling risk as well as potential risk pitfalls in ESOs.

Free

Harvesting the Money Tree

Ocean City Convention Center 4001 Coastal Highway, Ocean City

Today’s volunteer emergency services leaders are challenged with meeting the financial demands of sustaining current operations and funding the high costs of equipment and apparatus replacement.

Free

How Safe Is Too Safe?

Ocean City Convention Center 4001 Coastal Highway, Ocean City

Over the last several years, there has been a push to discontinue the practice of interior fire attack or operating in the “offensive” mode on the fire ground.

Free

Ladders for Deuce

Ocean City Convention Center 4001 Coastal Highway, Ocean City

This lecture will discuss ladder operations for minimum manning departments. How to successfully use your manpower wisely. We have all been in the situation of needing to throw ladders and perform multiple operations when we do not have the proper staffing. This class will teach you several ways and techniques to assist you with performing job functions with limited personnel. We will also discuss: Two ladder Operations, Courtyard carry, assortment of tools you might need to take with you. How you can use multiple ladders for window rescues and vertical ventilation. Finally, what ladders do you carry on your apparatus and how will they best be utilized?

Free

Fireground Contaminant Exposure

Ocean City Convention Center 4001 Coastal Highway, Ocean City

The seminar will present the results of a FEMA-funded study conducted by the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute (MFRI) and the Department of Fire Protection Engineering at the University of Maryland (UMD).

Free

Training Those That Lead; Officer, Senior FF Development

Ocean City Convention Center 4001 Coastal Highway, Ocean City

"The fire service is not the same as it was 25 years ago. Tailboard riding is out, bunker gear is in and YES, fires are burning hotter than ever before. Our aggressive nature is good but we must be educated in today’s pitfalls to attain positive results. This program is designed to discuss these issues and how today's fire officer and senior firefighter can mold a company / department of “Street-Smart Firefighters”. Emphasis will be on the role of the company officer.

Free

Resiliency: The Servants Code

Ocean City Convention Center 4001 Coastal Highway, Ocean City

Application of the precepts of resiliency for the firefighter and development of "code" as a reminder for self-care.

Free

Bringing Family Back in the Fire House

Ocean City Convention Center 4001 Coastal Highway, Ocean City

The presentation will take a look at the importance of our two families. The one at home and the one at the station and how to make sure we never lose it and what we can do to bring it back. Discussion will include lessons learned along with sharing ideas to help build strong families.

Free

Death, Rebirth and a Whole New Attitude

Ocean City Convention Center 4001 Coastal Highway, Ocean City

A complete shift in attitude was the catalyst to personal and professional success but more importantly allowed me the privilege to help others succeed as well. We have created 12 simple rules to succeed at home and in the firehouse.

Free

Fire Service Saws

Ocean City Convention Center 4001 Coastal Highway, Ocean City

Presented by: OC FOOLS with instruction by Tai Rondeau, FF/PM, Milwaukee Fire Dept Room 205  

Free

Leadership for Fire and EMS Services

Ocean City Convention Center 4001 Coastal Highway, Ocean City

Quality leadership is essential for the fire and emergency services to accomplish the mission and improve your department. This course examines leadership styles, qualities, ethics, and best practices to help your department function at a high level and avoid fire and emergency services leadership pitfalls. New retention research will also be discussed to help leaders understand retention concerns and identify solutions.

Free

Necrotizing Fasciitis; Case Studies Across the Ages

Ocean City Convention Center 4001 Coastal Highway, Ocean City

Necrotizing Fasciitis is a rare life-threatening bacterial infection characterized by a rapidly spreading inflammation resulting in necrosis of the subcutaneous tissue and superficial fascia. THIS CLASS HAS BEEN APPROVED FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS BY MIEMSS.

Free

Buildings on Fire; Tactical Risks & Operational Safety for the First Due

Ocean City Convention Center 4001 Coastal Highway, Ocean City

This program will present tactical risks and key considerations for the first due company, company officer, and commander affecting and influencing operational risk management, command and tactical safety, and tactical protocols based upon occupancy risks, reading the building and adaptive management principles.

Free