Water On The Fire Conference 2021 (WOFC)

County Fire Tactics (CF Tactics, CFT), will host its annual Water On The Fire Conference (WOFC) August 24th–26th, 2021, with two days of lecture, and one day of hands-on training at the Hilton Pensacola Beach Gulf Side Convention Center.

CF Tactics WOFC is a multi-day engine company operations conference. The fire service continues to rely on water as our primary means of extinguishment. But water also creates and maintains survivable space. Therefore at a working fire in any kind of occupancy or setting, water is everything and we must get water on the fire. In the simplest of terms, the old adage “put the wet stuff on the red stuff”, remains applicable.

CF Tactics 2021 Water On the Fire Conference will headline and feature two unique individual keynote presentations from Tim Klett and Ray McCormack, setting the tone for the week’s activities. Throughout the conference, attendees will learn about everything from water supply systems to nozzle streams and all the components in between.

Firefighters, Fire Officers, and Fire Chiefs will leave this conference with knowledge, skills, and abilities they can apply at their individual fire department based on their own unique setting and staffing. CFT will provide you with a complete understanding of how to get Water On the Fire from lessons learned in the classroom, and our hands-on training (H.O.T.) tracks.

The speaker and instructor line up listed below for CF Tactics WOFC is comprised of passionate firefighters who love the job and come from urban, suburban, and rural communities. Our cadre has years of credible, vetted, and trusted fire duty experience they will share over the three days and nights you will spend on Pensacola Beach. The lecture events will occur Tuesday and Wednesday in the Royal Palm Ballroom, and the H.O.T. Tracks will be held Thursday at the Hilton properties.

  • Mike Alt
  • Jason Blake
  • Brian Brush
  • Todd Edwards
  • Jon Hall
  • Jerry Herbst
  • Curt Isakson
  • Tim Klett
  • Dennis Lagear
  • Darryl Liggins
  • Chris Martin
  • Ray McCormack
  • Steve Robertson
  • Kyle Romagus
  • Keith Stakes
  • Eric Wheaton

CFT’s instructors will set up multiple Engine Company learning stations throughout the Hilton property. Students have the opportunity to rotate freely through the various learning opportunities and participate hands-on or as an observer.

CFT will require students to wear Work Boots, Work Gloves, and Long Pants. No Bunker Gear Required.

We encourages your attendance by offering

  • Networking opportunities to connect with instructors, and like-minded people.
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner discounts with the CFT wristband at many local restaurants within walking distance of the Hilton.
  • Beverage discounts are available with the purchase of a CFT Tumbler in the Oleander Room for use at many local restaurants.
  • The picturesque setting of Pensacola Beach, directly on the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Reduced room rates at two Hilton brand properties.

Book Your Hotel The Hilton Pensacola Beach is the venue and host hotel for the High Rise Operations Conference (HROC). The neighboring Hampton Inn Pensacola Beach shares the Hilton property. Surf & Sand Resort is across from the Pensacola Beach Pier, only a short walk away. All of these locations offer discounted rooms and no cost for parking. The CFT discount group code for WOFC is “To Be Announced (TBA)”.

Ground Transportation to and from PNS Airport for FREE … FREE !!! County Fire Tactics has you covered with ground transportation to and from the Pensacola International Airport (PNS) the day before, and the day after the conference.

  • Arrivals on Monday, August 23rd, 2021 will locate a Dream Catcher Shuttle Service vehicle outside Baggage Claim 3 at PNS.
  • Departures on Friday, August 27th, 2021 will locate a Dream Catcher Shuttle Service vehicle outside the Hilton Hotel lobby.

Rides times to and from Pensacola Beach are extended due to the closure of the Pensacola Bay Bridge following significant damage sustained during Hurricane Sally in September 2020.    

For more information or questions about this conference please contact Curt Isakson at (850)393-0581 or CFTactics@gmail.com or Jessica Isakson CFTactics2@gmail.com.