Program Details

Programs are divided into two groups: Pre-Conference Training and Workshops.


Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday at Various Times

Chief 101
Presenter: Derrick Clouston

Pre-Conference Training

Wednesday, August 10 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

There is no additional cost for the pre-conference training for registered attendees. 

Tactical Renaissance: "The New Rules of Combat Fire Engagement"
Presenters: Douglas Cline and Christopher Naum

Vehicle Extrication
Presenter: Brent Gordon

Engine Company Operations
Presenters: Marc Cox and Jeremy Kennedy


Friday, August 12. Various times from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

There is no additional cost for the workshops for registered attendees. 

Beyond the Basics: How to Leverage Your NFPA Physical Exams for Maximum Results
10:00 - 11:30 am
Presenters: Dr. Gonzalo Fernandez, MD and Lance Walker, DO

The Recruitment and Retention Dilemma
10:00 - 11:30 am
Presenters: Jeff Cash and Wesley Hutchins

NCSFA Benefits 101
10:00 - 11:30 am
Presenter: Paul Miller

Fire Investigation for the First Responder
10:00 - 11:30 am
Presenter: Craig Yarborough

VIPER - What Emergency Responders Need to Know
10:00 - 11:30 am
Presenters: Lane Hobbs and Mike Hodgson

Fire Chaplain 101
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Presenters: Ted Edwards, Todd Wright, Dr. Janet Savia, Mark Holland, PhD, Mike Futrell

The ART of Reading Smoke
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Presenter: Dave Dodson

Foam Tech Level 1 - Managing Ethanol and Ethanol-Gasoline Transportation Emergencies
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Presenter: Jim Cottrell

North Carolina Firefighting History
1:30 - 3:30 pm
Presenter: Mike Legeros

Developing and Officer Training Program - Meeting NFPA's Recommendations and Going Beyond the ISFTA Manual
1:30 - 3:30 pm
Presenter: Robert Glover, Jr.

A Firefighter's Guide to Building Codes
1:30 - 3:30 pm
Presenter: Christian Noles

Transitioning from a Volunteer to a Combination Fire Department
1:30 - 5:00 pm
Presenter: Ron Cheves

Atmospheric Monitoring at Fires
1:30 - 5:00pm
Presenter: Jason Krusen

The R Factor
3:30 - 5:00pm
Presenter: Gail Ostrishko

Build Now! But Proceed Carefully
3:30 - 5:00pm
Presenter: Ken Newell

Saturday, August 13. Various times from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

There is no additional cost for the workshops for registered attendees. 

Building Construction ....and Why is it We Care Again?
8:30 - 10:00am
Presenters: Gary Styers, Jeff Kimble, Dr. Aixi Zhou

Big Rig Rescue - Overturns and Underrides
8:30 - 10:00am
Presenter: Billy Leach, Jr.

Strategic Business Planning for Emergency Services
8:30 - 10:00am
Presenter: Robert Griffin

Pipeline Awareness - Partners in Protecting Everyone
8:30 - 10:00am
Presenter: Doc Asbury