Scheduled Events

Registration

Hourly Schedule

Tuesday, September 21

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
REGISTRATION
1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Welcome & Introduction of KCFCA

Fire Chief Jeff Clark, Eastside Fire & Rescue, KCFCA President

Speakers:
Jeff Clark
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
The Alertness Edge: the Impact of Fatigue on Health & Safety
Speakers:
Stephen James Ph.D.
3:00 p.m. - 3:10 p.m.
Break
3:10 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Learning to recognize and manage the impact of implicit bias on critical decision making
Speakers:
Lois James
5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.
Hospitality event at Coppertop Park Business Complex

Hosted by Stryker Tuesday evening is not to be missed! Enjoy networking while you sample the offerings from Bainbridge Organic Distillers, Bainbridge Brewing, and Fletcher Bay Winery. Light hors d'oeuvres provided and product discounts also available. Must be 21 to participate. *RSVP is required to attend this event.

6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Hospitality & Networking Reception (Clearwater Resort & Resort Lawn)

Wednesday, September 22

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
Breakfast
Hosted
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Building a Culture of Wellness & Anti-Fragility in Fire Services
(Hosted by KC EMS)
Speakers:
Dr. Mitch Javidi
10:00 a.m. - 10:10 a.m.
Break
10:10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Career Survival Training
Speakers:
Brian Cummings, Eric Rosoff
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch
Hosted
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Career Survival Training continued
(Continued)
Speakers:
Brian Cummings, Eric Rosoff
2:00 p.m. - 2:10 p.m.
Break
Hosted
2:10 p.m. - 3:10 p.m.
Shifting Culture for Maximum Impact
Hosted by KC EMS
Speakers:
Lawrence Garrett
3:10 p.m. - 3:25 p.m.
Break
Hosted
3:25 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Panel Discussion: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion in the Fire Service

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion in the Fire Service

Facilitator (Fire Chief Eric Hicks, Skyway Fire)

  • Cindy Ryu, Representative, 32nd Legislative District
  • Julie O’Berg, Deputy Chief of Operations, Spokane Fire
  • Sara Boone, Fire Chief, Portland Fire 
  • Harold Scoggins, Fire Chief, Seattle Fire
6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Pre-Dinner Social
Hosted
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Hosted Dinner and Awards Banquet

Thursday, September 23

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
Breakfast
Hosted
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Keynote
Leading up the Chain
Speakers:
Jamie Cochran
10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Break
10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
The Power of the Defiant Human Spirit
Speakers:
Janine Shepherd
11:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Closing Remarks
KCFCA President
Speakers:
Jeff Clark
Jeff Clark
Jeff Clark
Fire Chief
KCFCA President Eastside Fire and Rescue
Stephen James Ph.D.
Stephen James Ph.D.
Assistant Professor in the College of Nursing at Washington State University Health Sciences Spokane
Our society is dependent on first responders providing services 24/7, despite mounting evidence for negative physical and mental health outcomes from sleep displacement due to shift work. This talk reviews short- and long-term health consequences of sleep displacement and circadian misalignment due to shift work. We will also discuss the impact of sleep loss on cognitive function, decision making, and the ability of the first responder to process stress. You will be given a better understanding of why sleep alludes us and given concert advice on how to achieve more sleep. Sleep is a core biological function that can help protect you from the stresses of your job and promotes recovery.
Lois James
Lois James
Assistant Director for Research, WSU College of Nursing, Sleep & Performance Research Center
“Learning to recognize and manage the impact of implicit bias on critical decision making” Overview: This talk will explain the origins of bias, how the brain processes information, how to recognize implicit bias, and how to safeguard against biased decision-making. Attendees will learn that “if you have a brain, you have bias” and will gain insight into how to optimize public safety performance in ways that promote equity.
Dr. Mitch Javidi
Dr. Mitch Javidi
Founder & CEO, National Command & Staff College | Co-Founder & COO, Epochal Technologies, Inc
Fire services professionals live with volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity (VUCA) daily. The scrutiny and criticism pitted against the profession today is unprecedented, increasing stress, well-being, and performance challenges. Building a “Culture of Wellness and Anti-fragility in Fire Services” through strengthening psychological resilience will produce produces RESULTS with CONFIDENCE at all levels while reducing RISKS and LIABILITIES. The workshop is based on the science and practices of human behavior, tested in the Military, Corporate America, and Public Safety. It introduces both a challenging and rewarding New Wave of Leadership by promoting self-awareness, accountability, psychophysical responses to relationships, and positive intelligence.
Brian Cummings
Brian Cummings
Retired Fire Chief, LAFD | Fire Technical Advisor for Station 19 on ABC
Career Survival Training is designed to help establish a culture of “administrative accountability” that is on a par with the existing culture of “operational accountability” so prevalent in fire services.
Eric Rosoff
Eric Rosoff
Executive Manager, Career Survival Group
Career Survival Training is designed to help establish a culture of “administrative accountability” that is on a par with the existing culture of “operational accountability” so prevalent in fire services.
Lawrence Garrett
Lawrence Garrett
Business Consulting Executive Coaching Training Change Management Leadership Development Team Building Corporate Training Diversity & Inclusion
Lawrence is considered a modern-day cultural savant. Known by many for his knack of decoding cultural behaviors that either support or undermine values and performance, Lawrence has grown a reputation for getting to the heart of the matter by identifying specific behaviors that are directly impacting business outcomes. Over the last 15 years, Lawrence was able to hone these skills through his current consulting practice, Eight-Twenty-Eight, LLC., focusing on Equity Leadership and Inclusion, primarily in the greater Puget Sound area, his prior role as Executive Director of Advancing Leadership, as well as his numerous partnerships and consultative work with various non-profits within the community. His talents, temperament and tenure as a leadership trainer, performance coach and equity and inclusion practitioner provide a unique combination of results, relationship, and emotional quotient enhancement. In his recently published book, The Equity Starter Kit: How to Build Equity in High Schools, Lawrence shares how to strategically and tactically assess, design and shift culture for maximum impact. A colleague and friend said it best about Lawrence, “He knows how to ‘change the weather in any environment he’s in.”
Jamie Cochran
Jamie Cochran
Director of Operations and Leadership Instructor
Director Of Operations that works with leaders at every level to improve performance through leadership consulting at Echelon Front. I leverage my skills and experience in Management, Operations, Leadership Development, Event Planning, Training, and Branding & Identity to train and develop our clients and lead our operations team. As a strong operations professional, I began my career with a Bachelor of Arts degree focused on Marketing & Public relations. My passion is leadership which has helped me develop both business acumen and lead my family at home as a mother of 3.
Janine Shepherd
Janine Shepherd
Keynote Speaker | Author | Resiliency Coach
In Janine's signature keynote presentation, she shares her lived belief that ‘The Defiant Human Spirit’ is not something we have, it is something we are. It is the essence of our true selves and, when fully employed, is what makes us unstoppable. This presentation will not only leave you inspired, humbled, and motivated, but will also cause you to think at the deepest level about how you live your own lives. Key Takeaways: Be inspired and motivated to change your attitude to live to your highest potential.  Learn how to lean into the ‘hills’ (Janine’s signature mindset) and transform your greatest fears into courageous action.  Identify limiting beliefs and rewrite the story of your life as a positive narrative.

Date

Sep 21 - 24 2021
King County Fire Chiefs

Organizer

King County Fire Chiefs
Email
info@kingcountyfirechiefs.org
Website
https://kingcountyfirechiefs.org