Illinois Fire Apparatus Mechanics Association
2018 Seminar
Date October 15th - 19th
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Sunday, October 14, 2018
7:00-9:00pm
Tired Travelers Reception

Peoria Marrio Pere Marquette Hotel

Monday, October 15, 2018 - Peoria Civic Center
7:30am
Registration


General Session
8:30-9:00am
Welcome to the 2018 Conference

    Chief John Christian, Grayslake FPD, President IFCA
Presentation of Colors
    Peoria Fire Department Honor Guard
Invocation
    Peoria Fire Department Chaplin
Memorial Service
    IFCA Funeral Committee
Welcoming Remarks
    Chief Ed Olehy, Peoria Fire Department
    Mayor Jim Ardis, City of Peoria

9:00-9:45am
Keynote Address "American Fire Culture Past, Present & Future"
    Dr. Burton Clark, EFO

9:45-10:00am BREAK

10:00-11:30am
"Protecting Those Who Protect"

    Detective Rich Wistocki, Naperville FD (Ret.)

11:30am-12:15pm
Reports

IAFC Great Lakes Division, Division Chief Matt Knott, Rockford FD IFCA Annual Report, Executive Director, Chief James Grady, III, Ret. 2017-18 Election & By-Law Report, Chief Jim Kreher, Barrington- Countryside FPD, 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, New Event
9/11 NFFF Memorial Stair Climb/5K Run
6:30-7:30am at the Peoria Pere Marquette, see Flyer attached for registration information.
A Note for IFAMA Attendees: IFAMA attendees 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
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - Peoria Civic Center

Ford IDS
Class Date/Time: Oct 16, 8:30am-4:30pm,
Instructor: TBA
Class Limit: 20
Description: Classroom material makes up about 50% of the class. Field work on vehicles will consist of the remainder of the class. This 1 day class provides familiarization and basic operation training on laptop-based Integrated Diagnostic System (IDS). Course can be tailored to meet needs and questions that the attendees have.
(course 1601)

AC/Delco Engine Electrical
Class Date/Time: Oct 16, 8:30am-12:00pm,
Instructor: TBA
Class Limit: none
Description: Engine Electrical S-EL06-72.01SEM. This 3- hour seminar will cover basic battery, starting and charging system components operation and testing. Included in the discussion will be new technologies in these systems, along with testing and diagnosis of these systems. Topics will include: dealing with battery management systems, how a defective battery can cause U-codes and drivability complaints along with useful service and diagnostic tips.
(course 1602)

AC/Delco Diag. Multiplexed Data Bus
Class Date/Time: Oct 16, 1:30pm-4:30pm
Instructor: TBA
Class Limit: none
Description: Diagnosing complex network system failures is a challenge even for experienced technicians. In this seminar, technicians will focus on diagnostic strategy to hone their problem solving skills for serial data failure modes in multiplex networks. Included network protocols: CAN, LIN, GMLAN, MOST®, and repair methods will be covered.
(course 1603)

Snap-On Diagnosis/New Equipment
Class Date/Time: Oct. 16, 1:30pm-4:30pm,
Instructor: TBA
Class Limit: none
Description: Diagnosing complex network system failures is a challenge even for experienced technicians. In this seminar, technicians will focus on diagnostic strategy to hone their problem solving skills for serial data failure modes in multiplex networks. Included network protocols: CAN, LIN, GMLAN, MOST®, and repair methods will be covered.
(course 1603)

Snap-On Diagnosis/New Equipment
Class Date/Time: Oct. 16, 8:30am-12:00pm, Repeated the afterenoon of Oct 16, 1:00pm-4:30pm
Instructor: TBA
Class Limit: none
Description: This seminar will focus on New Snap-On HD diagnosis equipment and use. Pro-Cut will introduce you to the latest onvehicle brake lathe. (course 1604 morning, course 1605 afternoon) Rush Truck HVAC Principles Class Date/Time: Oct. 16, 8:30am- 12:00pm, Repeated the afternoon of Oct 16, 1:00-4:30pm. Instructor: TBA Class Limit: none Description: This seminar will cover the principles and operation of medium and heavy duty HVAC systems and diagnosis. Students will be EPA 609 certified at the completion.
(course 1606 morning, course 1607 afternoon)
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Holiday Inn & Suites E. Peoria


Ford Police Interceptor
Class Date/Time: Oct 17-18, 8:30am-4:30pm, Two-day Class
Instructor: TBA
Class Limit: 20
This class is revised and enhanced for 2018. New Material will be discussed. Further emphasis on field work with vehicles will be stressed in this new class. This 2-day class provides the skills and knowledge to diagnose and repair Police Interceptors. Includes details, classroom and hands-on work with both Sedan (Taurus) and Utility (Explorer) Platform.
(course 1701)

EVT Prep F3 Fire Pumps and Accessories
Class Date/Time: Oct 17, 8:30-4:30pm,
Instructor: TBA
Class Limit: none
Description: This class will prepare for the EVT F3 covering the standards as described in NFPA 1901, Standard for Automotive Fire Apparatus in NFPA 1911, Standard for the Inspection, Maintenance, Testing, and Retirement of In-Service Automotive Fire Apparatus.
(course 1702)

AC/Delco Emissions and Aftertreatments
Class Date/Time: Oct. 17, 8:30am-12:00pm,
Repeated afternoon of Oct 18, 1:00-4:30pm.
Instructor: TBA
Class Limit: none
Description: Modern diesel engines are subject to increasingly stringent emission regulations and monitoring requirements. This seminar will prepare technicians to effectively diagnose and repair diesel exhaust emission reduction failures by developing an understanding of the emissions created by diesel engines and the systems designed to reduce those emissions. Both pre- and after-treatment systems will be covered. Specific systems and components will include intake air swirl and heating, glow plugs, exhaust gas recirculation, oxidation catalysts, diesel particulate filtration, NOx reduction technologies, selective catalyst reduction, and diesel exhaust fluid. Technicians will strengthen their diagnostic techniques by focusing on the conditions used by the Engine Control Module (ECM) to set codes related to these systems, developing an understanding of how false codes could be set, and determining the root cause of any code or failure. Common failures will be covered.
(course 1703 10/17, course 1804 10/18)

AC/Delco HVAC Controls
Class Date/Time: Oct. 17, 1:30pm-4:30pm,
Instructor: TBA
Class Limit: none
Description: This seminar will provide technicians with the diagnostic techniques and strategies required to diagnose nonrefrigerant related issues with the HVAC electronic controls that impact electronically regulated compressor operation and the air delivery system. Specific components and systems covered include: HVAC control inputs, condenser and blower motor fan controls and operation, manual, electronic and automatic temperature control and electronic mode door actuators and their control of air delivery and airflow in single and multiple zone adjustable systems. Setup procedures for all related modules will be reviewed. This course will include simulated diagnostic exercises to apply the principles learned.
(course 1704)

Kussmaul
Class Date/Time: Oct. 17, 8:30am-12:00pm
Repeated the afternoon of Oct 17, 1:00pm-4:30pm
Instructor: TBA
Class Limit: none
Descripton: This will cover the repair and adjustment of Auto-Ejects along with the principles and troubleshooting of on-board chargers.
(course 1705 morning, course 1706 afternoon)

Thursday, October 18, 2018
Holiday Inn & Suites, E. Peoria


Navistar Maxx Force
Class Date/Time: Oct 18, 8:30am-12:00pm,
Repeated 1:00pm- 4:30pm
Instructor: TBA
Class Limit: none
Description:This will prepare for the EVT E3 HVAC covering basic design, requirements and components of these systems.
(course 1801 morning, course 1802 afternoon)

AC/Delco EVAP Diagnosis
Class Date/Time: Oct. 18, 8:30am-12:00pm,
Instructor: TBA
Class Limit: none
Description: This seminar will provide an overview of evaporative emissions and the systems that control them. Topics include the function of the fuel tank ventilation system, charcoal canister, purge and vent valves, fuel tank pressure sensors, Leak Detection Pumps (LDP) and other components. We will discuss the strategies and function of Onboard Refueling Vapor Recovery (ORVR), Engine Off Natural Vacuum (EONV), including the diagnosis of P0440, P0442 and other EVAP system DTCs.
(course 1803)

Pomps Tire Service
Class Date/Time: Oct. 18, 8:30am-12:00pm,
Repeated afternoon of Oct 18, 1:00-4:30pm.
Instructor: TBA
Class Limit: none
Description: This class will cover mounting, dismounting, and repairing Heavy duty truck tires. Students will be certified at the completion of this 1 day class. (course 1805 morning, course 1806 afternoon )


Friday, October 19, 2017
Holiday Inn & Suites, E. Peoria

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


Hotel Information
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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 $132.00 per night plus
Block Cut Off: 09/21/2018


The 2018 IFAMA Seminar will be held October 15-19, 2018 in Peoria. Monday & Tuesday classes will be held at the Peoria Civic Center unless otherwise noted. Wednesday, Thursday & Friday classes will be held at the Holiday Inn & Suites East Peoria. Full registration is $225.00. Single day registration is $75.00 (lunch included). Plus Membership dues for IFAMA are $25.00/per person and cover October 2018 through September 2019 Please complete this form and mail with check to Illinois Fire Chiefs Association, PO Box 352, Mundelein IL 60060. You may also fax to: 847-966-0782 or email to: mgriseto@illinoisfirechiefs.org.


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.