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.