2019 Training Day
The Kevin Apuzzio Foundation is proud to present our 2nd Annual Kevin Apuzzio Training Day. This year we feature two incredible fire instructors, and new for this year, three excellent ems instructors. We are offering this as a low cost training day to allow firefighters to take classes that typically aren’t offered in this area.
Hoarder Homes :Piles of Hazards for Firefighters
Fighting fires in hoarded homes is rapidly becoming a familiar occurrence in today's fire service. While the mission is still the same, the tactics used when fighting these fires need to change to make for a safer environment. This presentation will put you in the first due unit arriving at a reported structure fire inside a Hoarded home. From hoarder recognition to salvage and overhaul students will be exposed to the different thought process used while fighting fires in hoarded homes. "Hoarder Homes: Piles of hazards for firefighters" will return you to quarters with the knowledge and tools to come home safe!
The intent of this presentation is to expose the students to the ins and outs of fighting a structural fire inside a house with a hoarder type conditions. Multiple variables will complicate the use of normal tactics when faced with areas that are no longer able to be used for their intended purpose. The learning objectives will be to identify factors such as hoarder front yards, tactical changes used while fighting these types of fires, and overhaul techniques used on massive amounts of belongings. This program hopes to introduce new ways of thinking when engaged in fire operations inside hoarded homes.The target audience of this program is from the chief level to the street level firefighter. Knowing your stuff when faced with a hoarder fire is valuable to everyone on the department. During the program all aspects of a hoarder response will be covered. The knowledge gained can benefit everyone who attends, no matter what rank or level.
Fire Ground Considerations
This lecture provides experienced based tactics that take a simplistic approach to thinking outside the box. From building construction and size-up, to specific fire situations, this class covers an array of information that is paramount for fire ground success. Whatever your skill level or rank, come take some of this information and set yourself up to be a game changer at your next working fire.
EMS Track: (CANCELLED)
**Due to low enrollement the EMS Track has been cancelled. Thank You to the few people who have registered, payments will be refunded**
Crew Resource Management in Patient Care: Stop Collaborate and Listen!
CRM is vital to safety in flight, so why not in the patient care setting? This presentation will teach the basic concepts of CRM and the art of the "Time Out;" Also checklists and how these tools can save the provider when stress interferes with critical thinking. In order to provide the best care; we must stop, collaborate and listen!
What is F.I.R.S.T.?
F.I.R.S.T. is a mental health management practice that is conducted in parallel with our emergency assessment protocols. It is a management and monitoring tool designed to discourage negative coping mechanisms and to mitigate the symptoms of disorders that frequently affect first responders. F.I.R.S.T is a system that helps a first responder to leverage their personal emotional competence and the social supports inherent in the EMS system.They will use these two skills to build effective coping skills in the face of repeated exposure to high stress and traumatic circumstances. With practice we hope to see healthier emotional regulation, stronger work performance and increased adaptability leading to greater resilience and positive mental health outcomes. Risk and Protective Factors First responders value toughness and perseverance but at great cost to the individual. There is strong cultural pressure to deny the effects of trauma even when events are obviously disturbing. Pressing on in silence and suffering in isolation are seen as indicators of personal strength. The unfortunate result of this practice is a higher suicide rate among first responders than among the general population. PTSD occurs often in our cohort resulting in incidences of substance abuse and other destructive behaviors.The avoidance of feelings associated with traumatic events is attributed to the lack of inclusion of emotional education, creating a culture that responds with stigmatized views of normal mental/emotional reactions to tragedy or stress. The glorification of suppressing hard emotion is the expected action to the ignorance of the reaction itself. It seems advantageous to deny the trauma when no one in the group knows what to do about it; Silence seems better than helplessness. Training new practitioners by exposing them to slowly increasing amounts of stress through high fidelity simulation, is seen as protective. Through repeated practice the practitioner builds a catalog of experience, fostering both competence and confidence in the face of difficult circumstances. The practice of F.I.R.S.T. builds a similar competence in emotional practice, helping first responders handle their predictable but unrehearsable reaction to traumatic circumstances. F.I.R.S.T. also serves as a blueprint for action when chronic exposure to trauma creates mental and emotional stress. Social supports are inherent in the first responder culture, in fire and ems no one of us can do the job alone. The nature of the work dictates that EMS and Fire always work in teams. Teammates have the rare opportunity to mitigate shared experiences in ways that the general public , even close family members cannot. Teammates who are trained in F.I.R.S.T. are better equipped and more able to support and protect each other as they share difficult experiences.
This course will review common, prehospital airway problems, review current basic airway management techniques and introduce the anesthesia strap as an adjunct. We will further blend prehospital, Emergency Medicine and Anesthesiology viewpoints to maximize patient outcomes.
Goals and Objectives
- Review basic airway concepts
- Expand on prehospital and trauma airway goals
- Discuss the difficult airway algorithm
- Introduce the anesthesia strap
- Review myths and misconceptions
- Present some critical decision points
|Event Date||10-05-2019 9:00 am|
|Event End Date||10-05-2019 4:00 pm|
|Registration Start Date||08-02-2019|
|Cut off date||10-03-2019|
|Location||Middlesex County Fire Academy|
Anna Ryan is a paramedic who has been participating in EMS for 14 years. Starting her career as a volunteer, she grew up in the field and has held positions throughout the spectrum of emergency services as an EMT, dispatcher, paramedic and most recently EMS educator and Course Coordinator. While working as a paramedic, she recognized the need to complete the coursework to obtain her degree and is currently a bachelor’s candidate in psychology, with an interest in yet furthering her education in a master’s program. She has discovered her passion for educational design and in her position as an EMS Course Coordinator she has addressed the need to broaden the educational horizons for EMTs. She has restructured the classroom experience to include the use of evidence-based practices and high-fidelity simulation complemented by critical thinking practice and in-depth community experience. Currently she is presenting her theory on Intra-crisis management and communication in an effort to remove the stigma on provider mental illness and injury and decrease the shockingly high number of provider suicides.
Ryan Pennington is the Lieutenant-Paramedic currently serving with the Charleston WV. Fire Department. Ryan is assigned to Ladder 456 in the Kanawha City area of Charleston. He has over 22 years of fire-EMS experience serving in various types of departments and has been serving the Charleston WV Fire Department for 11 years. Ryan has lectured and trained thousands of firefighters and fire departments from across the United States and internationally both at their departments and at large conferences like Firehouse Expo,FDIC, Firehouse World, and FDIC Atlantic (Canada). He has been published in FireRescue Magazine, Fire Engineering, Firefighting in Canada Magazine,Firehouse, among others and has been interviewed on the top firefighter training podcasts and radio shows in the country. He is the founder of ChamberofHoarders.com which is the leading Heavy Content Response Online Training Academy for fire departments worldwide. Ryan blogs and podcasts about the views of a street level firefighter at JumpseatTraining.com and hosts a weekly podcast at Jumpseat Radio. To Learn more about Heavy Content Firefighting and options for training your fire department, go to ChamberofHoarders.com or Contact Ryan at firstname.lastname@example.org and on twitter at @jumpseatviews
Bobby is a second generation Fireman from Collingswood, NJ, starting out as a junior at age 14. In 2006, after four years as a career Firefighter/ EMT, he left Collingswood to pursue a career in the Camden Fire Department. Bobby was assigned to Engine #9 for his first four years and did a year in Ladder #1 before being laid off in 2011. After returning from the layoff, he was assigned to Squad #7, the city’s busiest suppression unit. He remained there for five years until his promotion to Captain in February 2016.
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General Admission - Fire Track
Admission to Fire Classes
General Admission - EMS Track **Cancelled**
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