Thursday, September 5, 2019

All general sessions will take place in the Capitol Ballroom.

7:00 am – 8:00 am

Breakfast (Capitol Ballroom – 4th floor)

8:00 am – 8:30 am

Overview

Welcome from the Denver Fire Department

 

 

Welcome from the U.S. Fire Administration

Chief Ernie Mitchell, Chairman

Fire Chief Eric Tade, Denver Fire Department
David Foster, President IAFF Local #858

Keith Bryant, U.S. Fire Administrator, USFA – FEMA – DHS

8:30 am – 9:00 am

Keynote: The Best Damn Job I Ever Had

Bobby Halton, Editor-in-Chief, Fire Engineering Magazine

9:00 am – 10:00 am

How Did We Get Here and Where Are We Going?

Richard Gist, Ph.D., Deputy Director, Kansas City (MO) Fire Department

10:00 am – 10:20 am

Break (Capitol Ballroom – 4th floor)

10:20 am – 11:00 am

Behavioral Health: A Wildland Fire Service Perspective

Kimberly Lightley, Risk Management Program Specialist, U.S. Forrest Service

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Substance Abuse in the Fire Service

Lt. Drew Kane, Program Director, FDNY-CSU Addiction Treatment Program

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Lunch (Capitol Ballroom – 4th floor)

1:00 pm – 1:45 pm

Presumptive Legislation

Pat Morrison, Assistant to the General President for Occupational Health, Safety & Medicine, IAFF

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Breakout Session 1 (Choose One)

Recovery Centers for the Fire Service
(Mineral Hall B-C – 3rd floor)

The Benefits of Stress First Aid
(Mineral Hall D-E – 3rd floor)

Building and Maintaining a Peer Support Program (Capitol Ballroom – 4th floor)

Not All Clinicians are Created Equal: Key Training and Traits Your Clinician Should Have
(Mineral Hall A – 3rd floor)

Pat Morrison, Assistant to the General President for Occupational Health, Safety & Medicine, IAFF
Liz Walker, BS, CAS, Marketing and Business Development, Geisinger-Marworth Treatment Center

Patricia Watson, Ph.D., National Center for PTSD
Vickie Taylor, LCSW, Director, Prince William County Public Safety Resilience Center

Lauren Kosc, MA, LCPC, Behavioral Health Specialist, IAFF                  Scott Robinson, President, Cranston Firefighters Local 1363

April Borkland, MA, EMPOWERR Director of Operations, Medical Univ. of South Carolina
Lisa DeMarco Tilley, LPC, Behavioral Health Specialist, Prince William County Public Safety Resilience Center

3:30 pm – 3:45 pm

Break
(Capitol Ballroom – 4th floor)

3:45 pm – 5:15 pm

Breakout Session 1 (Choose One)

Recovery Centers for the Fire Service
(Mineral Hall B-C – 3rd floor)

The Benefits of Stress First Aid
(Mineral Hall D-E – 3rd floor)

Building and Maintaining a Peer Support Program (Capitol Ballroom – 4th floor)

Not All Clinicians are Created Equal: Key Training and Traits Your Clinician Should Have
(Mineral Hal A – 3rd floor)

Pat Morrison, Assistant to the General President for Occupational Health, Safety & Medicine, IAFF
Liz Walker, BS, CAS, Marketing and Business Development, Geisinger-Marworth Treatment Center

Patricia Watson, Ph.D., National Center for PTSD
Vickie Taylor, LCSW, Director, Prince William County Public Safety Resilience Center

Lauren Kosc, MA, LCPC, Behavioral Health Specialist, IAFF                   Scott Robinson, President, Cranston Firefighters Local 1363

April Borkland, MA, EMPOWERR Director of Operations, Medical Univ. of South Carolina
Lisa DeMarco Tilley, LPC, Behavioral Health Specialist, Prince William County Public Safety Resilience Center

5:30 pm – 7 pm

Welcome Reception

Friday, September 6, 2019

All general sessions will take place in the Capitol Ballroom.

7:00 am – 8:00 am

Breakfast
(Capitol Ballroom – 4th floor)

8:00 am – 9:00 am

Keynote: Trauma, Loss, and Human Resilience

George A. Bonanno, Ph.D., Professor of Clinical Psychology Chair, Department of Counseling and
Clinical Psychology Teachers College, Columbia University

9:00 am – 9:15 am

Break
(Capitol Ballroom – 4th floor)

9:15 am – 10:30 am

Breakout Session 1 (Choose One)

Key Components of an Effective Fire Department Behavioral Health Program
(Capitol Ballroom – 4th floor)

Technology and Resilience – Pros and Cons
(Mineral Hall A – 3rd floor)

Personal Resiliency (Mineral Hall B-C – 3rd floor)

Successful Fire Service Behavioral Health Programs (Mineral Hall D-E – 3rd floor)

Frank Leto, Deputy Director, FDNY Counseling Service Unit
John Oates, Fire Chief, East Hartford (CT) Fire Department

Lori Moore-Merrell, DrPH, MPH, President & CEO, International Public Safety Data Institute

Jessica Harmon, Psy.D., Mental Performance and Resilience Specialist, O2X

Eric Tade, Fire Chief, Denver Fire Department
Kerry Ramella, Ph.D., LPC, Public Safety Crisis Solutions

10:30 am – 10:45 am

Break
(Capitol Ballroom)

10:45 am – 12:00 pm

Breakout Session 2 (Choose One)

Key Components of an Effective Fire Department Behavioral Health Program
(Capitol Ballroom – 4th floor)

Technology and Resilience – Pros and Cons
(Mineral Hall A – 3rd floor)

Personal Resiliency (Mineral Hall B-C – 3rd floor)

Successful Fire Service Behavioral Health Programs (Mineral Hall D-E – 3rd floor)

Frank Leto, Deputy Director, FDNY Counseling Service Unit
John Oates, Fire Chief, East Hartford (CT) Fire Department

Lori Moore-Merrell, DrPH, MPH, President & CEO, International Public Safety Data Institute

Jessica Harmon, Psy.D., Mental Performance and Resilience Specialist, O2X

Eric Tade, Fire Chief, Denver Fire Department
Kerry Ramella, Ph.D., LPC, Public Safety Crisis Solutions

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Lunch
(Capitol Ballroom)

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Understanding Suicide in the Fire Service

Richard Gist, Ph.D., Deputy Director, Kansas City (MO) Fire Department (Moderator)
Nathan Kimbrel, Ph.D., Associate Professor in Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Duke University School of Medicine
Anka Vujanovic, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Director, Trauma and Stress Studies Center, University of Houston
Sally Spencer-Thomas, PsyD., MNM, NFFF

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Organizational Resilience

John Oates, Fire Chief, East Hartford (CT) Fire Department (Moderator)
Eriks Gabliks, Director, Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training
Gamaliel Baer, EdD, MSM, Health and Wellness Coordinator, Bureau of Occupational Safety & Health, Howard County Fire and Rescue      Jason Brezler, Founder and President, Leadership Under Fire

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Closing Comments/Charge to the Group