Revolutionary Fire Tactics at the Lake is a dynamic fire conference, focused on bringing current, high-quality, usable training to mid-Missouri. This conference offers incredible training at an affordable price. We offer classroom and HOT classes that are catered to firefighters and officers with various skill levels and responsibilities. From the new recruit to the chief, we have classes to fit your needs! Our mission is to help promote collaboration and brotherhood, and to advance and elevate the firefighting profession.  Join us at the Regalia Hotel in Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri on July 16-18 2021!  Revolutionary Fire Tactics at the Lake is all about bringing current, evidence-based training to members of the fire service.   Featuring nationally recognized fire service experts, our conference promises to provide the training and education you need to facilitate personal and professional growth.  The conference also features a fantastic networking event and vendor show.

Your registration includes breakfast and lunch for both classroom and HOT sessions.  Dinner is available at the hotel for an added cost.    

HOT (Hands On Training) classes will require structural PPE for your protection.  Your instructor may elect to doff certain components of your gear due to the summer heat.  In addition to your structural PPE, please bring your own safety glasses and quality work gloves.  If you are taking vehicle extrication, you may bring extrication PPE vs. your structural PPE.  SCBA will be provided for HOT classes.  If you would rather bring your own SCBA, you are welcome to.  Please assure the bottle is within hydro-test.

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  • Choose this option to attend all three days.

  • Choose this option to attend ONLY Friday classes.

  • Choose this option to attend ONLY Saturday classes.

  • Choose this option to attend ONLY Sunday Classes.

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Please Note:  

The Pump Panel Revolution is a 12 hour class.  You MUST Take Friday Afternoon and EITHER Saturday or Sunday.  You may attend just the lecture on Friday, if you choose.  You can NOT attend Saturday or Sunday without attending Friday.  

Respectful Entry-Through the Lock is offered both on Saturday and Sunday.  You do not have/need to take both. 

  • District Chief Mo Davis of the Houston Fire Department will be delivering the 2021 Keynote and his class Aggressive Command.

  • This is a required classroom portion of the Saturday or Sunday HOT class with Dennis LeGear and the Water Thieves. You must take this class on Friday afternoon to attend the HOT Classes. You may attend this lecture and still take other classes at the conference.

  • The students shall be exposed to aspects of “go” and “no-go” situations. During “go” situations, students will be given critical knowledge of what it takes to win the fight. Starting with the positioning of the apparatus, size-up, and line selection. A special emphasis will be placed on the pace of the attack, water flow while advancing, and using the reach of your stream inside the structure. Additionally, overcoming difficult stretches and dealing with knee wall fires will be discussed. The fire service continues to have close calls and LODD’S due to rapid-fire growth. Within the modern fire environment, we must throw more water than BTU’S being produced. Whether it’s interior or a transitional attack, bottom line...WATER WINS!!

  • This is a realistic look at Leadership based on experience, success, and failure. With so much focus on safety, higher education and political correctness, officers and future officers need facts on leadership, not theories. This interactive class examines everything from improving communication, training programs and having difficult conversations.

  • The competent engine will take you through an approach of competency creates safety versus safety diminishing competency through the eyes of a FF and Officer. From the pre plan, size up, spotting, the stretch, mask out, and to the seat of the fire we will go. This is no BS approach to not only the first due engine but the work effort that goes into it and yourself. FOR THEM!

  • This lecture provides a summary of the considerations for search, victim survivability data and interior fire attack methodologies, which can be ascertained from the latest three-part Underwriters Laboratories Firefighter Safety Research Institute study. The UL paired with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to conducted research on occupant survivability, firefighting tactics, both interior and exterior in residential structures along with hose stream effectiveness as it relates to air entrainment and water mapping. 46% of annual home fire fatalities occur purely from smoke inhalation alone, not burns. Statistics such as these stress the need for fire departments to recognize where their greatest opportunity for victim survivability occurs in modern residential structure fires. For fire departments to maximize occupant survivability within structure fires, it is essential to adapt scientifically backed methods for development and implementation of rapid, properly placed, and professionally executed searches along with skillful interior and exterior fire attack tactics.

  • Chief Haigh will be presenting a full day of education specifically designed for Chief Officers, or the aspiring chief officer, that focuses on budgeting, organizational forecasting,
    equipment replacement planning, performing a SWOT analysis, strategic planning, effective employee evaluations, and much more. Chief Haig is considered an expert in these
    administrative matters and is looking forward to working with the attendees of the conference to help meet their needs. This will be an interactive class with attendees being free to contribute and discussion is encouraged.

  • Using real-world examples and videos, students learn the why and how of becoming a leader who can navigate even the most difficult of assignments. By focusing on improving certainty, autonomy, and relatedness, leaders learn how to have effective conversations to address the personal and professional problems they encounter. Emotional Intelligence provides an understanding of how harnessing emotions leads to a stronger, more effective command and control, both on the fireground and in the firehouse. Be prepared to laugh in this class (including at yourself) while we promote leadership competency, not its celebrity.

  • Today's structure fires are more dangerous than ever before. It is imperative for firefighters of all ranks and experience levels to rapidly recognize the fire's location, progression, and future before entering the building. The Art of Reading Smoke delivers street smart science that is immediately implementable for every firefighter. It is time to stop being arbitrarily aggressive, and start being intellectually aggressive! With a new library of videos and up-to-date research on building construction, strategies and tactics, this is a can't miss class for every firefighter!

  • This course will contain basic and advanced content and those that have attended in the past are encouraged to attend again. John Buttrick and company will be coming to the Lake of the Ozarks to run through some repetitions using TTL/ Respectful Entry/ passive entry. This is rare and unique class with multiple props that you will have a chance to practice the skills and techniques presented. Props and tools will be brought or created to fill special requests. The focus is on the most common residential and commercial locks and the numerous options to defeat them whether on EMS calls, service calls, or the fireground. Methods, tools, and tactics used for nondestructive entry, through-the-lock, and light forcible entry are presented, including using these methods on occupied/possibly occupied dwellings/structures. Basic lock identification/size-up, key-in-knob levers and knobs, residential and commercial deadbolts, commercial levers, mortise locks, mortise slam latches, magnetic locks, passive infrared request-to-exit sensors, under-the-door-tools, rim locks, panic hardware, and other supplemental locks are also covered. CoastalFireTraining.com & CoastalFireTraining on all major social media platforms!

  • This course will address everything attack lines. From stretching the pre-connect and beyond to flowing water, this course will introduce methods for success in departments of all sizes. The cadre will present proven and effective methods of stretching, advancing, and flowing attack lines to create positive fireground outcomes.

  • “Water supply was an issue” is a often heard statement after unsuccessful firefighting operations. A common complication is that members of all ranks at the incident potentially lack the body of knowledge and understanding to properly address, identify and improve water movement performance at current and future incidents.

    Frequently the truth of the matter is commonly more water is available, to the expert fire pump practitioner. Improving the pump operators' ability to maximize supply from static and pressurized sources, can be achieved only by supporting them with in depth knowledge, training and proper equipment spec, pre-incident through fostering a culture of water movement excellence. This reality needs to be understood from Chief of Department to the rank and file in streets. True large suppression water movement capabilities is only possible through hard work (Knowledge/Training/Equipment) and developing the proper skill set at all levels of a fire department.

    This class will expose students to the various techniques that are paramount to any water supply operation. Items discussed will address the field "nuts and bolts" (physics) of both urban and rural water movement environments, benefiting pump operators from all backgrounds. Topics covered during this two day course start with foundational concepts of hydraulic division of load on both the discharge and intake sides of the fire pump, tandem pumping for increased volume and series pumping for multiplication of force, plus using them in conjunction on the fire ground to leverage these basic physical principles of water movement to expand hydraulic fire ground efficiencies, which will lead to more available GPM for suppression.

    Using these above concepts, simple field strategy and tactics will be covered to maximize water movements at incidents including: heavy hydrant hookups, 4-way hydrant valve operations, high velocity heavy fire stream operations, suction-to-suction connections, twin & triple tube drafting setups, “TurboDraft” operations, “rural hitch” operations, and considerations for establishing dump & fill sites. Come join us this year to experience the sexy side of water supply and heavy stream application!

  • You’ve Been Promoted, Good Luck Might be The Best You Get

    The fire service does not have the best reputation for preparing new officers for the challenges they will face. Often the emphasis is on preparing people for the promotional process, not actually functioning in the job. The Company Officer Basic Training course is designed to give the new or up & coming officer the skills they will need to navigate their way through a work day. Among the subjects to be covered are:

    Leading firefighters at emergencies
    Functional leadership
    Conflict resolution
    Conducting effective training
    Effective fire ground operations
    Success in the role of Company Officer is not guaranteed just because one was the top scorer on test day. This program will lay the foundation for one’s transition from the jump seat to the right seat.

  • On the fireground a sizeup is arguably one of the most important things that needs to be done and done quickly. During the size up we gather an incredible amount of information that can be used to aid us in our decision making process. What we choose to do or not to do can and will have a tremendous outcome of the entire incident. It is paramount that we understand what it is we must accomplish and set our priorities in a manner that makes sense while using our staffing levels wisey. In this class the students will perform several vital skills that are essential to success when it comes to search. They will understand the importance of a proper size up in relation to the search and will make every decision during their evolutions based off their own assessments of the scene. The students will have the opportunity to practice and develop techniques that not only improve upon basic skills already learned, but also operate more efficiently as a team and utilize critical thinking skills to complete tasks.

  • As engine company firefighters we must arrive on scene ready to make sound decisions as to what line to use and where to place it. In order to do this we must know the strengths and weaknesses of our weapons and know how to quickly stretch and operate our handlines. We must be able to know when and how to use 2 1/2” attack line and options for when our pre-connects will not work. In this class we will discuss nozzles, advancing hoselines, 2 1/2" attack lines, garden apartments, stand-pipes, hose construction, and more as we work to develop an aggressive yet informed engine company mindset.

  • Culture in our profession is a word that is often used but do we truly understand what it means? Culture is defined as: the set of shared attitudes, values, goals, and practices that characterizes an institution or organization. It can also be defined as the integrated pattern of human knowledge, belief, and behavior that depends upon the capacity for learning and transmitting knowledge to succeeding generations. So why is this so important to us?
    Culture is a big part of the fire service and plays a significant role in everything we do. Having dedicated individuals significantly impacts a department's culture. Many other things can also impact culture both positively and negatively. Advocating for a positive culture is not merely enough. We must be a strong example of this through our actions, understanding that what we do has a tremendous impact on everyone. Especially those who may be coming into the fire service for the first time. This lecture will discuss many topics related to how we can not only build and maintain a positive culture within our profession, but also puts emphasis on why we should respect and value previous culture and traditions. It is important that we learn from them but avoid placing limitations on our growth because of them.
    This will be an interactive lecture with participation from the attendees to help drive the topics of conversation forward in a professional manner by placing a value on the input and experiences shared. The objective is that we all help contribute to leaving things better than we found it, while continuing to build a culture for those who come after us. It is up to us to pave the way and provide the tools and knowledge for them to build upon throughout their time in the fire service. Let us not lead them astray, but rather provide a pathway for success that will continue to resonate through future generations.

  • This course will contain basic and advanced content and those that have attended in the past are encouraged to attend again. John Buttrick and company will be coming to the Lake of the Ozarks to run through some repetitions using TTL/ Respectful Entry/ passive entry. This is rare and unique class with multiple props that you will have a chance to practice the skills and techniques presented. Props and tools will be brought or created to fill special requests. The focus is on the most common residential and commercial locks and the numerous options to defeat them whether on EMS calls, service calls, or the fireground. Methods, tools, and tactics used for nondestructive entry, through-the-lock, and light forcible entry are presented, including using these methods on occupied/possibly occupied dwellings/structures. Basic lock identification/size-up, key-in-knob levers and knobs, residential and commercial deadbolts, commercial levers, mortise locks, mortise slam latches, magnetic locks, passive infrared request-to-exit sensors, under-the-door-tools, rim locks, panic hardware, and other supplemental locks are also covered. CoastalFireTraining.com & CoastalFireTraining on all major social media platforms!

  • This 8 hour forcible entry class covers a variety of forcible entry technique using the Irons and fire service rotary saws. Students will learn conventional forcing techniques using the irons on inward and outward swinging doors. Course will also cover forcing padlocks, chains, drop bars and burglar bars. Students will use fire service rotary saws to perform a variety of cuts used in forcible entry on the fire ground.

  • Individual Teaching PIT’s
    Understanding Advanced Steels (Boron & More) Work arounds for Hard Cars. Rapid Techniques With Late Model Vehicles, new bonded construction methods and new materials. 4 stations 1:15 per station, break/rotation time in between for hydration and resets. These are teaching stations to work on proper techniques.
    1. Vehicle on wheels under ride impact with larger vehicle, dash down on patient’s (straw dummies driver and passenger) so exercise can be repeated each side of car per group. Making space with ram from roof crush. Dash lift/roll rapid extrication drill, Lift larger vehicle off of under ride.
    2. Vehicle side resting against tree or immovable obstruction Lay vehicle down or move to effect rapid extrication.
    3. Vehicle on roof with roof crush, lifting to stabilize, making survivable space, expose side for extrication, rapid Inverted B post lay down, inverted dash lift techniques.
    4. Vehicle movement scenario, vehicle with obstruction/obstacle requires moving vehicle to access patients. Possible impalement intrusion of foreign object.

  • Take the most realistic search class of your life. Including searching beyond the door, alternative entries and operating in zero visibility.

  • “Water supply was an issue” is a often heard statement after unsuccessful firefighting operations. A common complication is that members of all ranks at the incident potentially lack the body of knowledge and understanding to properly address, identify and improve water movement performance at current and future incidents.

    Frequently the truth of the matter is commonly more water is available, to the expert fire pump practitioner. Improving the pump operators' ability to maximize supply from static and pressurized sources, can be achieved only by supporting them with in depth knowledge, training and proper equipment spec, pre-incident through fostering a culture of water movement excellence. This reality needs to be understood from Chief of Department to the rank and file in streets. True large suppression water movement capabilities is only possible through hard work (Knowledge/Training/Equipment) and developing the proper skill set at all levels of a fire department.

    This class will expose students to the various techniques that are paramount to any water supply operation. Items discussed will address the field "nuts and bolts" (physics) of both urban and rural water movement environments, benefiting pump operators from all backgrounds. Topics covered during this two day course start with foundational concepts of hydraulic division of load on both the discharge and intake sides of the fire pump, tandem pumping for increased volume and series pumping for multiplication of force, plus using them in conjunction on the fire ground to leverage these basic physical principles of water movement to expand hydraulic fire ground efficiencies, which will lead to more available GPM for suppression.

    Using these above concepts, simple field strategy and tactics will be covered to maximize water movements at incidents including: heavy hydrant hookups, 4-way hydrant valve operations, high velocity heavy fire stream operations, suction-to-suction connections, twin & triple tube drafting setups, “TurboDraft” operations, “rural hitch” operations, and considerations for establishing dump & fill sites. Come join us this year to experience the sexy side of water supply and heavy stream application!

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Revolutionary Fire Tactics at the Lake 2021
Waiver, Release, and Indemnification Agreement

You are registered to participate in a Hands-On Training Class(es) at this conference. Please read the terms below and sign the waiver.
I, as the conference attendee, in consideration of being permitted to participate in field training exercises, listed above, hereby acknowledge and agree as follows:

1. I understand the nature of the activities I may perform while participating in any class listed above (hereinafter referred to as "program/activity"), requires mental judgment and a high degree of physical fitness, agility, and dexterity, and that this may include strenuous exercise in varying environmental conditions, which requires physical fitness, strength, and stamina. By signing this Agreement, I represent that I am qualified, in good health, and in proper physical condition to participate in the program/activity. I acknowledge that if I believe event conditions are unsafe, I will immediately discontinue participation in the program/activity.

2. I understand fully that the program/activity involves the risk of injury, including serious bodily injury and death, which may be caused by my own or others’ actions or inactions, or those of others participating in the event, and I voluntarily and fully assume all risks relating to my participation in the program/activity. By assumption of all risks, I agree that I hereby release, waive, discharge, and covenant not to sue Sunrise Beach Fire Protection District, Reed’s Automotive, Rocky Mount Fire Protection District, David Woodward and/or Elizabeth Woodward (dba One Warrior, LLC), contracted training vendor, contract/invited instructors, or the Lake Area FOOLS, its employees, shareholders, officers, directors, show officials, equipment suppliers, agents, representatives, and show management ("Releasees") for any and all loss or damage, and any claim or demands therefore on account of accident, injury, illness, death, or harm of any type arising out of or related to the training, whether caused by the negligence of any Releasees or otherwise.

3. I understand the Releasees will not provide medical or health insurance coverage to me during any aspect of my participation in the activity. I hereby represent and warrant that I am and will be covered throughout the activity by a policy of accident and health insurance that provides coverage for injuries I may sustain in the course of my participation in the program/activity. I understand I may be required to show proof of insurance coverage prior to my participation in the program/activity.

4. I fully accept and assume all responsibility for losses, costs, and damages I incur as a result of my participation in the program/activity, and accordingly, I, individually, and on behalf of my heirs, successors, assigns, and personal representatives, hereby agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the Releasees from any and all liability whatsoever for any and all damages, losses, cost, or injuries (including death) I sustain to my person or property or both, including but not limited to any claims, demands, actions, causes of action, judgments, expenses, and costs, including attorney’s fees, which arise out of, result from, occur during, or are connected in any manner with my participation in the program/activity.

5. I, individually, and on behalf of my heirs, successors, assigns and personal representatives, hereby release and forever discharge the Releasees from any and all liability, loss, damage or expense, including attorney’s fees, that the Releasees or any of them incur or sustain as a result of any claims, demands, actions, causes of action, damages, judgments, costs or expenses, including attorney’s fees, which arise out of, occur during, or are in any way connected with my participation in the program/activity.

6. To the extent that I, individually, or my heirs, successors, assigns, or personal representatives bring a claim of any kind whatsoever against the Releasees, I agree that this Waiver, Release and Indemnification Agreement is to be construed under the laws of the State of Missouri and that if any portion hereof is held invalid, the balance hereof shall, notwithstanding, continue in full legal force and effect. Any claims or causes of action arising out of or related to this program/activity shall be tried exclusively in the courts of the State of Missouri or (if such claims are permitted by law) in the U.S. District Courts for the State of Missouri.

7. I hereby agrees that this Liability Waiver extends to all acts of negligence by the Releasees, including negligent rescue operations, and is intended to be as broad and inclusive as is permitted by the laws of Missouri and that if any portion thereof is held invalid, the undersigned agrees that the balance shall continue in full force and effect.

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