MSFA Convention & Conference 2021
Volunteer fire and EMS agencies are experiencing challenges with recruitment and retention of personnel. This lecture will outline how departments can successfully recruit and retain personnel for their agency using current resources. The lecture will be based on a three-year doctoral study on retention and offer participants research-based/proven strategies to reduce turnover and increase recruitment among all generations of volunteers. Attendees will not only learn strategies to help overcome the biggest barriers to retention and recruitment of emergency personnel, but through both discussion, review of a planning document and hands-on activities, will be able to go home and draft a personalized plan to increase and maintain members.
Instructed by: Chief Baldwin and Tom Shand Premiers June 20, 2021 @ 11:00 - 12:00 Over the years our apparatus have become more complex, larger and heavier to operate and maintain to ensure safety and fleet reliability. The program will review past and present vehicle designs and how they impact your departments day to day […]
Unfortunately, around 50% of annual on-duty deaths are typically attributed to heart attacks, strokes, and other medical causes. Firefighter Functional Fitness attacks these statistics by providing all firefighters with the tools needed to combat this epidemic. Firefighter Functional Fitness is the essential guide to optimal firefighter performance and longevity. It provides all firefighters with the knowledge, mindset, and tools to maximize their fire ground performance, reduce their risk of injury and experiencing a line-of-duty death, and have a long, healthy career and/or volunteer service and retirement.
Learn from the Maryland EMSC CPR Pit Crew what is new & what is different about pediatric HPCPR. Presentation will include the cardiac science of high performance and why children still need to be ventilated from the start. The second half includes how ot work with the new QCPR infant and child manikins that are located in each EMS region for local company drills.
PLEASE REGISTER IN ADVANCE FOR LIVE CLASSES LINK AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE (LIVE) Instructed by: Capt. Keith Niemann, Wichita, KS, Fire Department Training Division; President, FOOLS of OZ From instructing recruits to company level training there are only so many hours allotted so every drill has to count. This class will discuss how […]
Offered by: UL FSRI Fire Safety Academy In this course, you will examine the impact of modern construction practices and ventilation techniques on fire behavior from full-scale testing in realistic legacy and contemporary residential structures. (Original August 21, 2009) Click the link below and sign in 'if' you have an account or create an account […]
The death of a child in the out-of-hospital environment is very stressful for professionals and for the community. Maryland EMSC conducted town hall meetings statewide and PEMAC has revised the TOR protocol to include children of all ages. Dr. Jen Anders will discuss the protocol’s specific guidance, the availability of consultation and identification of resources for families and for professionals.
The Impact of Building Construction on Todays' Fireground cannot be understated. Building Construction is as fundamental to Structural Firefighting as Water is to Fire Suppression but has become relegated to a lower level of operational significance and importance. Today more than ever, understanding and comprehending building construction and its anatomy and the effects of fire dynamics on fire suppression operations is a must. Building Construction, Occupancy Risks along with Building Anatomy and the Predictability of Building Performance under fire conditions have a profound influence on the management of operations, identification of tactical protocols and deployment of resources. Understanding key inherent building performance characteristics and their relationships and variables in Command Decision-making methodologies and practices is fundamental to firefighting and incident management on today’s evolving and demanding fire ground.
PLEASE REGISTER IN ADVANCE FOR LIVE CLASSES LINK AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE (LIVE) Instructed by: Chief Allen Baldwin, Stafford County, VA For many of us, this is a family calling or business, and, in the business, we have two families, the one at home and the one at the station. Family is one […]
Join us as Dr. Delbridge gives an up-to the minute update on where Maryland EMS stands today on important topics such as COVID-19, protocols, and licensure.
Instructed by: Dr. Timothy Chizmar, Maryland State Medical Director https://youtu.be/_sljorUCRKY Premieres Jun 22, 2021 at 10:00am Allergic reactions can be some of the most rewarding calls in EMS. Rapid, appropriate treatment can lead to favorable patient outcomes, while missing subtle assessment clues or delays in treatment may be deadly. Dr. Chizmar will discuss the nuances […]
Over the years the responsibilities of the Fire Chief and Offers have not changed, but the difficulties of successfully meeting them has. Suicide among 1st Responders has, and is, rapidly increasing to where more are dying by their own hand than LODD's. PTSD is now a realized occupational hazard. To their already overloaded duties, fire officers are increasingly being held responsible for not only the safety, but also the psychosocial, emotional and spiritual wellbeing of all under their fire/EMS command.
Dr. Janet Bahouth will contrasts actual crashes and injury outcomes for restrained versus non-belted occupants. The presentation includes background information on crash dynamics, how both seat belts and car seats are designed to protect us in a crash, and the energy exchange that causes specific injuries. Actual crash scene investigations will demonstrate injury patterns in different seating positions.
Man Vs Machinery – OC FOOLS – Capt. Mark Gregory DUE TO YOUTUBE AGE AND GRAPHIC CONTENT RESTRICTIONS OF THIS VIDEO YOU *MUST* CLICK THE "WATCH ON YOUTUBE" LINK ON THE VIDEO, THEN LOG IN TO YOUR YOUTUBE ACCOUNT TO VERIFY AGE (18+) TO VIEW THIS CLASS Man vs Machinery incidents occur across the country. […]
The CIREN process combines prospective data collection with professional multidisciplinary analysis of medical and engineering evidence to determine injury causation in every crash investigation conducted. The mission of the CIREN is to improve the prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of motor vehicle crash injuries to reduce deaths, disabilities, and human and economic costs. The current CIREN model utilizes two types of centers, medical and engineering. Medical centers are based at level one trauma centers that admit large numbers of people injured in motor vehicle crashes, such as R. Adams Cowley at the University of Maryland.
Numerous important insurance topics, personal-level and station-level, will be covered in this session.
This 30-minute presentation gives and in-depth look into the Shock Trauma Go Team; what they do, who they are, and when they are called in to action.
Main Streets, both large or small compromise many jurisdictions and have been a primary feature and risk for decades. The fundamental building type that is found on many Main Streets and commonly found in nearly all jurisdictions and response areas throughout the United States, fires in these buildings and areas can present significant challenges and operational risks. An overview of construction systems, inherent building characteristics and operational considerations on strategies and tactics for all ranks and personnel will be presented.
Medications are the leading cause of child poisoning with 38% of child poisoning involves a grandparent’s medication. Children under 5 are at the greatest risk and adults can do three things to change that: Safe Storage, Safe Dosing, Poison Center resources. OTC – Over The Counter medication safety is directed specifically to 5th and 6th graders.