October 5th - October 8th, 2023Denver Metro Area (CO)
Welcome to MHFC 2023! We’re excited to host another great event coming this fall. We’ve made some slight changes to our schedule this year so please take note. Our event begins on Thursday October 5th and runs through Sunday the 8th. 2 days of lecture presentations, followed by 2 days of HOT. Register for as many days as you like, but don’t miss out on the great training opportunities coming to the Denver area! See you this fall!
* Keep an eye on your email for updates on our discounted room block with our Host Hotel, Hilton Garden Inn DTC
Thursday, October 5th
Keynote Lecture Series
Chief Fisher will present a lecture focused on the concept of followership, the first step to becoming a good leader. The lecture will transition into understanding our Emotional Intelligence and how it has an impact on influencing and inspiring others. Chief Fisher will discuss his 7 C’s of Leadership, a twist to General Mattis’ 3 C’s of Leadership. If you are commanding a small tactical unit, or an entire battalion, the 7 C’s of Leadership will help you lead up and down the chain of command.
Eliminating Excuses That Prevent Success
What puts out fires? It’s still water. This class is about engine company priorities and tactics. Topics covered are selecting and placing the first handline in service properly (a priority); apparatus placement, line selection, matching the proper nozzle to the proper line, and line placement. Overcoming difficult stretches, vertical stretches, and short-staffed stretching are also covered. In this ever-evolving modern fire environment, special emphasis must be on selecting and placing the first line correctly. We must put ourselves in a position to stretch for success.
Fire service research highlights the importance of coordinating suppression, ventilation, and search on the fireground. But how do we define coordination? And what makes for an effective fire attack? We know the importance of well-placed initial handlines applying fast water to the fire effectively, either from the interior or the exterior of the structure. Now how do we overlay ventilation and search tactics into the mix? Should these be performed sequentially or simultaneously and why? This presentation will cover the most ideal coordination of suppression, ventilation, and search tactics on the fireground to improve the survivability of potentially trapped occupants and the safety and effectiveness of responding firefighters.
In this presentation, we will discuss the many facets of RIT, from the stress response physiology to the command aspect, down to the rescue itself. We will discuss the difference between a proactive and reactive RIT; then dive into the key factors for success (Teamwork, Communication, Leadership, and Pre-Planning). Once the basic concepts are established, we will address the actual RIT activation process in the following order: The Mayday, Size up, Access, Search, Troubleshooting, Air Management, Victim Packaging, Extraction, and Post Extraction Care.
This year we’ve partnered with the Denver Firefighters Chili Cookoff for our social event. The Chili Cookoff has been one of the best opportunities in our area for firefighters from around the country to come together eat some food and make connections. This year we’ve coordinated our efforts to allow our students and instructors to attend this great event. Please join us after the Friday presentations are complete downtown Denver at McGregors Square!
foun·da·tion (noun)1. a basis (such as a tenet, principle, or axiom) upon which something stands or is supportedTo be a solid Truck Company Operator, you must first build a strong foundation of the basics. This course focuses on just that, the basic principles of the five benchmark skills of truck work: Search, Ventilation, Forcible entry, Ladders, and Vent Enter Search. We will spend time working through the intricacies of the skills before putting them into play under realistic scenarios. No hoses, no pump calculations, just hands-on truck work. Let us help you establish that solid “Foundation” that you can build your career on.
This is a two-day, 16-hour RIT class designed to prepare you for the next mayday. Day 1 will review the skills necessary to access, package and remove downed firefighters from buildings in different configurations and locations. Day 2 is a full day of realistic scenarios that will utilize the skills you developed from day 1. Students will be challenged mentally and physically, but will leave this course having the skills and confidence to perform under realistic conditions. Full bunker gear with SCBA and 2 bottles required.
This class will go over the fundamentals of big rig work. Instruction will include the 5-step process, advanced strut theory, anatomy, and a deep dive into slings, chains, wire rope, and much more.What separates this class from other big rig classes is the opportunity to actually extricate on different types of big rigs. Also, the second day of this class will be primarily scenario based where it will be run like an incident. The big rig will need to be lifted, the passenger vehicle pulled out and then extricated on. This will be a class where you will gain valuable experience you can’t find anywhere else than at the MHFC.
This course will provide peer fitness teams, training division members, and department leadership with a framework to successfully implement a strength and conditioning program that prepares their firefighters in a safe and effective manner. The course will cover the basics of evaluation, strength and power development, conditioning and energy system development, mobility, plyometrics, and program structure to support firefighters of all levels.
Accurate hoseline flows, water mapping knowledge, overcoming stretching issues, and fire ex:nguishment all taught at the highest levels using current best practices. That’s what this class provides among other tangibles such as nozzle evaluations, hoseline management and the beauty of hose bundles. All designed to make your fireground run smoother. Understanding the fundamentals of hose stream mechanics is vital to the success of fire suppression operations on the fireground. This includes understanding when and how to utilize air entrainment to your advantage; when air entrainment can be detrimental; and how to best apply the water through various application patterns, stream angles and deflection methods to successfully map the compartments that are inside of a structure.
This course bridges the gap between fundamental search concepts, empirical LODD data & victim rescues and takes into account the actual conditions that firefighters will face during these challenging incidents. They are often chaotic, suffering from reduced staffing, and in many cases, the same NIOSH recommendations rise again from the previous LODD reports to be placed yet again on another department that suffers such a tragic loss.This course is offered in the following format:• Morning 2-hour Classroom Session.• Mid-morning drills in without live fire.• Afternoon live fire objective-based training
This class will go over the basic principles and practices that a short-staffed engine company needs to be proficient in when arriving first due to a fire and additional help is several minutes away.We will cover skills and techniques including masking up skills, forcible entry, 1-2 firefighter hose line stretching and advancing, loss of water options, various search techniques on and off the hose line, and victim drags and removal, all with a focus on problem-solving, communicating and adapting to rapidly changing circumstances on the fire ground.
If you need to speak with someone to setup a PO, we can help with that. Send an email to [email protected]
Two Days of HOT - $300Lecture + Two Days of HOT - $350Two Days of Lecture + Two Days of HOT - $400
Rob Fisher: Followership into LeadershipThe Standard: Wake, Work, WinSteve Robertson: Stretching For Success
Keith Stakes: Fireground CoordinationBassel Ibrahim: One Bad DayDenver Chili Cook-Off
Bassel Ibrahim/Proactive Rescue Operations
Rescue 4 Operations
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