2020 Safety and Health Conference

Letter from the Chair: Safety Stand Down
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Tentative Program and Schedule (subject to change)
*Times of sessions will be updated in the next few days.

  Monday, December 7
8:00 AM Approx. Start Opening Remarks
Chief John Whalen, Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Department
  Invocation
Chaplain Rick Spence
  Honor Guard/Posting of Colors/Pledge
Reedy Creek Fire Department
  FFCA President Remarks
Chief Ty Silcox, FFCA President, Fire Chief of City of Fernandina Beach
  FPF President Remarks
Wayne Bernoska, FPF President
KEYNOTE
*Live Stream ONLY*
The Known, the Unknown and Safety w/ LIVE Q&A
Bobby Halton, FDIC , Fire Engineering, JEMS, EMSToday
   Break
  Examining the Benefits of Implementing a Nutrition Education Program Within The Fire Service w/ LIVE Q&A
Dana Harrison, Nutritionist, Educator, and CEO, Eats 2 Know, LLC. Founder, The Cultural Shift Method
  Balanced Breakfast Basics (Demo)
Dana Harrison, Nutritionist, Educator, and CEO, Eats 2 Know, LLC. Founder, The Cultural Shift Method
*Click here to download the handout
 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM  Lunch Break
  Cancer Prevention Through On-scene Gear Exchange w/ LIVE Q&A
Kevin Tomyk, Firefighter, Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services
Craig Balter, Acting Division Chief of Safety, San Antonio Fire Department
Dennis Chavez, Executive Officer of the Safety Division, San Antonio Fire Department
John Schmidt, Division Chief, Pasco County Fire Rescue
   Break
  Mitigating Exposure to Carcinogens thru Rules, Grants, and Training w/ LIVE Q&A
Julius Halas, State Fire Marshal Division Director
Mike Tucker, Superintendent/Bureau Chief, Bureau of Fire Standards & Training / Florida State Fire College
  Toenails as a Biomarker of Long-term Exposure to Heavy Metals in Firefighters
Dr. Alberto Caban-Martinez, Assistant Professor, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine

  Tuesday, December 8
8:00 AM Approx. Start Introduction & Awards Presentation
Chief John Whalen, Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Department
KEYNOTE

Medical Directors COVID-19 Panel
Peter Antevy MD
Paul Pepe, MD
Kenneth Scheppke, MD
  Break
  Yoga For First Responders
Samantha Wines, Deputy Program Director, Yoga for First Responders
  FFHSC Update
  Meal Prep 101 (Demo)
Dana Harrison, Nutritionist, Educator, and CEO, Eats 2 Know, LLC. Founder, The Cultural Shift Method
*Click here to download the handout
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM Lunch Break
 *LIVE PANEL* COVID-19 Roundtable w/ LIVE Q&A
FFCA (Darrel Donatto), FPF (Rocco Salvatori), SERP (T.J. Lyon), ESF 4/9 (Julius Halas, John Kohnke, John Gatlin), Orlando Fire Department (Lori McDonald), Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Department (Chris Bator)
  Break
  Mental Health Treatment at UCF RESTORES: What Actually Happens?
David C. Rozek, Ph.D., University of Central Florida
  Injury Prevention in the Fire Industry
Jessica Gutschick, Physical Therapist

  Wednesday, December 9
9:00 AM Approx. Start Introduction
Chief John Whalen, Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Department
KEYNOTE

Leading the Fire Service Through Civil Unrest
Glen Riley, Deputy Chief, Atlanta Fire Rescue Department
  Break
  Firefighter Cancer Support Network (FCSN) Update
Keith Tyson, FCSN Florida State Director
  State of Florida Safety Section Update
Mike Tucker, Superintendent/Bureau Chief, Bureau of Fire Standards & Training / Florida State Fire College
  Firehouse Flexibility (Demo)
Dana Harrison, Nutritionist, Educator, and CEO, Eats 2 Know, LLC. Founder, The Cultural Shift Method
*Click here to download the handout
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM Lunch Break
  Wildland Safety and Equipment 
Timothy Abramczyk, Florida Forest Service
  Mental Resiliency in Uncertain Times
Michelle Fayed, Director of Mental Health, Florida Firefighter Safety and Health Collaborative
  Women’s Health and Cancer Prevention Strategies in Female Firefighters
Natasha Schaefer Solle, PhD, RN, Research Assistant Professor, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
  Break
  Surviving the Fire Service
Todd DeLuc, Life Scan Wellness Centers