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Alberta Fire Training Conference 2023

October 19 - 21 | Lethbridge, AB
The Alberta Fire Training Conference welcomes you to our 18th Annual Conference and Trade Show at the Coast Lethbridge Hotel and Conference Centre. 

BOOK YOUR ATTENDANCE

Friday Admission

$150

Includes:

  • Friday Theory Session and Lunch

  • Friday Trade Show Welcome Reception

  • does not include HOT Training

Additional Banquet Ticket

$40

Conference Delegates may purchase additional tickets to the Saturday banquet if they wish to bring additional guests.

Friday and Saturday Admission

$350

Includes:

  • Friday Theory Session and Lunch

  • Friday Trade Show Welcome Reception

  • Saturday Trade Show

  • Saturday Conference Sessions

  • Saturday Breakfast, Lunch and Coffee Breaks

  • Saturday Banquet with Keynote Speaker

  • does not include HOT Training

Early Bird
Trade Show Booth

$425

ends August 31

Includes:

  • one 6' table and one chair

  • one vendor member's meals

    • Friday Trade Show Welcome Reception

    • Saturday Breakfast and Lunch

Saturday Admission

$200

Includes:

  • Saturday Trade Show

  • Saturday Conference Sessions

  • Saturday Breakfast, Lunch and Coffee Breaks

  • Saturday Banquet with Keynote Speaker

  • does not include HOT Training

Regular
Trade Show Booth

$525

starts September 1

Includes:

  • one 6' table and one chair

  • one vendor member's meals

    • Friday Trade Show Welcome Reception

    • Saturday Breakfast and Lunch

Thursday and Friday Hands On Training

Sessions include:

  • Working in the Fire Flow Path

    • Thursday ~ 8:00am to 4:30pm​

  • Flashover Simulator Training

    • Thursday ~ 8:00am to 4:30pm

    • Thursday evening ~ 6:00pm to 10:00pm

    • Friday - 8:00am to 4:30pm

Additional Trade Show
Vendor Ticket

$100

Includes:​

  • one vendor member's meals

    • Friday Trade Show Welcome Reception

    • Saturday Breakfast and Lunch

Still have questions?
Don't hesitate to contact us!
Registration
526 Mayor Magrath Drive South
Lethbridge, AB T1J 3M2

TWO EASY WAYS TO BOOK YOUR ROOM

CALL 1-800-716-6199 AND REFERENCE THE CODES BELOW​
DELEGATE MEMBERS ~ use CLH-GFC3818
VENDOR MEMBERS ~ use CLH-GFC3817
CLICK THE LINKS BELOW TO BOOK ONLINE​

SPEAKERS

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John  Ceriello
Captain
New York City Fire Department (FDNY)


John began his career in July of 1981 with the Roslyn Highlands Volunteer Company where he later joined the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) in February of 1988. John has worked his way through the ranks including Lieutenant assigned to Special Operations Command, Squad Co. 252, in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn, NY. Upon his promotion to Captain, he took a detail at the FDNY Training Academy where he also operates as a Captain assigned to the Brooklyn Borough. He has been an integral part of the FDNY's Wind Impacted Fire Project and Ventilation Project. He was also on the advisory panel for the Impact of Horizontal and Vertical Ventilation studies.
 
Sean Gray
Captain
Cobb County Fire & Emergency Services


Sean currently holds the rank of Captain with Cobb County Fire and Emergency Services in Metro Atlanta and has been in the fire service since 1993. He has a bachelor’s degree in Fire Safety Engineering and has attended the Naval Postgraduate School for Homeland Security. He has been a member of multiple technical panels involving fire safety research and is an appointed member of the UL Fire Safety Research Institute Advisory Board. Sean is a NFPA committee member for Fire Hose, Fire Service Training, Fundamentals of Fire Control Within a Structure Utilizing Fire Dynamics, Facilities for Fire Training and Associated Props and Fire Service Health and Safety. He has co-authored a Fire Engineering Book and DVD titled - The Evolving Fire Ground. He has also been published in multiple Fire Service magazines, was a FDIC H.O.T. Lead instructor, runs the website StopBelievingStartKnowing.com, and delivers evidence-based tactics training courses across the U.S.
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Derek Alkonis
Research Program Manager
UL's Fire Safety Research Institute


Derek manages the implementation of organizational initiatives related to firefighter health and safety and spearhead FSRI’s efforts in addressing wildland urban interface, a priority expansion area for our research. Prior to joining FSRI, Derek served 31years with the Los Angeles County Fire Department, most recently as Assistant Fire Chief in charge of the Air and Wildland Fire Division. During his tenure with LA County, he helped establish the department as a leader in fire ground safety and fire service wellness-fitness. As a firm proponent of training, he has developed and implemented innovative programs supporting fire ground tactics, survival, and fire fighter health. He is a member of the IAFF/IAFC Fire Service Joint Labor Management Wellness-Fitness Initiative Technical Committee and holds a bachelor's degree in biology from the University of California San Diego.
Speakers

HOT TRAINING SCHEDULE

 

THURSDAY OCTOBER 19

Working in the Fire Flow Path
8:00am - 4:30pm

Training will consist of Fire Attack, Search and Fire Dynamics.

John Ceriello and Sean Gray

* includes Flashpoint Fire Dynamics Prop with Todd Nixon and Matt Nixon *

 

$225

Lunch Included

Flashover Simulator Training
8:00am - 4:30pm

This simulator training will consist of flashover demonstrations and useful training in dealing with flashovers.

Instructors TBD

 

$150

 

Lunch Included

Flashover Simulator Training
6:00pm - 10:00pm

This simulator training will consist of flashover demonstrations and useful training in dealing with flashovers.

Instructors TBD

$100

 

FRIDAY OCTOBER 20

Flashover Simulator Training
8:00am - 4:30pm

This simulator training will consist of flashover demonstrations and useful training in dealing with flashovers.

Instructors TBD

$150

Lunch Included

HOT Training
Conference Schedule

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

 

THURSDAY OCTOBER 19

8:00am 4:30pm

Working in the Fire Flow Path

John Ceriello and Sean Gray

8:00am

4:30pm

Flashover Simulator Training

Instructors TBD

12:00pm

1:00pm

Lunch

provided with training registration

6:00pm

10:00pm

Flashover Simulator Training

Instructors TBD

 

FRIDAY OCTOBER 20

8:00am 4:30pm

Flashover Simulator Training

Instructors TBD

8:00am

4:30pm

Research Based Engine and Truck Tactics

John Ceriello and Sean Gray

12:00pm

1:00pm

Lunch

provided with training registration

4:30pm

9:00pm

Trade Show

Welcome Reception

 

SATURDAY OCTOBER 21

7:00am
8:30am

Breakfast

 

Keynote

Phil Rowe, Assistant Fire Commissioner

7:30am
2:00pm

Trade Show

8:30am
9:15am

Incorporating FSRI Research into your Fire Ground

Derek Alkonis, John Ceriello

and Sean Gray

8:30am
9:15am

Hazmat Considerations at Fire Scenes

Brent Bakke

9:15am
10:00am

Incorporating FSRI Research into your Fire Ground

Derek Alkonis, John Ceriello

and Sean Gray

9:15am
10:00am

Hazmat Considerations at Fire Scenes

Brent Bakke

10:00am
10:30am

Coffee Break /  Trade Show 

10:30am
11:15am

Incorporating FSRI Research into your Fire Ground

Derek Alkonis, John Ceriello

and John Ceriello

10:30am
11:15am

Hazmat Considerations at Fire Scenes

Brent Bakke

11:15am
12:00pm

Incorporating FSRI Research into your Fire Ground

Derek Alkonis, John Ceriello

and Sean Gray

11:15am
12:00pm

Hazmat Considerations at Fire Scenes

Brent Bakke

12:00pm
1:30pm

Lunch /  Trade Show

1:30pm
2:15pm

Human Factors:

Crew Resource Management

Ryan Grajczyk

1:30pm
2:15pm

Autism Awareness Training For Emergency Services

Shelly Boychuk

2:15pm
3:00pm

Human Factors:

Crew Resource Management

Ryan Grajczyk

2:15pm
3:00pm

Autism Awareness Training For Emergency Services

Shelly Boychuk

3:00pm
3:15pm

Coffee Break

3:15am
4:00pm

Human Factors;

Crew Resource Management

Ryan Grajczyk

3:15am
4:00pm

Autism Awareness Training For Emergency Services

Shelly Boychuk

4:00pm
5:00pm

Human Factors;

Crew Resource Management

Ryan Grajczyk

4:00pm
5:00pm

Rattlesnake Awareness

Sheri Monk

5:00pm

6:00pm

6:30pm
8:30pm

Cocktails

Banquet

Keynote

Derek Alkonis, John Ceriello, and Sean Gray

Tradeshow
Wild Fire

TRADESHOW

 

LOCATION
 
 
 
 
 
SHOW DATES AND TIMES
 
 
 
 
 
 
SETUP HOURS
 
 
TEARDOWN HOURS
EARLY BIRD BOOTH PRICE
REGULAR BOOTH PRICE

 

Coast Hotel & Convention Centre

526 Mayor Magrath Drive South

Lethbridge, AB T1J 3M2

Direct: (403) 327-5701

Reservations: (800) 716-6199

Friday October 20

4:30pm to 9:00pm

 

Saturday October 21

7:30am to 2:00pm

 

Friday October 20

10:00am to 4:00pm

Saturday October 21

2:00pm to 4:00pm

$425/booth ~ expires August 31

$525/booth ~ starting September 1

Tradeshow Information has been emailed to past vendor participants.

If you haven't received any information or have more questions, please call or email Nathan or Cody at the contact information below.

Sponsorships
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Sponsorships Opportunities

We are excited to announce the 18th Annual Alberta Fire Training Conference.

We are looking for support to assist in making our conference a success!

There are 5 levels of sponsorships available.

 

FIRST ALARM

$100-$300 which will have you identified as a sponsor in the conference program, as well as being featured on the PowerPoint.

TWO ALARM

$301-$600 which will have you identified in the conference program, featured in medium font on the power point, and have promotional literature (if provided) included in delegates’ welcome bag.

THREE ALARM

$601-$999 which will have you identified in the conference program, featured in medium font on the power point, have their link/logo on our website, have promotional literature (If provided) included in delegates’ welcome bag and be announced as a sponsor at coffee breaks.

FOUR ALARM

$1,000–$2,000 which will have you identified in the conference program, featured in large font on the power point, have their link/logo on our website, have promotional literature (if provided) included in delegates’ welcome bag, and be announced as a sponsor at coffee breaks.

FIVE ALARM

$2,001< greater which will have you identified in the conference program, featured in extra-large font on the power point, have their link/logo on our website, receive sponsorship recognition at the lunch/banquet and of Guest Speaker, have promotional literature (if provided) included in delegates’ welcome bag, and have their banner displayed at the lunch/banquet (if a banner is provided).

Jennifer is awaiting your call/email!

jennifer.mcmaster@vulcancounty.ab.ca

(403) 485-3122

Silent Auction

Silent Auction Donations

As always, we are looking for donations for our 2023 Silent Auction. We are looking for items such as gift cards/vouchers, trips/getaway packages, household/vehicle items, gift baskets, etc. (preferably fire service related).

 

You may also want to consider a donation to the swag bags. We are making 250 bags which will have a variety of items. These items may include firefighter knives, coupons, pens, note pads, key chains, styluses, etc.

 

Whether you choose to become a sponsor, a silent auction donor, or a swag bag donor, you and your company have chosen to support a worthy cause. By providing opportunities like these to firefighters in our region, they can go back to their communities with a wealth of knowledge, and hands on training to help reduce loss of life, injuries, and property loss/damage.

 

All donations are greatly appreciated. Please contact Jennifer McMaster to discuss pick up/drop off your donation:

jennifer.mcmaster@vulcancounty.ab.ca

(403) 485-3122

Contact Us
2022 Sponsors

2023 Alarm Sponsors

5th Alarm

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4th Alarm

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3rd Alarm

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2nd Alarm

1st Alarm

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