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Standard rate is $325 per attendee
Location: Hyatt Regency Orange County Garden Grove, CA
Dates: September 24-26, 2014
Hotel Reservations: Conference hotel room special group rate available thru September 13th for $99 a night. Call (714) 750-1234 and mention group code "CSFA".
Hotel Website: http://orangecounty.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html
Maps & Directions: http://orangecounty.hyatt.com/en/hotel/our-hotel/map-and-directions.html
Schedule of Events: Download here
Student Schedule: Download here
Paul Stein retired Chief Officer from the Santa Monica Fire Department, and former CSFA Board member, will keynote the 92nd CSFA Conference in Garden Grove during opening ceremonies Sept. 24. In his informative and humorous presentation "Life Lessons Learned" Chief Stein will share the life and leadership lessons he has learned from his 32-years as a firefighter which includes 25-plus years and a supervisor dealing with fire departments, and the different types of people in them. He will also share his organizational successes and disappointments.
The speech will also identify the lessons learned from his 48 years of marriage and 47 years as a parent. The end result will be leave the audience with an understanding of what he believes it takes to be a productive and well respected leader and parent.
Chief Phil Davis to present Leadership and Ethics workshop
Phil Davis, of Davis Health and Safety Associate will present a workshop on Leadership and Ethics on Thursday, Sept. 25 at the CSFA 92nd Annual Conference in Garden Grove. Davis was in the fire service for 28 years (and in emergency services for 33 years) and has worked as a firefighter/paramedic, captain, training officer, EMS coordinator and Chief Fire Officer. He has served on two Type-2 Incident Management Teams for CALFIRE in California. After retiring from the Elk Grove Fire Department, Chief Davis served as the Emergency Services Director for the American Red Cross, Capital Region Chapter. His experience also includes part-time adjunct faculty positions at the National Fire Academy, UC Davis and Chico State University as well as numerous California community colleges. He has authored several professional articles and magazine columns. He blogs for the on-line version of Emergency Management Magazine and the Sacramento ABC affiliate, News10.net. Twice nominated as Fire Instructor of the Year, he has presented dozens of classes in 43 states plus Canada.
Autism Awareness Training
John Sokol, PhD, a Captain with Pembroke Fire Protection District in Illinois where he teaches Fire Prevention and Safety, will present "Autism Awareness and Interaction Training for First Responders" on Thursday, Sept. 25 at the 92nd annual CSFA Conference in Garden Grove . Dr. Sokol is the area coordinator for the NFPA's Risk Watch Safety and Remembering When Programs and the Area representative for the Illinois Fire Safety Alliance. He is also a member of the Illinois State Fire Marshal's Risk Watch Championship Management Team. He has completed the National Fire Academy's Community Safety Educator certificate program. He recently received an achievement award from the Illinois Fire Inspectors Association for his work in fire and life safety.
Animal Rescue & Critical Care Response
Over one-half of all American households owns one or more pets, so the likely hood of dealing with an animal emergency in the field is high. Competency in understanding updated animal disaster laws will allow first responders to work under FEMA & ICS to facilitate animal health & well being in the event of disaster response. Knowledge of animal rescue awareness, behavior, & restraint/handling techniques will
ensure the safety of both the responder & the victim. An example would be how to safely immobilize a dog defending its owner suffering a medical emergency, or equally evaluating an injured animal & human as a result of an auto accident.
Learn specific animal triage/critical care, as well as understand the proper use of pet oxygen masks & cover animal CPR for multiple species. Participants will come away with the knowledge of how to freely obtain these life-saving devices. Awareness of International Firefighter Cancer Foundation Disease Detection Dogs will also be discussed. Download the full presenation PDF here.
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