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MABAS Illinois Dispatch Summit 2018



February 2018


February 7, 2018

0800 - 1600

Dispatcher Conference Registration open


1000 - 1030

Welcome to the 2018 MABAS-Illinois Dispatchers Summit


1030 - 1200

Opening Speaker- Certificate

Keith ‘Doc’ Patterson – The Doctor is (back) in the house! Join ‘Doc’ as he shares his words of wisdom, and inspirational thoughts on what makes us who we are!

                Intro by Chris Lienhardt

1200 - 1330

Conference Registration and Lunch on your own! Explore Bloomington-Normal!


1330 - 1500

General Session – Certificate

Social Media & You-  The How & Why to develop strong media presence for your agency. What speech is not free? We will examine some former public employees who pushed the sent button before they thought things through.

-     Chief Pete O’Leary – Fond du Lac Wi. Fire Department

  Intro by Chris Lienhardt

1500 - 1630

Raffle & Door Prizes –                                                                       



Closing Administrative Remarks


1800 - 2030

Supper Served - 

Tired Travelers courtesy of our Vendor Sponsors – Join us for our ‘Mardi Gras’ themed gathering!    Tom Clifton with the ‘Invocation!’



February 2018



February 8, 2018


0700 – 0800

Breakfast and Registration for Attendees –


0830 – 0945

General Session – Mattoon School Active Shooter incident - Certificate

Join Gracie Finley and Christy Henson, from Coles-Moultrie 9-1-1, as they discuss and offer lessons learned from the Active Shooter incident at a Mattoon School

                            Intro by Mark Sikorski


0945 – 1000



1000 – 1130


MABAS for Beginners                                                                 

MABAS Advanced


Let’s Talk MABAS!!!   Certificate

An open forum discussion on the ins and outs of MABAS, and how it works on YOUR local level!

-       MABAS-Illinois Comms. Mentors

-       Dispatch Simulator available!   


  Intro By Jamie Fleisner


Large Scale Incidents at the Dispatch Level! Certificate

    “Oh, It will never happen here!”

-       Bob Simpson - TCD Committee member


  Intro By Chris Lienhardt


1130 – 1200

Administrative Break


1200 – 1330

Working Lunch-  MABAS Assets and Special Teams presentation  

                                       Open and close by Mark Sikorski

1330 – 1500

MABAS for Beginners

 MABAS Advanced


Radio 101  - Certificate “Hey you, it’s me!”  A review of the ins-and-outs of the radio used in the MABAS world

   -    Andy Russell and Matt Diamond                                                                   

The STIC, A Public Safety Room, The LID, what does this mean and how can it help?” - CertificateJohnathon Paholke & Alana Sorrentino will walk us through the different tools available to help us prepare for a disaster.  Intro by Ron Kleinhaus



       - Dispatcher Simulator Available! Certificate

         Intro by Jamie Fleisner

MABAS Statewide and beyond! Certificate

Who (,what and when) ya gonna call???

-       Mark Sikorski and Tom Clifton

           Intro by Stuey Neumann


1500 – 1515


1515 – 1700

Open Forum Theater – A Colonel, a Chief and a Director walk into a theater - Certificate….. Join Royal Mortensen, Chris Lienhardt and Pete O’Leary for an enjoyable interactive session discussing our lives in the Fire Service and Dispatch world!

              Intro by Ron Kleinhaus







                  DISPATCHERS SUMMIT

                           February 2018



February 9, 2018

0700 – 0830

Continental Breakfast for Attendees –

0830 – 0900

An update from MABAS Illinois - CertificateA State of the Organization briefing from CEO/Chief Glenn Ericksen

                       Intro By Mark Sikorski

0900 – 1230

Closing Speaker – Col. Royal P. Mortensen, USMC (Ret.), Director of the Illinois Fire Service Institute   The Colonel is back! Certificate

  Leadership under fire! How to be a better leader, regardless of your ‘rank’!

                Intro by Chris Lienhardt

1230 – 1245

2018 Dispatcher Summit -  Closing Remarks with the Comms Mentors