0900 – Opening ceremonies
Orlando Fire Department’s Pipes and Drums and Honor Guard presentation of the Colors. Prayer, Pledge, and Moment of Silence Remembering Fallen Brothers

0915 – Welcome to Orlando Fire Conference from special guest:
Orlando Fire Department Assistant Chief Aaron Rhodes

  • Presentation of the Matthew Negedly Instructor of the Year Award

0930 – Keynote speech: Chief Frank Leeb
Fire Service Cornerstones of Success: Training and Teamwork and Why It Matters on Game Day

During this keynote lecture, Chief Frank Leeb will discuss the importance of training and teamwork and share insights and lessons learned on incidents where training and teamwork were essential for successful outcomes. With dedication to predicting, preventing, and preparing for the possible, Chief Leeb emphasizes how passion for the job paired with continual improvement in skills and knowledge are the keys to a winning mindset on the fireground. Are you prepared for the possible? Because on game day, the time to prepare has passed.

1015 – Step Up and Lead: Chief Frank Viscuso
Based on his best-selling book STEP UP AND LEAD, Chief Viscuso will provide leadership training for all members of the fire service from the newest employees to the top-level managers and officers. He will cover the following topics: Leadership Traits, and Leadership Skills such as

  • Mentoring and Succession Planning
  • Critiquing others (How to do it right)
  • Delegating (The who, what, where, when and why of delegating)
  • Preventing Freelancing and divisiveness (one team, one mission)
  • Dealing with subordinate Issues (How to lead difficult people)
  • Post Incident Analysis (How and why we should learn from past experiences)
  • Leading through change and difficult times
  • Building Morale (8 tips to increase morale)

Don’t miss what has been called one of the most impactful and important fire service leadership classes out there.

1115 – Special Presentations:

  • Recognition of Scholarship winners and selection of FDIC winner

Lunch – Provided in the Courtyard

1330 – Chief Frank Viscuso continued

1700 – Raffle drawings

2000 – Pumper Pull

  • Outside the Convention Center
  • Cash Bar