2020 Safety and Health Conference

Letter from the Chair: Safety Stand Down
Prize Giveaway Details
2020 Safety & Health Virtual Conference Flyer
POST-EVENT CONTENT

Program/Schedule:


Tentative Program and Schedule (subject to change)
*All times listed are in Eastern Standard Time.

  Monday, December 7
8:35 AM Opening Remarks
Chief John Whalen, Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Department
  Invocation
Chaplain Rick Spence
  Honor Guard/Posting of Colors/Pledge
Reedy Creek Fire Department
  FFCA President Remarks
Chief Ty Silcox, FFCA President, Fire Chief of City of Fernandina Beach
  FPF President Remarks
Wayne Bernoska, FPF President
8:49 AM KEYNOTE
*Live Stream ONLY*
The Known, the Unknown and Safety w/ LIVE Q&A
Bobby Halton, FDIC , Fire Engineering, JEMS, EMSToday
   Break
 10:30 AM Examining the Benefits of Implementing a Nutrition Education Program Within The Fire Service w/ LIVE Q&A
Dana Harrison, Nutritionist, Educator, and CEO, Eats 2 Know, LLC. Founder, The Cultural Shift Method
 11:25 AM Balanced Breakfast Basics (Demo)
Dana Harrison, Nutritionist, Educator, and CEO, Eats 2 Know, LLC. Founder, The Cultural Shift Method
*Click here to download the handout
 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM  Lunch Break
 1:00 PM Cancer Prevention Through On-scene Gear Exchange w/ LIVE Q&A
Kevin Tomyk, Firefighter, Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services
CLICK HERE to view the Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services video.
Craig Balter, Acting Division Chief of Safety, San Antonio Fire Department
Dennis Chavez, Executive Officer of the Safety Division, San Antonio Fire Department
CLICK HERE to view the San Antonio Fire Department video.
John Schmidt, Division Chief, Pasco County Fire Rescue
CLICK HERE to view the San Antonio Fire Department video.
   Break
 2:10 PM Mitigating Exposure to Carcinogens thru Rules, Grants, and Training w/ LIVE Q&A
Julius Halas, State Fire Marshal Division Director
Mike Tucker, Superintendent/Bureau Chief, Bureau of Fire Standards & Training / Florida State Fire College
 2:40 PM Toenails as a Biomarker of Long-term Exposure to Heavy Metals in Firefighters
Dr. Alberto Caban-Martinez, Assistant Professor, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine

  Tuesday, December 8
8:35 AM Introduction & Awards Presentation
Chief John Whalen, Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Department
8:58 AM KEYNOTE

Medical Directors COVID-19 Panel
Peter Antevy MD
Paul Pepe, MD
Kenneth Scheppke, MD
  Break
 10:40 AM Yoga For First Responders
Samantha Wines, Deputy Program Director, Yoga for First Responders
  FFHSC Update
 11:25 AM Meal Prep 101 (Demo)
Dana Harrison, Nutritionist, Educator, and CEO, Eats 2 Know, LLC. Founder, The Cultural Shift Method
*Click here to download the handout
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM Lunch Break
 1:00 PM
*LIVE PANEL*
COVID-19 Roundtable w/ LIVE Q&A
FFCA (Darrel Donatto), FPF (Rocco Salvatori), SERP (T.J. Lyon), ESF 4/9 (Julius Halas, John Kohnke, John Gatlin), Orlando Fire Department (Lori McDonald), Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Department (Chris Bator)
  Break
 2:25 PM Mental Health Treatment at UCF RESTORES: What Actually Happens?
David C. Rozek, Ph.D., University of Central Florida
 2:48 PM Injury Prevention in the Fire Industry
Jessica Gutschick, Physical Therapist

  Wednesday, December 9
9:52 AM Introduction
Chief John Whalen, Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Department
9:54 AM KEYNOTE

Leading the Fire Service Through Civil Unrest w/ LIVE Q&A
Glen Riley, Deputy Chief, Atlanta Fire Rescue Department
  Break
 10:45 AM Firefighter Cancer Support Network (FCSN) Update
Keith Tyson, FCSN Florida State Director
 11:17 AM State of Florida Safety Section Update
Mike Tucker, Superintendent/Bureau Chief, Bureau of Fire Standards & Training / Florida State Fire College
 11:25 AM Firehouse Flexibility (Demo)
Dana Harrison, Nutritionist, Educator, and CEO, Eats 2 Know, LLC. Founder, The Cultural Shift Method
*Click here to download the handout
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM Lunch Break
 1:00 PM Wildland Safety and Equipment 
Timothy Abramczyk, Florida Forest Service
 1:15 PM Mental Resiliency in Uncertain Times
Michelle Fayed, Director of Mental Health, Florida Firefighter Safety and Health Collaborative
 1:40 PM Women’s Health and Cancer Prevention Strategies in Female Firefighters
Natasha Schaefer Solle, PhD, RN, Research Assistant Professor, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
  Break
 2:15 PM Surviving the Fire Service
Todd LeDuc, Life Scan Wellness Centers


Prize Giveaway Details
*Prize drawings require registration and contact/shipping information to be provided to the vendor. By entering this raffle, you agree to give permission to the Florida Fire Chiefs' Association to share your contact and shipping information with the prize sponsor.*

Ten-8 Fire Equipment Helmet Giveaway


As a sponsor of the 2020 Safety and Health Virtual Conference, Ten-8 Fire Equipment will be giving away a choice of MSA Cairns® XF1 helmet or a Cairns 1044 helmet.

How to Qualify:

  • Reigster for the 2020 Safety and Health Virtual Conference.
  • Take note of your Confirmation Number from your registration confirmation email or from the confirmation page. Each individual has a different confirmation number, even if registering as a group.
  • Attend the COVID-19 Roundtable w/ LIVE Q&A on Tuesday, December 8 at 1:00 PM.
  • Must be present to win. Details will be announced during the session in the Chat section.
  • The winner of the prize will be announced at the conclusion of the LIVE Q&A segment.

United Badges $50 Gift Card Break Giveaways

United Badges will be sponsoring a $50 Gift Card giveaway at the morning and afternoon 10-minute breaks, and lunch on Tuesday and Thursday during the 2020 Safety and Health Virtual Conference. Each raffle is separate from the others - your prior submission will NOT be transferred to other raffles, so you'll need to participate in each to be considered. That's a total of eight opportunities to win!

How to Qualify:

  • Reigster for the 2020 Safety and Health Virtual Conference.
  • Take note of your Confirmation Number from your registration confirmation email or from the confirmation page. Each individual has a different confirmation number, even if registering as a group.
  • During the 10-minute break, enter your confirmation number in the Chat Window.
  • Winners will be notified in the Chat Window and by email.


2020 Safety & Health Virtual Conference Flyer