Registration Opens on FEBRUARY 1st, 9am

Instructors / Classes

Pre-Conference Officer Development Series (September 29th)

David Sprague: Align your training and promotional processes with The Work! A study in success.

David Sprague: Why is there a labor management class at MHFC?

Oren Bersagel-Briese: First Due Priorities: Is the focus on firefighter safety providing the citizens their best possible outcome?

Keith Stakes, Bryan Lynch, David Wolf, Chris Byrne:

  • UL-FSRI Coordinated Fire Attack Roundtable
  • UL-FSRI Search and Size Up Roundtable

Dave McGrail: Habit Based Fireground Operations – “It’s all about the process

Friday Keynote Lecture Series (September 30th)

Jim Hensel: Mayhem Mindset

Bassel Ibrahim: One Bad Day: Proactive RIT Operations

Sam Hittle: The Extras

2 Day HoT Courses (taught both October 1st and 2nd)

Bassel Ibrahim: One Bad Day: Proactive RIT Operations

Magic City Truck Academy: The Dark Side of Ladders

Rescue 4 Operations: Rope Fundamentals

1 Day HoT Courses (taught once October 1st, and then again October 2nd)

Jay Bonnifield and Pat Williams: Anatomy of a Push

Ben Ojinaga/ Lead Stretch Advance: Engine Co. Operations in Multi-Family Dwellings: Form, Function, and Flexibility

Irons and Ladders: Truck Academy

When Things Go Bad: Residential Primary Search

The Colorado Collaborative Crew: Big Line Basics

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Registration opens February 1st at 9 am

2022 Pricing

* Includes a 2-day class or two 1-day classes

Conference Schedule

MHFC returns September 29 – October 2, 2022


– 2021 Schedule –

Friday October 1st 2021- Lecture Series.

Join us for a full day of lectures!  Our host Hotel and Convention Center is Hilton Garden Inn DTC.  Registered students will have free parking on site, but it can fill up fast so get there early, secure your parking and check in.  Here you’ll have an opportunity to purchase some MHFC swag! This year we will have three speakers.  

0800- Check in

0830- Welcome student/Intro for MHFC 2021

0845- Jonathan Brumley: Bringing the Medium-diameter Handline Back to the Mainstream

This course is designed to guide fire departments on the in’s and out’s of medium-diameter lines. As the usage of small, preconnected hand lines has become the go-to option, comfort level in the deployments and tactical decision-making surrounding attack lines of greater diameter has declined significantly. This trend puts us at a greater risk for property loss, multiple-alarm fires, and even line of duty deaths; our fire attack must escalate to match fire growth beyond that of a typical residential fire. With nearly a dozen hose line sizes being classified as medium-diameter, there is additional confusion as to which should be employed. To combat this trend, we will take an in-depth look into large attack line deployments and how these packages are selected, stretched and operated. Through a clear understanding of the intended purpose of multiple line sizes falling under medium-diameter umbrella, we will find practical solutions that will guide any department in developing competency, regardless of department staffing or size.

1015- Break

1030- Jeff Shupe: Engine Co Ops: Past to Present

Jeff will discuss the changes, both positive and negative over his decades in the fire service.  Understanding where we came from gives you insight into where we are going.

1200- Lunch

1300- Cody Trestrail: Winning the Fireground — Six musts for them!

1730- Brotherhood/Sisterhood event Location TBD.


Saturday October 2nd — Sunday October 3rd.

0800-1800- Two full days of hands-on-training at various training sites across the Denver metro area.  Lunch provided each day. 


What began as a way to bring fire service instructors to the students in our region, has evolved into an event that now features students from all across the country who continue to seek out quality hands-on-training regardless of its proximity to home. We are grateful to see so many firefighters in and out of our region attending MHFC and similar events focused on firefighter training around the US.  Regardless of how the conference has grown, our goals remain the same: Provide high-quality training at a reasonable price while supporting those that support the fire service.

We currently partner with Terry Farrell Fund who provides assistance to active Colorado firefighters and their families in times of need, and Fire Nuggets whose goal is to help create competent, effective, aggressive, and efficient firefighters through high quality training and education. Through MHFC and our partnerships, we hope to see continued growth and improvement in the fire service.

The 2021 class/instructor list and lecture series included: Jim Hensel – Jeff Shupe – Cody Trestrail – Firefighter Craftsmanship – Scott Hardin, Jay Bettencourt, & Trey Young – Irons and Ladders – Eric Wheaton – Jeff Shupe – Thomas Anderson – Brothers in Battle – Fit to Fight Fire & Kevin Shea – Rescue 4 Operations

The 2020 virtual lineup included: Irons and Ladders, Firefighter Craftsmanship, Jonathan Brumley, Jay Bonnifield, Adam Maiers, Gary Lane, Kiel Samsung, Jeff Hakola, Nick Ledin, Jeff Mrwick, and Cody McGinnis.

The 2019 class/instructor list included: Brothers in Battle, Irons and Ladders, Bob Pressler, Bill Kraus, When Things Go Bad, Dave McGrail, Tactics on Tap, Rescue 4 Operations, Brian Brush and Scott Thompson.

The 2018 class/instructor list included: The Nozzle Forward, Brothers in Battle, Irons and Ladders, Fire by Trade, Elkhart Brass, Chris Piepenburg, Fit to Fight Fire, Ric Jorge, Firefighter Craftsmanship, and Big Rig Rescue with Rescue-4-Operations.

The 2017 instructor cadre included: Brian Brush, Ben Ojinaga, Ben Shultz, Cody Trestrail, Brian Olson, Ryan Royal, Bryan Lynch, Dave McGrail, Dennis LeGear, Matt Fullerton, Jesse Wooten, Jason Haley, Chris Piepenburg, Ross Reinking, Adam Woodin, Justin Sinnett, Kevin Contreras, Ryan Thomas, and many others!


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