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Paul and Debbie DeNapoli

2024 Classes

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

10:15 am – 11:15 am
See Construction Division

11:30 am – 12:30 pm
See Construction Division

1:45 pm – 2:45 pm
Impaired Protection Procedures – Why do you need them? (Basic-Intermediate)

Richard Mahaney, Mahaney Loss Control Services
Impaired protection procedures after a fire or any other event that shuts down your fire suppression systems may save your facility if a second incident occurs and may be the reason that you get insurance money after a loss. Not having a plan or plans can make your facility susceptible to additional losses and could put your facility completely out of business for ever. These procedures and plans are so important to your facility and your insurance company and your policy!

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

9:00 am – 10:00 am
The Art of Crisis Communications (Intermediate)

Michael F. Fronimos, Assistant Fire Chief – Retired

The speaker will discuss the Art of Crisis Communications (the ability to handle internal and external communications during a crisis incident).  He will also cover building relationships with stakeholders, organizational leaders, elected officials, and most importantly our own people, to be able to effectively communicate.

10:15 am – 11:15 am
Incident Management Teams (Basic)

Presenter: John Cieslik, CSP, Fire Chief, Rochester Fire Department

What is an incident management team anyway? Incident management is a process a company can utilize to manage planned and unplanned risk or events. Accidents, workplace violence, product launches and company events are examples of potential IMT involvement. It is impossible to make your incident management process happen without a skilled incident management team with clearly defined roles and responsibilities.

Each member of your incident management team (IMT) is essential to its operations and success. This presentation will discuss the roles of the IMT member, basic responsibilities, and skills, and how the team is structured and functions to manage the incident or event.

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
NOAA National Weather Service Weather Spotter Training, part 1 (Basic)

Jim Maczko, Warning Coordination Meteorologist, Michigan, NOAA National Weather Service.

The National Weather Service relies on trained weather spotters to provide ground truth as part of its severe weather warning program. This presentation will teach the basics of severe weather and train attendees on how to become a weather spotter for the National Weather Service. It will also discuss the role of the National Weather Service in the protection of life and property and share weather safety and preparedness information regarding the various weather hazards faced throughout the year.

1:45 pm – 2:45 pm
NOAA National Weather Service Weather Spotter Training, part 2 (Basic)

Jim Maczko, Warning Coordination Meteorologist, Michigan, NOAA National Weather Service.

This is a continuation of the 12:30 pm program.

Division Members


Mark Jones, CIH, CSP



Paul DeNapoli, MSA, CFDSO, EMT-P

Retired Livonia Fire & Rescue


Hospital Network Ventures LLC

John Cieslik, BCSP

City of Rochester Fire Department

Will Hayes, PEM, CSSP, PCP

Canton Public Safety

Brian Kahn, PEM

Livonia Police Department

Maria Kinsler

Henry Ford Health

Kerri Lippert

Firekeepers Casino Hotel

Judith Wheeler, MSSM, CHSP, PEM, PCP

Beaumont Hospital

Mingyu Wu, PhD, CSP

Grand Valley State University