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In 2003, we “learned it through the grapevine” at the 11th Annual Fire and Life Safety Educators’ Conference in St. Catharines. This year we return to the grapevine for a fresh and sophisticated selection that is sure to please any palette.
Fire Department Forum:
The popular workshop returns, featuring fire departments from around Ontario sharing their successful public education programs.
Leadership in the fire service:
Waterloo Fire Chief Lyle Quan shares his unique perspective on the important role the fire service plays in the community.
Keynote Speaker: The Brain Trainer:
Brian Thwaits is an engaging and immensely entertaining “brain trainer” who has shown thousands of people how to enhance their learning, communication, creativity, problem-solving and thinking skills.
Lessons learned from the 3 lines of defense:
The 3 lines of defense – public education, enforcement and emergency response – are all critical components of any fire department. The OFM’s Chris Williams will share lessons learned during the investigations into recent tragic incidents in Ontario that can inform all 3 lines of defense.
Innovations in smoke alarms:
Carol Heller of Kidde Canada shares the latest advancements in smoke alarm technology.
“The Perfect Blend” of education and enforcement:
Jana Gillis from the Ontario Fire College will talk about how the integration of the first and second lines of defense can result in safer communities.
Dave Lisle from the Technical Standards and Safety Authority explains how the TSSA applies insights from their research findings to public education activities and initiatives.
Educating challenging children and youth:
Debbie Salsbury from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health shares valuable insight and tips for educating young people with behaviour problems.
Parachute: No Regrets Live for Parents:
Parachute’s (formerly SMARTRISK) riveting and influential No Regrets program now includes a parent presentation, aimed at educating parents on how to talk with their teens about risk. Through video vignettes and a live parent speaker, this hour-long presentation shares information designed to help parents find the most effective ways to reach their teens with smart risk messages.
For registration form, visit www.ontario.ca/firemarshal