Central Wisconsin Fall Fire Conference

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Event Date
Wisconsin Rapids Campus

Fire department personnel are invited to join Wisconsin Rapids Fire Department and Mid-State Technical College for the third annual 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 Michael M. Dugan, retired FDNY Captain.

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

Keynote Speaker

Michael M. Dugan

Michael Dugan has been involved with the fire service for over 40 years. He is a 27-year veteran of the FDNY and served as captain of Ladder Company 123 in Crowns Heights, Brooklyn, before his retirement. As a lieutenant, he served in Ladder Company 42 in the South Bronx and was a firefighter on Ladder 43. He is a member of the FDIC International and Fire Engineering advisory boards. He is the recipient of the 2020 Tom Brennan Lifetime Achievement Award, presented at the FDIC International 2020 Opening Ceremony. Captain Dugan leverages his extensive knowledge as well as his experience and leadership as a certified instructor and Fire & Life Safety Consultant with NY Fire Safety Institute (NYFSI) where he develops fire safety plans, fire protection plans, and residential fire safety guides.

When & Where

Saturday, September 14
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Mid-State Technical College • Wisconsin Rapids Campus
500 32nd Street North, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494



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. Ventilation and the Problems and Effects on Today’s Fire Buildings
Michael M. Duga
Noon Lunch
1:00 p.m. Leadership in Today's Fire Serice and How to Avoid Fire Injuries and Deaths
Michael M. Duga
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 need accommodations to take part in this activity, please let us know. Contact the event coordinator as soon as possible, ideally 14 days in advance.

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