Registration is now open!
The 2nd Annual Keystone Firemanship Conference will be hosted at the Carbon County Training Grounds on 10/6/2023 and 10/07/2023. Friday Night October 6th from 6-10 pm will be at the Nesquehoning Fire Company (953 E Catawissa St, Nesquehoning, PA 18240) and Saturday October 7th from 8-5 pm at the Carbon County Training Grounds (1264 Emergency Ln Nesquehoning, PA 18240).
Friday night will be a Keynote/Lecture by Harrisburg Bureau of Fire Deputy Chief, Floyd Wise. Check out his bio below.
Saturday will feature 2 hands on tracks: Engine Company or Truck Company. Both tracks are 4 hours in length. In addition to choosing the Engine or Truck track, you also get both a 2 hour Vehicle Rescue, and a 2 hour F/F Survival hands on station included with each track.
Each student will pick one track to register.
Dinner and drinks are included for Friday Night. Breakfast, Coffee, Lunch and drinks are included for Saturday.
PLEASE EMAIL US @ LOVETHEJOBFIRETRAININGLLC@GMAIL.COM, IF YOU REGISTER MULTIPLE PEOPLE WITH THEIR NAMES, EMAIL ADDRESSES AND WHAT TRACK THEY ARE REGISTERED FOR.
REGISTRATION PRICE IS $200.00.
We have secured a group discounted rate for the Firemanship Conference. Below is the online group booking link for your room block at the Hampton Inn October 6-8. The address is: 1 Top Of The 80S Road, Hazleton, PA 18202
Deputy Chief Floyd Wise began his fire service career as a volunteer with York Township Fire
Department Station 19, York County, Pennsylvania 1992, attending all the formal basic training that most
would attend. While working on completing a degree at Penn State University, he began to consider
pursuing career positions within the fire service, leading him to the testing process with the City of
Harrisburg in the spring of 2000. Chief Wise served in varying capacities in the truck companies of the
fire department, honing foundation skills while mentoring and developing in an aggressive, small urban-
based department that is still going to fires and widely promotes “firemanship.”
In 2010 he initiated the next chapter and challenge of his career, beginning the path of a fire officer
through competitive promotion as a lieutenant and captain, and today having served the last twelve years
as the Battalion Chief for the “Charlie Battalion” of the department, and now the Deputy Chief of
Training for the City of Harrisburg.
In 2018 Chief Wise completed a four-year undergraduate degree in Fire Administration and is
preparing to graduate with his master’s in public administration. Education may not put a fire out, but it
does help in understanding managing processes or business continuity which is what resources and
strategies and effective community service.
He believes that leadership quality, by example in the firehouse and on the fire ground, can be learned
and mentored through education, open discussion, and daily commitment to perform better than the day
before. In addition, he is motivated to provide honest and realistic viewpoints in fire officer development,
truck company operations, rescue company operations, and fire ground incident management. Further, he
believes his goal is to face students with street-smart tactics to overcome common obstacles we face daily
in service to our communities. He firmly believes in a planned, systems approach to tactics and strategies
used in our world. Further, Chief Wise believed that developed fire officers at the company level and
middle leaders are the perfect blend of knowledge and experience who can flex between administrative
and servant leadership while still possessing a strong desire to push lines at fires and force doors when
given every opportunity to serve.
He serves as a certified fire instructor for two community college systems in the State of Pennsylvania
and an Adjunct instructor with the Pennsylvania State Fire Academy educating throughout the state on
various topics, including officer development, incident management, and special operations. Also, he is
an adjunct with Combat Ready LLC, focusing on programs that build competent incident commanders’
skill and development processes.
He also works for industrial clients privately in both fire brigade development as well as rescue
operations in confined spaces and technical rope access. He also is a FEMA instructor for collapse and
rescue operations with a genuine appreciation of the art of technical rescue.
On a more personal level, he and his wife Carolyn are still celebrating the eight-year with their
children (a set of twins for the family). This fills out the already full plate for Floyd and Carolyn trying to
balance work, family, fun, life, etc. Chief Wise also believes that to be most productive in life; you must
find a balance of work (passion), family, friends, fitness, recreation, and personal development, and leave
a few minutes in the day to take a breath and take stock of where you are.