Thursday, May 14

Two parts: 8 — 9:30 a.m. & 10 — 11:45 a.m.

facts not fear

Today’s fire service is being inundated and altered by an outside source like never before in its history. The internet and social media play an incredibly powerful role with the ability to easily access and share information, but unfortunately there are a lot of myths and misinformation that come along with it. This class will look at some of the most common myths relating to various building construction materials and systems.

Cost: Free

INSTRUCTOR: James Johnson is a firefighter in British Columbia, Canada where he is member of the Special Operations Technical Rescue Team for his department. Before becoming a career firefighter, James spent a number of years in the construction industry and completed an apprenticeship as a Red Seal Journeyman Carpenter. James is a technical committee member for NFPA 5000, 220, and 221, the International Code Council Representative for the International Association of Fire Fighters, FDIC instructor, and lectures internationally on the subject of building construction.