Winter Symposium

Mark your calendar and plan to attend the 2021 Virtual Winter Symposium on March 9-10, 2021!

Cost: $120.00 
For attending the Winter Symposium, you will receive a $40.00 credit toward the 2021 Ohio Fire & Rescue Officer Development Conference. The credit can only be applied for the same individual, and is not transferrable. 

DRAFT Agenda: (Subject to Change)

March 9, 2021

9:00 AM - Welcome by OFCA President Chief Rick Anderson, OFE, OFC, Ashland Division of Fire
                        Guest Speakers:
                                Director Tom Stickrath, Ohio Department of Public Safety 
                                Director Rob Wagoner, Ohio Department of Public Safety Division of EMS

                                Ohio State Fire Marshal Kevin Reardon

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Public Safety Update

10:00 AM - "The More the Change, the More the Same - Managing the Law and Employees" - Jonathan Downes, Attorney, Zashin & Rich

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Employment Law Updates

11:00 AM - District Director Breakout Sessions with OFCA Updates


March 10, 2021

9:00 AM - Welcome by OFCA 2nd Vice President Chief Colin Altman, Miami Twp. Fire-Rescue
                        Legislative Update - Chief Steve Agenbroad, MPA, EFO, OFC, Clearcreek Fire District
                        Policy Committee Update - Chief Jonathan Westendorf, MPA, OFC, Franklin Division of Fire

9:30 AM - Breakout Session One:
                        A. Sylvania & Springfield Township H.E.R.O. Community Paramedicine Program: An Inside Look
                              Chief Mike Ramm, BS, OFE, OFC, Sylvania Twp. Fire Department
                              Firefighter Jodi Livecchi, BSW, FFII, NRP, CFSI, CCHW, EMSI, Springfield Twp. Fire Department
                              Lieutenant Shawn Wittkop, Sylvania Twp. Fire Department

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H.E.R.O Presentation

                        B. A Panel Discussion on Peer Support Initiatives in Ohio 
                             Chief Steve Kelly, MPA, OFE, OFC, Miami Twp. Fire & EMS

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Peer Support Initiatives Presentation

10:30 AM - ERS Update - Retired Chief Bill Houk, OFE, OFC
                           L.O.D.D. Update - 
Fire Safety Inspector Jack Guyton, Scioto Twp. Fire Department

11:00 AM - Breakout Session Two: 
                           A. Examining the Interface of Public Health, EMA, and EMS
                                Chief Jonathan Westendorf, MPA, OFC, Franklin Division of Fire
                                Chief Steve Agenbroad, MPA, EFO, OFC, Clearcreek Fire District


                           B. PTSD Legislation and Next Steps: What Does it Mean for Us?
                                Chief Steve Kelly, MPA, OFE, OFC, Miami Twp. Fire & EMS

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PTSD Legislation Presentation

 

Contact the presenters:  2021 Winter Symposium Presenters

Virtual Legislative Visits: In lieu of the Legislative Reception, we will be hosting Virtual Legislative Visits with attendees and legislators at a later point in March. Stay tuned for more information on the Legislative Visits!

To register for the 2021 Winter Symposium, click here.
Once you register, please send a photo of yourself to info@ohiofirechiefs.org.