North Central Florida

CLASS SCHEDULE

Day 1: December 12, 2023

KEYNOTE: THE MAYDAY MINDSET: THE ART OF LEARNING, TRAINING, & ACHIEVING MASTERY

TBD

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!

INSTRUCTOR

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.

TBD

Running Scared: Risk Management NOT Risk Aversion

TBD

The fire service seems to be experiencing a state of contrast, contention and, at times, even conflict these days. At the center of that contention is a battle for the very fabric of who we are and why we exist. As the fire service seems to be creeping closer and closer to white collar business practices and continues to say “yes” to more diversified service models, many are left wondering what is happening to our identity and future as firefighters. With many on both sides of the aisle passionately declaring their positions on safety, incident priorities and risk management, it is important now more than ever that we take a real, honest look at what our citizens want and expect from us as the American fire service. We mustn’t base our decisions on anecdote, emotional vitriol, or feelings, but rather on real data, hard numbers, and a unified mission of saving those who cannot save themselves. 

This class examines the dichotomy of risk management and the subsequent impacts that the safety culture of the past two decades has had on the American fire service. The class will dissect the concepts of mission creep and normalization of deviance within our service. It will review and facilitate discussion on the current cultural divide pertaining to strategic, tactical and safety strategies being employed across the nation. It reviews extensive data, technical knowledge, and real world experiences to unwrap the many layers of the cultural battle happening amongst us in an effort to present sound, unemotional reasoning and create open, meaningful dialogue with the end goal being unity, mission readiness, and a return to our fundamental, blue-collar roots of service before self. Finally, it takes a hard look at the facts behind firefighter fatalities, and how to use current data to keep us centered on our mission of saving lives and property, not running scared from anecdotal myths and fire service folklore!

INSTRUCTOR

Nick Peppard

Nick Peppard is a 17 year student of the craft. Nick is currently a firefighter/paramedic at the Oshkosh (WI) Fire Department. Nick is the owner/operator of North Florida Fire and EMS Training, LLC. Nick holds numerous fire service certifications and holds two A.S. Degrees in Fire Science and EMS Technology as well as an A.A. Degree. Nick is President of the North Florida Fire Expo on Okaloosa Island, FL and is co-host of the Make Due: Suburban Fireman Podcast with Sean Duffy of Build Your Culture. He is a published author with Fire Engineering Magazine and is a proud member of IAFF Local #316 and the Brew City FOOLS. He is very passionate about training and helping others better themselves so that we can all better fulfill our oath to serve and protect THEM.

TBD

Day 2: December 13, 2023

Fire Ground Operations for the Experienced Operator

8 HOUR-CLASS

This class will be a hands-on class based around past fires found in NIOSH or Near Misses. The class will consist of 3 tracks, engine, truck, and RIT. Students will put their skills to the test utilizing skills they possess. Cadre members will share feedback and give recommendations based on how the scenario goes. Students will have the ability to sharpen their skills or learn methods to improve their abilities.

INSTRUCTOR

Shaun Busbee

Serving since 2009 and has filled the role of Firefighter, Driver Engineer, Lieutenant, Training Captain, and currently filling the role of Battalion Chief. I have participated in classes across the US pertaining to many disciplines including engine work, truck work, RIT, VMR, and active threat response. I have passed my knowledge to others through leading and assisting with multiple courses. Coming from a small rural department, I have always pushed myself to become a master in all disciplines on the fire ground.

8 HOUR-CLASS

The Grab Factory

8 HOUR-CLASS

“The Grab Factory” is a primary search driven class that will encompass all facets of truck work prior to and after making a search/grab. While primary search can produce many victims on a single search, having sharp and sound technique is a must! From pulling on scene, sizing up your building, finding or creating the best access, performing the search, then victim removal, just to name a few. This class will be a fast paced, skills worked into scenarios-type format. We believe in a need to be the best because at the end of the day no one else is coming, it’s up to us!

INSTRUCTORS

Tyler Whitfield

Fire Lieutenant with almost 10 years in the fire service. Currently work for Clearwater Fire Rescue and I am currently assigned to B shift. I am a member of the Pinellas County Technical Rescue Team, Fire Instructor for the department and our county TRT Program. I am passionate about every aspect of the fire service and especially training with like minded brothers/sisters.

Chris Jones

Lieutenant with St Petersburg Fire Rescue and currently assigned to Station 8 in south St Petersburg. I’m a second generation FF and a fire instructor with my department. Being an instructor is a passion of mine where I have found that I learn just as much, if not more from individuals I get the opportunity to teach.

8 HOUR-CLASS

Making Space Matter – Real World Extrication: 16 Hour-Class

Day 1: 8 HOUR-CLASS

INSTRUCTORS

Brian Hoogewind

Brian Hoogewind is a 15 year career firefighter with Sumter County Fire and EMS, currently assigned to Squad 22 serving as a Special Operations Lieutenant. Brian is a Rescue Specialist with multiple classes in vehicle extrication. He is currently in charge of vehicle extrication for the Special Operations Team and teaches frequently within his department and as an adjunct to neighboring departments. Brian has spent most of his career servicing the interstate 75 area and surrounding areas.

Jayson Lynn

Jayson Lynn is a fire captain/paramedic and 25 year veteran of the fire service. He is a Florida Fire Instructor III and lifetime student of fire and rescue. He has been a member of North American Vehicle Rescue Association (NAVRA) since 2013 where he has served as an assessor, head assessor, instructor. He was a contributor to the VMR textbook Vehicle Extrication Levels I & II: Principles and Practice, by D. Sweet. Jayson has taught vehicle extrication locally, nationally and internationally. He also worked as a critical care/ trauma flight nurse and paramedic from 2002-2012. Jayson has assessed technical rescue and trauma care at regional, national and World Rescue Challenges in Clearwater, England, Brazil, Romania, Ireland and is the incident command assessor in Luxembourg 2022. He has been on the instructor cadre for Tactical Advantage Training, Element Rescue, Friends of Tampa Firefighters, When Things Go Bad, Inc. and Auto Ex. Jayson’s interest include technical rescue and international travel with his friends and family.

Day 1: 8 HOUR-CLASS

MAYDAY! RIT & Survival (Adventure Coast FOOLS): 16 Hour-Class

Day 1: 8 HOUR-CLASS

A 2 day course where you will use new skills and some you may have seen before. Time to get some reps in RIT and Survival. Two separate classes on two separate days. After our introductions and “confidence builders” the course will have multiple scenarios that will push you to the limit. Aggressive tactical decisions will be performed while stress inoculated. We have found through training that pressure is what makes things stick and to be unaware is to be unprepared. Come physically and mentally ready. This class will push all of your limits. Please be prepared with full gear and your normal tools that you carry in your pockets. Train the way you work. EGH; Everyone Goes Home, let’s make sure of it.

INSTRUCTORS

Joseph Clark

Joseph Clark, 13 years in the service currently a Driver Engineer.Derek Chechile 20 yrs on the job currently a Captain. Both are instructors at Pasco Hernando State College, work on the USAR team, have attended over 10+ yrs of training to fine tune what we teach

Day 1: 8 HOUR-CLASS

RIT (Adventure Coast FOOLS): 8 Hour-Class

8 HOUR-CLASS

A 2 day course where you will use new skills and some you may have seen before. Time to get some reps in RIT and Survival. Two separate classes on two separate days. After our introductions and “confidence builders” the course will have multiple scenarios that will push you to the limit. Aggressive tactical decisions will be performed while stress inoculated. We have found through training that pressure is what makes things stick and to be unaware is to be unprepared. Come physically and mentally ready. This class will push all of your limits. Please be prepared with full gear and your normal tools that you carry in your pockets. Train the way you work. EGH; Everyone Goes Home, let’s make sure of it.

INSTRUCTORS

Joseph Clark

Joseph Clark, 13 years in the service currently a Driver Engineer.Derek Chechile 20 yrs on the job currently a Captain. Both are instructors at Pasco Hernando State College, work on the USAR team, have attended over 10+ yrs of training to fine tune what we teach

8 HOUR-CLASS

Survival (Adventure Coast FOOLS): 8 Hour-Class

8 HOUR-CLASS

A 2 day course where you will use new skills and some you may have seen before. Time to get some reps in RIT and Survival. Two separate classes on two separate days. After our introductions and “confidence builders” the course will have multiple scenarios that will push you to the limit. Aggressive tactical decisions will be performed while stress inoculated. We have found through training that pressure is what makes things stick and to be unaware is to be unprepared. Come physically and mentally ready. This class will push all of your limits. Please be prepared with full gear and your normal tools that you carry in your pockets. Train the way you work. EGH; Everyone Goes Home, let’s make sure of it.

INSTRUCTORS

Joseph Clark

Joseph Clark, 13 years in the service currently a Driver Engineer.Derek Chechile 20 yrs on the job currently a Captain. Both are instructors at Pasco Hernando State College, work on the USAR team, have attended over 10+ yrs of training to fine tune what we teach

8 HOUR-CLASS

Winning the Battle Before It Starts: A Path to Fireground Success

0800 – 1200

The battle fought on the fireground is often won or lost before the tones go off. The purpose of this course is to demonstrate how our small, everyday decisions and actions contribute to our success on the fire scene. Whether a seasoned officer or a first day probie, you are faced with decisions on every call. This one-of-a-kind course will challenge you to make effective fireground decisions by adapting your everyday habits to those of a successful commander. This class will teach you to think intentionally, connecting the dots from our daily routines to critical on-scene decisions and the training that bridges the gap between the two. Students will be presented with interactive scenarios to reinforce the ideas presented during the course. Students will need to bring SCBA mask (not pack) and a helmet to the classroom with them.

INSTRUCTOR

Stanley Young

Stanley Young is a Lieutenant with Alachua County Fire Rescue currently assigned to Station 23, the special operations station. With 15 years in the fire service, he strives to use his passion and love for the job to inspire and motivate others through training. Stanley serves as an instructor in his department for new hire training, technical rescue courses, officer development, and more. He assists with coordination of the technical rescue team and occasionally serves as a ride up District Chief.

0800 – 1200

Performance Based Mindset

1300 – 1500

The constant negativity and complaining in a fire house creates a toxic culture where morale and performance unfortunately suffer.This course is intended to highlight the core values of the fire service and explain in detail why we are here. We will show you how to break down the stigmas, egos, and toxic behaviors around you by putting your mission objectives in front, so your team of professional, operational athletes will thrive in any firehouse environment. From the probationary Firefighter all the way to Fire Chief and from the training grounds to the fire house this course has something to offer everyone. Join us as we learn how to navigate through the tough days of firehouse living, life’s challenges and much more. We will finish up the day with a self-awareness assessment and discuss some tips and tricks to turn your Firehouse around for the betterment of yourself, your community and your company!

INSTRUCTOR

Wyatt McCall

Wyatt McCall is a lifelong native of the Central Florida area. He has built his fire service career on the principles of passion, pride, and a consistent drive to better himself and the people around him. He currently serves at the rank of Lieutenant on Special Operations Team Engine 30 for Sumter County Fire and EMS. This company has the sole responsibility of Hazardous Materials response for the county, which spans approximately 580 square miles within the Central Florida area. With just over 7 years in the fire service, Wyatt has spent this time dedicated to mastering the craft. In his short time in the job, he has obtained his Fire Officer 1 & 2, Fire Service instructor 2, A.S. degree, and many more certifications through various disciplines. Lieutenant McCall is also the founder and President of CS United FOOLS, organizing and assisting with the instruction over numerous classes from Smoke reading to 3-day truck classes. Also, being the 2023 recipient of the International FOOLS award. With Wyatt and his fellow board members' commitment to the Chapter, it has become a well-known, prestigious organization that stays very active and routinely contributes to the fire service community. Wyatt has been statewide assisting with instruction at numerous conferences and small classes. He believes in being a constant student of the fire service.

1300 – 1500

Ideas Over Ego

1500 – 1700

INSTRUCTOR

Nick Peppard

Nick Peppard is a 17 year student of the craft. Nick is currently a firefighter/paramedic at the Oshkosh (WI) Fire Department. Nick is the owner/operator of North Florida Fire and EMS Training, LLC. Nick holds numerous fire service certifications and holds two A.S. Degrees in Fire Science and EMS Technology as well as an A.A. Degree. Nick is President of the North Florida Fire Expo on Okaloosa Island, FL and is co-host of the Make Due: Suburban Fireman Podcast with Sean Duffy of Build Your Culture. He is a published author with Fire Engineering Magazine and is a proud member of IAFF Local #316 and the Brew City FOOLS. He is very passionate about training and helping others better themselves so that we can all better fulfill our oath to serve and protect THEM.

1500 – 1700

Day 3: December 14, 2023

Fire Ground Operations for the Experienced Operator

8 HOUR-CLASS

This class will be a hands-on class based around past fires found in NIOSH or Near Misses. The class will consist of 3 tracks, engine, truck, and RIT. Students will put their skills to the test utilizing skills they possess. Cadre members will share feedback and give recommendations based on how the scenario goes. Students will have the ability to sharpen their skills or learn methods to improve their abilities.

INSTRUCTOR

Shaun Busbee

Serving since 2009 and has filled the role of Firefighter, Driver Engineer, Lieutenant, Training Captain, and currently filling the role of Battalion Chief. I have participated in classes across the US pertaining to many disciplines including engine work, truck work, RIT, VMR, and active threat response. I have passed my knowledge to others through leading and assisting with multiple courses. Coming from a small rural department, I have always pushed myself to become a master in all disciplines on the fire ground.

8 HOUR-CLASS

The Grab Factory

8 HOUR-CLASS

“The Grab Factory” is a primary search driven class that will encompass all facets of truck work prior to and after making a search/grab. While primary search can produce many victims on a single search, having sharp and sound technique is a must! From pulling on scene, sizing up your building, finding or creating the best access, performing the search, then victim removal, just to name a few. This class will be a fast paced, skills worked into scenarios-type format. We believe in a need to be the best because at the end of the day no one else is coming, it’s up to us!

INSTRUCTORS

Tyler Whitfield

Fire Lieutenant with almost 10 years in the fire service. Currently work for Clearwater Fire Rescue and I am currently assigned to B shift. I am a member of the Pinellas County Technical Rescue Team, Fire Instructor for the department and our county TRT Program. I am passionate about every aspect of the fire service and especially training with like minded brothers/sisters.

Chris Jones

Lieutenant with St Petersburg Fire Rescue and currently assigned to Station 8 in south St Petersburg. I’m a second generation FF and a fire instructor with my department. Being an instructor is a passion of mine where I have found that I learn just as much, if not more from individuals I get the opportunity to teach.

8 HOUR-CLASS

Making Space Matter – Real World Extrication: 16 Hour-Class

Day 2: 8 HOUR-CLASS

INSTRUCTORS

Brian Hoogewind

Brian Hoogewind is a 15 year career firefighter with Sumter County Fire and EMS, currently assigned to Squad 22 serving as a Special Operations Lieutenant. Brian is a Rescue Specialist with multiple classes in vehicle extrication. He is currently in charge of vehicle extrication for the Special Operations Team and teaches frequently within his department and as an adjunct to neighboring departments. Brian has spent most of his career servicing the interstate 75 area and surrounding areas.

Jayson Lynn

Jayson Lynn is a fire captain/paramedic and 25 year veteran of the fire service. He is a Florida Fire Instructor III and lifetime student of fire and rescue. He has been a member of North American Vehicle Rescue Association (NAVRA) since 2013 where he has served as an assessor, head assessor, instructor. He was a contributor to the VMR textbook Vehicle Extrication Levels I & II: Principles and Practice, by D. Sweet. Jayson has taught vehicle extrication locally, nationally and internationally. He also worked as a critical care/ trauma flight nurse and paramedic from 2002-2012. Jayson has assessed technical rescue and trauma care at regional, national and World Rescue Challenges in Clearwater, England, Brazil, Romania, Ireland and is the incident command assessor in Luxembourg 2022. He has been on the instructor cadre for Tactical Advantage Training, Element Rescue, Friends of Tampa Firefighters, When Things Go Bad, Inc. and Auto Ex. Jayson’s interest include technical rescue and international travel with his friends and family.

Day 2: 8 HOUR-CLASS

MAYDAY! RIT & Survival (Adventure Coast FOOLS) : 16 Hour-Class

Day 2: 8 HOUR-CLASS

A 2 day course where you will use new skills and some you may have seen before. Time to get some reps in RIT and Survival. Two separate classes on two separate days. After our introductions and “confidence builders” the course will have multiple scenarios that will push you to the limit. Aggressive tactical decisions will be performed while stress inoculated. We have found through training that pressure is what makes things stick and to be unaware is to be unprepared. Come physically and mentally ready. This class will push all of your limits. Please be prepared with full gear and your normal tools that you carry in your pockets. Train the way you work. EGH; Everyone Goes Home, let’s make sure of it.

INSTRUCTORS

Joseph Clark

Joseph Clark, 13 years in the service currently a Driver Engineer.Derek Chechile 20 yrs on the job currently a Captain. Both are instructors at Pasco Hernando State College, work on the USAR team, have attended over 10+ yrs of training to fine tune what we teach

Day 2: 8 HOUR-CLASS

RIT (Adventure Coast FOOLS): 8 Hour-Class

8 HOUR-CLASS

A 2 day course where you will use new skills and some you may have seen before. Time to get some reps in RIT and Survival. Two separate classes on two separate days. After our introductions and “confidence builders” the course will have multiple scenarios that will push you to the limit. Aggressive tactical decisions will be performed while stress inoculated. We have found through training that pressure is what makes things stick and to be unaware is to be unprepared. Come physically and mentally ready. This class will push all of your limits. Please be prepared with full gear and your normal tools that you carry in your pockets. Train the way you work. EGH; Everyone Goes Home, let’s make sure of it.

INSTRUCTORS

Joseph Clark

Joseph Clark, 13 years in the service currently a Driver Engineer.Derek Chechile 20 yrs on the job currently a Captain. Both are instructors at Pasco Hernando State College, work on the USAR team, have attended over 10+ yrs of training to fine tune what we teach

8 HOUR-CLASS

Survival (Adventure Coast FOOLS): 8 Hour-Class

8 HOUR-CLASS

A 2 day course where you will use new skills and some you may have seen before. Time to get some reps in RIT and Survival. Two separate classes on two separate days. After our introductions and “confidence builders” the course will have multiple scenarios that will push you to the limit. Aggressive tactical decisions will be performed while stress inoculated. We have found through training that pressure is what makes things stick and to be unaware is to be unprepared. Come physically and mentally ready. This class will push all of your limits. Please be prepared with full gear and your normal tools that you carry in your pockets. Train the way you work. EGH; Everyone Goes Home, let’s make sure of it.

INSTRUCTORS

Joseph Clark

Joseph Clark, 13 years in the service currently a Driver Engineer.Derek Chechile 20 yrs on the job currently a Captain. Both are instructors at Pasco Hernando State College, work on the USAR team, have attended over 10+ yrs of training to fine tune what we teach

8 HOUR-CLASS

Winning the Battle Before It Starts: A Path to Fireground Success

0800 – 1200

The battle fought on the fireground is often won or lost before the tones go off. The purpose of this course is to demonstrate how our small, everyday decisions and actions contribute to our success on the fire scene. Whether a seasoned officer or a first day probie, you are faced with decisions on every call. This one-of-a-kind course will challenge you to make effective fireground decisions by adapting your everyday habits to those of a successful commander. This class will teach you to think intentionally, connecting the dots from our daily routines to critical on-scene decisions and the training that bridges the gap between the two. Students will be presented with interactive scenarios to reinforce the ideas presented during the course. Students will need to bring SCBA mask (not pack) and a helmet to the classroom with them.

INSTRUCTOR

Stanley Young

Stanley Young is a Lieutenant with Alachua County Fire Rescue currently assigned to Station 23, the special operations station. With 15 years in the fire service, he strives to use his passion and love for the job to inspire and motivate others through training. Stanley serves as an instructor in his department for new hire training, technical rescue courses, officer development, and more. He assists with coordination of the technical rescue team and occasionally serves as a ride up District Chief.

0800 – 1200

Performance Based Mindset

1300 – 1500

The constant negativity and complaining in a fire house creates a toxic culture where morale and performance unfortunately suffer.This course is intended to highlight the core values of the fire service and explain in detail why we are here. We will show you how to break down the stigmas, egos, and toxic behaviors around you by putting your mission objectives in front, so your team of professional, operational athletes will thrive in any firehouse environment. From the probationary Firefighter all the way to Fire Chief and from the training grounds to the fire house this course has something to offer everyone. Join us as we learn how to navigate through the tough days of firehouse living, life’s challenges and much more. We will finish up the day with a self-awareness assessment and discuss some tips and tricks to turn your Firehouse around for the betterment of yourself, your community and your company!

INSTRUCTOR

Wyatt McCall

Wyatt McCall is a lifelong native of the Central Florida area. He has built his fire service career on the principles of passion, pride, and a consistent drive to better himself and the people around him. He currently serves at the rank of Lieutenant on Special Operations Team Engine 30 for Sumter County Fire and EMS. This company has the sole responsibility of Hazardous Materials response for the county, which spans approximately 580 square miles within the Central Florida area. With just over 7 years in the fire service, Wyatt has spent this time dedicated to mastering the craft. In his short time in the job, he has obtained his Fire Officer 1 & 2, Fire Service instructor 2, A.S. degree, and many more certifications through various disciplines. Lieutenant McCall is also the founder and President of CS United FOOLS, organizing and assisting with the instruction over numerous classes from Smoke reading to 3-day truck classes. Also, being the 2023 recipient of the International FOOLS award. With Wyatt and his fellow board members' commitment to the Chapter, it has become a well-known, prestigious organization that stays very active and routinely contributes to the fire service community. Wyatt has been statewide assisting with instruction at numerous conferences and small classes. He believes in being a constant student of the fire service.

1300 – 1500

Ideas Over Ego

1500 – 1700

INSTRUCTOR

Nick Peppard

Nick Peppard is a 17 year student of the craft. Nick is currently a firefighter/paramedic at the Oshkosh (WI) Fire Department. Nick is the owner/operator of North Florida Fire and EMS Training, LLC. Nick holds numerous fire service certifications and holds two A.S. Degrees in Fire Science and EMS Technology as well as an A.A. Degree. Nick is President of the North Florida Fire Expo on Okaloosa Island, FL and is co-host of the Make Due: Suburban Fireman Podcast with Sean Duffy of Build Your Culture. He is a published author with Fire Engineering Magazine and is a proud member of IAFF Local #316 and the Brew City FOOLS. He is very passionate about training and helping others better themselves so that we can all better fulfill our oath to serve and protect THEM.

1500 – 1700