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MABAS Wisconsin Annual Conference Information

MABAS Wisconsin Conference this September 22rd, 23th and 24th, 2022

at the Holiday Inn Stevens Point.

Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Center

Rate: $82 single Occupancy and $109 Double Occupancy

See Links below for conference information and reservations

2022 Annual Conference Agenda in Adobe PDF here

2022 Conference Reservation Link - Active Live Now

Making reservations over the phone, please call 715-344-0200 and press #3.
When making reservations, we ask that you please reference the
group name MABAS the Group Block Code: MAB

2022 Conference Registration Form - NOW AVAILABLE

2022 MABAS Wisconsin Annual Conference Agenda

Thursday September 22, 2022

  • 0900 hours-- Training Team begins to arrive
  • 1000- 1200 hours—multi-State meeting
  • 1300-1600 hours-- Joint tabletop exercise with WEMA
  • 1400-1600 hours—Vendor vehicle set-up
  • 1500 hours-- Registration opens
  • 1600 hours-- Training Team Meeting --Wisconsin Room
  • 1630 hours—MABAS-Wi E-Board meeting --Wisconsin Room
  • 1700 hours—Vendor booth set-up
  • 1830 hours-- Division Presidents/Regional meetings begin—Vice President Ripp
  • 1900 hours-- Registration closes for the day

Friday September 23, 2022

  • 0700 hours-- Training Team Meeting-- Wisconsin Room (breakfast on your own off site)
  • 0700 hours-- Registration reopens
  • 0800 hours-- Conference Opens—Vice President Ripp
  • 0805 hours-- Presentation of colors—Plover Fire
  • 0810 hours—Invocation—Stevens Point Chaplin
  • 0815 hours-- Introduction of dignitaries—Vice President Ripp/Chief Moody
  • 0825 hours-- Presentation of Honorary Lifetime Achievement Award—Vice President Ripp
  • 0835 hours—Comments from WEM Administrator—Greg Engle
  • 0845 hours—First break with vendors
  • 0900 hours—MABAS-WI Annual Meeting—Vice President Ripp
  • 1000 hours—General Session #1—Cedar Creek Fire (Michigan MABAS)

    **On August 5, 2021
    A fire began at Superior Cedar Products in the Village of Carney, Menominee County, near the Michigan/Wisconsin border. The fire quickly escalated, prompted the Carney Fire Department to activate a MABAS alarm, this incident escalated rapidly through the 5th alarm level and 3 special alarms to bolster resources to Carney
    More than 100 firefighters throughout the region responded to the out-of-control blaze. Although firefighters have established a perimeter and contained the blaze, this emergency will demand an ongoing response for many hours.
    Menominee County requested a governor's declaration on August 5.  Governor Whitmer's declaration concludes that additional assistance may be required to protect health, safety and property and to lessen or avert the threat of more severe and lasting harm.

  • 1200 hours—Lunch—(Follow up next meeting)
  • 1230 hours—Visit with vendors
  • 1300 hours— Keynote presentation—Chris Fields—Trauma Behind the Badge

    **Chris Fields is a former member of the Oklahoma City Fire Department, Chris joined the fire department July 12, 1985 promoting through the ranks and retiring as a Major March 1, 2017 serving the citizens of Oklahoma City for 31yrs and 7 months. Chris is now dedicating his life, and travels to speak to other 1st responders, he discusses the brutal realities of a life spent responding to citizens in their darkest hours. Routinely placing others before himself and representing the greater good in all of us. Chris tells the story of his life, his 31yrs of public service, and how that day in 1995 all combined to take a toll on his life and his family, he suffered in silence for many years.

  • 1420 hours—Break with vendors
  • 1430 hours—General Session #2 – IPAWS when you need it most (and how to use it confidently)

    **As on-scene command, sending or requesting an IPAWS message can be nerve wracking.  What do you need to have ready before calling for the message? WEM’s Communications Officer is a former firefighter and fire desk supervisor.  Presenters will speak on topics including alerting best practices, a comparison of EAS vs. WEA alerting, overview of WEA features and limitations especially “message overspray”.  There will be plenty of time for sharing experiences and Q&A from current and future IPAWS users.  Are you already up and running on IPAWS or soon want to be?  Maybe you have the capability and are nervous about using this powerful tool. This session is for you!

  • 1545 hours—Break with vendors
  • 1600 hours—Breakout Session #1 Two Tracks—Fire--MABAS Fundamental and strong Box Card Design. Dispatch—Working Still not a MABAS Event (Reading and knowing Box cards)
  • 1700 hours—Conference ends for the day
  • 1730 hours—Vendor funded event (meal) at the Convention Center
  • 1900 hours—Networking (on your own)

Saturday September 24, 2022

  • 0700 hours—Training Team Meeting --Wisconsin Room (breakfast on your own off site)
  • 0700 hours—Registration reopens
  • 0730 hours—Vendors reopen
  • 0800 hours—Conference reopens—Vice President Ripp
  • 0810 hours—General Session #3 – Stevens Point Elderly Housing Fire
  • 0940 hours—Break with vendors
  • 1000 hours—General Session #4—Waupaca Fire @Festive Foods
  • 1130 hours—Break
  • 1145—1230 hours—Open Mic
  • 1230—Conference concludes
  • 1330—Conference Team Debrief
  • 1430—Depart conference (help Q load)

2022 MABAS Wisconsin Annual Conference VENDOR INFORMATION

To All Vendors,

On behalf of MABAS-WI we would like to extend an invitation to you to attend the 2022 MABAS-WI Conference on Sept 22nd through Sept 24th , 2022 in Stevens Point at the Holiday Inn & Convention Center, 1001 Amber Ave. As we did back in 2019, we will be combining our efforts with the Wisconsin Emergency Management Assocation or WEMA by holding our two conferences back-to-back to allow any vendors that wish to attend both at a discounted rate. Information for attending both conferences is in the vendor packet and registration form that is attached. We are also seeking one or two vendors to help sponsor a hospitability night and room on Friday night at the conference grounds, if you're interested please contact me. Any further questions please let me know, I hope that you will all consider attending both conferences, we will have many great attendees from around the state and from states around as we welcome other MABAS states representatives to the multi-state meeting Thursday morning and throughout the conference. Thank you for your consideration and support! Respectfully!

Quentin Popp

MABAS-WI Treasurer


2022 MABAS WI Conference Vendor Letter

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