Illinois Fire Apparatus Mechanics Association
2017 Seminar
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Sunday, October 8, 2017
7:00-9:00pm
Tired Travelers Reception

Peoria Marrio Pere Marquette Hotel

Monday, October 9, 2017 - Peoria Civic Center
7:30am
Registration


General Session
8:30-9:00am
Welcome to the 2017 Conference

    Chief Jim Kreher, Barrington-Countryside FPD, President IFCA
Presentation of Colors
    Peoria Fire Department Honor Guard
Invocation
    Division Chief Philip Macklin, Peoria Fire Department
Memorial Service
    IFCA Funeral Committee
Welcoming Remarks
    Chief Chuck Lauss, Peoria Fire Department
    Mayor Jim Ardis, City of Peoria

9:00-9:45am
"Keynote Address" Calming the Chaos
    Jennifer McDonough

9:45-10:00am BREAK

10:00-11:30am
Calming Chaos continued

    Jennifer McDonough

11:30am-12:15pm
Reports

IAFC Great Lakes Division, Divsn. Chief Matthew Knott, Rockford FD IFCA Annual Report, Execu ve Director, Chief James Grady, III, Ret. 2017-18 Elec on & By-Law Report, Chief Bryan Doyle, Fairview Heights FD, Immediate Past President, IFCA

12:15-1:15pm
Lunch with our Vendors

    Lunch will be served in the Exhibit Hall

1:30-2:30pm
Annual IFAMA Meeting and EVT of the Year Presentation


2:30-5:00pm
Exhibits Open

4:30-5:00pm
Hospitality in the Exhibit Hall


Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - Peoria Civic Center(unless otherwise noted)

Ford Company 6.7
Class Date/Time: Oct 10, 8:30am-12:00pm, Repeated the afternoon of Oct 11, 1:00-4:30
Instructor: Russell Ferguson
Class Limit: 35
Description: This series of classes will cover the 6.0 and 6.4 engines and then the 6.7 engine problems and solutions
(course 1001)

Ford Company 6.0/6.4
Class Date/Time: Oct 10, 1:00pm-4:30pm,
Repeated the morning of Oct 11, 8:30am-12:00pm
Instructor: Russell Ferguson
Class Limit: 35
Description: This series of classes will cover the 6.0 and 6.4 engines and then the 6.7 engine problems and solutions
(course 1002)

E-One Aerial Ladder Hydraulics
Class Date/Time: Oct 10-12, 8:30am-4:30pm
Instructor: Daryl Beatrice
Class Limit: none
Description: This three day class will focus on E-One Aerial Ladder Hydraulics and cover the EVT F-5 objec ves.
(course 1003)

Cummins
Class Date/Time: Oct. 10, 8:30am-12:00pm,
Repeated the afternoon of Oct 10, 1:00-4:30pm.
Instructor: Joe Stack
Class Limit: none Description: This half-day class will cover Cummins after treatment maintenance, Cummins insight and how it relates to a er treatment.
(course 1004 morning, course 1005 afternoon)
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Holiday Inn & Suites E. Peoria
(unless otherwise noted)

Ford 6.0/6.4
Class Date/Time: Oct 12, 8:30am-12:00pm,
Repeated the morning of Oct 10, 8:30am-12:00pm
Instructor: Russell Ferguson
Class Limit: 35
Description: This series of two-day classes will cover the 6.0 and 6.4 engines and then the 6.7 engine problems and solutions
(course 1101)

Ford Company 6.7
Class Date/Time: Oct 11, 1:00-4:30pm,
Repeated the morning of Oct 10, 8:30am-12:00pm
Instructor: Russell Ferguson
Class Limit: 35
Description: This series of two-day classes will cover the 6.0 and 6.4 engines and then the 6.7 engine problems and solu ons
(course 1001)

EVT F4 Electrical Review
Class Date/Time: Oct. 11, 8:30am-12:00pm,
Repeated afternoon of Oct 12, 1:00-4:30pm.
Instructor: Ben Brown
Class Limit: none
Description: This half-day class will cover the F-4 objectives. (course 1103)

EVT F4A Advance Electrical Review
Class Date/Time: Oct. 11, 1:00-4:30p,
Repeated morning of Oct 12, 8:30am-12:00pm.
Instructor: Ben Brown
Class Limit: none
Description: This half-day class will cover the F4A advanced objectives.
(course 1104)

Pierce Tak4
Class Date/Time: Oct. 11-12, 8:30am-4:30pm
Instructor: Dan Bailey
Class Limit: none
Descripton: This two-day class on Pierce Tak4 systems will cover hands on design principles and maintenance.
(course 1105)

Thursday, October 12, 2017 Holiday Inn & Suites, E. Peoria(unless otherwise noted)

Navistar Maxx Force
Class Date/Time: Oct 12, 8:30am-12:00pm,
Repeated 1:00pm- 4:30pm
Instructor: Jack Petersohn
Class Limit: none
Description: This half day program will be on N9/N10 Engines for fire apparatus and tapping into International Multiplexing.
(course 1201 morning, course 1202 afternoon)

EVT F4A Advance Electrical Review
Class Date/Time: Oct. 12, 8:30am-12:00pm,
Repeated afternoon of Oct 11, 1:00-4:30pm.
Instructor: Ben Brown
Class Limit: none
Description: This half-day class will cover the F4A advanced objec ves.
(course 1203)

EVT F4 Electrical Review
Class Date/Time: Oct. 12, 1:00-4:30pm,
Repeated morning of Oct 11, 8:30am-12:00pm.
Instructor: Ben Brown
Class Limit: none
Description: This half-day class will cover the F-4 objec ves. (course 1204)


Friday, October 13, 2017
EVT Testing 9:00am-1:00pm
You must register directly with EVT to test www.evtcc.org


A Note for IFAMA Attendees: IFAMA a endees are welcome and encouraged to attend the opening session of the IFCA Conference at 8:30am. You are also welcome to join any of the sessions on Monday and Tuesday if you are not scheduled for a class.
Who is IFAMA

The group was founded in 1985 by fire and ambulance technicians, based on the need for reliable factory training. Fire apparatus are so unique that local vocational training was not available. Progress in training and cooperation between departments has greatly improved our technician's knowledge over the past decades. As we have grown, so has the industry. With the advent of the EVT Certification (Emergency Vehicle Technician) and NFPA Standards, the need for quality training is paramount. Thus, our main goal has been to meet these needs thru annual and quarterly training along with testing thru the EVT Certification Commission.

IFAMA technicians will continue to focus on training and safety as it relates to the everyday maintenance/ repair of emergency apparatus, ambulances, support vehicles and equipment. IFAMA technicians are proud to have members who have been instrumental in legislation of training, NFPA, ASE and EVT Certification committees, which certify technicians by use of a national testing procedure.

As our organization grew and developed we added our first Expo. in 2003 at our annual seminar. This first year involved fifteen vendors and was located at Jumers in Bloomington, Illinois. The next year as the Expo expanded, it was moved to the hanger at Bloomington Municipal Airport with over twenty vendors. This seminar was so successful that the following year it was moved to the Interstate Center. By this time there were over thirty vendors and the membership in attendance covered a five state area. Vendors in attendance were Detroit Diesel, Pierce, E-One, Caterpillar, UL, Whelen, Federal Signal, Fleet Safety Supply, Alexis Fire Equipment, Seagrave and Ford to name a few. We spent a couple years at the Interstate Center till the next major change took place.

We were approached by the Illinois Fire Chiefs Association to merge our seminar with theirs. Since there was such a direct relation- ship between both groups and goals, it only made all the sense in the world for both groups to do so. In 2008 we had our first combined seminar in Peoria, Illinois in October. This turned out to be a great success for both groups. We were able to cut seminar costs which increased the benefits to all members.

The training seminar and workshops scheduled throughout the year provide in-depth education that our technicians want and that are needed to become EVT and ASE certified. We strive to maintain a dependable fleet in order for others to provide the reliable service our citizens have come to expect in a cost effective manner.

Hotel Information

Illinois Fire Chiefs Association ‐ Headquarters Hotel
Peoria Marrio Pere Marquette
501 Main Street, Peoria IL 61602
Reservation Numbers 1‐800‐228‐9290 or 1‐800‐410‐9914
Room Block Code: Please mention Illinois Fire Chiefs
Price $136.00 per night plus 15% tax
Block Cut Off: 09/15/2017

Illinois Fire Chiefs Association ‐ Overflow Hotel
Courtyard Peoria Downtown
533 Main Street, Peoria IL 61602
Reservation Numbers 1‐800‐228‐9290 or 1‐800‐410‐9914
Room Block Code: Please mention Illinois Fire Chiefs
Price $136.00 per night plus 15% tax
Block Cut Off: 09/15/2017

Illinois Fire Apparatus Mechanics Association ‐ Headquarters Hotel
Holiday Inn & Suites East Peoria
101 Holiday Street, East Peoria IL 61611
Reservation Number 309‐698‐3333
Room Block Code: Illinois Fire Apparatus Mechanics
Price $129.00 per night plus
Block Cut Off: 09/15/2017
2017 IFCA Conference Speakers
Jen McDonoughJen McDonough In her roles as a motivational storyteller and engaging Amazon Top 100 author, Jen McDonough (aka The Iron Jen) works with first responders and high stress organizations in helping them build resiliency, reduce stress, and calm chaos. Jen and her family are most known for paying off over $212,000 worth of debt and medical expenses in 4 years. Their story has been featured in local, national and international media. She is also an 8-time national weightlifter, MN Hall of Fame inductee, and 2-time US Olympic Festival medal winner as well as an Ironman triathlete. All 3 of her books have hit Amazon’s Top 100 categories including her book 5 Minutes a Day to Living Beyond Rich which hit #1 under Amazon’s budgeting category. You can find out more about Jen at www.TheIronJen.com. “Calming the Chaos” Besides working in every changing work environments, the Everyday Hero’s more fatigued, stressed out, and on their way to becoming burnt out from all the day-to-day pressures. These negative consequences can lead to dangerous and chaotic outcomes for not only the employees themselves, but also for their organizations, communities, and families. In this talk, audiences will discover how to calm the chaos in their work and home environments using simple techniques that will empower them to overcome their obstacles.

Royal MortensenColonel Royal Mortenson was commissioned as a Marine Second Lieutenant in April 1983 and served with distinction around the world as an infantry officer. During his 29+ year career, he commanded at the infantry platoon, company, battalion, and regimental level. He served at the Marine Corps Officer Candidate School, Quantico, VA as a platoon commander, company executive officer and Assistant Operations Officer. He served as a platoon commander and company executive officer at Marine Barracks-Guam. He was a rifle company commander, a weapons company commander and operations officer in 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment. He served at Headquarters US Marine Corps as a current operations action officer, Commandant’s Briefing Officer, and current- operations section head working HQMC operational issues with the Joint Staff, combatant commanders, other services, and the Marine Corps component commands. Col Mortenson assumed his current duties as the Director of the Illinois Fire Service Institute (IFSI), University of Illinois- Urbana/Champaign in September 2012. The IFSI mission is to “help firefighters do their work through training, education, information, and research.” IFSI is the statutory state training and education organization for the Illinois fire service and other 1st responders. IFSI trains and educates over 62,000 students per year across Illinois. Director Mortenson has established and is moving forward on a strategic vision for IFSI that includes; creating quality leadership development and decision-making training & education curriculum for the fire service, enhancing and expanding practical hands-on training, expanding life safety research, expanding on -line educational deliveries, and growing the Institutes partnerships, reach and reputation nationally and internationally. He also lectures and provides presentations nationally and internationally on leadership development, decision-making, and training. He is on the Board of
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Advisors for Leadership Under Fire, Inc. which has as its mission, “advancing discipline, survival and leadership in the fire service” and is a consultant for Corps Leadership LLC, a leadership training and development company committed to building effective, ethical leaders in organizations. He is also on the Board of the North American Fire Training Directors. Additionally, Colonel Mortenson is a member of the Illinois Terrorism Task Force and the Chair of that organization’s Fire Service Committee.

James MooreChief James P. Moore, a 35-year veteran of the fire service, served as the Fire Rescue Chief / Emergency Manager of the Crystal Lake Fire Rescue Department (IL) for 9 + years. Prior to Chief Moore’s service in Crystal Lake he served the Naperville Fire Department (IL) for 21+ years, where he rose in the ranks from firefighter/paramedic to District Chief. He is known as an energetic leader who is focused on professionalism, training and education. Prior to his service in Naperville, Chief Moore served as a member of the Lisle-Woodridge Fire District. Chief Moore currently serves as the Program Director for the University of Illinois Fire Service Institute’s Leadership Development and Decision Making Program, which is a one-of-a kind fire service leadership educational continuum. He also serves as IFSI’s Program Director for the National Incident Management System, the First Responder Resiliency Project, along with the Fire Officer Program Manager. Additionally, he serves as the Co-Chairman of the Office of the State Fire Marshal – Fire Officer State Certification Advisory Committee and Vice President of IFCA Educational and Research Foundation. Chief Moore holds a Master's of Science degree in Management and Organizational Behavior from Benedictine University, a Baccalaureate degree in Fire Service Management from Western Illinois University and an Associate’s degree in Fire Science Technology from College of DuPage. “IFSI First Responder Resiliency Project First Responders experience unavoidable stress and traumatic events in the course of their vocation. If these challenges are not dealt with in a productive manner they can lead to emotional and behavioral health problems. Since many of the current ways to deal with these challenges revolve around assistance and treatment after the event, the Illinois Fire Service Institute has sought to change the fire service culture relative to mental health and resiliency by adding training to many of its courses. This culture change will occur by helping First Responders to be aware of the components of resiliency when they encounter stressful events.