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International Firefighting Instructors Conference 2018

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Welcome to Sweden and MSB´s Training College Revinge, 16-17 August 2018, for the International Firefighting Instructors Conference 2018!
Datum: 16 aug 2018 - 17 aug 2018
Starttid: 08:00
Sluttid: 17:00
Sista anmälningsdag: 31 jul 2018
Ort: MSB´s Training College Revinge
Kostnad: 3300 SEK
It’s a true honor and a great pleasure to have highly respected speakers, that all have had a huge impact on the fire service over the years, nationally as well as internationally, presenting topics including highrise firefighting, training issues and safety to firefighters.
It’s the top of the cream coming to Sweden and a fantastic opportunity for everyone to hear them talk about their passion: fires and firefighting!

MSB College Revinge is closed for vacation during July. We are happy to accept your registration for the conference, but no confirmation letter will be send out before 1 August. We will answer your questions and emails after 1 August.


For practical information regaring your stay at MSB College Revinge please use the PDF-file below

Practical information



08.30   Introduction                                                        

09.00   From Knowledge To Practice: Fire Literacy and Applied Fire Dynamics, Peter McBride                                                        

10.15   Interior fires: In buildings and in the hearts, a Polish example, Szymon Kokot-Góra

11.30   From Blockbusters and Mass evacuation, Jens Stiegel

12.30   Lunch

14.00   Performance-based design for firefighter safety, Art Arnalich

15.15   A refreshed view in fire fighting, simple and elegant, Ricardo Weaver

16.30   What we have learned burning buildings over the past 10 years, Steve Kerber                                   
17.30   Tour of the training field

19:00  Mingel and get togehter                                                                      

20.00   Dinner


08.30   Introduction                                                       

08.50   Firefighting: the Swedish perspective, Stefan Särdqvist               

10.20   High-rise Building Firefighting in Hong Kong , Raymond Yu

11.30   Drones in rescue operations, Martin Thomsen

12.30   Lunch

13.45   Changing the Belgian fire service: What I´ve learned, Karel Lambert

15.15   Non-negotiables – from Training to Operations, John McDonough

16.30   Final remarks and closing of the conference


May be subject to changes

Art Arnalich 

Arnalich (Madrid, 1973) currently serving as a fire expert for the Fire Safety Engineering team of CERN (European Organisation for Nuclear Research) based in Geneva, Switzerland. He has a background in Civil Engineering and pursued a career as a Fire Officer in Spain (CEIS Guadalajara), France and Switzerland (CERN Fire Brigade). Fully involved in fire ground operations, Art believes that training and operational procedures based on sound fire science findings are one of the main challenges of the fire service. His activity as a fire instructor has been carried out throughout Europe, North America and South America.

Jens Stiegel

Jens is an Assistant Fire Chief with the Frankfurt am Main Fire and Rescue Services in Germany. He is responsible for the Department of Education and Training that consists of the Fire and Rescue Academy, the EMS Academy and the Fire Department’s Driving School. Chief Stiegel has a university degree in civil engineering with a focus on construction and fire protection. He is the chairman of the state fire training committee of the state of Hessen and also represents Germany as a delegate to the Federation of European Fire Officers Association (F.E.U.).

John McDonough 

John has been a professional firefighter for 30 years and is currently serving as a fire inspector with the FRNSW, Australia. He has worked in Germany, Croatia, Belgium, Poland, France, Canada, Hong Kong and the US. John’s interests lie in bringing 'fire' and 'firefighter' behavior together, ensuring that strategies and tactics are driven by a valid understanding of the prevailing fire behavior.

Karel Lambert

Karel serves as a senior fire officer with the Brussels Fire Department responding citywide, responsible for fire training, procedures and operations. Also, he is a volunteer firefighter in his home town. He has co-authored 2 books and written over 50 papers and articles on firefighting. Karel is also guest professor at Ghent University. His main interests lies I firefighting and leadership.

Peter McBride

Peter McBride is the Division Chief of Safety & Innovation with the Ottawa Fire Services and Chair of IAFF Local 162’s Research and Innovation Committee. Peter’s mandate is to deliver service excellence by building a learning and safety culture for and with the 1500 members of the Ottawa Fire Service. Peter is currently engaged in leading a 1.2 million Canadian Safety and Security Program grant directed at the development of a fire dynamics program for the Canadian Fire Service entitled “From Knowledge To Practice”. The project addresses gaps between the science of fire dynamics and current firefighting strategies and tactics and includes operational industrial hygiene as part of the project objectives in advancing fire fighter’s understanding of Fire Literacy.

Raymond Yu

Raymond Yu is an assistant divisional officier with the Hong Kong fire service. Raymond graduated with a BEng (Hons) in ChemicalEngineering from The Queen’s University of Belfast, UK and the Chinese University of Hong Kong with a MA in Comparative and Public History.  He further obtained a MBA and PhD in Business Administration from Bulacan State University, Philippines.  Raymond joined the Hong Kong Fire Services Department in 1994 as a Station Officer.  He participated in Compartment Fire Behaviour Training since 2001 and was the officer-in-charge of the CFBT Unit in the Fire and Ambulance Academy in Hong Kong. 

Ricardo Weaver

Ricardo Weewer (1961) started as a professor of Fire Service Science at the Fire Service Academy of the Netherlands in 2011 (part time and in 2015 fulltime). He leads the research department of the institute. Before he started at the Fire Service Academy he was a fire officer at the Amsterdam Fire service since 1993. He climbed the ranks and became DCFO in 2004. He studied metal science at Delft University of Technology and completed his PhD in 1991.

Steve Kerber

Steve is the director of Underwriters Laboratories Firefighter Safety Research Institute, ULFSRI, leading research with the fire service in the areas of ventilation, structural collapse, and fire dynamics. Steve is a 13-year veteran of the fire service, with most of his service at the College Park Fire Department in Prince George's County Maryland where he served at ranks up through Deputy Chief. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in fire protection engineering from the University of Maryland and is currently working on his doctorate at Lund University in Sweden. Steve has also been appointed to the rank of Honorary Battalion Chief by the FDNY and was named the 2014 ISFSI and Fire Engineering George D. Post Instructor of the Year. 

Szymon Kokot-Gora

Szymon Kokot-Góra, MSc, Eng. is the lead fire instructor in Poland and author of national level solutions for the State Fire Service. Also, he is the author of several articles and books on firefighting, fire ground safety and firefighter rescue. In addition, he has served as a firefighter/training officer at CERN and he is the founder of cfbt.pl and Projekt LIDER, a motivational blog for firefighters.


Registration and registration fee
The registration will open 1 February 2018.

The registration fee for this conference will be 3300SEK. Meals will be included, Swedish VAT will be added to the price of the service.
Please note that the number of conferee is limited.

900 SEK/per night, (breakfast included). Swedish VAT will be added to the price of the service. Accommodation can be provided at the premises of the Revinge College (not included in the registration fee). Each participant will have a single room equipped with shower, WC, towels, linen, TV.

MSB will cover all meals during the conference including, lunch, dinner and refreshments in the morning and in the afternoon. Any alcohol consumption during the meals will be at the request and expense of the participants.

Recreational opportunities
There are sports facilities available at the conference including a well equipped gym which is open 24/7. Close to the hotel there are jogging tracks available.

Visa application
Some foreign citizens may require an entry visa into Sweden. You can follow the link below to check on this requirement for your passport:


Should you require an invitation letter for your visa application, please email Ms. Sofia Templin with your passport details as soon as possible (it may take more than two weeks to obtain a visa)

Should you have any queries, please feel free to email the course management or call us during office hours.

Contact person MSB´s Training College Revinge
Ms. Sofia Templin
Course Administration
Phone: + 46 10 240 36 38           
E-mail: sofia.templin@msb.se

MSB´s Training College Revinge
Revinge is located in the south of Sweden, close to Lund, with Copenhagen Airport (CPH) being the closest international airport. You will find more info about Revinge College here

Publicerad: 2017-12-14 kl. 12:57
Sofia Templin Sofia.Templin@msb.se