Educational Seminars

2020 NEAFC Fire/Rescue/EMS Expo Education

All Educational Programs Include a Free EXPO DAY Pass for Friday!

 


 

Thursday June 25, 2020

09:00 – 16:00: Worcester DCU Center 3rd Floor

Firefighter Misconduct, First Amendment Audits, Liability Associated with NFPA Standards – 3 Important Topics!

Instructor: J. Curtis Varone

Firefighter Misconduct: The Fire Officer’s Role & Responsibility
The program highlights recent cases from around the county. The fire service has historically struggled with discipline, as our strong culture leads many officers to value “having the back” of firefighters over enforcing departmental rules and regulations.

Fire Departments and First Amendment Audits
Fire departments are confronting a new challenge known as “First Amendment Audits.” The result of digital technology coupled with the evolution of Constitutional law, self-appointed First Amendment auditors show up at public buildings and emergency scenes. The course will review actual footage from First Amendment Audits.

Liability Concerns Associated with NFPA standards
The fire service has always had a love-hate relationship with the NFPA. NFPA standards serve an important function in the fire service, yet they also raise concerns about a legal burden imposed upon fire departments.

Curt Varone has over 40 years of experience in the fire service. He is a practicing attorney licensed in both Rhode Island and Maine, and served as the Director of the Public Fire Protection Division at the NFPA.

 


 

Thursday June 25, 2020

09:00 – 16:00: Worcester DCU Center 3rd Floor

The 21st Century Fire Officer

Instructor Reginald D. Freeman, Chief Hartford, CT Fire Dept.

The lecturer will also discuss in detail what “organizational commitment” is and how the attendee can rededicate themselves to the organization and collective team. Transitioning from organizational commitment to organization development, the pillars of developing an organization starts with developing individual members first.

 


 

Thursday and Friday June 25 and 26, 2020

08:30 – 16:00: Worcester DCU Center 3rd Floor, and Field Work
24 Students Max.

Elevator Emergency Management, Classroom and Hands-on Program

Instructor: Michael A. Dragonetti

This course is designed for the trained professionals that respond to emergencies involving stalled elevators. Emergency personnel with inadequate training in “Handling Elevator Emergencies” are exposed to an increased risk of injury or death to both the victim and themselves. This comprehensive course will provide emergency responders with intensive classroom and hands-on training on how to safely and effectively remove passengers from stalled elevators. Basic procedures will be covered in this program.

 


 

Thursday June 25, 2020

08:30-16:30: Worcester Fire Training Facility
32 Students Max.

Forcible Entry for Line Officers and Firefighters – H.O.T!

Presented by: Paul J. De Bartolomeo and Daniel Gordon CT Custom Fire Training LLC. & Flash Fire Industries

Forcible Entry class consists of a full 8-hour day that can accommodate 32 students. The class begins as a 2-hour interactive power point on all facet’s forcible entry related. The class then is broken up into four groups. This class combines classroom discussion with Hands On repetition to reinforce the basic tenants of forcible entry.

Paul DeBartolomeo has 28 years of fire service experience in both the career and volunteer ranks. He started as a volunteer in 1990 in Stamford CT. He is a 21-year veteran of the Fire Department of New York (FDNY), where he is assigned to Ladder Company 28 in Harlem. Daniel Gordon has served as both a career (FDNY) and volunteer firefighter for the past 16 years. Flash Fire Industries was started to address one of the fire department’s toughest challenges.

EYE PROTECTION, HEARING PROTECTION AND TURNOUT GEAR IS REQUIRED FOR PORTIONS OF HANDS ON TRAINING.

 


 

Thursday June 25

08:30-16:30: Worcester Fire Training Facility
30 Students Max.

Machinery Rescue by Take the Door Training H.O.T. Class

Presented By: Auggie Matt

Machinery Rescue The 8-hour machinery rescue operations class consists lecture reviewing case histories, identify hazards, types of energy, lockout/tagout, and medical considerations. The class is then broken up into groups and is run through various skill stations including a tool lab, fence impalement, meat grinder, hand and finger entrapment, and other skill stations. Hands On Training!

EYE PROTECTION, HEARING PROTECTION AND TURNOUT GEAR IS REQUIRED FOR PORTIONS OF HANDS ON TRAINING.

 


 

Friday June 26

09:00-12:00: Worcester DCU Center – Sidewalk
16 Students Max.

Advanced Forcible Entry

Presented By: Paul J. De Bartolomeo and Daniel Gordon
CT Custom Fire Training LLC. & Flash Fire Industries

Building off of the skills taught in the basic forcible entry class, this class ramps up the challenges both with the locks, and the access to the doors themselves. Students will be challenged with walls, stairs, drop bars, angle iron, and other surprises that need to be overcome with teamwork and technique. Hands On Training!

EYE PROTECTION, HEARING PROTECTION AND TURNOUT GEAR IS REQUIRED FOR PORTIONS OF HANDS ON TRAINING.