Arrival (Boards) Monday – September 24, 2018
Arrival (Members) Tuesday – September 25, 2018 Hospitality Hours: 5pm to 11pm
12:00 pm – 3:00 pm FEMSA Board Meeting
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm FAMA Board Meeting
3:15 pm – 4:00 pm Joint FEMSA/FAMA Board Meeting
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm FAMA Board Meeting with Committee Chairs
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm FAMA Technical Committee Planning Meeting
Wednesday – September 26, 2018 Hospitality Hours:
5pm-6pm; 8:00pm-11:00pm
7:00 am – 8:00 am Breakfast – All Members and Guests
8:00 am – 12:00 pm Kick-Off Speaker Presentations (Joint Session)
8:00 am – 8:05 am Official Welcome to Austin
8:00 am – 9:30 am Chiefs Panel Prep Session
8:05 am – 9:10 am Joint Presentation: Kick-off Keynote • Stuart Diamond“Getting More”
9:10 am – 10:00 am Joint Presentation: Garry Briese“Good Enough is Good Enough Is the Path to Excellence”
10:00 am – 10:20 am Break
10:20 am – 12:00 pm Joint Presentation:  Chiefs Panel on Firefighter Safety, Health and Wellness
Moderator: Timothy E. Sendelbach – Editor-in-Chief, Firehouse Magazine
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 Bill Boyes – Brampton (ON) Fire and Emergency Services
12:00 pm – 1:15 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)
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Joint Presentation: Washington + AFG Updates • CFSI – Bill Webb; GAC – Dave Gatton / John Granby
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Canadian Members Breakout Session • Richard Boyes, Moderator
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Break
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm FEMSA Business Meeting
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm FAMA Business Meeting
 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm New Attendee Reception
 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Welcome Reception – All Members and Guests
Thursday – September 27, 2018 Hospitality Hours:
5pm-6pm; 9pm-11pm
7:15 am – 8:30 am Breakfast – All Members
 8:00 am – 10:00 am FAMA Business Meeting
 8:30 am – 10:00 am FEMSA Member Caucus Groups
10:00 am – 10:30 am Break
10:30 pm – 12:00 pm Joint Presentation:  Anirban Basu  • Today’s Economic Outlook
 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm Lunch – All Members
1:15 am – 2:45 pm Joint Presentations:

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