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2018 SW FL Firefighter Symposium Featuring Ric Jorge, Mike Ciampo and David Fornell (3 Day)

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Ticket Type Price Fee Quantity
Full Conference (3 Day) $150.00 $10.41
Day 1 Only (Ciampo) $60.00 $5.39
Day 2 Only (Jorge) $60.00 $5.39
Day 3 Only (Fornell) $60.00 $5.39

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Estero Fire Rescue and San Carlos Park Fire Present

SW FL Firefighter Training


Jan 23, 24 and 25th 2018

09:00-1730 with Lunch Provided (24 hours of CEUs Approved)

$60 per day or $150 for all Three days

Day 1-"Truck Company Skill Sets From Leadership to Operational Tactics and Tips"-Mike Ciampo (FDNY)

Truck Company Skill Sets- From Leadership to Truck Company Operational Tactics & Tips
In this interactive and informative lecture, the students will go over numerous items about leadership qualities of being the boss in the right front seat and in the office. It will also cover the duties of being in charge of the truck to mini-lectures on street proven truck tactics and tips. These will include portable ladder operations, roof operations revisited, tower ladder tactics and tips and truck company operational tactics and tips (from forcible entry to overhaul). 

MICHAEL N. CIAMPO is a 32-year veteran of the fire service and a lieutenant in the Fire Department of New York. Previously, he served with the District of Columbia Fire Department and Wyckoff NJ VFD. He has a bachelor’s degree in fire science from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City. He is the lead instructor for the FDIC Truck Essentials H.O.T. program. He wrote the Ladders and Ventilation chapters for Fire Engineering's Handbook for Firefighter I and II (Fire Engineering, 2009), Co-wrote Tools of the Trade manual and the Bread and Butter Portable Ladders DVD and is featured in “Training Minutes” truck company videos on In addition, his monthly column is featured on the back page of Fire Engineering titled On Fire.


Day 2-"Monster Within" and "Hurricane Glass"-RIc Jorge (Palm Beach County)

As a career fireman with several decades of experience in approaching and solving "unusual"? circumstances, I bring a unique skill set to training. I have had the distinct pleasure of being mentored by some of the best, and teaching these lessons all over our great country to firemen, & fire departments. Disciplines in the fire service can vary greatly, but the operators are all wired relatively the same. Being exposed to some of life's harshest realities, changes people. Why do sone people suffer, some survive, yet others will cope and flourish?

Drugs, alcohol, and spousal abuse, high divorce and behavioral problems, and suicide reside in our ranks, why?

Tactical Resiliency Training (TRT) is a training company that deals specifically with the management and reduction of stress induced anxiety. If you're looking for an effective methodology of training, rooted in success based delivery, presented by high speed low drag instructors TRT is what you are looking for.

TRT approaches resiliency training using proven military models adapted for the fire service and transferable to civilian life. We approach this problem from several perspectives:
- Learning development and effectiveness (using the laws of adult learning, rpdm, training/drilling/testing, & progression)
- Self Control techniques (mindfulness, situational awareness, breathing techniques, ruminative control techniques, Imagery)
- Bio-Metrics (monitoring physical vital signs to identify weak & strong points, and showing effective use of resiliency techniques)
- Character development (virtue identification, virtue driven with value direction)
- Health: 
Nutrition (Do's and don'ts of fueling your body) 
Exercise (HIIT, & Vo2 Max development)
Sleep (the importance and necessity)


Ric Jorge is a 24year career firefighter with Palm Beach County. As a national and state certified instructor over the last 14 years he teaches for his department (PBCFR has 50 firehouses covering 746,000 citizens). Ric has developed and delivered several department wide trainings, and served on many committees.


• Ric has delivered lectures and H.O.T. classes Nationally, and Internationally (Ecuador Fire Academy S.A.), as well as teaching at several well known fire conferences annually across the country: Indiana (FDIC), Fort Lauderdale Fire Expo, Fire Rescue East (Daytona), Orlando Fire Conference, Metro Atlanta Fire Conference, 50th State Fire Conference (Hawaii), Florida State Fire Academy, and Firehouse Expo (Baltimore), Great Florida Fire School, Texas Fire Educators Conference, Berks County Fire Symposium (Penn.), Command Officer Boot Camp (Pensacola, Fl.)

Day 3-"First Arriving Officer" and "Commercial Buidling Fires"-David Fornell (Detroit Fire). 

First Arricing Officer

Every officer has faced it. You've just been promoted to your first officer's position when suddenly; you begin to feel the awesome burden of responsibility. The lives of the firefighters under your command, the lives of those who may be trapped in a burning building, millions of dollars in property value and your own self esteem are on the line from the first moment you fasten the brass to your collar.


In this class, DC Fornell discusses basic items that every company officer must know including personnel management, size-up procedures and options, formulating a comprehensive attack plan, size-up, safe attack practices, tactics for commercial building fires, accountability, ventilation, self escape options and safe operational tactics for firefighter assist teams.


Over the years, much misinformation and fire service lore has been presented when discussing fire attack risk management and water flow tactics. This course unravels the mystery, separating facts from fiction and presents a solid series of suggestions that will make fire attack more efficient and much safer.

Commercial Buidling Fires

While fire departments tend to gear their attack operation strategy around their most commonly encountered fires, it's a fact that when faced in a fast-moving fire in a commercial occupancy, time after time they are overwhelmed and high losses occur.

In this class, DC Fornell shows the students why commercial occupancy fires are different, and how they require an entirely different approach to tactics, waterflow requirements, manpower, mutual aid and command techniques.

The points covered in the class are reinforced by a detailed analysis of the Sofa Super Store fire in Charleston, SC that killed nine firefighters, that materially illustrate why most departments are not prepared to effectively and safely combat fires in large occupancies, and offers recommendations on how to bring your department more capable of combating a large commercial fire.



Deputy Commissioner David P. Fornell of the Detroit Fire Department has a unique perspective as both an executive commander of one of the busiest fire departments in the U.S., and also serving in smaller communities as well.


Before coming to Detroit, DC Fornell was a line officer and Assistant DC of the Casstown Community Fire Company, protecting 88 square miles of rural area in and around Casstown, Ohio. He formerly held the rank of Captain of the Beckerle & Company, Hose Company, Engine #9 of the Danbury, Connecticut fire department and was the career DC of the Westchester, Illinois fire department, a suburb of Chicago.


DC Fornell is a certified fire service instructor specializing in engine company operations, company officer development, water flow and fire ground safety courses. He has taught nationwide including the Notre Dame-Michiana Fire School, University of Missouri, Connecticut Fire School, University of Akron, South Carolina Fire Academy, Illinois Fire Service Institute, International Society of Fire Service Instructors Conference, Monroe, Wis. Annual Fire School, FIREHOUSE Expo, International Association of Fire DCs annual conference, Fire Department Instructors' Conference and the California Fire Instructors' Annual Conference.


DC Fornell serves as a consultant on operations, management and safety issues and counts the departments of New York City, Detroit, Boston, Chicago, Grand Rapids and Memphis as among his many clients. For his work on the bunker gear program in New York City, he holds the rank of Honorary Battalion DC of the FDNY.


He is the author of "FIRE STREAM MANAGEMENT HANDBOOK" along with an accompanying training video published by Fire Engineering Books and Videos, and served seven years as the Executive Editor of FIRE APPARATUS magazine. DC Fornell has written articles for FIRE ENGINEERING and FIREHOUSE magazines in the U.S., FIRE AND RESCUE and MILITARY FIREFIGHTER in the United Kingdom. He has hosted the rural water supply, engine company operations and line officer training segments of "THE FIRST LINE SUPERVISOR" for the FETN television network and authored the number 1 blog on, “Riding with Captain Dave.



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