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Curriculum Development Conference



To systematically build/modify a comprehensive training solutions approach to marine firefighting beyond NFPA-1405:  land-based fire services will use a combination of industry expertise including State Fire Professionals, Port Fire Departments, Marine Terminal Managers, Salvage and Spill Response Companies, Professional Educators and Fire Training Faculty, Coast Guard and Senior Commercial Vessel Mariners.

By employing empirical lessons learned, examining past incidents, and existing heuristic training approaches, develop a more comprehensive set of standards and coursework from nozzle to Incident Commander, from both sides of a berthed vessel.


List of Desired Conference Discussions & Outcomes

Common Sense Vulnerability/Risk Assessment by Those Directly Involved

Core Competency Identification in Tactical Mitigation

Shortfalls in Response

How All Elements Integrate with Others

Notes on C3 Issues for Further Analysis


Training Standards Identification

Overall Structure of Training Program Sequence

General Organization of Coursework

General Outline of Each Course (KUPs)

Related Training Identification (e.g. Damage Control)


Identify Resources Needed

Identify Facilities & Props Needed

Identify Faculty Qualification

Course Approval Vetting Processes


Follow-on design phases: CDC on incident management-level

ICS/Joint Command seminar(s)/exercises

Create an Industry/First Responder Coalition and Review Board (Incident AAR)

Action List

Publication of Conference

Suggested Daily Schedule & Agenda


Day 1           Maritime Operations Overview – Maritime Safety & Security Center

                        Introductions, Conference Overview & Outcome Identification                                           

                        Marine Incidents In/Near Ports & Port Response Review                                              

                        Past Efforts to Upgrade State's Response Training Preparation                      

                        Maritime Response Legal & Liability Overview (Liability of Responders)                                              

                        Orientation to Marine Operations (overview)                                              

                        Orientation to Terminal Operations (overview)                                              

                        Regional & State Response Planning Overview                                  

            Maritime FF and Damage Control – Current Training Review


            EVENING NETWORKING RECEPTION – location to be announced


Day 2          Organizing In-Port Fire Incident Training – Maritime Safety & Security Center

                     Vulnerability & Risk Identification                                   

                     Core Competency Identification Formulation                                                                             

                     Working Group Tasking 1:

MFF Curriculum Design Framework Development                                

                      Working Group Tasking 2:

Individual Course Design Specifics                                                   

           Plenary Session Collation

                                     Review of Work Group Findings                                           

                       Conference Attendance Certificates

A limited amount of hotel rooms has been reserved at the Courtyard by Marriott at a discounted rate for attendees.  These rooms are only available through April 11th, so please reserve early if you need a local hotel room.  A link has been provided below.  Please let us know if you have any issues with reserving your room. The hotel link is currently set to one person per room.  You'll need to contact the hotel directly if you will be sharing your room with another attendee.   Thanks and we look forward to seeing you soon. 



Start date: 4/17/17
End date: 4/19/17
Last day to book: 4/11/17

Marriott hotel(s) offering your special group rate:

·  Courtyard Richmond Berkeley  for 145.00 USD  per night

Book your group rate for MFF - CDC

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