Conference Agenda

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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Registration – Ballroom Foyer

1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Vendor Move-In – Cash/Campbell Ballroom

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
EVT Training: “F2 Design & Performance Standards of Fire Apparatus & F7 Foam Systems,” Al Conkle – Dean Room

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Manager’s Reception – Angelou/Grisham Room

Thursday, October 25, 2018

7:00 am – 4:00 pm
Registration – Ballroom Foyer

7:00 am – 8:30 am
Breakfast – Angelou/Grisham Room
Vendor Move-In – Cash/Campbell Ballroom

8:30 am – 9:00 am
Welcome Address: Senator Jason Rapert – Cash/Campbell Ballroom

9:00 am – 10:00 am
General Session: “Benefits of Professional Fleet Management,” David Bragg – Cash/Campbell Ballroom

10:00 am – 10:30 am
Break: Vendor Exhibits Open – Cash/Campbell Ballroom

9:00 am -12:00 pm
EVT Training: “F2 Design & Performance Standards of Fire Apparatus & F7 Foam Systems,” Al Conkle – Dean Room

10:30 am – 11:30 am
Breakout Session: “Overcoming Today’s Fleet Challenges,” Ron Hall (For Managers and Administrators) – Cash/Campbell Ballroom
Breakout Session: Technician Training “ASE Prep Couse: Part 1,” Victor Galarza (For Technicians) – McArthur Room

11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Fleet Trivia, Door Prizes, Vendor Presentation – Cash/Campbell Ballroom

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Lunch – Atrium

Vendor Exhibits Open – Cash/Campbell Ballroom

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Breakout Session: “Navigating the State Vehicle Contracts,” John Leverett (For Managers and Administrators) – Cash/Campbell Ballroom

Breakout Session: Technician Training “ASE Prep Couse: Part 2,” Victor Galarza (For Technicians) – McArthur Room

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
EVT Training: “F2 Design & Performance Standards of Fire Apparatus & F7 Foam Systems,” Al Conkle – Dean Room

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
General Session: “Teamwork and Leadership in the Fleet Industry,” TJ Tennent – Cash/Campbell Ballroom

3:00 pm – 3:15 pm
Load bus for departure of tours ((Pick your Tour)

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Tour of Waste Management
OR
Tour of Haledex

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Dinner at Cathead’s Diner

8:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Tour and Social Hour at Rock Town Distillery

Friday, October 26, 2018

7:00 am – 8:00 am
Breakfast – Angelou/Grisham Room

7:00 am – 3:30 pm
Vendor Booths Open – Cash/Campbell Ballroom

8:00 am – 8:30 am
Fleet Trivia, Door Prizes, Vendor Presentation – Cash/Campbell Ballroom

8:30 am – 10:30 am
General Session: “Providing Exceptional Customer Service in the Arkansas Municipal Workplace,” David Baxter – Cash/Campbell Ballroom

8:30 am – 12:00 pm
EVT Training: “F2 Design & Performance Standards of Fire Apparatus & F7 Foam Systems,” Al Conkle (For Technicians) – Dean Room

9:00 am – 10:30 am
Breakout Session: Technician Training “Hands on Clinic: Wheel seal, Automatic brake adjuster, Stemco Kaiser King Pin Installation,” Charlie Farish (For Technicians)- Basement Parking Lot

10:30 am – 10:45 am
Fleet Trivia, Door Prizes, Vendor Presentation – Cash/Campbell Ballroom

10:45 am – 11:00 am
Voting of new officers- Cash/Campbell Ballroom

11:00 am – 12:00 pm
General Session: “What it takes to be a leading Fleet,” Brian Franklin – Cash/Campbell Ballroom

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Fiesta Friday, Mexican Lunch – Atrium

1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
EVT Training: “F2 Design & Performance Standards of Fire Apparatus & F7 Foam Systems,” Al Conkle (For Technicians) – Dean Room

1:00 pm – 1:15pm
Fleet Trivia, Door Prizes, Vendor Presentation – Cash/Campbell Ballroom

1:15 pm – 1:45 pm
Presentation: “Updates on what cities stand to gain from VW’s multi-billion-dollar settlement,” Tricia Treece – Cash/Campbell Ballroom

1:45 pm – 2:15 pm
Roundtable Panel Discussion with fleet concerns/ideas; Panelist: Kenny Brock, Jesse Beeks, Brian Franklin, Greg Speas, Moderators: Sara Glenn & Walter Ederle – Cash/Campbell Ballroom

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
EVT Fire Testing Exam– Dean Room

2:15 pm – 2:45 pm
Presentation: “The challenges of recruiting qualified technicians and vocational school opportunities,” Allie Freeman & Victor Eackles – Cash/Campbell Ballroom

2:45 pm – 3:15 pm
Presentation: “Addressing the shortage of skilled vocational workers in the workplace,” Sharon Cantrell – Cash/Campbell Ballroom

3:15 pm – 3:30 pm
APFPA Student Scholarship Presentation, Vendor Acknowledgements & Closing Remarks – Cash/Campbell Ballroom

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Board Members Meeting – Board Room

3:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Vendor Move Out – Cash/Campbell Ballroom