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FFMIA Guidance on In-Person Attendance

As the COVID 19 pandemic begins to wane, the FFMIA is exploring options on how to safely return to in-person training and meetings for the membership.  Please know that FFMIA is committed to providing a safe environment for all and will continue to follow guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) along with state and local mandates/guidance. FFMIA staff will follow all local requirements which may include, but not be limited to social distancing, restricting attendance numbers based on available space, providing sanitizer stations as needed and require the wearing of facial coverings (masks) where required by local government, or private venue.   Please see the guidance document below for more details.  

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    • June 01, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Venetian Gardens, 201 E Dixie Ave, Leesburg, FL 34748
    • 68
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    The Florida Fire Marshals and Inspector's Association Presents:

    Fire Alarm Plan Review Basics – 2 hr.    

    This class will cover the basics of plan reviewing a fire alarm system to include.  System Requirements, Requirements for Drawings, Battery Calculations, Circuit Calculations, Initiating Devices, Notification Devices, Special Devices, Disconnect Switch, Special Requirements, and monitoring

    The class has been approved for two (2) hours of CEUs for Fire Code Administrator, and Fire Safety Inspector I.  


    Click here for the FFMIA guidance on in-person attendance


    Instructor: Gary Blair, Firefighter Inc.  


    Location: 
    Venetian Gardens
    201 E Dixie Ave.
    Leesburg, FL 34748


    Times: June 1st, 2022, from 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM           

    Cost: No Charge for a member of FFMIA

    Not an FFMIA member? Complete the New Member application and pay the membership fee of $75.00 to be able to use the member rate.

    Point of Contact:

    FRANK PATTERSON
    Fire Inspector / Plans Examiner
    Groveland Fire Department
    Tel: 352-429-2141 x2405
    Mobile: 352-467-0493
    Email: frank.patterson@groveland-fl.gov
    Web: groveland-fl.gov

    or

    Philip Oakes, FFMIA Training Coordinator Philip.oakes@ffmia.org or


    INSTRUCTOR: 
    Danny Harrod – Corporate Alarm Manager -  Wiginton  

    • 38 years in the Fire Protection Field
    • Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS)
    • NICET IV – Fire Alarm Systems
    • NICET IV - Special Hazards Suppressions Systems
    • NICET II – Inspection & Testing of Water-Based Systems
    • Low Voltage/Fire Alarm Licensed in 7 states
    • Director at Large, Alarm Association of Florida

    RN: 17663

    Course ID: 121094

    • June 14, 2022
    • 8:00 AM
    • June 17, 2022
    • 12:00 PM
    • Wyndham Lake Buena Vista - Walt Disney World
    Register

                                          


    The Florida Fire Marshals and Inspectors Association
    present the joint conference of the
    34th Annual Florida Association of Fire and Life Safety Educators and
    The 77th Annual Florida Arson Seminar

    When: June 14-17, 2022
                 With pre-conference Car Seat Technician Training on Monday 6-13-22

    Where: Wyndham Lake Buena Vista - Walt Disney World
                  1850 Hotel Plaza Blvd
                  Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

    Program of Events: Tentative Conference Program as of 5-25-22
    Note - The Full Fire Investigator track will be added soon check back frequently for updates.  


    Click here for the FFMIA Guidance on In Person Attendance

    Up to 27 hours of continuing education credits available for full conference attendees.

    The full conference program will be posted at a later date.
      
    Exhibitor and sponsors can register here, or also get the full conference forms.

    Individual and unique sponsorship opportunities can also be found on the forms.   

    A limited number of scholarships are available for first time attendees.  If you are interested, please download the following form and follow the directions on it 2022 FAFLSE Scholarship Form.pdf.

    Reserve your Rooms now: 

    FFMIA ROOM BLOCK IS FULL AT THIS TIME. 

    FAFLSE and FFEIA 2022 Joint Conference Wyndham Garden Lake Buena Vista Booking Link

    reservation voice: 1-844-482-8444


    Please note the following regarding the resort:

    • A daily parking fee is applicable to everyone parking at the hotel (self or valet).
    • The resort fee of $35.00 is WAIVED for individuals who register through the FFMIA link.
    • Complimentary internet (a $12.95 savings) is also provided in the guest rooms and conference area to those who register through the FFMIA link.
    • The room rate is available 3 days prior to and after the event for those who wish to stay over and register through the FFMIA link.  


    Conference Attendees are eligible for specially priced Walt Disney World Tickets: 

    To purchase specially priced Walt Disney World® Meeting/Convention Theme Park tickets, please call 407-566-5600 or CLICK HERE. Tickets are valid 7 days before, during, and 7 days after your meeting dates. Please note the cut-off date for advance purchase savings is 06/10/2022. To enter a park, both a park reservation and valid ticket on the same day are required. To make park reservations, you will need to sign into an existing Disney® Account or create a new one and link each ticket. Park reservations are subject to availability; please check the Park Availability Calendar. For details on making a park reservation, please visit Disney Park Pass Experience Updates. If you have not visited the Walt Disney World® Resort in a while, we recommend reviewing the Experience Updates.

     

    • June 21, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Marion County Growth Services, 2710 E Silver Springs, Blvd., Ocala, FL 34470
    • 26
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    Florida Fire Marshals and Inspectors Association Presents

    Fire Extinguishers and Occupancies for the Fire Inspector

    Instructor : Mark Churchelow Owner Fire Safety Specialists

    (3 Contact hours approved for Fire Code Administrator and Fire Safety Inspector)

    This class reviews the requirements for different fire extinguishers including the correct selection of size, type, and quantity based on the hazard or occupancy, The course will cover the required maintenance and inspection of fire extinguishers. License requirements and the role and relationship of the service technician and fire inspector will be covered.

    Click here for a copy of the FFMIA Guidance on In-Person Attendance.

    Date: June 21st, 2022

    Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm.

    Location:
    Marion County Growth Services
    2710 E Silver Springs, Blvd.
    Ocala, FL 34471

    Cost: Free for members of the FFMIA            

    Not an FFMIA member? Complete the New Member application and pay the membership fee of $75.00 to be able to use the member rate.

    Point of Contact:
    Ken McCann
    FFMIA Northeast Regional Director
    Fire Marshal, Marion County Fire Rescue
    352-291-8000
    Ken.mccann@marionfl.org

    or 

    Philip Oakes, Training Coordinator 307-433-8078

    RN: 17841
    Class: 120921

    • July 13, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Marion County Southeast Livestock Pavillion South Hall, 2232 NE Jacksonville Road Ocala, Florida 34470
    • 53
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    Florida Fire Marshals and Inspectors Association Presents

    A Day of Learning: 

    NFPA1: Chapter 1 Administrations, Dec Statements, Interpretations, and Inspection Warrants

    Fire Protection Systems Reporting and 

    NFPA1: Chapter 18 Water Supply and Fire Flow

    Up to 7.0 CEUs for the Fire Inspector - IN PERSON EVENT

    NFPA1: Chapter 1 Administrations, Dec Statements, Interpretations, and Inspection Warrants 3 hr - 9:00 AM until 12:00 PM
    This course covers the application of NFPA 1 Chapter 1. Discussions will be had on Equivalencies, Alternatives and modifications. Discussion will also be held on the authority surrounding this code and those who enforce it. Additional discussion will also be held on declaratory statements, interpretations, and administrative warrants.

    Fire Protection Systems Reporting - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    This class covers the requirements for the reporting of information to the local AHJ pertaining to many different systems. These systems will include fire alarms, fire sprinklers, kitchen suppression, fire pumps, BDA, and many more

    NFPA1: Chapter 18 Water Supply and Fire Flow
    This course covers the application of NFPA 1 Chapter 18. Discussions will be had on fire flow requirements, fire hydrants, access, and many other elements of Chapter 18.

    Seven total contact hours approved for Fire Code Administrators, Fire Safety Inspectors

    Attend one class or attend all three.  

    Click here for a copy of FFMIA's guidance for in person training

    Date:               July 13, 2022

    Time:              9:00 AM to 4:00 PM - LUNCH PROVIDED

    Location:        Marion County Southeast Livestock Pavillion South Hall

                            2232 NE Jacksonville Road Ocala, Florida 34470

    Cost:               Free for members of FFMIA

    Not an FFMIA member? Complete the New Member application and pay the membership fee of $75.00 to be able to use the member rate. Membership includes access to future training for the remainder of the year.

    Point of Contact:

    Ken McCann
    FFMIA Northeast Regional Director
    Fire Marshal, Marion County Fire Rescue
    352-291-8000
    Ken.mccann@marionfl.org

    or

    Philip Oakes - FFMIA Training Coordinator 
    poakes@narvaassociates.com 

    Not an FFMIA member? Complete the New Member application and pay the membership fee of $75.00 to be able to use the member rate.

    Instructors:
    Anthony C. Apfelbeck, MPA, CFPS, CFO, FM, CBO, FIFireE

    Fire Marshal/Building Official, City of Altamonte Springs

    Tony Apfelbeck has served as the Fire Marshal and Building Official for the City of Altamonte Springs Building/Fire Safety Division since 2000 following a 10-year career as a Division Chief with the City of Oviedo. He began his fire service career as a volunteer firefighter in 1985 before becoming a fire inspector with Volusia County.

    Fire Marshal Apfelbeck is currently a member of the NFPA 1 Fire Code Technical Committee, the Florida Building Commission Fire TAC and participates on a number of projects with the Fire Protection Research Foundation. He previously served as Chair of the Florida Fire Code Advisory Council, director of the Florida Fire Marshals and Inspectors Association, NFPA Regional Fire Code Development Committee, director of the IAFC Fire/Life Safety Section, member of the ICC Fire Code Action Committee and ICC Fire Safety Committee. In addition, he has been recognized by his peers as a Fellow in the Florida Fire Marshals’ and Inspectors’ Association.

    He has received the Florida Fire Marshal of the Year award from both the Florida Fire Marshals and Inspectors Association and the Florida Fire Chiefs Association, the Excellence in Fire & Life Safety Award from the IAFC/ICC, the Champion of the Industry award from the Florida Fire Sprinkler Association, the NFSA Leadership in Public Safety award, the AFSA Fire Sprinkler Advocate of the Year award and the Legislative Service award from the Central Florida Fire Chiefs Association.

    Fire Marshal Apfelbeck holds a Master of Arts Degree in Public Administration, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Fire Service Administration and an Associate of Science in Fire Science. He is an 11-time attendee of the National Fire Academy and has achieved the Certified Fire Protection Specialist, Chief Fire Officer, Fire Marshal and Certified Building Official designations. He is a 2-time attendee of the Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education Program.

    His hobbies include reading on leadership and critical thinking, civil war history, philanthropic efforts and, of course, drafting fire and building code changes.

    George Mantas (Director of Business Development) – With 7 years of experience, George leads business development for The Compliance Engine (TCE) powered by BRYCER LLC. George works closely with fire departments and service providers nationwide, and ensures the lines of communication between Departments, The Compliance Engine (TCE), Properties, and the Service Providers is extraordinary. George is well versed in ICC Fire Codes and is active in NFPA, NAFED, IKECA, IFIA, AFAA, IAFC Metro Fire Chiefs and more.

    Classes:
    NFPA 1 Chapter 1: RN17436        Class: 120545
    Reporting:               RN17807        Class: 120602
    NFPA1 Chap 18:      RN 17830       Class: TBD

    • July 19, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Southern Manatee Fire Rescue, 2451 Trailmate Drive, Bradenton, FL 34204
    • 31
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    The Florida Fire Marshals and Inspectors Association

    in conjunction with KNOX present:

    Rapid Access Challenges Trends and New Technologies - 4 hr. In Person Training

    Click here for FFMIAs in Person Training Guidelines

    Topics to be covered include: How Rapid Access plays a role with new industry challenges, the Growing Trend of Multi-Jurisdictional Response, how has COVID Impacted Response Strategies, the Impact of EV Charging Station Growth in Florida, the Importance of Asset Tracking, Response Challenges to Growth of Seniors, Being Prepared for the Increase of Carbon Monoxide (CO) Incidents, and What Should the Fire Industry and future leaders keep an eye on.

    Four contact hours approved for Fire and Life Safety Educator, Fire Code Administrator, Fire Investigator I and II, and Fire Safety Inspector I and II, with this course.  

    Date: July 19th, 2022
    Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. (working lunch provided by KNOX)

    Location: 
    Southern Manatee Fire Rescue
    2451 Trailmate Drive
    P.O. Box 20216
    Bradenton, FL 34204

    Cost: Free for members of the FFMIA            

    Not an FFMIA member? Complete the New Member application and pay the membership fee of $75.00 to be able to use the member rate.

    Instructors: Wendy Fecteau

    Wendy Fecteau joined The Knox Company in 2014 and currently serves as Southeast Territory Manager. Wendy has been helping fire industry leaders in Florida to choose the right rapid access solutions and along with our members she has helped drive new product development to meet our state challenges including Blue Box and FL Regional Elevator Box.

    Contact Person: 

    Wendy Fecteau
    Southeast Territory Sales Manager

    Knox Company
    5629 Mauna Loa Blvd #201
    Sarasota FL 34240
    941-441-6162 Cell

    or

    Frank A. Meola  
    Deputy Fire Marshal 
    Southern Manatee Fire Rescue
    2451 Trailmate Drive
    P.O. Box 20216
    Bradenton, FL 34204
    941-751-7675 EXT 303
    Email: fmeola@smfr.com

    Philip Oakes, Training Coordinator 307-433-8078 or admin@firemarshals.org 

    Class Numbers: 121091

    Course Numbers: RN:17283


     

    • October 04, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Marion County Growth Services, 2710 E Silver Springs, Blvd., Ocala, FL 34470
    • 24
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    Florida Fire Marshals and Inspectors Association Presents

    Ethics for Fire & Code Officials

    In Person Training

    Instructor : Ray Walker Retired Fire Marshal

    (3 Contact hours approved for Fire Code Administrator and Fire Safety Inspector)

    This class reviews various ethics laws and regulations impacting fire and code officials, looks at ethical dilemmas, and guides attendees in seeking strategies to avoid ethical problems.

    Click here for a copy of the FFMIA Guidance on In-Person Attendance.

    Date: October 04, 2022

    Time: 0900-1200

    Location: Marion County Growth Services

    2710 E Silver Springs Blvd

    Ocala, Florida 34471

    Cost: Free for members of the FFMIA            

    Not an FFMIA member? Complete the New Member application and pay the membership fee of $75.00 to be able to use the member rate.

    Point of Contact:

    Ken McCann
    FFMIA Northeast Regional Director
    Fire Marshal, Marion County Fire Rescue
    352-291-8000
    Ken.mccann@marionfl.org

    or 

    Philip Oakes, Training Coordinator 307-433-8078

    RN: 17839
    Class: 
    120822

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