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2017 Schedule

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TENTATIVE - Schedule is subject to change.

Sunday, March 19

3:00 5:00 pm: REGISTRATION
5:00 7:00 pm: NETWORKING RECEPTION

Monday, March 20

7:30-8:45 am: BREAKFAST and REGISTRATION
8:45 am: OPENING REMARKS (everyone assembled)
9:05 am: PPE in the Future Where do we go? by Lawrence Petrick, Jr., Deputy Director Occupational Health & Safety, IAFF
9:50 am: What’s the Risk? – Risk Assessment and the PPE Selection Process by Henry Costo, Deputy Fire Commissioner-Technical Services, Philadelphia Fire Department (ret.)
10:35 am: BREAK
10:55 am: Critical PPE Lessons from the IFSI Cardiovascular & Chemical Exposure Risk Studies by Dr. Gavin Horn, Director of Research, IFSI Research at the University of Illinois Fire Service Institute
11:40 am: THL - Its Benefits and Limitations by Shawn Deaton, Special Projects Director, N.C. State University (TPACC)
12:20 pm: LUNCH
1:30 pm: A Common Sense Approach to Battle Fire Fighter Cancer and PPE Issues by Keith Tyson, Vice-President of Education, Research and Outreach, Firefighter Cancer Support Network
2:15 pm: Assessing the Effectiveness of Cleaning Procedures for Fire Fighting Protective Clothing by Jeff Stull, Research Engineer, International Personnel Protection, Inc.
3:00 pm: BREAK
3:20 pm: Thermal Imagers, PASS Devices and 2-way Radios – NFPA Electronic Safety Equipment by Fire Fighter Bob Athanas, FDNY, and President, SAFE-IR, Inc.
4:05 pm: SCBA and Fire Fighter Culture by Lieutenant Dan Rossos, Portland Fire and Rescue (ret.)
4:50 - 6:00 pm: EXHIBITS and NETWORKING (Hannover Ballroom)

Tuesday, March 21

7:15 - 8:30 am: EXHIBITS and BREAKFAST
8:30 - 11:55 am: T-PACC Morning tour
8:30 am:
FUNCTIONAL TRACK: A Fire Fighter’s Guide to Test Methods for Fire Fighting by Dan Melia (ret), FDNY Safety Command; and Tim Tomlinson, Driver/Operator, Addison Fire Department
RESEARCH/TECHNICAL TRACK: Barrier Hood Standard Development and Status Update by Battalion Chief Bob Keys, FDNY (ret.)
9:15 am: BREAK
9:20 am:
FUNCTIONAL TRACK: NFPA 1500 Update - Controlling Exposures to Fire Ground Toxic Contaminants by Battalion Chief David Bernzweig, Columbus Division of Fire
RESEARCH/TECHNICAL TRACK: Development of Structural Turnout Ensembles that Provide Protection from Smoke and Particulate Infiltration by Dr. R. Bryan Ormond, N.C. State University (TPACC)
10:05 am: BREAK (with snack)
10:20 am:
FUNCTIONAL TRACK: What is the Future of Urban Interface & Wildland Fire Fighting PPE? by Director of Wildland Firefighting Safety & Response, Rick Swan, IAFF
RESEARCH/TECHNICAL TRACK: Technical and Practical Assessments for the Selection of New Barrier Hoods by Research Engineer, Jeff Stull, International Personnel Protection, Inc.
11:05 am: BREAK
11:10 am:
FUNCTIONAL TRACK: Developing the Culture of Cancer Risk Reduction Behaviors at Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue by Assistant Chief Mark Havener, Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue
RESEARCH/TECHNICAL TRACK: Your Level of Protection - Is It What You Need? by Captain Dick Weise, Los Angeles County Fire Department
11:55 am: EXHIBITS and LUNCH
1:30 - 4:45 pm: T-PACC Afternoon tour
1:30 pm:
FUNCTIONAL TRACK: A Fire Fighter’s Guide to Test Methods for Fire Fighting by Dan Melia (ret), FDNY Safety Command; and Tim Tomlinson, Driver/Operator, Addison Fire Department
RESEARCH/TECHNICAL TRACK: Barrier Hood Standard Development and Status Update by Battalion Chief Bob Keys, FDNY (ret.)
2:15 pm: BREAK
2:20 pm:
FUNCTIONAL TRACK: NFPA 1500 Update - Controlling Exposures to Fire Ground Toxic Contaminants by Battalion Chief David Bernzweig, Columbus Division of Fire
RESEARCH/TECHNICAL TRACK: Development of Structural Turnout Ensembles that Provide Protection from Smoke and Particulate Infiltration by Dr. R. Bryan Ormond, N.C. State University (TPACC)
3:05 pm: BREAK (with snack)
3:20 pm:
FUNCTIONAL TRACK: What is the Future of Urban Interface & Wildland Fire Fighting PPE? by Director of Wildland Firefighting Safety & Response, Rick Swan, IAFF
RESEARCH/TECHNICAL TRACK: Technical and Practical Assessments for the Selection of New Barrier Hoods by Research Engineer, Jeff Stull, International Personnel Protection, Inc.
4:05 pm: BREAK
4:10 pm:
FUNCTIONAL TRACK: Developing the Culture of Cancer Risk Reduction Behaviors at Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue by Assistant Chief Mark Havener, Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue
RESEARCH/TECHNICAL TRACK: Your Level of Protection - Is It What You Need? by Captain Dick Weise, Los Angeles County Fire Department
4:55 - 6:30 pm: EXHIBITS and NETWORKING (Hannover Ballroom)

Wednesday, March 22

7:45 - 8:45 am: EXHIBITS and BREAKFAST (Hannover Ballroom)
8:45 am: CLOSING DAY REMARKS
9:00 am: OSHA – Changes are Coming by Fire Chief Bruce Varner (ret.), BHVarner and Associates and Karl Beeman, Instructor/Consultant
9:45 am: Healthy In, Healthy Out – Best Practices for Reducing Exposures to Carcinogens by Captain Beth Gallup, Kent Fire Department Regional Fire Authority
10:30 am: BREAK
10:50 am: Effect of Repeat Thermal Exposures on SCBA Facepiece Properties by Research Scientist, Richard Kesler, IFSI Research at the University of Illinois Fire Service Institute
11:35 am: Revolutionary Turnout Suit Designs for the Modern Fire Fighter by Dr. Meredith McQuerry, Florida State University/N.C. State University (TPACC)
12:20 pm: ADJOURN