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Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

NOTE: The schedule is subject to change and any changes will be shown in the Conference App. Attendees will be sent instructions on downloading the app prior to the Conference.

Monday, March 11
Time Event
12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Registration Open
Tuesday, March 12
Time Event
7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Registration and Info Desk Open
8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Opening Session
Grand Ballroom A
9:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CFAI Hearings
Royal, South Tower
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Exhibitor Hours
Grand Foyer
10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. CPSE 101
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Boxed Lunch and Vendor Hours
Grand Foyer and Grand Ballroom G
1:00 p.m. to  2:30 p.m. 21st Century Fire and Rescue Service Feedback Session
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. NFORS User Training Live
2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. 10th Edition CFAI Model Input Session
3:00 p.m. to  4:00 p.m. Keynote
5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. NFFF Fundraiser
Grand Ballroom G
Wednesday, March 13
Time Event
7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Registration and Info Desk Open (closed during lunch)
Grand Foyer
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Exhibitor Hours
Grand Foyer
7:50 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. CFAI Hearings
Royal – South Tower
Thursday, March 14
Time Event
7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Registration and Info Desk Open (closed during lunch)
Grand Foyer
9:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. CFAI Hearings
Royal – South Tower
Education Sessions
Education Tracks Accreditation
Credentialing Bootcamp
Data, Statistics and Analysis Organizational Progress CPSE Exchange
8:00 – 9:30 Numbers Don’t Lie – Data Collection 101
More Than a Designation: Utlilizing Credentialing as a Professional Development Tool to Drive Accreditation
A Dual Model All Hazards Community Risk Assessment
(Pankow / Bergsten)
Surviving the Fire Service: Translating a Decade of Science to the Street
Attendees must be from a currently accredited department. Sessions include:
• Data
• Risk Assessment
• Community Risk Reduction
• Strategic Planning
9:45 – 11:15 Give the People What They Want – Community-Driven Strategic Planning
Why Credentialing
(Moderated Panel Discussion)
Ensuring the Future
(Maloney / LaBelle)
The Leadership Tree
11:30 – 12:30 Tell Your Story – Writing for Accreditation
(Dean / Julazadeh)
Self-Assessment: It’s Not Just for your Department
Future Incident Modeling for Strategic Planning
(Nickel / Niedner)
12:30 – 1:45 Accredited Agency Recognition Lunch
Grand Ballroom A
1:45 – 2:45 Where the Rubber Meets the Road – Preparing for the Site Visit
Dissecting Technical Competencies and Goals
It Takes a Village: 10 Steps to Fix Fire Data in Your Community
Creating a Culture of Excellence: What to do Between Accreditation Cycles
Afternoon session continues with:
• Accreditation Process Management
• Program Appraisals
3:00 – 4:00 The Final Frontier – Surviving the Commission Hearing
Ask the Peer Reviewer
(Moderated Panel)
Tools for CRR: Using NFPA 1300 to Drive CRR Efforts
(Berard-Reed / Rubadou
Community Risk Reduction for the Modern Fire Department
Friday, March 15
Time Event
7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Info Desk Open