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2024 MCFBA
Leadership Symposium

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Admission fee for this course is $40


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Martin County Firefighters Benevolent Leadership Seminar

2024 MCFBA Leadership Symposium: Elevating Fire Service Excellence

Welcome to the Martin County Firefighters Benevolent Training Chapter's flagship event of the year – the 2024 MCFBA Leadership Symposium! This exclusive symposium is designed to empower and inspire the next generation of fire service leaders. Join us for a day filled with invaluable insights from distinguished speakers and a unique opportunity for networking and camaraderie.

Date and Time:  January 19th, 2024 (A-shift)  0900 - 1600


Location: Upstairs @ Fysh Grill, 4290 SE Salerno Rd., Stuart, FL


Distinguished Speakers:


Our symposium boasts a stellar lineup of speakers who bring a wealth of experience and expertise to the table:

FF Matthew Paglione (FDNY): Hailing from the renowned Fire Department of New York, FF Paglione will share his insights into leadership within one of the busiest and most respected fire departments in the world.

FF Dan MacAuley (Boston Fire Department): With a rich history and a commitment to service, FF MacAuley will provide valuable perspectives on leadership and excellence from the Boston Fire Department.

Lt. David Gallagher (Huber Heights Fire Division, Ohio): Lt. Gallagher brings a unique perspective from the heartland of America, sharing his experiences and knowledge gained from serving in the Huber Heights Fire Division in Ohio.


0800 - 0900: Registration and Welcome
0900 - 1200: Speaker Sessions
1200 - 1300: Lunch (Provided by Martin County Local 2959)
1300 - 1600: Speaker Sessions
1600 - TBD: Brotherhood Event

Lunch Provided by Martin County Local 2959:
Enjoy a delicious lunch courtesy of Martin County Local 2959, providing you with the energy needed to absorb the invaluable knowledge shared throughout the day.

Brotherhood Event:
Extend the learning beyond the classroom during our Brotherhood Event, fostering connections and camaraderie among attendees. Share experiences, exchange ideas, and strengthen the bonds that make the fire service community so special.

Don't miss this unique opportunity to enhance your leadership skills, learn from seasoned professionals, and connect with fellow firefighters. Register now for the 2024 MCFBA Leadership Symposium and take a step towards elevating your career in the fire service!



Class Description: A Tale of Two Cities, Ladder Company Operations

Join Dan MacAuley and Matthew Paglione in an engaging exploration of ladder company operations in two major Northeast cities with distinct truck cultures but shared goals. From pre-planning and size-up to forcible entry and opening up, this class delves into the do's and don'ts of effective ladder operations. Gain insights into overcoming obstacles and learn tricks of the trade to enhance your performance on the fireground. The instructors will also discuss optimizing crew sizes for efficient execution of tasks such as search and laddering. The ultimate aim is to instill confidence in your ability to swiftly and thoroughly handle truck company operations in the challenging environment of the fireground.


Instructor Bio: Dan MacAuley

Dan MacAuley embarked on his fire service journey as a call firefighter on the picturesque island of Nantucket, MA, before volunteering with the Christiana Fire Company in Delaware. In 2012, Dan joined the prestigious Boston Fire Department and was assigned to Ladder Co.6 in the Dorchester section of the city. Known for his expertise, Dan has shared his knowledge at esteemed events such as FDIC, Makin’ The Stretch, CT Fire Conference, and numerous local FOOLS gatherings. An instructor for On-Scene Training, Dan also serves as a Rescue Specialist with MATF-1 and is a dedicated member of the New England FOOLS. Beyond his fire service accomplishments, Dan is a U.S. Coast Guard veteran.


Instructor Bio: Matthew Paglione


Matthew Paglione's journey in the fire service commenced in 1994 as a Jr. firefighter with the Hightstown Engine Company in NJ. During his pursuit of an AAS in fire science at Colorado Mountain College, he contributed as a student resident firefighter with the Eagle River Fire Protection District in Avon, CO. Returning to the East Coast in 2001, Matthew worked per-diem with the Robbinsville Fire Department. His career reached new heights in August 2001 when he began serving with the FDNY, initially as an EMT, and later sworn in as a New York City firefighter in 2003. Currently assigned to 27 Truck in the Bronx, Matthew is not only a seasoned firefighter but also an instructor for On-Scene Training and FAST Rescue Solutions. Off-duty, he's an avid hockey player and proud member of the What Exit Fools. Matthew firmly believes that preparation directly influences performance.

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