Illinois Fire Apparatus Mechanics Association
2019 Seminar
Date October 13th - 18th
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Sunday, October 13, 2019
Tired Travelers Reception

Peoria Marrio Pere Marquette Hotel

Monday, October 14, 2019 - Peoria Civic Center

General Session
Welcome to the 2019 Conference

    Chief Mark Puknaitis, President IFCA
Presentation of Colors
    Peoria Fire Department Honor Guard
    Peoria Fire Department Chaplin
Memorial Service
    IFCA Funeral Committee
Welcoming Remarks
    Chief Ed Olehy, Peoria Fire Department
    Mayor Jim Ardis, City of Peoria

Keynote Address "Fire and Emergency Services - What Does the Future Hold"
    Dr. Denis Onieal

9:45-10:00am BREAK


    Dr. Denis Onieal continues


IAFC Great Lakes Division, Division Chief Matt Knott, Rockford FD, IFCA Annual Report, Exec Dir., Chief James Grady, III, Ret.,IFSAP Annual Report, Ms. Laura Haiden, Glenside FPD, IFSAP President, 2019-20 Election & By-Law Report, Chief John Christian, Grayslake FPD, Immediate Past President, IFCA

Lunch with our Vendors

    Lunch will be served in the Exhibit Hall

Annual IFAMA Meeting and EVT of the Year Presentation

Exhibits Open

Hospitality in the Exhibit Hall

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 15, 2019 - Peoria Civic Center

Waterous - Water Pump Maintenance
Class Date/Time: Oct. 15-16, 8:30am-4:30pm,
Instructor: Brian Shorten
Class Limit: 20
Description: Hands-on Training - will cover Vehicle-Mounted pumps (CM, CS, and CP-2 Pumps). Transmissions (C20, Y and K series) and all accessories and an overview of Foam and CAFS. Day 1 Classroom at Civic Center, Day 2 Hands-on instruction to be held at Peoria FD Training Facility, 7130 N Galena Rd, Peoria.
(course 1501)

Class Date/Time: Oct. 15-17, 8:30am-4:30pm,
Instructor: Dr. Richard Polanin
Class Limit: 14
Description: Students will receive instruction in welding theory, metallurgical considerations, welding techniques, safety and PPE, machine setup. Hands on Gas metal arc welding. Gas tungsten arc welding steel and aluminum. Classes will be held at Illinois Central College on all three days. Lunch included.
(course 1502)

Coolant and DEF Technology
Class Date/Time: Oct 15, 8:30am-12:00pm - Repeated the afternoon of Oct 15, 1:00pm‐4:30pm
Instructor: Joe Long, Old World Industries
Class Limit: none
Description: Students will learn about current heavy duty collant technologies. Joe will explain the testing, treating and filtering of all coolants as well as compatibility within OE manufactures. He will also explain the evolution of antifreeze and the various colors. Joe's presentation will decode the mysterious world of coolants and give information to help prevent systems damage and failures. DEF fluid and diesel fuel issues such as "black fuel" will also be explained.
(course 1503 morning, course 1504 afternoon))

Snap‐On Inc. Heavy duty diagnostic scan tools with after treatment management
Class Date/Time: Oct. 15, 8:30am-12:00pm, Repeated the afternoon of Oct 15, 1:00pm-4:30pm.
Instructor: TBA
Class Limit: none
Description: Students will cover new software and bidirectional scan tools designed for Heavy Duty engine applications available from Snap-On Inc. Scan tool operation, forced regen, as well as trouble code identification and troubleshooting.
(course 1505 morning, course 1506 afternoon)

Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Holiday Inn & Suites E. Peoria

Harrison Generator
Class Date/Time: Oct 16, 8:30am-12:00pm, Repeated the afternoon of Oct 16, 1:00pm-4:30pm
Instructor: Justin Majzel
Class Limit: 20
Students will cover operation and design of the Harrison generation system. Preventive maintenance and repair will be covered for the generation unit as well as the pto driven pump and supporting hardware.
(course 1601 morning, course 1602 afternoon)

Small Engine Equipment Maintenance presented by Air One
Class Date/Time: Oct 16, 8:30am-12:00pm, Repeated the afternoon of Oct 16, 1:00pm-4:30pm
Instructor: Neal Lippold
Class Limit: none
Description: Neal will go over small engine preventative maintenance, cleaning and adjustment. Maintenance for battery operated HURST extrication tools.
(course 1603 morning, course 1604 afternoon)

Thursday, October 17, 2019
Holiday Inn & Suites, E. Peoria

EVT Prep F3
Class Date/Time: Oct 17, 8:30am-12:00pm,
Instructor: Brian Shorten
Class Limit: none
Description: Test Prep for EVT F3 standards for NFPA 1901. Standard for automotive fire apparatus NFPA 1911. Standard for inspection, maintenance, testing, and retirement of inservice apparatus.
(course 1701)

Smart Power Generators
Class Date/Time: Oct 17, 8:30a-12:00p, Repeated the afternoon of Oct 17, 1:00-4:30pm
Instructor: Scott Jones
Class Limit: none
Description: The Smart Power class subjects include operation, maintenance, diagnosis and repair. Scott goes in-depth about how the electronic control systems works and how it's different from standard generators.
(course 1702 morning, course 1703 afternoon)

Cummins DPF and After Treatment
Class Date/Time: Oct 17, 8:30a-12:00p, Repeated the afternoon of Oct 17, 1:00-4:30pm
Instructor: Joe Stack
Class Limit: none
Description: Students will cover Cummins New and current after treatment system maintenance, repair and diagnostics using Cummins software. DPF cleaning and repair, using archived data to diagnose and troubleshoot After Treatment Systems.
(course 1704 morning, course 1705 afternoon )

Pomps Tire Service
Class Date/Time: Oct 16, 8:30am-12:00pm, Repeated the afternoon of Oct 16, 1:00pm-4:30pm
Instructor: David Coppess
Class Limit: none
Description: This class will cover mounting, dismounting and repairing heavy duty truck tires. Students will be certified after the completion of this course.
(course 1706 morning, course 1707 afternoon)

Friday, October 19, 2019
Holiday Inn & Suites, E. Peoria

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

Hotel Information
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: 09/20/2019

Message from IFAMA President

The 2019 IFAMA seminar has lots of training opportunities to offer this year. Look for some new and exciting things to come this year. Please note the extra costs associated with the welding class and the increase to the annual dues. IFAMA has always strived to provide the best trainings available to its membership as cost effectively as possible. Unfortunately, as the cost of business increases, we have identified the need to increase our membership dues to be able to continue with the level of commitment we have shown in the past. Over the years, the seminar costs have increased as well, however, we are keeping our seminar fees the same except for the added costs of one class this year. We feel the quality of, and the value of that class out weigh the extra expense we have to pass on to the class participants. Thank you all for your understanding. It goes without saying that IFAMA truly appreciates its membership, their dedication, and your participation in our Annual Seminar. With your support, we will continue to provide the quality of trainings our membership has become accustomed to, and keep this organization moving forward.
Please note the hotel deadline. Get those rooms booked
I look forward to seeing everyone in October.
Rob Carpenter
President, IFAMA