North Central Florida

Save the Date!

December 12-14, 2023
Florida State Fire College

At the Florida State Fire College

Set on 37 acres in North West Marion County, the Florida State Fire College provides ample room for conference HOT classes, lecture classes and speaker presentations.

Keynote Speaker - Rob Ramirez

Captain Rob Ramirez has been a student of the Fire Service for over 22 years and holds a degree in Fire Science and Public Administration. Rob is a state-certified Fire Instructor II, Fire Officer II, Safety Officer, and Live Fire Training Officer.

HOT, Lecture and Officer Classes

Class offerings designed for the entire department - from chief to firefighter and everything in-between.

Keynote Speaker

Rob Ramirez

Captain Rob Ramirez has been a student of the Fire Service for over 22 years and holds a degree in Fire Science and Public Administration. Rob is a state-certified Fire Instructor II, Fire Officer II, Safety Officer, and Live Fire Training Officer. Since 2006, he has served as a Rescue Team Manager for the Department of Homeland Security F.E.M.A. U.S.A.R. Florida Task Force 2 out of Miami, Fl. He has been on many high-profile USAR deployments, including the Haiti earthquake in 2010 and major Hurricanes Katrina, Harvey, Florence, and Ian. Rob is the lead Instructor of Fire, Military, and Special Operations classes for National Rescue Consultants, an all-hazards national training company based in West Palm Beach, Florida. He co-founded the Firefighter Advanced Survival Techniques program, formerly delivered at the Coral Springs Fire Academy in Florida from 2014-2018. Rob is also the lead instructor for the Firefighter Rescue and Survival program at the Ft. Lauderdale Fire Training Expo and travels nationally throughout the year as a guest instructor/speaker at various Fire Conferences. Throughout his Fire Service career, he has held the ranks of Firefighter, Paramedic, Lieutenant, Dept. Training Officer, and Captain. He is currently assigned to the Operations Division of a busy urban Truck company in South Florida.

Keynote Course Description

The Mayday Mindset: The Art of Learning, Training, & Achieving Mastery

The Mayday Mindset presentation is entirely backed by decades of real-world experience and the most up-to-date firefighter survival and proactive RIT training models. This one-of-a-kind training program focuses entirely on providing today’s firefighters with the necessary tools to teach, learn, develop, and excel at any fire ground skill. Through the study of learning science, predictable human behavior patterns, fire service data, and scientific research, this class will provide the attendees with an unprecedented blueprint for success under stress.

Over the last decade, firefighter RIT and survival classes became increasingly linear and cookie-cutter in their approach to these nonlinear life-or-death events. This has created a dangerous standard of training firefighters to get out of trouble instead of adequately training them to stay out of trouble. The Mayday Mindset program focuses on the discontinuation of that adverse practice. In this class, Rob will highlight the many challenges that these high-energy, low-frequency incidents present and breaks down how they will impact our tactical and strategic decision-making processes. This discussion will encourage today’s firefighters to unfollow the established RIT training norms, edit their beliefs, and update their current systems. This progressive and success-based training model will ensure that every student in attendance understands how to properly command, deploy, and survive the modern fire ground mayday.

This dynamic presentation will also familiarize your fire department’s company officers and instructors with the lost art of adult learning in order for them to optimize every firefighter’s individual ability and utilize their prior experience to avoid predictable fire service training failures and overcome commonly encountered learning obstacles. Through the application of his fully vetted, gradual, high-performance training approach to adult education, Rob will make sure that attendees of any experience level, tenure, or rank leave the Mayday Mindset presentation equipped with the most relevant, data-driven solutions available to become better learners, trainers, critical thinkers, and firefighters. This presentation will be delivered in the rawest and most emotive manner and focuses on the premise that progress of any kind requires unlearning!

 

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