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Idaho Fire Chiefs Association

48th Annual Conference

April 20-23, 2017

Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

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48th Annual Conference – Schedule of Events

Thursday, April 20 – Coeur d’Alene Inn - All Conference Sessions Are Held at the Best Western Coeur d'Alene Inn

8:30 am                      Chiefs Roundtable, Lunch - Hayden Room

1:00 pm                      Mike Sheets Memorial Golf Tournament – CDA Resort Course

6:00 pm    Lake Coeur d’Alene Boat Cruise – Sponsored by Boise Mobile Equipment 

*Must be a registered IFCA Chief Member to attend; Contact IFCA for purchase options>>
Transportation for Registered Attendees will be provided from the Coeur d'Alene Inn Lobby at 6:00 pm

Friday, April 21 – Coeur d’Alene Inn

7:00 am-12:00 pm     Vendor Exhibits Setup, Apparatus Parking - Coeur d'Alene Inn

8:30 am-10:30 am     Welcome and Opening Ceremonies - Hayden Room

                                  Color Guard, Pipes and Drums – Coeur d'Alene Fire Department
Welcome, CDA City and Kootenai County Officials: Coeur d’Alene Mayor Steve Widmyer; Kootenai County Fire Chief Warren Merritt and Northern Lakes Fire District Chief Pat Riley (Conference Co-Chairs).  Coeur d’Alene Fire Chief Kenny Gabriel, Host Department.

10:30 am-11:00 am Coffee Break Sponsored by Sawtooth Emergency Vehicles

11:00 am-12:00 pm   State and Federal Agency & Affiliated Agency Reports
                                  Breakout sessions (attendees to choose desired Breakout session)

·         Breakout 1: State Fire Marshal, Fire Service Training (FST) - Knute Sandahl, Dean Ellis

·         Breakout 2: Idaho Department of Lands, NOAA’s National Weather Service - Wendy Walter, Bob Tobin

·         Breakout 3:  Bureau of EMS & Preparedness, Office of Emergency Mgmt - Bruce Cheeseman, Ben Roeber

12:00 pm-1:00 pm     Lunch with Vendors in Tradeshow – Cataldo/Sherman    

1:00 pm                     Concurrent Division Breakout Meetings – Hayden Room

1:00 pm-2:00 pm       FPO Division, EMS Division
2:00 pm-3:00 pm       Training Division, Volunteer Division

1:00 pm-3:00 pm       Networking in Tradeshow – Cataldo/Sherman (Raffles)

3:00 pm                      Break– Cataldo/Sherman (Raffles)

3:30 pm-5:00 pm       Opening Keynote Presentation – "A study of CHANGE following TRAGEDY,
In Honor of the Charleston 9" 
Dr. David Griffin, On A Mission, LLC
5:30 pm-7:30 pm       Dinner with Vendors – Cataldo/Sherman- Sponsored by Hughes Fire Equipment   
"Get In the Game"!  Wear attire from your favorite High School, College or Pro Sports Team!

Saturday, April 22

7:30 am-1:30 pm       Exhibit Hall Open – Cataldo/Sherman

8:30 am                     Business Meeting - Hayden Room

-Welcome from Idaho Lt. Governor Brad Little and International Association of Fire Chiefs President Chief John Sinclair

-Call to Order - President David Gates

-State of the Association - President David Gates

-Financial Report & 2016 Meeting Minutes - Vice-President of Operations Dave Hanneman

-District Report Highlights

-New Member Introductions & Pinning Ceremony (District Directors & President Gates)

-Election Results and announcement of Directors and Officers

-Constitution & Bylaws Amendments

12:00 pm                    Lunch with Vendors – Cataldo/Sherman

1:00 pm-2:30 pm       Professional Development Session Breakouts 

1.    Performance and Outcomes, Sheldon Gilbert, ESCI - Hayden Room

2.    Orientation (Fire Chief 101) – Jason Blubaum, ID State Fire Marshal's office - Garnet Room

2:30 pm-4:00 pm     1.   FirstNet – Steve Noel - Hayden Room

                                 2.   Labor/FLSA (Fire Chief 101) Mark Wendelsdorf, Caldwell Fire & Rescue - Garnet Room

4:00 pm-5:15 pm      1.   Data-driven Decision Making – David Blankinship, Intterra - Hayden Room

                                 2.   Revenue, Budgeting (FC 101) – Travis Myklebust, Lewiston Chamber of Commerce
  - Garnet Room                  

6:00 pm                     Installation Reception & Class A/Business Portraits – Hagadone Event Center
Shuttle Transportation will be provided between the Coeur d'Alene Inn and the HEC

7:30 pm                      Installation Banquet – Hagadone Event Center 
Sponsored by Unifire, Inc.

Sunday, April 23       

8:00 am-9:30 am       Professional Development Session Breakouts 

1.    Great Leadership  – Bob Norton, Tenzinga - Syringa Room

2.    State Statutes/IDAPA (Fire Chief 101) - Knute Sandahl, ID State Fire Marshal - Garnet Room

9:30 am-11:00 am   1.   TBD* (North Idaho Chiefs)

                                2.   Cooperative Agreements (Fire Chief 101) Mark Niemeyer - Garnet Room

11:00 am-11:30 am   Brunch Break

11:30 am-1:00 pm   1.   PERSI Options for Late Career Members - Maria Quitugua, PERSI - Syringa Room

                                 2.   Standards of Cover (Fire Chief 101) David Gates, Pocatello Fire Department and Sheldon Gilbert, ESCI - Garnet Room

1:00                             Conference Close (grand prize raffle)

Welcome, CDA City and Kootenai County Officials: Coeur d’Alene Mayor Steve Widmyer; Kootenai County Fire Chief Warren Merritt and Northern Lakes Fire District Chief Pat Riley (Conference Co-Chairs).  Coeur d’Alene Fire Chief Kenny Gabriel, Host Department.

Welcome from Idaho Lieutenant Governor Brad Little

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