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Sponsors

Maryland State Fire Prevention Commission


Maryland State Fire Marshals Office
Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute
Maryland State Firemens Association
Maryland Fire Chiefs Association
Fire and Burn Safety Coalition of Maryland
Maryland Emergency Management Agency
Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems
Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Committee Members

Bruce Bouch, Chair


Becky Spicer-Himes, Vice-Chair
Ben Barksdale
Shawn Belton
Jim Brown
Bill Delaney
Michael Donahue
Luisa Ferreira
Debbie Gartrell
Charles CJ Giblin
Karen Haje
Karen Hardy
Tom Hayden
Ed Hobbs
Dante Jacobelli
James Jarboe
Marty LePore
Jade Leung
Ed McDonough
Sharon New
Ray OBrocki
Hugh Owens
Brian Proctor
Brian Quick
Bob Ryan
Brad Tanner

Office of the State Fire Marshal


Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute
Prince Georges County Fire/EMS Department
Baltimore City Fire Department
Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems
Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service
Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (retired)
University of Maryland, Fire Marshals Office
U.S. Fire Administration
Office of the State Fire Marshal
Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute
Prince Georges County Fire /EMS Department
BWI Fire and Rescue Department
Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute
Annapolis Fire Department
Maryland State Firemens Association
State Fire Prevention Commission
Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Maryland Emergency Management Agency
Anne Arundel County Fire Department
City of Rockville
Maryland Fire Chiefs Association
Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services
Office of the State Fire Marshal
City of College Park, Maryland
Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services

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7:30 a.m.

REGISTRATION Lobby

8:30 a.m.

WELCOME, OPENING CEREMONIES Auditorium


AND REMARKS

8:45 a.m.
WORKSHOP SESSION #1
A Boston Marathon Bombing

Melissa D. Kohn, MD, Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA

This type of disaster can happen at any time, but exercising pre-planning can optimize the response and patient
outcome. This presentation will explore the Boston Marathon bombing from the street side. Dr. Kohn has traveled
throughout the country to provide medical coverage to major marathon events and returns annually to Boston for their
marathon.

B Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases for EMS Systems and Providers

Alvina K. Chu, MHS, Chief

Division of Outbreak Investigation, Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Baltimore, MD

Infectious disease incidences in humans have increased or threaten to increase in the near future and have been defined
as emerging. These diseases, which respect no national boundaries, include: new infections resulting from changes
or evolution of existing organisms; known infections spreading to new geographic areas or populations; previously
unrecognizable infections appearing in areas undergoing ecologic transformation; old infections reemerging as a
result of antimicrobial resistance in known agents; or breakdowns in public health measures. We review current
emerging infectious diseases of public health importance and existing, updated guidance for EMS systems and
providers.

C Community Risk Reduction as a Service Priority



Mary Marchone, Training Specialist, US Fire Administration, Emmitsburg, MD

Want to learn more about how to make community risk reduction (CRR) a core value in your fire department? Want
to learn about elements that contribute to best and future practices for integrating CRR as a service priority? Want to
learn about how your department is missing out by not being involved in CRR? If so, come to this workshop and learn
how you can influence and build organizational support so CRR becomes a priority in your department where every
member plays a key role in its success. Learn how you can build not only organizational equity for CRR but to gain
support from elected officials and key senior members in your community.

D Toward Zero Deaths Blending All 4-Es of Highway Safety


Thomas J. Gianni, Chief, Maryland Highway Safety Office, Motor Vehicle Administration, Glen Burnie, MD

Marylands Strategic Highway Safety Plan is the states vision to drive highway fatalities toward zero deaths.
The underlying concepts of this plan, its development, and its implementation through all 4-Es of Highway Safety:
Engineering, Enforcement, Education, and Emergency Medical Services will be identified. Upon completion, the
audience will better understand Marylands successful journey toward reaching its goals for making highways safer
for all of us.

E Partnering to Understand the Legislative Process


The Honorable James E. Malone, Jr., Director, Parks and Recreation for Harford County, MD and

William E. Barnard, CFPS, Maryland State Fire Marshal (retired)

This presentation provides a look inside the legislative process from the perspective of two individuals who were
very successful in bringing together coalitions for the passage of several pieces of significant fire and life safety
legislation. Learn how proposals are generated, introduced as legislation, and how to effectively work within the
legislative process.

10:15 a.m.

BREAK AND OPEN EXHIBITS

10:30 a.m. WORKSHOP SESSION #2


A Ebola: Dulles Airports Experience and Lessons Learned

Scott Legore, Deputy Chief, Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Fire and Rescue Department

Washington Dulles International Airport is one of the five U.S. airports where enhanced screening for Ebola is
taking place. Airport EMS has transported several potential Ebola patients and continues to modify their response
procedures to adapt to this ever-changing threat. Deputy Chief Legore will provide an overview of the events related
to Ebola response at Dulles Airport and provide lessons learned that can assist your department in preparing for and
responding to Ebola and the next communicable disease threat.

Understanding the U.S. Fire Problem: A 360 Degree View


Mike Love, President, Fire and Burn Safety Coalition of Maryland

To solve a problem you first need to gain a thorough understanding of it. This is especially true with the U.S. fire problem
where several thousand people are killed and tens of thousands are injured by fire each year. This presentation

introduces the concept of a more thorough investigation and analysis of serious fires and the reasons why they start
and people die. The more intense evaluation is intended to help better understand more of why fires happen. Our fire
investigations have done a very good job of determining where and how fires start but this does not alway get to the
root cause, the why. Understanding these root causes may lead to more effective root cause intervention. Attendees will
receive a brief review of the U.S. fire problem then be introduced to a more intensive process for evaluating serious fires.
Attendees will also see how root causes and critical fire factors lead to serious fires and briefly consider why some fires
reach the more serious deadly thresholds then others.

C When Stuff Mounts: Hoarding and Clutter in the Context of Emergency Response

Gregory S. Chasson, Ph.D, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Towson University, Towson, MD

An estimated 200,000 citizens of Maryland exhibit hoarding and clutter difficulties, and these saving tendencies
create substantial safety hazards for sufferers, family members, neighbors, and emergency personnel. This presentation
describes the nature of hoarding and clutter, outlines the state of current treatment approaches, and offers tips for first
responders who encounter a hoarding situation.

D Anne Arundel County Mass Fatality and Family Assistance Center Plans
Teresa Chapman, Emergency Management Planner, Anne Arundel County Office of Emergency Management, Glen Burnie, MD

This presentation will focus on the development of the Anne Arundel Mass Fatality Plan, its planning process, and lessons
learned. The presentation will also introduce the concept and development of the companion Family Assistance Center
Plan, and the steps being taken to ensure Anne Arundel County is prepared for a Mass Fatality event.

E Partnering to Understand the Legislative Process


The Honorable James E. Malone, Jr., Director, Parks and Recreation for Harford County, MD and

William E. Barnard, CFPS, Maryland State Fire Marshal (retired)

This presentation provides a look inside the legislative process from the perspective of two individuals who were very
successful in bringing together coalitions for the passage of several pieces of significant fire and life safety legislation.
Learn how proposals are generated, introduced as legislation, and how to effectively work within the legislative process.

12:00 noon

LUNCH
Introductions and Remarks by Sponsoring Agencies
Excellence in Life Safety Educator of the Year Award Presentation

1:30 p.m.
WORKSHOP SESSION #3
A Evaluation and Management of Concussion in Children and Adolescents: What We Know and What We Can Do

Dr. Gerard A. Gioia, Division Chief and Professor, Pediatric Neuropsychology, Childrens National Health System,

George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, DC

Concussion in youth sports will be discussed, including the causes, signs and symptoms, treatment and prevention of head

injuries in young athletes. Practical tools for early recognition and diagnosis of the injury will be presented as well as key
factors in the management of the child and adolescent to promote optimal recovery.

B Transforming Your Department into a Digital Public



Bill Delaney, Program Manager, Social Media and Community Safety Education,

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service, Rockville, MD

As more and more news organizations across the country cut staff and streamline, they will seek cost effective and simple
ways to collate and distribute newsworthy items. The reality is entities that can produce, promote and distribute their
own video, photo, and written content can communicate directly with residents as well as get priority on news platforms
who are seeking original content whether it be before, during or after an emergent event. Learn how Montgomery County
(MD) Fire and Rescue is taking their social media and third party platforms to a whole new level in an effort to fill the
information gap for local news entities, and residents, to disseminate fire/injury prevention and emergency preparedness
messages as well as stories and emergent information.

C Capabilities of the Maryland Shock Trauma Center, Hyperbaric Department



Bill Gearhart, Respiratory Therapist, University of Maryland, R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, Baltimore, MD

This workshop will provide a basic knowledge of the mission of the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center,
Department of Hyperbaric Medicine; and how it serves both the public community as well as the EMS and fire service
components, a basic introduction to Hyperbaric Physics, and a basic knowledge for the application of the Regulatory
Codes and Standards, NFPA 99, as it relates to Occupancy Permitting, AHJ Codes and Standard Process for Inspection
and Code Review.

D What does the Fire Service Really Know about Fire Protection Systems?

A. Maurice Jones, Jr., SFO, Fire Protection Systems Unit Supervisor, Alexandria Fire and EMS Department, Alexandria, VA

This session will explore the relationship between the model code requirements for fire protection systems, the faith we
put in these systems, the lack of familiarity, the limitations of these systems, and how the lack of proper inspection, testing,
and maintenance that is so important to ensure these systems work when called upon, contributes to the problem.

3:00 p.m.

Adjournment and Presentation of Conference Certificates

Registration Form
The registration fee for the conference is $60. For registration forms
with payment or purchase order postmarked on or before September 5,
2015, the registration fee for the conference is $50. Jurisdictions sending
five or more persons will be able to send the sixth for free. Make checks
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FOR DISABILITY ACCESS INFORMATION : Contact - Conference Facilities Office, 443-778-6540; or email: conffac@aplmsg.jhuapl.edu
CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS: MIEMSS will award eight Continuing Education Units for Local Option B (ALS providers - CRT and
EMT/P) and M (BLS providers - First Responders and EMT/B) categories for persons in attendance for the full day.

Nominations for Excellence in Life Safety Educator of the Year Award: Nominations should be submitted to Karen Hardy,

Prince Georges County Fire /EMS Department by September 1, 2015.

For further information or to submit the registration form contact:


Karen Haje c/o MARYLAND FIRE and RESCUE INSTITUTE
University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742
tel: 301-226-9962 fax: 301-314-1497 e: fabscommd@gmail.com

Map and directions to the class site are available upon request. Registration is limited to 330 persons.