Central Wisconsin Fall Fire Conference

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Event Date
Crossview Community Church

Fire department personnel are invited to join Mid-State Technical College and the Wisconsin Rapids Fire Department for the 2023 Central Wisconsin Fall Fire Conference. Experience a high quality, professional conference where you will have the opportunity to grow through networking, collaboration, and hearing from Dr. Richard Gasaway.

Registration is required. Through the generous donations of the sponors below, the conference is being offered at a fee of $15 per attendee.

When & Where

Saturday, September 30
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Crossview Church
1000 E. Riverview Expressway, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494


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Domtar Logo

Conway Shield Logo

KPR Brokers Logo

Jefferson Fire & Safety Logo

Gencomm Logo

North Central Emergency Services Logo

Life Assist Logo

Matalco Logo

Med Compass Logo

Fire Apparatus and Equipment Logo

Erco Worldwide Logo

Bound Tree Logo

Pepsi Logo

Life Link III Logo

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Richard B. Gasaway
Dr. Gasaway is widely considered to be one of the nation's leading authorities on human error, situational awareness, and high-risk decision making processes. His work has been chronicled in more than 450 books, book chapters, journals, and website articles and he has delivered over 4,000 presentations to 62,000+ first responders, business leaders, industrial workers, medical providers, utility workers, and military personnel worldwide. Dr. Gasaway served 30+ years in fire, EMS, rescue, and emergency management and he held positions of firefighter, EMT-paramedic, lieutenant, captain, assistant chief, and fire chief in 6 emergency service organizations in West Virginia, Ohio, and Minnesota.


7:15 a.m. Doors open for check-in
8:00 a.m. Welcome
Todd Eckes, Fire Chief, Wisconsin Rapids Fire Department
8:10 a.m. ND Paper LogoHow Smart Responders Use Situational Awareness to Improve Safety (Sponsored by ND Paper) 
Dr. Richard B. Gasaway
Noon Domtar LogoLunch (Sponsored by Domtar)
1:00 p.m. Firefighter Safety: Mistakes & Best Practices
Dr. Richard B. Gasaway
4:00 p.m. Wrap-up and Visiting of Sponsor/Vendor Displays
Todd Eckes, Fire Chief, Wisconsin Rapids Fire Department


Contact Workforce & Economic Development or call 715.422.5339.

If you have a disability and require accommodations to participate in this activity, contact the event coordinator as soon as possible, ideally 14 days in advance.

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