>> Register Here << First, we will tackle the body. Stress-induced tachycardia and exertion-induced tachycardia affect the body in different ways. Stress-induced tachycardia causes a narrowing field of vision, auditory exclusion, loss of fine motor skills, and the inability to make a clear decision or have cognitive thought. Exertion-induced tachycardia simply raises the heart rate. Firefighter experiences an extreme amount of stress-induced tachycardia during their time of service. This will be expanded for both the fireground and the homefront. Second, we will go through some practices both good and bad preparing for the job. Past practices sometimes involve complex escape methods, elaborate mayday procedures, and training that is unrealistic causing a false sense of security. This has been recognized and studied in depth by many. We will expand on and bridge the gap between the science and the fire service. We will cover methods and practices used to help reverse or slow the effects of stress on the fireground. This is accomplished through breathing techniques, meditation methods, simplifying practices, and repetition. Our class will focus on how our stressors affect our home life and what we can do to bridge the gap from work stress to homefront stress. Lastly, we will dive into the mind both on the fireground and at home. We will go over techniques and experiences we have found along our way as a fire couple. Some of the topics discussed will include how to keep your family involved, diffusing and balancing work vs life, and reducing stress at home during shift days. For years we have heard the sayings such as "Don’t take work home with you.”, and "Keep work at work and home at home." We are here to break that old tale and show you how to balance your mind with work and home. Mental health is a priority and one we hold very close to our hearts. This lecture is a journey that we will take attendees on that is full of trials and tribulations in both the fire service career and our homefront experience.
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>>REGISTER HERE<< Join us for our 12th Bi-Annual Fire Conference hosted in Amboy, IL. This conference has been one of the best kept secrets in the midwest for decades. We have excellent instructors from all over the United States, including Rick Lasky, Jeff Rothmeier, Nick Ledin, and local talents such as Joe Solcani, Jason Greer, and many more.
>>REGISTER HERE<< This course is designed to meet the training needs of the Line Safety Officer position in the incident command system.
>>REGISTER HERE<< Welcome to MHFC 2022! Whether you’re a first time student, or a returning one, we’ve got some exciting updates to our conference this year, so please read on. Our event this fall will begin with our Pre-Conference Officer-Development Series. This full-day event will take place at our host hotel and will showcase two classrooms of presentations that run side by side. You’ll have the opportunity to pick the presentations that interest you most. The following day we’ll kick off our conference with our Keynote Lecture Series! Three powerful presentations, along with merchandise sales will take place in the grand ballroom! The following two days consist of hands-on-training at various sites around the Denver area. As the student, you can pick which days, and which classes you’d like to attend, but keep in mind we offer discounts for full conference registrations. Thank you for registering and we look forward to learning alongside all of you this fall!