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    Default BFFA Conference-Billy Goldfeder

    To all:

    The Blackhawk Fire Fighter's Association is once again hosting its Annual Firefighter Conference in Dixon, IL at Sauk Valley Community College January 10th and 11th.

    There is a great line-up of low cost classes once again. Below are the classes and contact information to get signed up. Most classes are filling fast, especially the Sunday Class with Billy Goldfeder.

    Last year, there were around 200-300 FF's from all over IL, WI and IA that attended. There will also be a spot for vendors during the event.

    Saturday, January 10th (One Day Classes)

    "Don't Think it Won't Happen to You"
    *Preparing for local terror events
    -Lt. Todd Atwell (Lee County Sheriff's Department)
    -Retired Chief Lanson Russell (Dekalb Fire Department)

    "Incident Command for the 21st Century"
    *Preparing for the best organization outcome
    -Battalion Chief Randy Banker (Batavia Fire Department)

    "Grant Writing and Funding Workshop"
    *Finding financial assistance for fire departments
    -FF/PM Ryan Allison (Danville Fire Department)
    -FF/PM Nick Dinges (Amboy Fire Prot. Dist.)

    "Grain Bin Rescue"
    *Hands on Grain Bin Rescue (Full Turnouts and SCBA Required)
    -Stateline Farm Rescue Instructiors

    *Don't touch, taste or smell hazmat for the fire service
    -Lt. Matt Knott (IFSI/Rockford Fire Department)

    "Scene of the Accident"
    *New vehicle and highway safety
    -Todd Hoffman (Scene of the Accident, Inc.)

    "Fireground Tactics for the Fire Officer"
    *Enhancing your leadership qualities
    -Craig Haigh (IFSI)

    "Pump up the Volume.......Pump Ops for the Beginning Engineer"
    *Do it right from the start (Full Turnouts)
    -Captain Joel Hallstrom (North Park F.P.D.)
    -FF/PM Tony Dinges (Byron F.P.D.)

    *Protecting yourself in the heat of the moment......self rescue
    -Illinois Fire Store SAFE-HOT Instructors

    "Administrative Trends"
    *Administrative tools for fire protection districts

    "Globe CARES-NFPA Care and Cleaning"
    *Overview of NFPA 1851, 2008 Edition and demonstration of advanced inspections
    -Chris Moelker (Regional Manager, Globe Fire Suits)

    *Con-ed for nursing professionals
    -OSF St. Anthony/Lifeline Helicopter Staff

    Sunday, January 11th (One Day Classes)

    "Scared Straight"
    *Staying safe on the fireground
    -Chief Billy Goldfeder (www.firefighterclosecalls.com)

    "Cadet/Recruit Boot Camp"
    *Good beginnings for good people
    -Deputy Chief John Petrakis (Princeton Fire Department)

    Saturday/Sunday Classes (Two Days)

    *Basic and Advanced Class
    -KSB/RHS Instructors

    "NIMS 400"
    *Command staff training
    -Rock River Region EMS Instructors


    BFFA Members: 1 Day-$30/2 Days-$50
    Non-Members : 1 Day-$55/2 Days-$75

    For more information, check out www.bffa.net or call Jeff Bryant at 815-857-2000 to register.

    Thank you and look forward to seeing everyone next month!


    Nick Dinges
    BFFA Conference Committee

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    Default Goldfeder Class............Almost Full

    To all:

    I just wanted to let everyone know that if you are still interested in coming to the Blackhawk Fire Fighter's Conference that the "Scared Straight" Class taught by Billy Goldfeder is nearly full on Sunday, January 11th. If you would still like to register, please shoot me an e-mail at dinges88@hotmail.com or by calling me at 815-857-2000 ASAP.

    So far, we have nearly 400+ attendees registered for the 2-Day Conference and this looks to be the largest BFFA Conference of record.

    Also, note many of the Saturday classes are also filling up fast and some have already been capped off.

    There also is nearly 100 signed up for the dinner reception on Saturday night and that also will be capped off shortly. Please note, that Chief Goldfeder will be attending the dinner to address the visitors and as a meet and greet.

    Make your reservations now for 2010, Retired Phoenix Fire Chief Alan Brunacini will be the Keynote Speaker next year.

    Thank you to all and look forward to seeing you in a couple of weeks!


    Nick Dinges
    BFFA Conference Committee

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