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All times are Eastern

Tuesday, February 27
7:15 a.m. to 4:30p.m. Registration and Information Desk Open
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open
8:30 to 9:30 Opening Session
9:30 to 9:45 Break
9:45 to 10:45 NERIS Update (Dr. Moore Merrell, US Fire Administrator and UL Fire Safety Research Institute)
10:45 to 11:00 Break
11:00 to 11:45 Keynote
Dr. Reginald Freeman, CPSE Vice President
11:45 to 1:00 p.m. Lunch

1:00 – 4:30 



1:00 – 1:30
A Look at CPSE’s 2024-2027 Strategic Plan
Technology Solutions
1:00 – 1:30
Deccan International
1:30 – 1:45
1:30 – 1:45
1:45 – 2:15
CPSE New Programs
Technology Solutions
1:45 – 2:15
EMS Technology Solutions
2:15 – 2:30
Technology Solutions
2:15 – 2:45
2:30 – 3:45
Embracing Research for Improved Outcomes
Technology Solutions
3:00 – 3:30
 3:45 – 4:15
National Firefighter Registry for Cancer
(Huber and Fent)
Technology Solutions
3:45 – 4:15
First Responder Network Authority
Wednesday, February 28
Time Accreditation  Credentialing Leadership  DEIB CRR
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Registration and Information Desk Open
8:00 to 4:00 Exhibit Hall Open
8:30 to 9:30 Becoming a 21st Century Fire Department (Stuglik and Bergeron) Credentialing Process Explained (Jacoby) Bruegman Award Winner Workforce Recruitment, Development, and Retention (Scarpa) Preparing for the Future of CRR: Specialized, Sustainable, and Successful (Anderson and Volkert)
9:30 – 9:45 Break
9:45 – 10:45 Leveraging a Digital Visualization for Accreditation (Handoko and LeBlanc)

Meeting the New Technical Competencies (Panel)

The Next Generation Company Officer Leveraging Your Most Powerful Influencers to Create the Future (Churchill) Putting Out Fires–Addressing Allegations of Racism and Bias Head On (Mayo, Ratchford, and Wade) Our 5-Year CRR Plan: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly? (Anderson and Kusher)
10:45 – 11:00 Break
11:00 – 12:00 pm Civilian Fireground Rescue Data: The Future of Data Collection (Smith)

Institutionalizing Professional Designations: The Path to Continuous Improvement (Emmons)

Imposter Syndrome: Will the Real YOU Please Stand Up (Wesley) Leadership at the Forefront: Confronting Bullying as a Safety and Health Priority (Arnoff and Brown) Decision Driven Data: How to Quantitatively Maximize the Value of the CRA (Rainey)
12:00 – 1:15 Lunch
1:15 – 2:15 Ask the Team Lead (Panel Discussion) (Moderator – Olson) Principled Leadership from the Road Less Traveled (Griffin) Moral Injury – Is Your Organization Guilty? (Todaro) Hiring for Diversity: Retooling the Fire Service Hiring Process (Cunningham and Johnson) Mining for Gems: A Guide to Creative Community Risk Reducation (Sliker)
2:15 – 2:30 Break
2:30 – 3:30 Herding Bees (Walker and Sims) New CPC Renewal Process Be Curious, Not Judgmental; the Leadership Lessons of Ted Lasso for the Fire Service (Butsch and Wilson) Leading with Diversity: Understanding Generational, Neurological, and Personality Differences in the Fire Service (Hall) ASHER – We’ve Got it All Wrong, It’s Way Bigger Than Us! (Cornwell)
3:30 – 3:45 Break
3:45 – 4:30 Tools for the Trade: The Tangible Benefits of Accreditation (Collins and Hyde) CPC Application Software Demonstration Normalization of Deviance (Tinker) Futureproofing the Fire Service: The European Perspective (Metz) Visualizing Data to Support CRR (Pritchard)
Thursday, February 29
Time Accreditation  Credentialing Leadership  DEIB/AI  Strategic Planning and Visioning
8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Registration and Information Desk Open
8:30 to 9:30 A Dynamic Look at Effective Response Force and Risk Categories (Anderson and Valdez) Finally Put Your People in Their Place the Working Genius Way (Ruiz) Lessons Learned from Incorporating an Effective Behavioral Health Screening
(Kruse and Varney)
Inclusive Excellence: A Synergistic Approach to Excellence Through DEIA (Preau and Rush) How Close Are We to the Edge? (Traxler and Neidner)
9:30 – 9:45 Break
9:45 – 10:45 Preparing an Agency Presentation on CRA/SOC Processes and Methodologies (Collett) Equity & Efficiency – Economic Tools to Communicate Value to Stakeholders and Get What You Need (Loflin and Robinson) Using Situational Awareness to Enhance Leadership Decision Making (Gasaway) A “Reimagined” Hiring Process: How We Found More Firefighters by Changing Everything (Hall) TBD
10:45 – 11:00 Break
11:00 – 12:00 pm Growth Planning for Fire Departments in the Municipal Context (Koch and Kupchenko Hill) Human Performance & Optimization (Baker and Min) Leadership and Culture for Excellence in the 21st Century Fire Service (Huntington) The Value of a Civilian Workforce in the Fire Service (Valdez and Anderson) The KSA Conundrum: Indifference is a Disaster (Maningas)
12:00 – 1:15 Lunch
1:15 – 4:30 Registration and Information Desk Open
1:15 – 2:15 Organizing a Successful CFAI Site Visit (Merrell) Annual Mental Health Checkin for Firefighters (Steigerwald and Rozek) Massaging the Message: Understanding What’s Going on Between the Ears of People When We Speak (Martin) Show Me the Data: Transforming to a Data-Informed Fire Department (LeBlanc and Morrison) Preplans that Work (Loflin)
2:15 – 2:30 Break
2:30 – 3:30 Defensible Analysis of Call Processing Data (LeBlanc) Ask the Peer Reviewer
(Panel Discussion)
(Moderator – Tinker)
What Can You Learn from a Meme? (Curia and Griffin)

Visualizing Real-Time Data to Provide Situational Awareness for Emergency Response (SAFER) (Carpenter and Olson)

Fire Service & Academic Research Collaboration (Vigneaux and Anderson)
3:30 – 3:45 Break
3:45 – 4:30 Fire Data Literacy (Chan) CPC Application Software Demonstration Meet Me In The Middle (Pankow and Tyo) Clinical Dispatch: Seeing is Believing (Norris) Your National Fire Academy: What’s New and What’s Different! (Rich)
Friday, March 1
Time Accreditation  Leadership DEIB  CRR   
7:45 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Registration and Information Desk Open
8:00 to 9:00 Community Driven Strategic Plan

Mission Alignment and Leaders’ Intent

DEIB: The Value of a Civilian Workforce in the Fire Service (Valdez and Anderson) GIS for Fire Department Response Capabilities Analysis (Khojandi and Drlicka)  
9:00 to 9:15 Break
9:15 to 10:15 11th Edition Update (White and Nulliner) Building a Culture of Character – Avoiding the Moral Drift That Gets Us in Trouble (Anderson) Respond to the Team Development Crisis (Torgeson) Terrorism Prevention and Preparedness in CRR (Alexander)  
10:15 to 10:30 Break
10:30 to 11:30 The Non-Fire Components of the CRA (Chan) Managing Change in the Fire Service (Kramer) Flight Towards Inclusivity: A Summary of the Fire Service DEI Wingspread (Koeppel) When the Code Isn’t Enough (Brown)