September 26th-30th 2022
The conference will be held at the Drury Plaza Hotel Milwaukee. Special room rates are available. Click the link below to book with the reduced group rate!
Registration is through the F.O.O.L.S. International’s web site linked below.
January 1st until March 31st – $200
April 1st until July 31st- $250
August 1st until September 25th-$300
Go Karts- $50
Significant Other- $50
- Early registration 2-6pm
- Go Karts 2-5pm
- Kick off Happy Hour 6pm
- Registration 7am
- Opening Ceremony 8am
- E-board workshops 10am-2pm
- 1-800 Board Up tailgate 3:10pm. Brewers game at 6:10pm
- President’s breakfast 8-11am
- Firehouse Tours noon-6pm
- Kelmann Restoration After Party 8pm
- Heavy Lift H.O.T: 8am-5pm
- Lecture series 8am-5pm
- Brew City Bash 7pm
- Stair climb 9am
- Closing ceremony 11am
Heavy Lifting and Stabilization is a pinnacle of the rescue company. Through use of struts, airbags, hoisting equipment, and extrication tools, as well as the assistance of local resources such as tow truck drivers, complex situations can be handled efficiently. This class will help introduce and reinforce rescue tactics and culture into your members, as well as provide skills that they can take home to help promote growth in your department.
Protective helmet, jumpsuit/protective pants/jacket, gloves, and eye protection are required.
Chad Szeklinski is a 27 year veteran of the Milwaukee(WI) Fire Department, where he holds the rank of Heavy Equipment Operator and is assigned to Truck 1 on Milwaukee’s Southside. Chad has a passion not only for the fire service and teaching, but also has a passion for operating apparatus. Vetted at FDIC in 2015-17, Chads Lecture entitled “Street Smarts From A Driver’s Perspective” aims to help create the proactive, hardworking drivers that we as firemen hope for.
Chief Knitter’s lecture, “Fighting Fast Food Fires” covers a fire occurring in 2000 that claimed the lives of two Houston, TX firemen in a collapse. It’s easy to overlook this everyday hazard that exists in nearly all of our communities!