New for the Jackson Fire Expo in 2013 is a Meet and Greet session at The Fox and Hound sports bar from 5:30 PM until 7:30 PM on Saturday night! Come and meet the speakers, share some stories, and enjoy a few drinks with friends! The Fox and Hound sports bar is located at 4834 Everhard Road Northwest Canton, OH 44718.
The 2013 Jackson Fire Expo firefighter continuing education seminar will be held Saturday, February 9 and Sunday, February 10, 2013. The Jackson Fire Expo will be held at:
Jackson High School
7600 Fulton Drive NW
Massillon, OH 44646
-Fire and EMS Exhibitors will be Present- -Sales Available-
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Chief Rick Lasky
Battalion Chief John Salka
“Five Alarm Leadership: Real Leadership with Real People”
“Fireground Scenario Workshop”
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Captain Dave Fornell
“NIST Studies, Penciling, Pushing Fire and Air Flow – Sorting Through the Data”
“Commercial Building Fires: What’s So Differerent?”
Vendor Expo 0730-0900 hrs
Program 0900-1200 hrs
Catered Lunch (included) 1200-1300 hrs
Program 1300-1630 hrs
Seating is limited, registration is on a first come, first served basis.
Pricing for one day: $75.00, both days $140.00
Make checks payable to JTPFF Local 2280
PO Numbers accepted – Call ahead with number
If you would like to pay with a credit or debit card at the door, make a note on your registration form.
Early Bird Pricing before January 19, 2013
Single Day Registration $70 or Two Day Registration $125!
No refunds for cancellations after January 19, 2013
To register more than one person, fill this form out once for each person before finishing the PayPal checkout process.
The Jackson Fire Expo features nationally known speakers and draws an audience from many states. The map below shows area lodging.
Coming to the Jackson Fire Expo from out of town? The Jackson Township area has many sports bars, gentlemen’s clubs, and shopping. Bring your spouse to enjoy the area attractions while you attend class!
Five Alarm Leadership: Real Leadership With Real People
Five Alarm Leadership is a dynamic program that is designed to energize and motivate the people in your department to perform and excel in everything they do. This program outlines many of the common situations that fire departments and fire companies find themselves in and presents suggestions and solutions to those situations. Chiefs Salka and Lasky, both 30-plus year veterans of the fire service have experienced many of the challenges and hurdles that your fire department is facing. They have learned through their experience as a company grade officer, command-level officer, and executive officer, how to treat people, how to motivate them, to coach and counsel them, and in some cases discipline them, so that they want to come back and contribute even more to this great profession. Issues such as integrity, inspiration, interest, innovation, insight and initiative are all discussed and applied to life in the firehouse and on the fireground. Join Chiefs John Salka and Rick Lasky as they guide you through your most difficult but vital role as a leader in the fire service.
To register for the 2013 Jackson Fire Expo, visit http://www.jacksonfirefighters.com.
Captain David P. Fornell is active as a line officer in 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 Chief of the Westchester, Illinois fire department, a suburb of Chicago.
Capt. Fornell is a Connecticut 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 Chiefs annual conference and the California Fire Instructors‘ Annual Conference.
Captain 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 Chief 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. Capt. 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. He currently authors the number 1 blog on www.firehouse.com, “Riding with Capt. Dave.”
17th Annual Jackson
ALL New LocationSaturday and Sunday,
March 10th and 11th
Jackson High School
7600 Fulton Dr NW
Massillon OH 44646
All new location with much more room, but still the same high quality speakers.
On Staurday morning, Chief Jeff Simpson of the Salisbury Fire Department in MD will be discussing the concerns of the concerns associated with solar energy hardware during emergencies. In the afternoon, he will discuss issues regarding first in responders to emergencies involving railroad facilities and equipment.
Sunday we will have FDNY Deputy Chief Tom Dunne. Chief Dunne is giving two separate presentations; “Strip Mall Fires” and “Think Like An Incident Commander” .
You asked for it, and we listened. You wanted to be able to pay for multiple people to attend and checkout only once. To register online, select the days that a person is attending and add their name. If you need to add multiple people, add them one at a time before proceeding to the checkout. Please be sure to add your department affiliation.
To assist our guests from out of town, we have placed a map of area lodging below.
Please Contact Tony Hercules with any questions at 330-592-0914, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
CANTON, Ohio – Stark State University was again home to the 16th Annual Jackson Fire Expo, which was held on February 5th and 6th, 20
11. The 196 participants that attended the two-day event were treated to a trade show and two guest lecturers who spoke about current issues affecting the modern fire service. Thirty-three departments from Northeast Ohio were represented with seven sending five or more participants.
Saturday’s session started with a continental breakfast and vendor’s expo which ran from 7:30am to 9:00am. At 9:00am the seminar got underway with the presentation of the flags by the Jackson Township Fire Department Honor Guard as Captain Dave Aberth of the Perry Twp. FD who performed a stirring rendition of “God Bless America” in front of a packed auditorium.
Saturday morning’s session featured Dr. Donald W. Walsh, Ph.D., Assistant Deputy Fire Commissioner (Ret.) of the Chicago Fire Department who presented the program “Fire Smoke: Myths, Perceptions, and Misunderstandings.” This program was originally scheduled to be presented by Rob Schnepp, Assistant Chief of the Alameda County Fire Department who had to cancel due to a scheduling conflict. The Jackson Fire Expo committee was able to get Dr Walsh who has an extensive background in fire science,
smoke inhalation, and exposure treatment research. Currently, Dr. Walsh is working on new fire safety technologies and research on the dangers of fire smoke, cyanide identification and treatment protocols.; He is also assisting The US Department of Homeland Security with developing preparedness programs related to cyanide weapons and disasters.
The afternoon’s presenter was Captain Jason Krusen of the Columbia, South Carolina Fire Department. His program was titled, “Hydrogen Cyanide, The New Carbon Monoxide.” Captain Krusen also serves on the South Carolina
Urban Search and Rescue Team (SC-TF1) as well serves on the Board of Directors of the Cyanide Poisoning Treatment Coalition. His presentation covered the dangers found in fire smoke that is present during overhaul operations.
Sunday’s feature presenter was the ever popular John J. Salka, Battalion Chief, FDNY who was a returning presenter. Chief Salka presentation was titled, “Fireground Responsibility, Five Alarm Leadership” and covered the roles and responsibilities of those working on the fireground. Currently, Chief Salka is the Battalion Commander of the 18th Battalion based in the Bronx. He is a noted author and frequent presenter at the NY Chiefs Show, FDIC, and Firehouse Expo. He also received the 2001 FDIC Training Achievement Award for his Get Out Alive firefighter survival training program. He also travels throughout the 50 states teaching and lecturing on fireground tactics, strategy, leadership and safety and survival topics.
This year’s Expo attracted twenty-eight vendors who set up their booths in Student Center on the grounds of Stark State University. Attendees could view and purchase PPE, thermal imagers, hand tools, environmental sensors, EMS gear, and rescue equipment. The hall was open throughout the expo and drew crowds before and after the expo and during breaks and lunch both days.
During lunch, firefighters from the Jackson Township Professional Firefighters Local 2280 were busy selling 50/50 tickets for charity. This year they raised $1,737 for the Lindsay Heppe Kieffer Family Relief Fund.
The Jackson Fire Expo is held annually and is considered to be one of Ohio’s Premiere Fire Schools. They also have a web page that is updated regularly and includes on-line registration forms as well as maps. Go to www.jacksonfirefighters.com to learn more about the Jackson Township Fire Department and the upcoming 2012 Jackson Fire Expo.
Below is the link for the Powerpoint presentation in PDF format used by Jason Krusen during the Jackson Fire Expo 2011. The dangers of hydrogen cyanide in fire smoke are highlighted in this presentation.
The following links are to the files referenced by Dr. Walsh in his presentation on hydrogen cyanide in fire smoke. These materials are made available to all who attended the Jackson Fire Expo and to those who are looking for more information about hydrogen cyanide in fire smoke. The publications below offer a startling insight to the hidden dangers of cyanide in smoke.
If you have registered for the Jackson Fire Expo 2011, and you did this prior to Jan 3, we need you to contact our seminar coordinator at email@example.com to ensure that we received your registration information.
If you are a vendor that has registered for our Jackson Fire Expo 2011 and you did so before Jan 3, we need you to contact Tim Berczik at firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure that we received your registration.