FireCon 2016, September 8-9-10, 2016

Victoria Inn Hotel & Conference Centre, Thunder Bay, Ontario


Program Updates
 
Program G – Tractor Trailer (Big Rig) Extrication Course is full.

About FireCon 
For the past twenty five years, Emergency North Training, staffed by volunteers, has developed critical regional training for firefighters and emergency first responders for municipalities, unincorporated territories and First Nations in northwestern Ontario.  The main training forum held each September is known as FireCon. 
 
We recognize that municipal budgets in the northwest are under significant pressure to reduce costs and spending.  With that said, the programs offered at FireCon, on a per student basis, is likely the best opportunity for your first responders to receive affordable training to a recognized standard.  As such, Emergency North Training prides itself in delivering training that is affordable, accessible and attainable.  Training delivered at FireCon adheres to the standards that are acceptable to the Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management and the Ministry of Labour. 
 
Collaboration and partnerships with the Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management, the Ministry of Natural Resources, the Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs and many corporate sponsors ensure that our objective to provide regional emergency training and in particular, the staging of the annual FireCon event, remains possible.
 
FireCon is more than just training.  It is the rendezvous of the fire service in the north.  Each year we hold a supplier trade show where attendees can get information from company experts on new equipment, technology and services.  On Saturday, the annual banquet provides an opportunity to enjoy a delicious meal and entertainment while networking with colleagues.
 
This year’s event will be held September 8-10, 2016 at the Victoria Inn Hotel & Convention Centre in Thunder Bay.  Attendees from all levels of the fire service will find a valuable educational experience in all of our program offerings. 
 
Programs vary from 2-4 days and are $260 plus HST.  Nowhere will you find this level of training at such a low cost.  Included in your registration fee is your program, opening ceremonies and networking, lunch and refreshments, trade show access and the Saturday evening banquet, which includes a delicious meal and entertainment.
 
Programs fill up fast.  Register early and avoid disappointment.
 

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FireCon 2016 Programs

All FireCon 2016 programs are $260 plus HST ($293.80)
 
Each program includes trade show access, opening ceremonies and networking, lunch, refreshments and a ticket to the annual banquet on Saturday evening.  Delegates are responsible for booking their own hotel accommodations.  Additional banquet tickets can be purchased for $50 plus HST.
 

Schedule of Associated Events (Does not include programs below)

DATE
TIME
EVENT
LOCATION
September 8th
TBA
OAFC PAC Meeting - Zones 9 & 10
Boardroom TBA
17:00-21:00
Suppliers Trade Show Opens
Main Ballroom
18:30
Opening Ceremonies
Trade Show Closed During Ceremony
Hospitality Meet & Greet
Suppliers Trade Show re-opens after ceremony
Kensington
September 9th
12:00-21:00
Suppliers Trade Show
Main Ballroom
12:00
Annual General Meeting 
Emergency North Training
Kensington
September 10th
18:00
Banquet - Dinner & Entertainment
(Extra tickets available)
Main Ballroom

2016 Programs

 
Program A – Search and Rescue
September 9 & 10, 2016 – 2 Day Course
Thunder Bay Fire Rescue Regional Training Centre 
750 Hammond Avenue, Thunder Bay
Minimum:  10  Maximum:  20
Times:  0800-1630
 
This two day course is for all levels of fire service personnel. The course will cover personal protective equipment (PPE),  search & rescue in a controlled environment and exposure to controlled smoke and fire conditions. 
 
The importance of information gathering is highlighted, including the use of pre-plans to determine likely victim location.  Search patterns, victim stabilization and removal, safety, hazard recognition and inter-agency co-operation are stressed.  Perform fire ground operations by conducting incident size-up, requesting assistance, searching for, rescuing, and evacuating individuals, protecting exposures, confining, controlling and extinguishing the fire, salvaging and overhauling the structure and its contents so that lives are protected and property loss and damage to the environment is minimized.
 
Training Program or Standard: NFPA 1001
 
Student Pre-requisites: FIT Testing on SCBA Masks - All participants are required to provide proof of FIT testing from their fire chief.
 
Student PPE Requirements: Full turnout gear, including masks and SCBA cylinders minimum 2 cylinders each. Also steel toe shoes for fire ground.
 
Program B – Public Educator NFPA 1035 Level II
September 8 - 11, 2016 - 3.5 Day Course
Victoria Inn Hotel & Convention Centre, Thunder Bay
Minimum:  20  Maximum:  TBA
Time:  Thursday - Saturday:  0830-1600  Sunday:  0800-1200
 
This course is designed to foster proficiency in creating and leading community risk-reduction programs. Students will acquire the skills and knowledge required to prepare budget proposals; develop public policy recommendations; evaluate subordinate performance; establish fire and life safety priorities; facilitate partnerships; prepare funding requests; develop lesson plans; create educational materials; design fire and life safety education programs; develop evaluation strategies; and design and implement evaluation instruments.
 
Required Text: IFSTA Fire and Life Safety Educator, 3rd Edition (not included). 
 
An Ontario Fire College application is required for each student.  Please download and complete the following OFC application form and send to info@firecon.ca or fax to 905-426-3032.  Note:  You must register for this course and send the OFC form separately.
 
 
Training Program or Standard:  Chapter 6 of the NFPA 1035 Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire and Life Safety Educator, Public Information Officer, and Juvenile Firesetter Intervention Specialist – 2010 Edition
 
OFC Course #:  NFPA 1035 FLSE II-16-7 F
 
Student Pre-requisites: NFPA 1035 Fire and Life Safety Educator Level I (Note: required text: IFSTA Fire and Life Safety Educator, 3rd Edition)
 
Program C – Leadership – Building Mental Health Resiliency in Your Department
September 9 & 10, 2016 – 2 Day Course
Victoria Inn Hotel & Convention Centre, Thunder Bay
Minimum:  15  Maximum:  50
Time: 0800-1700
 
Safety in the fire service has long been a guiding light in developing programming for the FireCon Leadership Track. The 2016 theme, Building Mental Health Resiliency in Your Department, continues the focus on safety in the fire service as it strives to develop and maintain a psychologically safe environment across the Ontario fire service. 
 
This two-day program is directed at chiefs and fire officers. Day one will include updates from key provincial ministries and agencies, and topical speakers.  Day two will see attendees participate in a full eight (8) hour offering of the recently introduced R2MR Leadership course, coordinated and administered through the Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs.
 
Friday, September 9, 2016
 
KEYNOTE Presentation:  PTSD – Reality
Presented by Nathalie Michaud
Sponsored by VFIS
 
 

This session brings knowledge and awareness to all levels of front line services by sharing two perspectives. One perspective provides a direct window into how PTSD affects those who suffer from it, the daily challenges, the struggles and efforts it requires to push through on a day-to-day basis along with the benefits of proper treatments.

The second perspective shares how our loved ones, friends and colleagues can help throughout the healing process and bring awareness to the signs and symptoms that can first appear and what to do to help. It also shows how effective knowledge and a greater understanding about what PTSD is and the serious affect it can have on family, loved ones, friends and colleagues.  This is about the REALITY of PTS, PTSD and PTSS has on someone suffering from it and those around them.  “Perhaps the most powerful presentation ever given at a fire conference” - Laura King, Editor Firefighting in Canada

Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 0800 to 1700
 
Mental illness, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Occupational Stress Injuries are on the rise in the fire service.  A shared goal for members of the Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs and their employers is to ensure that supports are in place to prevent, and treat if necessary, those impacted by mental illness.  In recognizing this important need, the OAFC partnered with the Mental Health Commission of Canada to implement the Road to Mental Readiness (R2MR), a valuable and much needed mental health training program, into the fire service in the province of Ontario.  The R2MR course has been adapted from its original format in the Department of National Defence, and in the police sector, in partnership with the MHCC, to fit the needs of the fire service.
 
R2MR trained members will be able to recognize situations where they, or their peers, require intervention and/or assistance.  The program has been developed into a four-hour primary course and an eight-hour leadership course. A key component of R2MR is to have all employees – support and operations, at all ranks, speaking the same language when presenting an assessment of a mental health concern.  It is a peer driven, proactive model with the intent to create a psychologically safe environment. R2MR has a solid foundation in the concept of resilience.  Resilience is the ability to recover quickly, resist, and possibly even thrive in the face of direct/indirect traumatic events and adverse situations in training and operational environments.  Recovery from physical and mental hardships is required throughout a career in the fire service.
 
The eight-hour R2MR Leadership course provides the tools and resources required to manage and support employees who may be experiencing a mental illness.  This leadership training takes a strong foundation of promoting and maintaining resilience in oneself and now applies this information to the leadership role.  Core concepts are taught more in-depth in a way that reflects the leadership responsibility.  Additional building blocks are added, namely leader actions, along the Mental Health Continuum Model.

This will be a first time offering of the R2MR program in Northwestern Ontario and will help prepare chiefs and fire officers for the roll out of the four hour R2MR Primary course.  Building a common understanding of mental resiliency amongst all members of your department is key to building and maintaining a safe working environment.
 
Attendees will be presented with a certificate of completion following the R2MR Leadership course.  It is important to note that you must partake in the full course in order to receive your certificate.  This program is brought to you by the Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs.
 
Program D - SCBA & PPE for the new Firefighter
September 9 & 10, 2016 – 2 Day Course
Thunder Bay Fire Rescue Regional Training Centre
750 Hammond Avenue, Thunder Bay
Minimum:  15  Maximum:  25
Times:  0830 – 1630
 
Students will learn the fundamentals in the inspection, maintenance, operations, and proper donning and doffing procedures for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) in the Ontario fire service. 
 
Students are required to bring a full set of PPE that is compliant with NFPA 1971 – 2007 edition and a serviceable SCBA with an air bottle.  
 
Program E – Public Information Officer NFPA 1035 & Media 101 - Managing the Message
Location:  Victoria Inn Hotel & Convention Centre, Thunder Bay
September 9 & 10, 2016 – 2 Day Course
Minimum:  10  Maximum:  20
Times:  0830–1630
 
Day One - Public Information Officer NFPA 1035 - Friday, September 9, 2016
 
This course assists student-learners to describe the key responsibilities of the Public Information Officer. Student-learners will develop knowledge and skills necessary to perform the functions of a Public Information Officer. Student-learners will develop and implement communications strategies effectively to the public, fire service and the media.
 
An Ontario Fire College application is required for each student.  Please download and complete the following OFC application form and send to info@firecon.ca or fax to 905-426-3032.  Note:  You must register for this course and send the OFC form separately.
 
 
Training Program or Standard:  Chapter 8 of the NFPA 1035 Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire and Life Safety Educator, Public Information officer, and Juvenile Firesetter Intervention Specialist – 2010 Edition
 
OFC Course #: NFPA 1035 Public Info Off-16-5 F
 
Day Two - Media 101 - Managing the Media - Saturday, September 10, 2016
 
Reporters have SOPs and SOGs too – it’s their job to hold YOU accountable, to make sure you do your job properly. What do reporters want and need? Why do they make so many mistakes? How can you get your message across to your community without it being mangled by the media?
 
This one-day workshop – with lots of video and class participation – dissects the news-gathering process and provides the tools fire personnel need to understand, work with and manage the media to ensure that timely, accurate messaging reaches those who need the information most during an incident or disaster. We’ll explore the best methods for disseminating fire-safety messages and good-news stories, and learn why it’s important to talk to reporters at a scene.
 
Come ready to roll up your sleeves – we’ll prepare press releases, tackle social-media situations and run a news conference during which you’ll show off your newly developed media-management skills.
 
(This session complements Friday’s NFPA 1035 session but 1035 is not a prerequisite for the program.)  
 
Course covers the following topics:
 
  • The fifth estate: who, what, when, where, why – and how reporters do what they do. An overview of traditional, social and new media that will help you hone your messaging.
  • Feed the beast: Everyone’s on deadline, every minute of every day – even in small-town Ontario. It’s in your best interest to tell reporters what you know, now. You have the tools; use them!
  • Table-top: A scenario, a social-media circus and a controlled, planned messaging strategy – for the most part!
  • Lights, camera, action: You’re the fire chief, CEMC or incident commander (maybe all three). Rumours are rampant. It’s time to manage the message.
Program F – Auto Extrication
Location:  Montieth's Yard 2535 Arthur Street West,  (25th Side road and Arther Street), Thunder Bay
September 9 & 10, 2016 – 2 Day Course
Minimum:  20  Maximum:  25
Times:  08:30-16:00
 
This course is comprised of a combination of basic and advanced evolutions.
 
In this course, key elements include: 
 
  • Understanding hydraulics and new car technology and how the two relate to one another from a practical and performance standpoint
  • The finer points of basic and advanced evolutions
  • The 10 power evolutions that comprise 85% of extrications, understanding tool placement and angles, choosing the right tools and why.
  • Textbook rescue versus real road rescue – knowing which shortcuts to take and how and why the evolutions are impacted
  • Vehicle stabilization with struts
  • Purchase point techniques
  • Door removal techniques
  • Dash displacement techniques with ram
  • Dash displacement techniques with spreader
  • Roof removal techniques

Student PPE Requirements:  Full PPE - Gloves, glasses, helmet, bunker gear.

Program G – Tractor Trailer (Big Rig) Extrication Course - This course is now full.
Location:  Montieth's Yard 2535 Arthur Street West,  (25th Side road and Arther Street), Thunder Bay
September 9 & 10, 2016 – 2 Day Course
Minimum:  15  Maximum:  20
Times:  08:00-16:00
 

This is a course that introduces the student to motor vehicle collisions involving large trucks - both independent of other vehicles as well as in concert with cars. This is a two day course.

Details of the Course:

Students should have a minimum of two (2) years of general extrication experience as a pre-requisite

Performance of Students will be assessed and based upon:

  • Demonstrated Capabilities of Stabilization Techniques
  • Demonstrated Capabilities using Heavy Hydraulics
  • Demonstrated Capabilities using Air Chisels, Reciprocating Saws & Other Hand Tools
  • Demonstrated Capabilities using High Pressure Lifting Bags
  • Demonstrated Understanding of Incident Command

Scenarios/Training to Include:

  • Anatomy of a Big Rig
  • Preferred Attack Points of a Big Rig in an Extrication
  • Transport Roll-Over onto Car
  • Under-ride pin with Car
  • Instructor’s Choice of Additional Scenario(s)

Student PPE Requirements:  Full PPE - Gloves, glasses, helmet, bunker gear.

Program H – Safety for First Responders & Fire Investigations
September 9 & 10, 2016 – 2 Day Course
Location:  Victoria Inn Hotel & Convention Centre, Thunder Bay
Minimum:  15  Maximum:  40
Time: 0830 - 1600
 
Friday, September 9, 2016
 
Solar Electrical Safety for Firefighters - 1/2 day
As the installation of solar PV continues to increase in Ontario, firefighters across the province need to understand the hazards, safety considerations and fire fighting best practices of approaching a fire or other emergency event where photovoltaic systems are in place.   This course will help you identify different types of solar PV installations, power supplies and battery banks, shock potential, identifying potential hazards, addresses PPE concerns and includes tactics on fighting a solar PV fire.  Learning outcomes include:
 
  • Understand basic electrical terms
  • Understand how electricity is distributed
  • Know the Safe Limits of Approach
  • Recognize some Hazards of Electricity
  • Know how the Human body reacts to electrical contacts
  • Discuss common electrical fire causes
  • Know the required personal protective gear
  • Understand Solar Photovoltaic systems
  • Discuss Fireground Operations in Rescue situations
  • Discuss Fireground Operations in Firefighting situations
  • Understand the applicable Section 21 Guidance Notes
  • Understand the intent of the ESA Database
This program is brought to you by the Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs and generously funded by the Independent Electricity System Operators.
 
Natural Gas Safety for Firefighters - 1 hour
Brought to you by Union Gas, this presentation will cover natural gas awareness and will review how to handle emergencies related to natural gas.
 
OFM Fire Investigations - 3 hours
This course will review how to recognize evidence, photographing evidence, scene and evidence protection at fire scenes and will review the importance and relevance of accurate note taking procedures. 
 
Saturday, September 10, 2016
 
Electrical Safety for Emergency Responders - 1/2 day
The training is an extension of knowledge from the ESA handbook. The workshop reviews the Electrical Safety for Emergency Responders handbook with safety services who are called upon to respond to emergencies involving electrical systems. Emergency responders will learn to identify electrical hazardous situations involving fallen or low hanging power lines, electrical distribution equipment, substations, underground installations and services to houses and industrial buildings.
 
Applicable to the Emergency Services sector, this training is applicable to all first responders and emergency personal whom arrive first on the incident/accident scene. The training aims to inform emergency responders about the electrical distribution system and help identify the electrical equipment and relevant hazards when arriving first on scene.
 
Traffic Protection Emergency Services - 1/2 day
This program covers the hazards of working close to vehicles and equipment, the legislation that applies and how workers can protect themselves from these hazards. Upon completion of this program, the participant will be able to list traffic hazards that may be found in their workplace, describe the legislation related to these hazards and be familiar with the newest edition to Ontario Traffic Manual Book 7 - Unplanned events.
 
Applicable for the Emergency sector, this training is designed for workers whom are exposed to traffic hazards and work on or near roadways for emergency response purposes. Unplanned events are covered, this course is specifically designed for the Emergency services sector - there is a separate module for municipal sector clients.
 
Program I – Training & Development of Fire Department Trainers - Training Officers Program
September 9 & 10, 2016 – 2 Day Course
Location:  Victoria Inn Hotel & Convention Centre, Thunder Bay
Minimum:  15  Maximum:  50
Time: 0830 - 1600
 
This two day information filled program will provide fire department trainers with details about training programs accessible to the fire service, standards used today, training methods, resources available and how to access them. 
 
This program will include information regarding courses your fire department can attend or host at your fire hall, NFPA standards, books and manuals for your book shelf and a round table on training that discusses what works and what doesn’t.  A session outlining training records is also covered.
 
This program is intended to share and build upon training skills in your fire hall.  Program includes speakers from the Ontario Fire College, Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs, Ontario Association of Fire Training Officers, Public Services Health and Safety Association,  NFPA, the Ministry of Natural Resources, Volunteer Firefighter Insurance Services and Annex Publishing.
 
Program J – Wildland Fire Investigation - Ministry of Natural Resources
September 9 & 10, 2016 – 2 Day Course
Location:  Victoria Inn Hotel & Convention Centre, Thunder Bay
Minimum:  16  Maximum:  24
Times:  08:00-16:30
 
An investigation of a fire is conducted to provide facts relevant to establishing the exact point of origin of a fire, the source of ignition and a fire’s specific cause.
 
This course will give you the basic skills necessary to carry out an investigation of a wildfire and will lead you through the methodology to perform a thorough and proper investigation. The course will teach you about indicators and how to read these indicators to lead you back to the origin area. You will learn about cover fire cause and sources of ignition, collection and preservation of evidence, photography and fire scene drawings.  Saturday afternoon session will be at 25th Side Road.
 
SP-103 Wildland Firefighting for Firefighters course is recommended as a pre-requisite, but not a requirement.
 
Student PPE Requirements: Hard hat, steel toe boots, approved safety eyewear, coveralls, gloves.
 
Program K – LPG Level 1 Firefighting
September 9 & 10, 2016 – 2 Day Course
Location:  Victoria Inn Hotel & Convention Centre, Thunder Bay
Minimum:  16  Maximum:  24
Times:  08:00-16:30
 
This course provides Level 1 LPG Firefighter training for fire and emergency personnel so that they will be better prepared to respond safely and effectively to incidents involving (LPG) liquid petroleum gas.
 
There are (15) modules within the presentation, divided into (3) parts. Each part is followed by a quiz. To pass, participants require a mark of 80%.  The course requires two days to complete over 16 hours of classroom, hand’s-on training and testing.
 

Upon completion of this course, firefighters will be able to demonstrate understanding and training proficiency in relation to the size up, analysis, incident management, operational safety and response when encountering LPG emergencies. This course provides practical hand’s-on firefighting practice utilizing Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) approved props to train firefighters. In this course, firefighters will learn to safely respond to four specific and common LPG emergencies faced by responding personnel in their operations. 

Pre-Requisite:  LPG Awareness Online - Approximately 3 hours (free)
 
To register and take the free-online course, visit http://www.erac.org/en/training-events/training/lpg-firefighting-training
 
This online presentation provides awareness information so firefighters will be better prepared to make appropriate decisions and respond safely and effectively to LPG incidents involving (LPG) liquid petroleum gas. There are (10) modules within the presentation, with a total of 179 slides. Each module is followed by a quiz, for a total of (50) quiz questions covering the modules. To pass, participants require a mark of 80%, or 40/50 questions to be correctly answered.
 
The online course takes approximately 3 hours to complete.  You will be issued a certificate once you have completed the online course. The certificate must be brought with you to this course.
 
 
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Host Hotel & Accommodations

Host Hotel: Victoria Inn Hotel & Convention Centre
 

Over 1 million people visit Thunder Bay annually, and we know why. Thunder Bay has a natural majestic beauty that engulfs every visitor.  Outdoor activities, events, festivals and of course the friendly charm of all residents are all reasons to visit.
 
The Victoria Inn Hotel & Convention Centre offers 15,000 square feet of convention space, specialty suites, an indoor pool, 3 storey high water slide, hot tub, and on-site dining. The Victoria Inn Thunder Bay is ideally located within walking distance of a large (National chain) grocery store, banking facilities and only minutes away by vehicle from all that Thunder Bay has to offer.
 
 
Location: 555 West Arthur Street, Thunder Bay, Ontario
Tel: 1-800-387-3331
 
Victoria Inn Thunder Bay rooms are furnished to exceed your expectations offering all the comforts of home. Our 110% Clean Guarantee promises, your guest room will be 100% clean or your room is free for the first night of your stay and you will receive a 10% savings on your next stay.
 
182 guest rooms amenities includes, pillow top mattresses, premium bedding and including cotton linens and down duvet, mini refrigerators, coffee makers, work desks, 37” LCD televisions with premium cable channels, hair dryers and ironing boards with irons. Microwaves available upon request. As a guest of our hotel you will also have access to our complimentary wired and wireless internet services. Take advantage of our indoor pool with three-story waterslide, wading pool and hot tub.
 
2016 Room Rates: 
Standard Rooms: $122.00 plus tax
Pool Side Rooms: $127.00 plus tax
Jr. King Suites: $132.00 plus tax
Jacuzzi/Family Suite: $148.00 plus tax
 
Reservations:
To make a reservation, please contact the Victoria Inn Hotel & Convention Centre at 1-800-387-3331.  When booking, please refer to our group booking code 428948 or fax or email the following booking form to 807-475-8961 or frontdeskthunderbay@vicinn.com.  Please note that reservations made online may not work for our group code.  All reservations are held until 4pm on day of arrival unless guaranteed with a major credit card.  Rate expires on August 30, 2016!
 
 
Check in time is 3pm, Check out time is 11am.
 

Alternative Accommodations

 
Comfort Inn
Location:  660 W. Arthur St., Thunder Bay, Ontario P7E 5R8
Tel: (807) 475-3816
 
The Comfort Inn® hotel is conveniently located at the junction of highways 11/17 and West Arthur Street 1 km south of the Trans Canada Highway, providing easy access to Arthur Street MarketplaceThunder Bay International AirportConfederation College and Lakehead University.  
 
Included at the Comfort Inn - Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, continental breakfast, local calls, weekday newspaper and parking.  The Comfort Inn is steps from the Victoria Inn. 
 
2016 Room Rates: One Queen: $118.00 plus taxes per night
 
Two Doubles: $118.00 plus taxes per night
 
When reserving, please refer to the booking code FireCon to ensure you get the contracted room rate.

 
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2016 Trade Show

FireCon is Northwestern Ontario’s leading fire/rescue/EMS conference and trade show.  
 
The trade show has major fire service suppliers in attendance. You can find everything you need within the 40 booths and fire vehicles on display. This is where you can get on the spot answers to your questions from company experts.
 
Come to the trade show, connect with exhibitors and work out the best deals possible.  
 

Trade Show Hours

Date
Time
Thursday, September 8, 2016
17:00 - 21:00
Friday, September 9, 2016
12:00 - 21:00
 

List of Exhibitors from 2015

2016 list will be posted soon.
Company
A.J. Stone Co. Ltd.
ABC Fire & Safety Equipment Limited
Air Technology Solutions
Argo Extreme Terrain Fire Rescue Vehicles
Arnprior Fire Trucks
Canadian Red Cross
Canadian Safety Equipment
Carriere Fire/Acres EV
Code 4
CRC Communications
Darch Fire
Dependable Emergency Vehicles
Draeger Safety Canada Ltd.
ECM2 LLC
Can-am Games
Fire Fighting in Canada/Firehall Bookstore
FIREQ-RVS
Fishers Regalia
Fort Garry Fire Trucks Ltd.
Fortlog Services
FSWO
Fundy Tactical and Uniform Ltd.
Impact Promotions/Uniform Pros
J & J Sports
Levitt-Safety
M & L Supply Fire & Safety
Muscular Dystrophy 
PPE Solutions Inc.
Pro Fleet Care
Provident Benefits 
Sani Gear Fire
Spectrum Telecom Group Ltd.
SPI Health & Safety  
Superior Fire Alarm Sales & Service
Valley Fire Protection & Services Limited
VFIS
Outside
CN Rail
ABC Fire & Safety Equipment Limited
Fort Garry Fire Trucks Ltd.
Carriere Fire/Acres EV
J & J Sports
 
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Thank You to our 2016 Supporters

FireCon 2016 would not be possible without the support and contributions of the following organizations.  
 
Thank you to all our 2016 Sponsors! 
FireCon 
Supporter
Meet & Greet
Reception Sponsor
Keynote
Speaker Sponsor
FireCon Supporter
 
FireCon Supporter
FireCon
Supporter
Charlie Turgeon
Award Sponsor
 
 
Courtesy
Van Sponsor
Trade Show
Entertainment Sponsor
 

 

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About Emergency North Training

Emergency North Training Inc. is a not-for-profit incorporated entity with the objective of developing and delivering, alone or in co-operation with others, educational programs and services for members of the public and persons who respond to emergencies in northwestern Ontario. For the past twenty-five years, Emergency North Training, staffed with only volunteers, developed critical regional training for firefighters and emergency first responders for municipalities, unincorporated territories and First Nations.  The main training forum, held each September, is known as FireCon.

Emergency North Training recognizes that municipal budgets in northwestern Ontario are under significant pressure to reduce costs and spending.  With that said, the training offered at FireCon, on a per-student basis, is likely the best opportunity for your first responders to receive affordable training to a recognized standard. Training delivered at FireCon is to standards that are acceptable to the Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management and the Ministry of Labour.

Without the collaboration and partnerships with the Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management, the Ministry of Natural Resources, the Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs and our many corporate sponsors, Emergency North Training and FireCon would not be possible.

Our training packages include lunch, refreshments and access to our supplier trade show - where attendees have the opportunity to see the latest technology and products available today in the fire service.  On Saturday evening, attendees are able to gather at our annual banquet which provides an opportunity to network with their peers, have a delicious meal and enjoy some light entertainment.

Emergency North Training considers it a privilege to be of service to our membership and the Ontario fire service.  We pride ourselves in delivering training that is affordable, accessible and attainable. FireCon offers a great place to network, exchange ideas and knowledge, meet new people and hear news from afar.

It is the rendezvous of the fire and emergency service in northwestern Ontario!

The Charlie Turgeon Exemplary Service Award

 
Emergency North Training Incorporated, a not-for-profit corporation with the objective of developing and delivering educational programs and services for the fire and emergency services in northwestern Ontario, provides recognition of exemplary service to fire service training in the northwest through the Charlie Turgeon Exemplary Service Award.
 
The Charlie Turgeon Exemplary Service Award recognizes individuals and groups who through their actions, have provided exemplary effort to improve the fire and emergency services in northwestern Ontario.
 
The award is named after the late Charlie Turgeon who dedicated his time and resources to improving the training level of fire and emergency service members.
 
Nomination Process
 
Who is eligible?
  • The award is given to individuals, and groups such as organizations and associations.
  • Nominees must be involved directly or in a support manner of the fire and emergency services in northwestern Ontario.
  • Self-nominations are not accepted.
  • Posthumous awards will be considered.
How do I nominate someone?
You can nominate someone by completing and submitting the online form below.  Submitting through the online form is the fastest way to complete your nomination. 
 
 
If you prefer, written nominations (250 words) may be forwarded to Emergency North Training by; email, fax, or mail.
 
Each Nomination must include:
  • A completed Nomination signed by the Nominator.
  • A detailed description of the reason(s) why your nominee should receive the award. Content may include; a description of the reason(s) you feel the nominee should receive the award including; history and background, why you think the nominee has shown exemplary service, when the nominee action(s) occurred and how you know the nominee and are familiar with their activities.
  • Letters of support from other individuals (2) who have direct knowledge of the value and impact of the nominees are encouraged.
  • Contact information including address, telephone and email of the nominee, the nominator and any supporting individuals are required for follow up during nomination review.
Not more than one award will be made in any one year from the nominations received.
 
When is the Deadline?
Nominations can be made at any time during the year and will be accepted up to end of day July 31, 2016.
 
How are recipients selected?
A selection committee (3 members) appointed by the board of Emergency North Training Inc. reviews applications received by the deadline and makes recommendations to the ENT Board regarding the award.
 
When will the award be presented?
The Charlie Turgeon Award will be presented in September during the annual FireCon event.