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Full Schedule

  • Sunday, July 25, 2021
  • 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM ET
    Wildland Fire Policy Committee Meeting (Invite Only)
  • Monday, July 26, 2021
  • 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM ET
    IAFC Board of Directors Meeting
  • 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM ET
    Wildland Fire Policy Committee Meeting
  • Tuesday, July 27, 2021
  • 7:00 AM – 5:30 PM ET
    IAFC Store Open
  • 7:00 AM – 5:30 PM ET
    Registration Open
  • 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM ET
    Respect Our House: Extinguish Bullying & Train the Trainer
  • 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM ET
    Human Relations Committee Meeting
  • 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET
    Constitution, Bylaws, and Resolutions Committee Meeting
  • 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET
    Emergency Management Committee Meeting
  • 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET
    Urban Search & Rescue Committee Meeting
  • 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM ET
    Technology Council Meeting
  • 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM ET
    National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) Symposium
  • 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM ET
    Wildland Fire Policy Committee Meeting
  • 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET
    Great Lakes Division Board Meeting
  • 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET
    GPSS Meeting (Invite Only)
  • 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET
    COVID-19 Vaccine
  • 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM ET
    Presenter Ready Room
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET
    Executive Fire Officers Section Meeting
  • 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET
    Elections Committee Meeting
  • 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET
    ESCI Meeting (Invite Only)
  • 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET
    Terrorism & Homeland Security Committee Meeting
  • 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM ET
    Division Secretaries Meeting
  • 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET
    Professional Development Committee Meeting
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET
    RECEPI Meeting (Invite Only)
  • 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM ET
    Coronavirus (COVID-19) Task Force Meeting (Invite Only)
  • 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM ET
    Program Planning Committee Meeting (Invite Only)
  • 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM ET
    Charlotte Knights Baseball Game!
  • Wednesday, July 28, 2021
  • 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM ET
    Presenter Ready Room
  • 7:00 AM – 6:30 PM ET
    Registration Open
  • 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM ET
    IAFC Store Open
  • 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM ET
    Opening General Session
  • 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM ET
    COVID-19 Vaccine
  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM ET
    Avoiding HR and Legal Landmines
  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM ET
    Fire Operational Improvements: A Case Study
  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM ET
    How To Transform The Fire/EMS Service Through The Business Principles Of The Grateful Dead
  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM ET
    Human Performance Improvement for Company Officers: Addressing Mistakes in Your Firehouse
  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM ET
    United In Service - Confronting Racism in Fire & Emergency Services
  • 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM ET
    iDELP Meeting (Invite Only)
  • 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM ET
    Improve Your Emergency Operations by Conducting Effective After-Action Reporting
  • 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM ET
    Utilizing Data to Justify Organizational Growth
  • 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM ET
    Changing Organizational Behavior through High Performance Leadership
  • 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM ET
    Company Officers Section Annual Meeting
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET
    ‘Shrooms and Smoke Signals:  Legal Drugs in the Firehouse 2021
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET
    CRR: Don't Believe the Hype
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET
    Data Analysis and GIS for Company Officers
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET
    Personnel Law 101 for the New Company Officer
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET
    Training for Failure: Why We Must Change the Way We Train First Responders
  • 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET
    Women Chiefs Council Meeting
  • 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM ET
    Cancer: Prevent it, Detect it, SURVIVE it!
  • 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM ET
    How Fire Chiefs Get in Trouble
  • 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM ET
    Reimagining Your Organization
  • 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET
    TSAC Opioid Abuse Training
  • 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM ET
    Don’t Let the Pace of Change Overtake Your Leadership
  • 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM ET
    Lessons, Learnings and Leadership from the Fireground 360
  • 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM ET
    Silver to Gold: Successfully Transitioning from Company Officer to Chief Officer
  • 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM ET
    The Company Officer as an Instructor
  • 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM ET
    The Power of People
  • 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM ET
    The Stages of the Fire Officer's Journey
  • 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM ET
    Preparing Ahead to Win a Voted Tax Increase
  • 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM ET
    The Chief's Guide to Effective Negotiating
  • 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM ET
    Highway Incident Safety & Survival
  • 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM ET
    I Just Wanna Testify: The Chief on the Witness Stand
  • 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM ET
    ISO and Crediting Training Correctly
  • 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM ET
    Lead, Follow, or Get Out of the Way - BUT OWN IT!
  • 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM ET
    Money Ball for the Fire Service
  • 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM ET
    Rescue Me - Strategies and Tactics for Employee Fires
  • 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM ET
    Exhibit Hall Open
  • 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM ET
    Welcome Reception
  • 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM ET
    Friends of Bill W
  • Thursday, July 29, 2021
  • 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM ET
    Presenter Ready Room
  • 7:00 AM – 5:30 PM ET
    IAFC Store Open
  • 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM ET
    Registration Open
  • 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM ET
    General Session
  • 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM ET
    IAFC Business Meeting
  • 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM ET
    COVID-19 Vaccine
  • 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM ET
    Exhibit Hall Open
  • 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM ET
    Federal Legislative Update
  • 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM ET
    Moving Forward or Falling Back: Planning Your Agency's Future
  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM ET
    Fire Department Mental Health and Wellness
  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM ET
    Peer Support: Implementation, Utilization, Normalization
  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM ET
    Save Time and Money with Cooperative Procurement
  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM ET
    Sled Dog Leadership: Lessons From the Trail
  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM ET
    Strategies for Dealing with Difficult Conversations and Conflict Successfully
  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM ET
    What the Past Decade has Taught Us About the Fire House as Workplace: An After Action Report
  • 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM ET
    iDELP Meeting (Invite Only)
  • 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM ET
    Combining and Consolidating - When the Merging Fire Departments is Appropriate
  • 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM ET
    Thriving Behind Enemy Lines
  • 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET
    Propane Training
  • 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM ET
    FSEDI Master Class
  • 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM ET
    Company Officers: Stuck in the Middle
  • 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM ET
    Grant Writing for Emergency Services
  • 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM ET
    It Happened To Us, The Anatomy of a Near Miss!
  • 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM ET
    The Digitization of the Fire Service: Building Data Assets for Decision Making
  • 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM ET
    The Perils of High-Rises Under Construction
  • 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM ET
    The Success or Failure of Your Department: It's All About Your First-Line Chiefs and Company Officers
  • 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM ET
    Volunteer & Combination Officers Section Annual Meeting
  • 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM ET
    Federal Legislative Update
  • 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM ET
    The Core: Basics of an Effective (and Legal) Firehouse Free Speech/Social Media Policy
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET
    Career Survival in the Fire House
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET
    How to Achieve and Sustain Long-Term Success at Work and Home
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET
    Landing a Fire Chief's Job
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET
    Marine, Airborne, Ranger, Firefighter: The Case for Effective Small Unit Leadership in the Fire Service
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET
    President's Council Meeting
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET
    Wildland-Urban Interface: Are You Ready to Manage the Reality?
  • 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM ET
    Industrial Section Meeting
  • 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM ET
    Motorola Solutions Roundtable (Invite Only)
  • 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM ET
    Lavender Ribbon Report: Cancer Prevention (Invite Only)
  • 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM ET
    Critical Components of a Fire Department Continuity of Operations Plan
  • 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM ET
    What We Learned from Our COVID-19 NON-Vacation
  • 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM ET
    Durham, N.C. Gas Explosion Lessons Learned
  • 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM ET
    National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Uniformed Support Group overview
  • 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM ET
    Successfully Transitioning from Firefighter to Company Officer
  • 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM ET
    Understanding and Utilizing NFPA 1403 for Live Fire Training
  • 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM ET
    United in Service - Challenging Sexism in the Fire Service – 2021 and beyond
  • 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM ET
    First Due RMS Launch Party
  • 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM ET
    Friends of Bill W
  • 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM ET
    Street Party at the NASCAR Hall of Fame
  • Friday, July 30, 2021
  • 7:00 AM – 8:30 AM ET
    Diversity Breakfast
  • 7:00 AM – 1:00 PM ET
    Presenter Ready Room
  • 7:00 AM – 1:00 PM ET
    Registration Open
  • 7:00 AM – 5:30 PM ET
    IAFC Store Open
  • 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM ET
    General Session
  • 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET
    Metro Chiefs Section Annual Meeting
  • 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM ET
    Exhibit Hall Open
  • 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM ET
    Completing the 540 - Drone Operations on the Incident Scene
  • 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM ET
    Fire Investigation & Report Writing for Officers
  • 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM ET
    Intoxicated Leadership: Thinking Strategically versus Reacting Emotionally
  • 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM ET
    Leadership Lessons: Discovering the Emotionally Intelligent Fire Officer
  • 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM ET
    Six Good Reasons NOT to be a Fire Chief - Maintaining Balance in Executive Decision-Making
  • 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM ET
    Technology: The Pivot Point of Community Risk Reduction
  • 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM ET
    The Bathroom Was Spotless…The Restaurant Burned Down
  • 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET
    Emergency Medical Services Section Annual Meeting
  • 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET
    Metro Chiefs Lunch (Invite Only)
  • 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET
    Executive Decision Making: How you decide is more important than what you decide.
  • 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET
    Improving Response Times with Data - A Common Sense Approach to Resource Deployment
  • 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET
    Influence: Connecting with Stakeholders
  • 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET
    Leave Your Ego at the Door: The Need for Collaboration During a Pandemic
  • 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET
    Surviving The Job
  • 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET
    Tactical Thermal Imaging-Enhancing Fireground Strategies & Tactics
  • 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET
    United in Service - Homophobia & Transphobia in Emergency Services: Confronting the Last Taboo
  • 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM ET
    Program Planning Committee Meeting (Invite Only)
  • 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM ET
    Addressing Suicide: A Proactive Approach to First Responder Mental Wellness
  • 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM ET
    Leading Organizations Through Change
  • 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM ET
    Mining for Gems: A Guide to Creative Community Risk Reduction
  • 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM ET
    Preventing the Preventable
  • 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM ET
    Recruitment and Retention: How to Get Good People and Keep Them!
  • 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM ET
    Train to Fail: How Our Training Practices Can Sabotage Our Efforts
  • 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM ET
    Wellness and Peer Support Strategies for Firefighters, Peer Teams, and Department Administration
  • 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM ET
    Charlotte Knights Baseball Game!
  • 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM ET
    FRI After Party with Comedian Travis Howze
  • Saturday, July 31, 2021
  • 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM ET
    Chief's Edge