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DESCRIBE WHAT YOU WILL LEARN?

We are excited to share descriptions of our 2019 presentations. This year's Sound the Alarm Summit provides a variety of hot topics that are relevant to fire service professionals across the Commonwealth of Virginia. 

Join us, to learn ways to help protect your community.  

Vision for Virginia Department of Fire Programs (8:30 AM – 9:30 AM)
Presenter: Mike Reilly, Executive Director, Virginia Department of Fire Programs

Tel. 804-371-0220, Email: Michael.Reilly@vdfp.virginia.gov

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Fire Fatalities: Data Collection and CRR (9:45 AM – 10:45 AM)
Presenter: Brian McGraw, State Fire Marshal, VDFP

Tel. 804-371-0220, Email: Brian.Mcgraw@vdfp.virginia.gov
 

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NFPA 3000™(PS): Standard for an Active Shooter/Hostile Event Response (11 AM – 12 PM)
Presenter: Greg Cade, Mid-Atlantic Region, NFPA

Tel. 202-309-8537, Email: gcade@nfpa.org
 

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Knox Box Vendor Presentation (12:15 PM - 12:45 PM)
Presenter: Jonathan Keeney, Regional Account Manager - Atlantic, Knox Box

Tel. 877-707-5286, Email: jkeeney@knoxbox.com

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Creating a Public Education Experience (1 PM – 2 PM)
Presenter: Meredith Hawes (NFPA)

Tel. 617-984-7237, Email: MHawes@nfpa.org
By using existing data, we can target our public education messages and take advantage of regular opportunities to engage with local community.  Whether you are presented with a station tour, opportunity to provide a truck-touch, or invited to participate in a community event , this 45 minute presentation will help create solid objectives, connect messaging, and identify NFPA’s public education tools that are at your fingertips to create a meaningful and intentional “public education experience” for audiences of all ages.

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Youth Firesetting: A Collaborative Approach (2:15 PM – 3:15 PM)
Presenter: Don Porth, Prevent Think & YFires

Tel. 503-805-8482, Email: Don@PreventThink.com

This course is designed to help professionals understand the value of a community-based youth firesetting program.  The fire service is a key element and every discipline within a fire agency can play an important role in a successful intervention.  Case studies will illustrate circumstances where several fire service disciplines have intervened to provide comprehensive services to firesetting youth.  This 1.0 hour course will help participants: Understand the fire service role in youth firesetting intervention, Recognize how different fire service disciplines play a role in youth firesetting behaviors, Examine cases that illustrate multi-disciplinary involvement when youth set fires, Recognize community partners (outside the fire service) who can support fire service responses to youth firesetting behaviors.

 

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Panel Discussion (3:30 PM – 4:15 PM)
Facilitators: Greg Cade (NFPA), Meredith Hawes (NFPA), Brian McGraw (VDFP), Don Porth (Prevent Think & YFires), Mike Reilly (VDFP)

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Closing Remarks (4:30 PM – 5:00 PM)

Special Guest - Lindsay McKinnon

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*State and local inspectors and investigators will receive CEU’s for those that are currently certified with the VFMA and require recertification credits. Summit attendees are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to earn needed recertification hours.