2017 Annual Conference Instructors


2017 Annual Training Conference Instructors

Lt. Penny Stone

Experience

Lieutenant Penny Stone is has been with the Seattle Fire Department for 23 years, a paramedic for 16 years, and has worked in HazMat for ten years. Presently she is a recruit instructor and the lead instructor for the Trauma Series for the University of Washington’s paramedic program. The Fire Chief of Black Rock City Fire Department and USAR – WA State Task Force 1. IC of Non-Profit – Camp Blaze – Fire camp for young women.

Training Sessions

  1.  Trauma Series
    • The Trauma Series provides real-time, hands-on, “practice-like-you-play” training for the Paramedic Student. It is a scenario-based training geared toward simulating a near real-world incident with particular goals for the students in mind. The scenarios are developed with specific objectives and outcomes to provide consistency in learning.  The broader benefit from this type of training reaches all the levels of EMS care that are participating, Instructors included. All participants involved profit from this real-time, hands-on, repetitive training. This “practice-like-you-play” training approach leads to more consistency with the message, better collaboration between BLS and ALS and improving efficient and effective treatment and transport a patient to the Trauma Center.

Chris Hawley

Experience

Chris Hawley is a partner with Blackrock 3 Partners, a firm specializing in Incident Management. Before this position, Chris was a Senior National Security Analyst with CSRA with responsibility for WMD and Counterproliferation courses within the DOD International Counterproliferation Program (ICP). This cooperative program with the FBI and DHS provides threat assessment, HazMat and Anti-Terrorism training and full-scale exercises worldwide.  Before this position, Chris was the Special Operations Coordinator for the Baltimore County, MD Fire Department. Chris has been a firefighter for 24 years and a HazMat responder for 19 years.  He is the author of several HazMat and Terrorism response texts and is the co-author with Greg Noll and Mike Hildebrand for Special Operations: Terrorism and HazMat Crimes.

Training Sessions

  1. Dangers and Detection of Fire & Smoke
    • This session will provide firefighters with the information needed to understand the unique health effects caused by smoke exposures. The class will discuss basic combustion chemistry, the hazards of fire smoke and the lethal combination of carbon monoxide (CO) and hydrogen cyanide (HCN) related to smoke inhalation.  The discussion will also highlight the critical need for prompt recognition and treatment of acute cyanide poisoning, as well as discuss the cyanide antidotes currently available, and their limitations. The class will include discussion on detection and monitoring at the fire scene as well as an analysis of the current trends in overhaul procedures related to respiratory protection and monitoring.
  2. Air Monitoring and Detection for First Responders
    • Using air monitors, responders can provide a quick resolution in addition to a safer and more efficient, response to any hazardous materials release. Learn the pitfalls and advantages of a variety of air monitors, and how to apply what they tell us. Any chemical release quickly handled using detection devices, so responders can quickly find a way to characterize an unidentified material, select appropriate PPE, determine isolation distances, and the severity of the event This session focuses on the use of air monitors and detection devices that can be used to determine responder risk. Learn about the variety of monitors and their detection technologies. The good, bad and the ugly are discussed about current detection devices.

Jeff Moosman

Experience

Jeff Moosman has been a Firefighter/EMT with the Hawthorne Army Depot Fire Department since March 2006. Jeff is happily married, father of three beautiful children. In Jeff’s professional carrier he has received certification in the fallowing Firefighter II, Apparatus Driver Operator, Fire Officer I, Fire Inspector I, Hazardous material incident commanders level, lead certification evaluator, Nevada EMS Instructor l, he is an American Red Cross certified CPR/AED for professional rescuers instructor. Jeff was in charge of operations of a high angle rescue that was performed on a one hundred ten foot water tower saving an injured worker which he received DOD Heroism award in 2008. Jeff has also received DOD western region firefighter of the year 2008, and Hawthorne Army Depot firefighter of the year in 2008 and 2015. Jeff has been tasked with overseeing the technical rescue program for the Hawthorne Army Depot fire department. Jeff received Fire Instructor of the year from the Nevada State Firefighter Association for 2016.  Jeff has attended CMC rescue school and has accomplished the following courses, rope rescue I/II, Confined space rescue, Trench Rescue & shoring, Emergency Building & shoring, and rope rescue III. He has then obtained certification, Nevada NFPA Technical Rescuer rope rescue level II, Confined space level II, Trench Rescue level II, and structural collapse level II. Also received training at Texas A&M University and received National Pro Board Rope Rescue level 2 Certification. On his time off he enjoys spending time with his family, working out at the gym trying to keep up with the younger firefighter generation, and shooting. Jeff is a NRA certified pistol instructor and Range Safety Officer. Jeff is very humble and grateful to be doing what he does for a living and could not do it without the unconditional love and support from his wife and family, he looks forward to the future learning everything that he can and then sharing that with fellow emergency personal.

Training Sessions

  1. Rope Rescue Fundamentals
    •  This course in rope rescue fundamentals will focus on high and low-angle rescue techniques.  We will cover rescue skills in mountain, industrial and confined space areas. These subjects include basic knots, anchors, patient packaging, mechanical advantage systems, belaying, raising and lowering systems, rappelling, tending systems and pick-offs. Participation in class discussions and performing the hands-on activities is a requirement. Please wear appropriate clothing, jeans or station duty pants and closed toe footwear with good grip. You may not wear to field activities shorts or open-toed shoes.  If you have an ANSI rated helmet, leather gloves or ANSI rated harness, feel free to bring with you. You may also want to bring a hat, sunscreen, or sunglasses depending on weather conditions.