Arrival (Boards) Monday – September 24, 2018
Arrival (Members) Tuesday – September 25, 2018 Room / Location
11:30 am – 3:00 pm FEMSA Board Meeting Nueces
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm FAMA Board Meeting Frio
3:15 pm – 4:00 pm Joint FEMSA/FAMA Board Meeting Nueces
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm FAMA Board & Committee Chairs Meeting Nueces
5:00 pm – 11:00 pm Hospitality Wedgwood
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm FAMA Technical Committee Trinity
Wednesday – September 26, 2018 Room / Location
7:00 am – 8:00 am Breakfast – All Members and Guests Ballroom A Foyer
8:00 am – 12:00 pm Speaker Presentations (Joint Session) Ballroom A
8:00 am – 8:05 am Official Welcome to Austin – Chief Brandon Wade, Austin, TX Ballroom A
8:00 am – 9:30 am Chiefs Panel Prep Session Colorado
8:05 am – 9:10 am Kick-off Keynote • Stuart Diamond“Getting More” Ballroom A
9:10 am – 10:00 am Garry Briese“Good Enough is Good Enough Is the Path to Excellence” Ballroom A
10:00 am – 10:20 am Break Ballroom A-B Foyer
10:20 am – 12:00 pm Joint Presentation: Chiefs Panel on Firefighter Safety, Health and Wellness
Moderator: Timothy E. Sendelbach
Panelists:

  • Chief Frank Babinec – Coral Springs-Parkland (FL) Fire Department
  • Chief Charles N. Hood – San Antonio (TX) Fire Department
  • Sara Jahnke, Ph.D – Principal Investigator, National Development and Research Institutes
  • Chief Brandon Wade
Ballroom A
10:15 am – 2:00 pm Spouse/Guest Lunch Cruise on Lady Bird Lake (includes RT transportation)
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch Break (on your own)
1:15 pm – 2:30 pm Joint Presentation:“Carcinogen Particulate Exposure: How Equipment Design and Use Impacts Firefighter Safety, Health and Wellness”
Coral Springs (FL) Fire Department (Chris Bator, Steve Frey, John Whalen, Chief Frank Babinec, Dr. Natasha Schaefer Solle)
Ballroom A
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Joint Presentation: Washington + AFG Updates • CFSI – Bill Webb; GAC – Dave Gatton / John Granby Ballroom A
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Canadian Members Breakout Session • Richard Boyes, Moderator Frio
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Break Ballroom A Foyer
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm FEMSA Business Meeting Ballroom A
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm FAMA Business Meeting & Breakouts Trinity A/B, San Saba, Pecos, Trinity Foyer
 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Hospitality Wedgwood
 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm New Attendee Reception Glass Oaks
 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Welcome Reception – All Members and Guests Glass Oaks
 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm Hospitality Wedgwood
Thursday – September 27, 2018 Room / Location
7:00 am – 8:30 am Breakfast – All Members and Guests Ballroom A Foyer
 8:00 am – 10:00 am FAMA Business Meeting Ballroom B
 8:30 am – 10:00 am FEMSA Member Caucus Groups Ballroom A (breakout rooms: Guadalupe, Nueces, Frio)
10:00 am – 10:30 am Break Ballroom A Foyer
10:30 am – 12:00 pm Joint Presentation: Economist Anirban Basu  • Brown Sugar: Deriving Satisfaction Through Data Analysis Ballroom A
 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm Lunch – All Members and Guests Glass Oaks
1:15 pm – 2:00 pm Joint Presentations:
Fire Lane #1  – select one:

Ballroom A / Ballroom B
2:05 pm – 2:45 pm Joint Presentations:
Fire Lane #2 – select one:

Ballroom A / Ballroom B
 2:45 pm – 3:15 pm Break Ballroom A Foyer
 3:15 pm – 4:30 pm Joint Presentation: John O’Leary, Keynote/Closer • “Live Inspired” (All Members and Guests) Ballroom A
 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm Hospitality Wedgwood
 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Reception – All Members and Guests Ballroom AB Foyer
 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm Dinner – All Members and Guests Ballroom B
 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm Hospitality Wedgwood
Departure (Most) Friday – September 28, 2018