Monthly Meetings

Filtering by: Monthly Meetings

SAFER Meeting - July 2019
Jul
19
9:30 AM09:30

SAFER Meeting - July 2019

IMG_7214.jpg

Hosted by

El Segundo Fire Department

July 19, 2019

0930-1200 Hours

KARL STORZ Endoscopy-America, Inc.

2151 Grand Avenue, EL Segundo, CA 90245

Topics:

The Emotional Connection

Understanding Human Behavior

Presented by Chief Chris Donovan

&

Rapid Extraction Module Support

Presented by Battalion Chief Deena Lee

At the request of the hosting facility and El Segundo Fire Department, Vendor RSVP is MANDATORY for attendance due to policy. Kindly have a photo ID available at check in.

Please RSVP: Battalion Chief Deena Lee DLee@ElSegundo.org

Come join us for the monthly S.A.F.E.R. meeting Vendor display and networking. Network starts at 0830 hours Refreshments will be provided.

View Event →
SAFER Meeting - June 2019
Jun
21
9:30 AM09:30

SAFER Meeting - June 2019

  • LAFD, Frank Hotchkin Memorial Training Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
Seal_of_the_Los_Angeles_Fire_Department.png

Hosted by

Los Angeles Fire Department

June 21, 2019

0930-1200 Hours

Frank Hotchkin Memorial Training Center

1700 Stadium Way, Los Angeles, CA 90012

After Action Review and Serious Incident Investigation

Captain II Kenneth Cook

When”Right” doesn’t go right, how do you investigate and memorialize the event

Come join us for the monthly S.A.F.E.R. meeting Vendor display and networking. Network starts at 0830 hours Refreshments will be provided.

Contact: Battalion Chief Scott Quinn 213-434-1380

View Event →
SAFER Meeting - January 2019
Jan
18
9:30 AM09:30

SAFER Meeting - January 2019

  • 4810 N. Oak Grove Drive La Cañada, CA 91011 USA (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Training Topic

Public Safety Power Shutdown presented by Scott Brown, Wildland Fire Safety Manager, Southern California Edison.

Scott comes to us with institutional knowledge of all So Cal wildfires involving SCE and EPG&E. He is a common sight during So Cal’s local fires.


BREAKFAST SNACKS PROVIDED


VENDOR DISPLAYS AND NETWORKING DURING BREAKS AND AFTER PRESENTATION.

POC: Captain Dick Weise, LACoFD, VP, SAFER

rweiselacofd@yahoo.com

951-807-1914

View Event →
SAFER Meeting - December 2018
Dec
21
8:30 AM08:30

SAFER Meeting - December 2018

  • Santa Fe Springs Fire Department (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

 

Active Shooter/”Stop the Bleed” Overview

Presented by Battalion Chief Scott Quirarte

of Ventura County Fire Department

Come join us for the monthly S.A.F.E.R. meeting

Vendor display and networking.  Network starts at 8:30 am

Refreshments will be provided

Contact: Chuck Seely (562) 824-3225

firebiz@att.net

If you would like to serve on the SAFER Board, please let a current board member know.  We will be reviewing the current board positions for vacancies. 

View Event →
SAFER Meeting - August 2018
Aug
17
9:30 AM09:30

SAFER Meeting - August 2018

Please join SAFER as the

Orange County Fire Authority

hosts the August 2018 meeting.

Location: 1 Fire Authority Road, Irvine, CA

Building A, Classroom 1

Join our guest speakers:

Captain Jeff Hughes, OCFA and

Dr. Jeff Burgess,

UA Zuckerman College of Public Health,

as they discuss:

"An Organizational Approach to Cancer Prevention and Awareness - One Year Later"

As you may already know, Cancer still is the greatest killer of firefighters, along with heart disease.  Much has been done to educate the fire service in the causes of cancer and the steps we can take to minimize exposures.  Great strides have been made but more work needs to be done.  Please join us and learn how you can be part of the solution!

Continental Breakfast will be served. 

Please RSVP to:

Russ Snider,  RussSnider@ocfa.org

View Event →
SAFER Meeting - June 2018
Jun
15
9:30 AM09:30

SAFER Meeting - June 2018

  • LAFD, Frank Hotchkin Memorial Training Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
Seal_of_the_Los_Angeles_Fire_Department.png

The Los Angeles Fire Department will host

June 15, 2018

0930-1200 Hours

Frank Hotchkin Memorial Training Center

1700 Stadium Way, Los Angeles, CA 90012

TOPIC:

UAS - "Drones" In the Fire Service

Presented by

Derrick Ward and Richard Fields

Come join us for the monthly S.A.F.E.R. meeting

Vendor display and networking.  Network starts at 0830 hours

Refreshments will be provided

Contact: Scott Quinn 213-434-1380

View Event →
SAFER Meeting - April 2018
Apr
20
9:00 AM09:00

SAFER Meeting - April 2018

Please Join SAFER as the

San Miguel Consolidated Fire Protection District

Hosts the April 20, 2018 Meeting

2850 Via Orange Way, Spring Valley, CA 91978, 0900-1200

Presentation:

General Decon and Best Practices to Keep Gear and Crews Clean

By Chief Marugg

Please RSVP to:

Jeff Wilkerson, SAFER Board Member

jwilker@cox.net , (949)445-9512

View Event →
SAFER Meeting - December 2017
Dec
15
8:30 AM08:30

SAFER Meeting - December 2017

  • Santa Fe Springs Fire Department (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

 

The Fentanyl Crisis and First Responders

Presented by Captain Brian Dejong LAFD

Joint Hazard Assessment Team

Come join us for the monthly S.A.F.E.R. meeting

Vendor display and networking.  Network starts at 0830 hours

Refreshments will be provided

Contact: Scott Quinn (213) 434-1380

If you would like to serve on the SAFER Board, please let a current board member know.  We will be reviewing the current board positions for vacancies. 

View Event →
June 2017 - Memorial Services Announcement
Jun
16
6:00 AM06:00

June 2017 - Memorial Services Announcement

  • Frank Hotchkin Memorial Training Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

JUNE 2017 SAFER MEETING POSTPONED

In Lieu of:

FIREFIGHTER III KELLY WONG PRELIMINARY MEMORIAL SERVICES
ANNOUNCEMENT

The following notice will serve as the preliminary information for Firefighter III Kelly Wong Memorial services on Friday June 16, 2017 in Los Angeles, Ca. Further details will be forthcoming on the portal.

View Event →
SAFER Meeting - May 2017
May
19
6:00 AM06:00

SAFER Meeting - May 2017

Electrical Safety and Awareness

Instructed by Southern California Edison with a focus on firefighter safety and electrical emergencies.

 

Contact:

Battalion Chief Michael Weisenberg: michael.weisenberg@ventura.org

Or (805) 990-4326

Battalion Chief Rob Szczepanek:  Robert.Szczepanek@ventura.org

Or (805) 914-4021

 

Please RSVP by May 15, 2017


Breakfast snacks and lunch provided.

Come join us for the monthly S.A.F.E.R. meeting.  Vendor displays & networking.

View Event →
Jan
20
6:30 AM06:30

SAFER MEETING - January 2017

LOS ANGELES COUNTY FIRE will host

Topic: NFPA 1851 Past, Present and Future

Presented by Chief Kirk Owen

Plano, TX Fire Department (retired)

Former Chair of NFPA 1971/1851 Committee

 

Breakfast snacks will be served

VENDOR DISPLAYS AVAILABLE THROUGHOUT

Contact: Captain Dick WeiseSAFER, VP

rweiselacofd@yahoo.com   (951) 808-1914 (C)

View Event →
SAFER Meeting - December 2016
Dec
16
6:30 AM06:30

SAFER Meeting - December 2016

December 2016 SAFER Meeting 

 

Hosted by City of Santa Fe Springs California

 

Escondido Bomb Factory Response  

PRESENTED BY 

Nick Vent, County of San Diego, Environmental Health Department, Hazardous Materials Division (Retired)


Escondido Bomb Factory Response – 
Or how do you get to the point that the only good option is to burn down the house?


Summary:

The course will quickly cover an overview of how the response unfolded from November 18, 2010 to December 9, 2010 when the house was burned to the ground in 45 minutes.  Unified command (60 agencies involved) was essential to the success of this response and gaining the support of the community was a must.  We will talk about how EOD, Hazmat, and SWAT were blended to complete this task. How the air modeling programs you think work did not come through in the beginning but were modified by various groups to provide the info we really needed.   
 
This bomb-making factory response required the use of many unique analytical tools, field instrumentation, sampling, and interagency cooperation in work planning and public safety. It also required the use of a comprehensive command structure we all strive to have in place during these types of events.  An incident of this kind truly shows how the Next Generation of Hazmat responses won’t look like what we have expected to see in the past. 
 
Nick Vent retired as a Supervising Environmental Health Specialist from the County of San Diego, Environmental Health Department, Hazardous Materials Division (HMD) in March 2014. He managed the County of San Diego’s Hazardous Incident Response Team (HIRT), which responds to all hazardous chemical releases in a jurisdiction of 4200 square miles with 18 cities. Mr. Vent is an award winning, state certified hazardous materials response instructor with 30 plus years’ experience training and certifying fire, law enforcement, and environmental professionals who respond to chemical emergencies.


Breakfast snacks provided
 
Come join us for the monthly S.A.F.E.R. meeting.  Vendor displays & networking.


Meeting Contact:  Tony Durán, Treasurer
Cell: 626- 590-2991
Firetiger2013-safer@yahoo.com

View Event →
SAFER Meeting - September 2016
Sep
16
6:30 AM06:30

SAFER Meeting - September 2016

Ammonia Safety

By
Tony Durán, Captain, LACoFD, Retired

HOSTED BY : Orange County Fire Authority

Tony Durán, former Safety Officer and Hazardous Materials Coordinator for the Los Angeles County Fire Department, will present an overview of the ASTI program and the concepts and tactics developed by ASTI to prevent or mitigate emergencies involving the use and transport of ammonia.  Shipped as a non-flammable gas, ammonia does have a flash point and flammable range that has created disastrous fires endangering unsuspecting first responders.

As an inhalation hazard, the control of an escaping gas cloud must be contained quickly to prevent injuries to employees, neighboring populations and first responders.
Ammonia Safety & Training Institute (ASTI) is a Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation organized and operating within Section 501 (c) 3 of the Internal Revenue Service Code. ASTI was formed in 1987 through a partnership between industry and the fire service (Doug Hill, CEO of Hill Brothers Chemical, and Gary Smith, Fire Chief for the City of Watsonville). ASTI incorporated as a non-profit in 1991. ASTI’s mission is to eliminate ammonia-related accidents and injuries by promoting prevention, mitigation, preparedness, and the One Plan. ASTI provides support for industry, fire service, and regulators to address safety and emergency challenges. ASTI vows to learn and promote change to prevent emergencies or stop them when they are small!

Private-sector preparedness is not a luxury; it is a cost of doing business in the post-9/11 world. It is ignored at a tremendous potential cost in lives, money and national security.
— The 911 Commission Report
View Event →
SAFER Meeting - January 2016
Jan
15
6:30 AM06:30

SAFER Meeting - January 2016

  • 4810 N. Oak Grove Drive La Cañada, CA 91011 USA (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Training Topic

The Blue Card Program
Presented by Presented by Alan & Nick Brunacini
Phoenix Fire Department

A command training and certification program for fire department officers who manage IDLH incident operations. There are 3 major components to the program:

 1. 50 hour online training program.
2. 3-day certification lab.
3. Train the Trainer program. 
 
Our website is www.bshifter.com has much  information regarding the program. We also produce a quarterly magazine called BShifter. It is a free online magazine that contains quite a bit of content that support the program. Each issue is available on the website. 
 
Here are a list of individuals in California that are currently using the Blue Card system. 
 
North Zone of San Deigo County. This includes the Oceanside, San Marcos, Vista, Escondido plus 13 other fire departments that operate together in the North Zone. Joe Ward just got promoted to Ops Chief. He was the Training Chief that helped deliver the training over the last couple of years. His contact info:
Joe Ward - jward@ci.oceanside.ca.us 760-214-3399
 
Air Force Space Command - This is all Air Force bases that launch stuff into outer space and includes Vandenberg Air Force Base. Mark Smith and Sean Glaser are both chiefs in that department (Mark is also a Section Chief on a Type2 overhead team). Sean’s contact info is sean.glaser@af.mil.us 805-478-2322
 
The Anaheim FD is currently using Blue Card. AC Derek Alkonis, the Training Chief for LA County has a group of officers evaluating the program. 
 
The San Jose FD and Santa Clara County have been doing Blue Card for several years now. 
 
California is one of the fastest growing Blue Card markets.
 
One of the biggest Blue Card customers is the Federal Government - FEMA has been providing grant money for Blue Card for the last 4-5 years. 
 
Blue Card supports and is 100% compatible with  NIMS. 
 
It would be our pleasure to come present a 90 minute overview of the system at your January 15 Chief’s meeting. 

Alan Brunacini
Fire Chief (ret.) Phoenix Fire Department

Alan Brunacini joined the Phoenix Fire Department in 1958. He served in every department position. He was promoted to Fire Chief in 1978 and retired in 2006. He is a graduate of the Fire Protection Technology program at Oklahoma State University. He has a degree in Political Science and MPA from Arizona State University. He is the past Chairman of the Board of the National Fire Protection Association and the NFPA Fire Service Occupational Safety Committee (standard 1500). He is the current Chairman of the NFPA Career Fire Service Organization and Deployment Committee (standard 1710). He and his two sons John and Nick have developed and are teaching the local command level Blue Card hazard zone management program. This is being distributed globally by their partner Global Risk Innovations/Medteq Solutions CA Ltd.

They also present workshops, seminars and conferences to fire departments throughout North America on various topics. He is the author of Fire Command, Command Safety, Timeless Tactical Truths, Essentials of Fire Department Customer Service and The Anatomy and Physiology of Leadership. He is currently working on several other fire service books.
 

Nick Brunacini

Deputy Chief (ret.) Phoenix FD, AZ

Nick Brunacini began his fire career in 1980. He worked as a firefighter for 7 years, 10 years as a captain, 5 years as a battalion chief and 7 years as a shift commander. He is a co-author of the Blue Card training and certification program. In 2002 Nick was a member of the group that produced the first Command Training Center. He has co-authored Fire Command, Command Safety and the Anatomy & Physiology of Leadership. Nick has also written the book, B-Shifter, A Firefighter’s Memoir. 
 
BREAKFAST SNACKS PROVIDED


VENDOR DISPLAYS AND NETWORKING DURING BREAKS AND AFTER PRESENTATION.

View Event →
SAFER Meeting - August 2015
Aug
21
6:00 AM06:00

SAFER Meeting - August 2015

  • Carlsbad Safety Training Center (Classroom 1) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

August 2015 SAFER Meeting

 

Carlsbad Safety Training Center, Classroom 1

5750 Orion Way, Carlsbad 92010

August 21, 2015     09:00 hrs

 

Presentation

AN EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR
Poinsettia Fire 2014

On May 14, 2014, at approximately 10:34 am, the Poinsettia Fire ignited in Carlsbad burning nearly 400 acres and destroyed several structures.

Please join us on August 21st at 9:00 am for a review of the lessons learned during the Poinsettia Fire.


Vendor Displays & Networking during breaks


All are welcome!

View Event →
SAFER Meeting - July 2015
Jul
17
6:00 AM06:00

SAFER Meeting - July 2015

ALLSTAR FIRE EQUIPMENT

presents the

July 2015 SAFER Meeting

12328 Lower Azusa Road, Arcadia, 91006

July 17, 2015     09:00 hrs

 

Presentation

AN EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR
On Diesel Particulate Filter Regeneration

 Timothy S . McIntyre
LA County FD DMV Coordinator

 

Breakfast & Lunch Provided
9:00 — Light Breakfast

9 : 30 — 11 :00 Timothy S . McIntyre
LA County FD DMV Coordinator
12:00 — 1:00 Lunch & Vendor Displays


All are welcome!

 



View Event →