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MFCA - "Making Yourself Hard to Kill" Training Opportunity
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By Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith
January 3, 2019

The Maryland Fire Chiefs Association in conjuction with the MSFA-MFCA SAFER Grant is providing the following training seminar:


Date: Saturday, January 19, 2019

Time: 8:00 a.m. ― 4:30 p.m. (Lunch will be provided)

Location: Carroll County Public Safety Training Center
50 Kate Wagner Road
Westminster, MD 21157
(410) 848-1488

Featuring: Jason Brezler, Founder and President of Leadership Under Fire Firefighter, FDNY Rescue 2 & Major, US Marine Corps Reserves

Presentation Description:

Much like the battlefield, the fireground demands that firefighters and fire officers function effectively under fire while operating at fires and emergencies. This dynamic presentation challenges the fallacies promoted by the culture of safety and introduces a more appropriate (and scientifically validated) paradigm for fireground operations. The Hard to Kill™ paradigm functions to enhance the success and survivability of firefighters in high-risk environments while honoring a steadfast commitment to the fire service's mission of protecting the life and property of the public that we serve. This presentation examines tactical, technical, physical and psychological principles as well as small-unit dynamics that yield success and survival in high-risk settings.


Advanced registration closes January 17, 2019. Registration is open to all interested persons but will be limited to 120 registrants. Register on-line at For special accommodations, questions or a need to cancel, please email or call 301-226-9971 (1-800-275-6374, ext. 9971).


Individuals who travel greater than 50 miles and a member of a MD volunteer fire or EMS company may submit for one night of hotel reimbursement from the MFSA/MFCA SAFER Grant at a rate not to exceed $94.00. Instructions will be provided the day of the training for those wishing to submit for reimbursement). Best Western Westminster, 451 WMC Drive, Westminster, MD 21158, (410) 857-1900, Use Code: MFCA


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