2011 FDNY Symposium
Tuesday March 15
08:30 – 8:45 Welcome and Introduction by FDNY Commissioner and Chief of Department.
08:45 – 10:00 The latest building trends in construction and technology including ‘Green Buildings” and how they impact on firefighting operations –Assistant Chief Ronald Spadafora
10:00 – 12:00 FDNY Firefighting Procedures and the different tactics used for Residential versus Commercial high rise fires. Case study of recent multiple alarm. Specialty units unique assignments at high rise fires.- Deputy Chief James Daly and Lieutenant Chris Flatley
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 14:00 Managing building systems. How Building Personnel and Fire Department members work together in protecting life using the building systems and Fire Safety/Emergency Action Plans. –Captain Joseph Evangelista and Mr. John C. Santora, President & CEO Americas, Cushman & Wakefield, Inc.
14:00 – 15:00 Firefighting operations, focusing on Command procedures. Importance of effective training from a candid discussion of a difficult fire. Lessons Learned: Importance of situational, reality based training.
Fire Departments can evaluate their own strategies, tactics and training methods from a Chief Officers point of view.-Deputy Assistant Chief Jack Mooney
15:00 – 16:30 New Terrorist trends, extreme fires as a weapon and their implications for safety and incident management. Plus technology and command procedures that are improving firefighting accountability.16:30 – Assistant Chief Joseph Pfeifer
17:00 A guided tour of the FDNY Training Academy
Wednesday March 16
08:30 – 10:00 High Angle Rescue Operations. All the tactics, equipment and Command procedures required to perform life saving operations on the upper floors of buildings- Battalion Chief Joseph Downey
10:00 – 11:00 Command and control at major emergencies and a critique of the Times Square terrorist event. The presentation will identify Command methods for First Responders under your immediate control and the public. Street Management, Staging areas, Sharing information, Unified Command following Federal NIMS standards will be defined. –Deputy Chief James Hodgens
11:00 – 12:00 Overcoming Water supply problems. Learn Standpipe and Sprinkler systems capabilities and understand how to use these systems effectively when problems occur. -Battalion Chief Thomas Meara
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 14:00 Medical triage Operations defining Command and control at multi-causality events. Medical operations at the Times Square Bombing will be reviewed.- EMS Division Chief James Booth
14:00 – 15:00. New tools on how to overcome intense fires in buildings. Learn how the FDNY has adapted to maintain effective procedures using these new tools and innovations: Fire blanket, high-rise nozzle, Fire curtain.-Division Commander James DiDomenico , Battalion Chief George Healy and Lieutenant John Ceriello
15:00 – 16:30 Controlling Mayday situations. Newest Safety initiatives in protecting Firefighters when Mayday messages are transmitted. Programs to increase Safety while responding into and operating at the scene of fires and emergencies. –Chief of Safety Stephen Raynis , Battalion Chief Thomas Riley , Lieutenant Michael Wilbur and Lieutenant Thomas Woska
16:30 – 17:00 A guided tour of the FDNY Training Academy