Watch for News on the 2018 National Training Academy – Coming Soon

We know you will enjoy this unique training experience designed for intermediate to advanced users. This isn’t just a normal Regional Training Academy (RTA) – it’s far more. Here’s information regarding the event:

Q: How is this NTA different from a Regional Training Academy (RTA)?

  • Training designed for intermediate and advanced users of Emergency Reporting
  • Interaction with industry-leading expert guest speakers
  • Face time with Emergency Reporting staff and company leadership
  • A behind-the-curtain peek at how we develop the software you use
  • Fun group outing on Wednesday

Q: What’s on the agenda?

National Training Academy 2017 Agenda*

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9/24/2017 Sunday
1800-2000

Happy Hour at Hotel Bellwether

Compass

9/25/2017 Monday
0700-0800

Registration at Hotel Bellwether

Ballroom

0700-0800 Breakfast
0800-0810

Opening Remarks & Welcome to ER National Training Academy (NTA) – Ed ONeill

Ballroom

0810-0900

Company Vision & How We Build Software – Adrian Mintz

Ballroom

0900-0910 Break and Demo Hall
0910-1000 “Its That Time of Year….’ol Anxiety’”
End of Year Reporting
Tom LouisBallroom
“Serious About Security and Shift Changes”
Welcome Page/Daybook/Shift Change/Login & PW
Mark WolfAdmiral

“Let Your Voices Be Heard”

User Voice – Creating User Stories

Compass

1000-1030 Break and Demo Hall
1030-1145

“Data Drives the Fire Service, But It’s Still People Behind the Wheel”

Dynamic Speaker Presentation – Chief Brunacini

Ballroom

1145-1300 Lunch Break & Demo Hall
1300-1350 “Mr. Sulu, You Have the Conn.”
Mastering the Admin Module
Tom LouisBallroom
“If You Expect You Must Inspect”
InspectER App
Stewart SmithAdmiral
“Good Water Supply? Check!”
Hydrant Module
Mark McKleroyCompass
1350-1400 Break and Demo Hall
1400-1450 “Hold onto Your Vision”
VISION Overview
Tom LouisBallroom
“They Expect Us to do What?”
ISO/CPSE/Accreditation
Mark McKleroyAdmiral

Emergency Reporting – From Site to Service

Gabe Martin / Bill Johnson

Compass

1450-1500 Break and Demo Hall
1500-1550

“How Fit is Your NFPA 1500 Program”

Chief Erichsen

Ballroom

1550-1600 Break and Demo Hall
1600-1700

Product Owners, Customer Support & Trainers available for one on ones

Demo Hall

9/26/2017 Tuesday
0700-0750

Breakfast at Hotel Bellwether

Ballroom

0800-0810

Opening Remarks – Dave Adams

Ballroom

0810-0900

“Improving Your ISO Rating with Emergency Reporting”

ISO Presentation

David Richardson

Ballroom

0900-0910 Break and Demo Hall
0910-1000

“Don’t Go Breaking My Part”

Intro into New Maintenance Module

Tom Louis

Ballroom

“Training? I Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Training!”
Training Module for Operators/Instructors
Mark McKleroyAdmiral
“Teach ’em How to Fish”
Support Top 5/10 Issues & Knowledge Base
Kim Einan/Lindsey BrennanCompass
1000-1030 Break and Demo Hall
1030-1130

“Change Management”

Dynamic Speaker Presentation – Chief Bob Coonce

Ballroom

1130-1300 Lunch Break & Demo Hall
1300-1350 “Build It and They Will Come”
Occupancy Module for Fire Inspectors/Marshals
Mark WolfBallroom
“Its That Time of Year….’ol Anxiety’”
End of Year Reporting
Tom LouisAdmiral
“EMS is Not Your Nemesis”
NEMSIS 3 Set-up
Mark McKleroyCompass
1350-1400 Break and Demo Hall
1400-1450 “First Alarm”
Incidents Module
Mark WolfBallroom
“Mr. Sulu, You Have the Conn.”
Mastering the Administration Module
Mark McKleroyAdmiral
“Dispatch….We Have a Problem”
CAD 1.0
Josh BradleyCompass
1450-1500 Break and Demo Hall
1500-1550

Senior Leader Round Table with Attendees

Ballroom

1550-1600 Break and Demo Hall
1600-1650 Networking Event
Bring your t-shirts and patches for swapping!Demo Hall

Partner Demos

Ballroom

Admiral

Partner Demos

Compass

1700

Zodiac Schooner Sailboat Excursion with Drinks and Food

Bus

Partner Demos

Ballroom

Admiral

Partner Demos

Compass

9/27/2017 Wednesday
0700-0800

Breakfast at Hotel Bellwether

Ballroom

0800-0810

Opening Remarks – Adrian Mintz

Ballroom

0810-0900

“There is a Bug in My Vinaigrette”

How a Product Owner Decides on the Perfect Mixture of Ingredients to Build a Satisfying Application

Stewart Smith

Ballroom

0900-0910 Break & Demo Hall
0910-1000 “Tell Your Story”
Reporting Module/Query Builder
Tom LouisBallroom
“Never Stop Learning…from Everyone”
Best Practices Discussion
Mark McKleroyAdmiral
“Upshift to Better Staffing”
Shifts and Daily Rosters
Mark WolfCompass
1000-1030 Break & Demo Hall
1030-1130

Dynamic Speaker Presentation – Chief John Sinclair, IAFC president 2016-2017

Ballroom

1130-1230 Lunch Break & Demo Hall
1300-1330

Travel to Group Adventure – Bellewood Acres – $40 cash due for guests

Ballroom

1330-1700 Bellewood Acres
END OF EVENT

View / Download PDF: NTA 2017 Agenda

Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have: email events@emergencyreporting.com or call Michelle Fry at

360-510-8834

See you soon!

Emergency Reporting Team

Q: Who are the keynote speakers?

Our keynote speakers consist of some of the most innovative and influential thinkers in the industry. We are pleased to announce that the following individuals will be presenting at this year’s event:

Alan V. Brunacini
Alan V. Brunacini
Alan Brunacini joined the Phoenix Fire Department in 1958. He served in every department position. He was promoted to Fire Chief in 1978 and retired in 2006. He is a graduate of the Fire Protection Technology program at Oklahoma State University. He has a BS and an MPA from Arizona State University. He is the past Chairman of the Board of the National Fire Protection Association and the N.F.P.A. Fire Service Occupational Safety Committee (standard 1500). He is the current Chairman of the N.F.P.A. Career Fire Service Career Organization and Deployment Committee (standard 1710). He and his two firefighter sons are currently developing and teaching the local command level Blue Card hazard zone management program. They also present workshops, seminars and conferences to many fire departments throughout the country on various topics. He is the author of Fire Command, Command Safety, Timeless Tactical Truths, Essentials of Fire Department Customer Service and The Anatomy and Physiology of Leadership. He is currently working of several other fire service books. He and his sons John and Nick produce the quarterly fire service hazard zone management magazine www.bshifter.com. They also operate the Blue Card hazard zone training and management system.
David Richardson
David Richardson

David is an Administration Major for the Midwest City Fire Department, a suburb of Oklahoma City, which proudly boasts an ISO Class 1 rating since 2006. Midwest City covers 26 sq. miles, has 6 stations, 90 staff members, & has 7000+ calls a year. David has been with Midwest City Fire Department since 2006 and is held accountable for a $10 million budget, records management, and serves as the public information officer.

Prior to joining the fire service, David joined ISO in 1999, where he managed competing interests and disparate stakeholders in the insurance industry pricing arena. David’s job was to gather data for Verisk (ISO Community Hazard Mitigation), which would in turn be used by the insurance industry to charge community policy holders accordingly. Generally, the community benefited from the ISO evaluation by thoroughly examining its communications, fire, & water systems. In simplest terms, David was an ISO Field Representative evaluating a community’s ability to provide fire protection.

Today, David combines his experience and utilizes the tools within ERS to manage records and constantly strives to work towards streamlining input and output of data for the purpose of encompassing strategic planning and always being prepared for ISO.

John C. Erichsen
John C. Erichsen
John C. Erichsen has extensive knowledge of – and first-hand experience in – designing, delivering, and administering fire protection, emergency services, incident management and health and safety programs. Currently serving the University of Texas in Arlington as Director, Center for Fire & Safety, Division for Enterprise Development, Mr. Erichsen created the Center’s Fire and Safety instructional program and developed its landmark curriculum. Highly respected by both students and academia for his invaluable expertise, Mr. Erichsen has now expanded his credentials to include global speaker and presenter. Routinely asked to share his wealth of experience with audiences throughout the nation and the world, Mr. Erichsen considers these requests an honor, one which he enthusiastically accepts.
Robert Coonce
Robert Coonce
Robert Coonce serves as the Fire Chief at one of the DOD’s largest military installations, Fort Campbell, Kentucky home of the 101st Airborne Division. He has more than 30 years of increasing experience working in fire and emergency services at installation, regional and DOD level agencies with 18 years’ experience at the chief officer level. Chief Coonce also served as the Senior Fire Protection Specialist for Headquarters Installation Management Command – Europe. The division provided technical policy, guidance, oversight, and direct assistance to 7 Garrisons with 142 active sites in 4 different countries; Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Italy. As the former DOD Fire & Emergency Services Certification Program Manager, Chief Coonce was responsible for the accreditation and delivery of the largest IFSAC program supporting over 25,000 federal firefighters.

Chief John Sinclair
Chief John Sinclair is currently the fire chief of Kittitas Valley Fire and Rescue and Emergency Manager for the City of Ellensburg in Washington State. He has held many positions in the fire and emergency service during his career, including firefighter, paramedic, lieutenant, battalion chief, assistant chief and deputy chief.Chief Sinclair was a member of the IAFC’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Section for 19 years and served a four-year term as chair. Additionally, Chief Sinclair served on the Advisory Board of Fire and Emergency Television Network (FETN), the Advisory Board for Tacoma Community College and Central Washington University’s Paramedic Program and nine years on the Board of Directors for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians. Currently he represents the fire service on the National EMS Advisory Council.  Chief Sinclair has worked with the American College of Surgeons Hartford Consensus I and II on Mass Casualty Incident Management and also assisted the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention with a Bystander Response Project.

Q: What should I bring to the event?

  • Please bring a laptop or tablet with internet capabilities and chargers
  • Patches, coins, shirts from your department for sharing and exchanging
  • Rain gear
  • $40 in cash if you’re going to bring a guest to the Wednesday excursion

Q: Where is the event being held?

A: The beautiful resort destination Hotel Bellwether, Bellingham, WA, http://hotelbellwether.com/, where vacationers relax. Bellingham is just a short drive north from Seattle, or south from Vancouver B.C. (easy border crossing with just a passport).

Q: What meals will be provided at the National Training Academy?

A: We will provide breakfast and lunch for each day of class, as well as coffee, snacks, and refreshments throughout the conference. Wi-Fi will also be provided.

Q: What is the Wednesday excursion?

A: This event will be a group activity on Wed. Sept. 27, from about 1:30pm to 5:30pm. Transportation will be provided to and from the Bellwether Hotel Conference Center to Bellewood Acres, where we will have drinks, appetizers and an optional distillery tour. This is largely an outdoor venue where you’ll enjoy the beauty of the great pacific northwest in a relaxed setting.

IMPORTANT: If you plan to bring a guest, please bring $40 in cash, to be collected on the bus ride to the venue.

Q: How do I get there?

There are several airport options for traveling to Bellingham, WA (airport code “BLI”) and all are serviced by the major airlines. Bellingham is just a short drive north from Seattle, or south from Vancouver B.C.:

Bellingham International Airport (BLI) : Bellingham International Airport is three miles northwest of Bellingham, in Whatcom County, Washington, and the third-largest commercial airport in Washington.

Vancouver International Airport (YVR): Vancouver International Airport is located on Sea Island in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada. Bellingham is a short 1 hour trip South but be sure to bring your passport for crossing the U.S. and Canadian borders.

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA): Seattle–Tacoma International Airport, also referred to as Sea-Tac Airport or Sea-Tac, is the primary commercial airport serving the Seattle metropolitan area. Bellingham is 1 hr and 45 mins north, straight up US 5.

Q: What are my hotel options?

There are many options for hotels during your stay in Bellingham.  We have arranged for discounted pricing at each of the five hotels listed.

IMPORTANT:  Please make your own reservations – as soon as possible – as Bellingham is a very popular vacation destination in the Fall and hotels book up quickly.

HOTEL BELLWETHERhttp://hotelbellwether.com/

Reservations at the Hotel Bellwether can be made by calling the hotel directly at 360-392-1200 and mentioning the Emergency Reporting National Training Academy. Executive Plaza Rooms: $189 per night plus tax. Executive Water Rooms: $229 per night plus tax. All reservations will be accepted based on availability and standard rates may apply.

OXFORD SUITEShttp://www.oxfordsuitesbellingham.com/

Oxford Suites is 3.5 miles from the Training Event.

Reservations can be made by calling the hotel directly at 360-676-1400 and mentioning the Emergency Reporting National Training Academy or email Nicole Latham directly at nicolel@oxfordsuites.com

Studio King Suite $94.00 per night plus tax.  Studio Double Queen Suite $92.00 per night plus tax. After September 7, 2017 all reservations will be accepted based on availability and standard rates may apply.

NOTE:  Shuttle vans give preference to Alaska Airlines pilots and crew.  If they need the van at 7:45 a.m. PT, for example, you won’t have access to it so will need to take a cab or Uber.

HILTONhttp://home2suites3.hilton.com

Home 2 Suites by Hilton is 3.2 miles from the Training Event.

Reservations can be made by calling the hotel directly at 360-734-3111 and mentioning the Emergency Reporting National Training Academy.

King Studios $114.00 per night plus tax. After September 7, 2017 all reservations will be accepted based on availability and standard rates may apply.

SHERATONhttp://www.fourpointsbellingham.com

Four Points by Sheraton is 2.0 miles from the Training Event.

Reservations can be made by calling the hotel directly at 360-671-1011. All reservations will be accepted based on availability and standard rates may apply.

MARRIOTThttp://www.marriott.com

Towne Place Suites by Marriott is 3.3 miles from the Training Event.

Reservations can be made by calling the hotel directly at 360-714-9700 and mentioning the Emergency Reporting Group or clicking here: Book your group rate for National Training Academy – Emergency Reporting ($91/night + tax). After September 1, 2017 all reservations will be accepted based on availability and standard rates may apply.

*Please note: The agenda is subject to change.