Theme: - The Roadmap to an Integral Fire Safety Concept
Title: - Codes & Standards for Mega Project

Ing. Tom de Nooij, CFPS

Managing Partner/Senior Consultant
Riskonet BV
The Netherlands

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Let’s be clear right away: there is plenty you can do to identify the risks and to take measures to limit the consequences of an incident. Investment? Frequently zero. It is usually a matter of focus and attention, of organizational adjustments! It is also a matter of being in control and being on the driver seat yourself.

It starts with understanding your organization’s risks and with creating a situation where you understand whether these risks are sufficiently controlled not only from a legal perspective but also from a financial and continuity point of view.

We are talking about taking damage-limiting measures with detection and sprinkler system installations, extinguishers and burglar alarm systems. Does your organization have a continuity plan? And an emergency plan? A recovery plan, should the unthinkable happen?

How can we ensure there is a robust framework and decision process for overseeing the optimal Fire Safety Concept selection or combination of solutions which will satisfy your business needs but also the requirements from legislators and insurers?

This conference will address all aspects that influence the difficult choices that face stakeholders and why an Integral Fire Safety Concept shall be the foundation of the decisions to be made during construction and when the building is in use.

To draw up an Integrated Fire Safety Concept, it is important that all parties, both technically and operationally, work together. I would like to take you on a journey of discovery to find an answer how to achieve this.

Workshop Objectives
  1. A full spectrum of the main fire design concepts available and how each contribute.
  2. The view and influence of insurers and the ebb and flow of their pressure based on own underwriting requirements and financial results/losses.
  3. The requirements of legislation (life safety) verses insurers (asset safety).
  4. The identifying of standards that are most meaningful and universally acknowledged by all stakeholders.
  5. Risk management approaches which encompass an ideal fire safety concept.
  6. Does culture eats Risk Strategies for Breakfast?
Who Should Attend
  1. Engineers
  2. Plan reviewers
  3. Designers
  4. Risk managers
  5. Inspectors / Civil Defence
  6. Manufacturers
  7. Insurers
  8. Consultants
  9. Project managers
Focus Topics
  1. Select appropriate occupancy and commodity hazard classifications.
  2. Analyze design issues in both single- and multi-occupancy use buildings.
  3. Inspection, Testing and Maintenance
  4. Identify specific criteria used to select an compliant system.
  5. Compare the differences in fire safety systems that affect system design choices.
  6. Determine minimum water supply requirements.
  7. Availability versus Reliability
  8. Implement a systematic approach to a fire protection design.
Other Additional Information
  1. Maximum number of attendees that can be accommodated: No maximum
  2. Any pre-preparations before the workshop the attendees should be aware of: Not necessary
  3. Any material or equipment (e.g.- laptop) to be brought to the workshop by the attendees: Not necessary
Theme: - Disaster Planning
Title: - Disaster Planning & Resource Management

Chief Jeff Dulin, (Ret)

Strategic Advisor for National & International Programs
International Association of Fire Chiefs
United States

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Jeff Dulin is the Strategic Advisor for the International Association of Fire Chiefs where he oversees the National and International Programs which includes the Saudi Aramco International Fellowship Program. Jeff also oversees all Technology Research Projects, GIS and Data Analytics tools for use during disasters. Jeff Works closely with State, Local and Federal partners in the disaster response arena. Prior to the IAFC Jeff served 34 Years in the Charlotte, NC USA Fire Department where he was the Emergency Management and Homeland Security Director.

Workshop Objectives
  1. Understanding the Threat Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment
  2. Planning during a Crisis using Incident Action Plans
  3. Technologies used in Planning and Real Time Data Assessment
  4. Incident Management Systems to Management Information Flow
  5. Provide Framework for Unified Resource Management
Who Should Attend
  1. Leaders who oversee Disaster Planning
  2. Emergency Management Personnel
  3. Planners
  4. Response Coordinators
  5. Support Organizations who are involved in Disaster Response
Focus Topics
  1. Disaster Planning
  2. Crisis Management Planning
  3. Technologies to Assist in Planning
  4. Incident management System of Systems
  5. Standardization of Planning Models
Expected Outcome & Benefits
  1. Participants will receive valuable information of proven and effective planning models.
  2. Participants will gain understanding of technologies that assist in decision making of hazards, risks and threats in their communities.
  3. Participants will participate in in development of Incident Action Plans in a simulated event.
  4. Participants will develop skills through group discussions and problem solving on planning issues include resource management.
  5. Participants will gain better understanding of the Whole Community Approach to Disaster Planning
Other Additional Information
  1. Maximum number of attendees that can be accommodated: 25-30
  2. Any pre-preparations before the workshop the attendees should be aware of: Open mind and eager to participate.
  3. Any material or equipment (e.g.- laptop) to be brought to the workshop by the attendees: Students should bring laptops if available
Theme: - The Future of Fire & ER Operations, Leadership & Culture
Title: - Today’s Evolving Built-Environment and Fireground; Reading Buildings on Fire

Chief Christopher J. Naum, SFPE, CUSA

Chief of Training
Command Institute, Center for Fireground Leadership
United States (USA)

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A 46-year fire service veteran and a highly regarded national instructor, author, lecturer and fire officer in the United States and a recognized global instructor, he is a distinguished authority on architecture and building construction sciences affecting fireground command, operations and tactical deployments. With a distinguishing record of accomplishments in the Fire and Emergency Services, Architecture Engineering, Fire Protection, Academia and Research, he has traveled extensively and delivered a distinctive and broad array of Lecture, Training and Technical Presentational Programmes throughout the United States, the North Americas, Europe, Asia and the Middle East within the domains of Fire Command, Leadership, Fireground Operational and Tactical Deployment interfacing building construction, architecture sciences and fire protection engineering. He is a leading advocate on Firefighter Safety, Operational Risk Modeling and Adaptive Fireground Management Deployment Processes and a distinguished authority on Building Construction and Fireground Operations. He is the Chief of Training for the Command Institute, Center for Fireground Leadership (USA) and is a Technical Consultant, Advisor and Subject Matter Expert to the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH) Firefighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program and Firefighter Line-of-Duty Death Reporting in the United States. A former design architect and fire protection engineer, he a former Adjunct Instructor with the National Fire Academy (USA), a past member of the Board of Directors with the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) Safety, Health & Survival Section, served on the Faculty of the IAFC Officer Development Program-Company Officer Leadership Series (ODP-COLS) and a past Vice-President with the International Society of Fire Service Instructors. His previously service included Fire Command, Fire Protection & Safety at a U.S. nuclear power plant, over twenty years in field operations & suppression as a commanding company officer in New York and Training & Fire Academy and College academic curricula administration and management.

Workshop Objectives
  1. Corelate insights on increasing complexities and adversities the evolving built-environment, buildings and occupancies present that are redefined strategic and tactical fireground operations; influencing all levels of operational command and deployments with varied risks, challenges and impacts.
  2. Examine the Influence of the Built Environment and Building Construction on Fire Command Decision-making and Fireground Operations integrated modelled areas of Building Construction Systems, Occupancy Risks, Collapse & Compromise Characteristics, Methods & Materials, Design, Fire Protection and Fire Dynamics related to building anatomy.
  3. Present a model approach towards Fireground Predictability of Building Performance and its role in Incident Risk Assessment, Size-up and Building and Fire Reads, behavioral-based risk management and a suggested Adaptive Fireground Management Modeling (AFM) process.
  4. Promote a holistic approach in the areas of building construction, architecture, engineering and design that directly impact firefighting and command operations at structure fires with a focus on Assessing Buildings during the size-up process and building and fire “reads”.
  5. Facilitate discussions with global case studies, fireground learnings from firefighter line-of-duty deaths, research findings and emerging fire suppression theory to reinforce best practices and learnings drawn from building and fireground performance factors, reinforcing presentation concepts, dialog points and key insights.
Who Should Attend
  1. Fire Commanders
  2. Station, Group and Company Officers
  3. Safety Managers, Officers, Risk Officers
  4. Training Commanders, Managers and Officers
  5. Pre-Incident Planners, Building Information Management and SMART Building Planners
Focus Topics
  1. The Influence of the Built Environment and Building Construction on Command Decision-making and Operations.
  2. Predictive Building Performance Criteria and Modeling; The Buildingsonfire FACTS and Adaptive Fireground Management Modeling (AFM) process.
  3. Developing Enhanced Building (Construction) and Fire (Fire Dynamics) Literacy integrating behavioral-based Human Performance (HU) with a focus on Building and Fire Assessment “Reads.”
  4. Global case studies, fireground learnings from firefighter line-of-duty deaths and serious accident/incident events, research findings and emerging fire suppression theory to reinforce best practices and learnings drawn from building and fireground performance factors.
  5. The Challenges of Emerging Architecture, Building Sciences & Construction and Fire Command Management on Fireground Operations.
Expected Outcome & Benefits
  1. Greater appreciation for the complexity and risks of today’s building construction, emerging technology when addresses buildings on fire on today’s evolving and demanding fireground.
  2. Increased understanding of holistic approach towards the built-environment, building and occupancy fires, fire command and tactical operations and fire services risk and safety.
  3. Insights and perspectives on innovative fireground operations modeling approaches in the areas of risk assessment, size-up evaluations and predicting postulated building performance.
  4. Expanded awareness of integration of Building, Fire and Human Performance Literacy.
  5. Establish new perspectives towards understating buildings of all types, age and vintage, occupancy types and defining risks with a holistic approach to fireground operations; for common objectives of fire protection, command resiliency, incident mitigation and fire service personnel and civilian safety.
Other Additional Information
  1. Workshop attendees are encouraged to examine the following resources;
    1. Firefighter Line-of-Duty Death Investigative reports found on the National Institute Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Firefighter Fatality Investigation Program (USA) web site;
      1. Suggested Reports;
    2. Firefighter Line-of-Duty Death Investigative reports found on the National Institute Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Firefighter Fatality Investigation Program (USA) web site;
    3. Howard County (MD) Fire Rescue Services (USA)
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    4. IAFC Firefighter Near Miss Reporting System (USA)
    5. Instructor Resources
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Theme: - Leadership/Training
Title: - Individual and Organizational Leadership in Crisis & Calm

Ayssar Hanza

Risk Engineering Director
Ace Energy Group
London, UK


Kenneth Burson

Legacy Elite Emergency Training & Consulting L.L.C.

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Kenneth Burson began his career with the fire service in 1993. His expertise spans multiple facets of emergency response leadership and training development and implementation. Throughout his career, Kenneth has served as a Firefighter, Engineer, Lieutenant, Captain, and Training Officer, as well as a fire training consultant and subject matter expert for international corporations. In addition, he has served as a member of the FEMA Urban Search and Rescue Teams as a canine search specialist. Kenneth brings over 28 years of experience in industrial and structural firefighting, technical rescue, hazardous materials response, and aircraft firefighting. Kenneth is a Graduate Member of the Institute of Fire Engineers. He is the President and Founder of Legacy Elite Emergency Training & Consulting L.L.C., that provides training and advice to international emergency agencies and private industry rescue teams around the world. He is known for his innovative approach to training and his commitment to upholding the standards of NFPA to ensure every department is operating to its fullest potential, and that each firefighter is equipped with the knowledge and ability to excel in providing the best service to the public and safely return to their family at the end of every shift.

Ayssar Hanza is an Executive Risk Engineering based in London. A dynamic leader with 25 years of diverse and global experience in all aspects of Risk Management, Process Safety, Asset Integrity, leading strategies and improvements both in operations and major projects.

Her work with BP and other major operators sets an exemplary model in the energy industry. Her simplification and pragmatism approach consistently delivering exceptional value in complex, high-pressure multicultural environments. Advised, supported and worked closely with senior leaders in the application of company standards, visions and commercial acumen with the ability to lead and think strategically.

Ayssar has been ranked as one of the top speakers on the topics of Process Safety, Risk management, Leadership and Governance. She delivers inspirational masterclasses (designed to transform thinking), motivational executive seminars, and developing boards and executive teams (to integrate technical knowledge to boost investments and improve stakeholder relationships). She sets the tone, energizes the audience, and contributes to the success of individuals through inspiring young innovative leaders within organizations.

A motivational change leader thorough understanding of cultural diversity, a passionate coach, skilled trainer and a global award winner (IChemE) and finalist for the Oil & Gas UK Safety Awards.

Workshop Objectives
  1. Learn components of Individual and Organizational Leadership Culture through a review of recruitment & relatedntion of employees in the fire service through effective leadership styles
  2. Learn new ways to engage organization’s professionals and keep them excited about their jobs with a strategy of a unified organizational goal.
  3. Exchange ideas with other industry professionals and have open discussions on common problematic issues that are facing organizations in preparation to respond to emergencies and while managing the crisis
  4. Define Culture of an Organization: pride & professionalism or ego & arrogance?
  5. Encourage continued participation and engagement through a series of group activities and individual activities allowing employee growth.
Who Should Attend
  1. Managers involved in leading an agency through all phases of operations
  2. Training new officers to be leaders
  3. Senior fire officers sharing leadership skills for succession planning
  4. Fire service professionals with an open mind, willing to participate in group discussions as well as lead the leaderless group.
  5. Anyone in a current leadership position or plans to be in a leadership position in their career who is part of the business continuity.
Focus Topics
  1. Individuals drive change through Effective Leadership
  2. Individuals are part of an Organization that effects Change
  3. Culture of an Organization is directly related to the Culture of the Leaders
  4. Training of Future Leaders must Reflect the new Culture desired.
  5. Business Continuity of an Organization relies on Asset Integrity which includes Human Assets
  6. Predicting new leadership style needs that need to be addressed as risks/threats before they become risks/threats (to include emergency management training)
  7. Leadership lessons and the difference between leadership in crisis and leadership in calm.
  8. Leadership lessons during crisis to manage the chaos and return to the calm
  9. Leaving a legacy for those who follow behind you who carry on your leadership.
  • Leadership definition
  • Leadership Styles
  • Example of leadership and Leaders
  • Leaders and Culture
  • Leadership in Safety & How to prepare leadership for emergencies
  • Examples of Incidents
Expected Outcome & Benefits
  1. Identify the differences between an effective leader and a manager and preparing lower level managers to prepare fore upward movement in the organization.
  2. Understanding the need of self-assessment and making yourself uncomfortable to grow
  3. Understanding personal career goals, organizational goals, individual employee goals and managing expectations & seizing opportunities
  4. New ways to ENGAGE with your fire service staff to make leadership more efficient, effective and EXCITING.
  5. New points of view from an open exchange of ideas from other fire service professionals that are facing the EXACT SAME ISSUES YOU ARE.
Other Additional Information
  1. Maximum number of attendees that can be accommodated- 200
  2. Any pre-preparations before the workshop the attendees should be aware of- An open mind, willing to participate in open discussions and work groups. (Spoiler alert! This is not a “death-by-PowerPoint” workshop.)
  3. Any material or equipment (e.g.- laptop) to be brought to the workshop by the attendees- A laptop, tablet or mobile phone. YES! These are actually encouraged for this workshop. You will be using them to participate in this workshop.