June 17th – June 22nd

Education: Tuesday, June 21st

Today

Top of the Mountain Leadership

Ocean City Convention Center 4001 Coastal Highway, Ocean City

If you aspire to be the next generation of leader to reach the summit, it is critical to have key leadership skills to engage and motivate your teams to higher performance.

Free

Fire Officers in the Political Arena

Ocean City Convention Center 4001 Coastal Highway, Ocean City

How the fire service needs to be knowledgeable, engaged, prepared (informed/educated) in today’s political arena.

Free

It’s Too Hot! It’s Too Cold! There Are Bugs!!

Ocean City Convention Center 4001 Coastal Highway, Ocean City

This session will discuss environmental emergencies, including heat and cold, as well as what insects and other wildlife we should be aware of. This class will provide 2 hours of trauma continuing education

Free

Pediatric Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest

Ocean City Convention Center 4001 Coastal Highway, Ocean City

Pediatric Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrests (POHCA) occur in Maryland almost daily and the survival rate is low. Survival is directly impacted by the response of everyone in the Chain of Survival. THIS CLASS HAS BEEN APPROVED FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS BY MIEMSS.

Free

Volunteer Fire Service Culture: Essential Strategies for Success (4 hrs)

Ocean City Convention Center 4001 Coastal Highway, Ocean City

The NVFC published the textbook Volunteer Fire Service Culture – Essential Strategies for Success as a guide to fire service leaders who desire to change their department’s culture and attitude towards personal health and safety. This training delves into key points from the guide to reinforce the need for change and provide a roadmap for implementation of change to improve the health and safety of volunteer fire and EMS responders.

Free

Man vs Machinery (4 hour – lecture/hands on)

Ocean City Convention Center 4001 Coastal Highway, Ocean City

This is a highly specialized skill set and caring for victims/patients entrapped in machinery requires providers to be trained in specific treatment modalities and the possible complications that may arise. Tool selection, patient stabilization techniques, and crush injury syndrome will be discussed as well as several actual case studies.

Free

H.O.T. Class; Ladder Romance (4 hour)

Aggressive basic techniques for ladders operations. Course will cover ladder operations for those either assigned or not to a truck company and will show multiple ways to perform raises, operations, and tactics for correct placement of ladders. The course is designed to show successful ladder operations even with minimum staffing. To be held at OCFD 15th Street, Ocean City.

Free

6-Hour PDI Instructor Training; EMT Update, Helping Your Students Succeed in EMT Class

Ocean City Convention Center 4001 Coastal Highway, Ocean City

*REGISTRANTS MUST REGISTER ON THE MFRI WEBSITE FOR THESE PDI'S. This class is for EMT Instructors.  It will consist of 3 areas. Preparing students for practical exams, new equipment will be introduced, and a n orientation to all of the resources available for instructors and students including books, workbooks, active learning exercises and canvas resources that are available. 

Free

Your New Rig is on Order, Now What?

Ocean City Convention Center 4001 Coastal Highway, Ocean City

This program would focus on what the apparatus committee should expect in preparing for the preconstruction conference, change order approval process, review and sign off on production materials.

Free

Know Your Gear

Ocean City Convention Center 4001 Coastal Highway, Ocean City

The “Know Your Gear- Overview” program reviews how and why firefighters need to maintain PPE and select the proper PPE. Continually, the program reviews the fire departments' required risk assessment and standard operating guidelines for the maintenance and selection of PPE.

Free

Preparing FF to Become Apparatus Operators

Ocean City Convention Center 4001 Coastal Highway, Ocean City

Instructor will focus on the in-station preventative maintenance, expectations of pump operators, station duties,
driving responsibilities and expectations of the apparatus operators from others responding to scene. This class
will focus on the day to day operations of a pump operator and what information they need to know in order to
operate successfully at a fireground or emergency incident that they would be responding too. This class is not
designed to be a pumps training class but rather all the operations that a driver/operator is expected to complete
in a normal shift.

Free

Getting the Most Out of Recruit Training

Ocean City Convention Center 4001 Coastal Highway, Ocean City

Many of us have experience teaching at the company level but when it comes time to teach new recruits, or take over a recruit training program the responsibilities are quite a bit different. This Lecture goes over how to organize the recruit training program, teaching methodology to get the most out of the new people, and a ton of drills and exercises to make sure they get to where you need them skills wise.

Free

Mental Health: What You May Not Know

Ocean City Convention Center 4001 Coastal Highway, Ocean City

If you haven't had personal experience with Mental Health Issues, what are you looking for and how do you refer persons that present with undiagnosed mental health issues

Free

Safe Sleep Environment; Take The Steps to Prevent SUID

Ocean City Convention Center 4001 Coastal Highway, Ocean City

Sudden unexpected infant death (SUID) is a term used to describe the sudden and unexpected death of a baby less than 1-year old in which the cause was not obvious before investigation. THIS CLASS HAS BEEN APPROVED FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS BY MIEMSS.

Free

Firefighters Insurance and Benefits

Ocean City Convention Center 4001 Coastal Highway, Ocean City

Fire/EMS companies pay for insurance just in case something happens. When “just in case” shows up at your station, are you really covered?

Free

Trauma-Informed Care

Ocean City Convention Center 4001 Coastal Highway, Ocean City

Being educated in trauma-informed care strategies has numerous benefits. Knowledge in this area helps us with our day-to-day interactions with our loved ones, friends, and even strangers.

Free

The Meter Guys: Air Monitoring

Ocean City Convention Center 4001 Coastal Highway, Ocean City

This class will teach First Responders how to use a meter properly and understand the readings they see and the implications of such on emergency response.

Free

Are You Ready for Your Next Recruit?

Ocean City Convention Center 4001 Coastal Highway, Ocean City

Utilizing facilitated conversation and a series of interactive exercises, this presentation outlines the three major phases of the “Volunteer Life Cycle”: Recruitment, Onboarding and Retention to offer a framework for sizing up the health and wellness of your organization’s culture and processes.

Free

Fire Officer’s Guide to Today’s Building on Fire

Ocean City Convention Center 4001 Coastal Highway, Ocean City

Presenting insights on building construction for today’s fire service, the primary objective of this program is to increase awareness and understandings and promote new skillsets in the fundamentals of building construction, architecture, engineering and design, that directly impact firefighting and command operations at structure fires

Free

Stress First Aid

Ocean City Convention Center 4001 Coastal Highway, Ocean City

Presented by: Dr. Gamaliel Baer, EdD, MSM, CTO; First Responder Center for Excellence Room 215 First responders are faced with a myriad of stressors that go beyond what the general […]

Free