Blue Card©

2024 Hazard Zone Conference


• Certification Lab SEP 30 to OCT 2
• Mayday Workshop OCT 1 to OCT 2
• Conference OCT 3 to OCT 4

Earlybird Registration

Earlybird Pricing

Conference Access Only:
$415 (Reg. $515)

Conference + CERT Lab -or- Mayday Workshop:
$715 (Reg. $815)

All earlybird registrations include
Free 1 year transferable Blue Card subscription ($385 value)

Don’t Miss Out on the Ultimate Conference for IC’s

• Pushing Command Skills & Leadership Forward
• Hazard Zone Management Takes Skill, Experience, Innovation & Grit
• More than 20 Eminent Fire-service Influencers
• Over 20 Targeted Classes
• 1 YOU
• 0 Regrets

Don't be an apathetic leader! Recharge your skills & commitment with other forward-thinking, intelligently aggressive B-shifters & bring what you learn back home!

3 Day Blue Card Certification Lab

September 30th – October 2nd

Attend this 3 day certification lab that will be taught by lead Blue Card instructors. Get the message from those that utilize and teach the certification program.

2 Day Mayday Management Workshop

October 1st – October 2nd

"Mayday, Mayday, Mayday" are the most frightening words transmitted on the fireground. It means something has gone terribly wrong and a firefighter, or worse yet firefighters, are in distress and calling out to the heavens for help. Your heartbeat races as anxiety starts to build. Emotions are running high as the fireground transitions toward chaos. What do you do? How do you manage an event of this magnitude? Why did it happen in the first place?

Are you prepared to manage a Mayday?

2024 Presenters

October 3rd – October 4th

Blue Card and Bshifter Magazine have collaborated with the leading fire service instructors to host this outstanding conference.

General Session
FSRI- LI Ion Battery Fires Dan Madrzykowski
Blue Card Program Update/FC 3 Book Nick/Jeff/Josh
NFSA Fire and Research update Shane Ray
Considerations and Factors for Mid Rise Fires Chief Frank Leeb
NFSA Sprinkler Trailer NFSA
ARFF Module Assistant Chief Sean Glaser Retired
High Risk Low Frequence Events / High Rise/Mid Rise Assistant Chief Frank Leeb FDNY
Silverback Leadership Update Nick Brunacini & Terry Garrison
After Action Reporting System Josh Blum/Captain Phillips Las Vegas
Building Character Through Professional Development Deputy Chief Jeffery King
Highway Traffic Safety Assistant Chief Scott Williams
Company Officer Decision Making and Negative Reporting Assistant Chief Scott Williams
Air Management in IDLH Battalion Chief Ryan Eldridge Las Vegas
Shawnee FD / Olathe Mayday Incident Review Assistant Chief Dave Anderson
Lubbock Texas Mayday Captain Phillip Grandin
FSRI Update Lessons Learned Near Misses Dan Madryzowski FSRI
Critical Thinking and Decision making Thinking fast and slow Deputy Chief Chris Stewart PHX FD
3 Cs of Command Presence Battalion Chief Steve Lester Cobb County
Digital Combustion Tools Rich Merrit
Rescue CE Modules Lt. Grant Light Cincinnati FD Retired
Division Boss Roles and Responsibilities Chief Doug Wehmeyer Lockland FD
Size Up and Thermal Imaging. District Chief John Eadicicco Lockland FD
SAFE T DEMO. District Chief John Eadicicco Lockland FD
Worcester Update Working Fire Audio Battalion Chief Gary Fleischer Worcester FD
Regionalization of Blue Card and Response Chief Tom Lakamp
Creating a Culture of Safety Chief Pat Dale Retired


The event is being held at the Sharonville Convention Center in Cincinnati Ohio.



*Airport - Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International (CVG)

Registration: Earlybird – October 1st

Conference Only Registration Fee: $515 - Earlybird Registration Fee: $415

Conference plus CERT Lab -or- Workshop Registration Fee: $815 - Earlybird Registration Fee: $715

All registrants receive a full Blue Card subscription credit ($385 value!) for a new IC or Dispatcher Student Subscription.

Once registered, there are NO refunds for canceled reservations - No Exceptions.


Hotel room blocks are available from October 2nd through October 5th. Reservations or preconference dates have to be booked separately.

Hyatt *Preferred hotel connected to conference center.
Sharonville Ohio Chester Road

Delta By Marriot
Sharonville Ohio Chester Road

2024 Hazard Zone Conference - Earlybird Registration