Sessions & Speakers

AHJ Training Seminar (Invite only event for AHJs)
Thursday, October 4
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Welcome & Introductions
Tonya Hardgrove | 8:00 am – 8:10 am

IKECA Exhaust Cleaning Inspections
Randy Conforti & Jim Roberts | 8:10 am – 10:00 am

Jim Roberts

Come learn about new standards and technologies
that apply to kitchen exhaust systems, cleaning,
and maintenance.

Restaurant Suppression
Mike Martin | 10:15 am – 12:15 pm

Review the process of retrofits, along with the
differences between manufacturers and proper
nozzle coverage for applications and appliances.

12:15 pm – 1:00 pm
Lunch provided by IKECA & Koorsen Fire & Security.

Water Based Suppression & Fire Alarms
Jeff Beckman | 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Discuss the essentials of inspecting, testing, and
maintaining water based suppression and fire
alarm systems.

IKECA NFPA 96 Code Review & ANSI Update
Randy Conforti & Jim Roberts | 3:45 pm – 4:30 pm

Jim Roberts
Learn about new codes in Pamphlet 96 2017 edition,
and will discuss the highlights from ANSI/IKECA C10.

Stress Management – Eric Scolari
Thursday, October 4
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Eric Scolari

Attendees will learn about stressors in the workplace and how to manage those stressors.

Click the link below to download materials from the presentation. They are located under the Meeting and Seminar Archives section of the members only section.

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Choosing The Correct Grease Containment Solution – Brian Smith, PhD. & Barry Wagner
Thursday, October 4
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Brian Smith

Every rooftop is different. There is no one single answer to solving rooftop grease containment issues. In this discussion, Brian and Barry will walk you through solution based engineering the proper grease containment system for the roof and restaurant situations you face. You will be provided time to discuss the various systems available and how they work independently and together to resolve grease leaking onto rooftops and into our public water systems.

Troubleshooting Your Equipment – Trey Posey
Thursday, October 4
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Eric Scolari

A review of the power washing equipment used in the KEC industry, common issues and how to address those issues.

Fall Protection – Eric Scolari
Thursday, October 4
2:30 p.m.- 3:45 p.m.

Eric Scolari

Fall protection regulations will be reviewed as well as strategies to keep employees from falling.

Click the link below to download materials from the presentation. They are located under the Meeting and Seminar Archives section of the members only section.

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Workers Comp – Why Does It Seem To Be So Screwy? – Steve Williams
Thursday, October 4
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Steve Williams

A peek behind the veil of workers compensation.

Fall Protection Demo – Justin Tate
Thursday, October 4
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

DBI Sala/Capital Safety Fall Protection Demo—1 hour—This demonstration will provide attendee’s a  chance to get hands on with the latest in fall protection and an understanding of the ABC’s of fall protection.  This demonstration will show how the force a fall can be minimized by using fall protection properly..

“Understanding the Customer” KEC through the eyes of the Restaurant – Daren Knight
Thursday, October 4
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Daren Knight

Session will explain what restaurant owners do to prevent kitchen fires. Discussion will be had on the expectations of KEC professionals and restaurateurs and the importance of understanding group’s needs.

Reception: Night at the Museum: Hosted by Koorsen Fire & Security
Thursday, October 4th
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Join your IKECA friends and Koorsen Fire & Security for a “Night at the Museum” on Thursday, October 4th from 6:30pm – 8:30pm to celebrate the fine work of all who serve in the life safety and fire protection industry. The evening will be an opportunity for fellowship and reflection, while enjoying refreshments at the Koorsen Fire Museum and taking a look back at the history of the fire protection industry. Koorsen Fire & Security is thrilled to share not only their collection of fire memorabilia, but also their passion for protecting lives and property with all who attend.

Koorsen Fire Museum
2719 North Arlington Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46218

Bus Transportation will be provided to and from the venue for all attendees. Buses depart at 6:00 pm and 6:15 pm; Look for signage for pickup locations.

Fire Protection and Grease Wrap – Scott Marker and Carlo Rinehart
Friday, October 5
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

The session will discuss different wrap products and covering techniques when using grease duct wrap and grease duct access doors.

NFPA Code & Review – Jim Roberts and Randy Conforti
Friday, October 5
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. & 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Jim Roberts

Learn about ANSI/IKECA C-10 & I-10, NFPA 96, ICC Codes and key other standards important for anyone working the field.

Up “Servicing” Your Customer – Phil Benito and Dane Bundy
Friday, October 5
1:30 p.m.- 2:30 p.m.

Learn how easy and profitable it is to add dryer duct cleaning to existing convalescent home customers.

Accident Prevention – Eric Scolari
Friday, October 5
2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Eric Scolari

Attendees will learn the importance of pre-task planning and the benefit of a Job Hazard Analysis process. Attendees will also learn about the importance of a solid pre hire training process and evaluations.

Click the link below to download materials from the presentation. They are located under the Meeting and Seminar Archives section of the members only section.

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Certification Exam Prep – John Muller and Joel Berkowitz
Friday, October 5
4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

John MullerBerkowitz

This session is designed for those who will be taking an IKECA certification exam on Saturday or sometime in the future. It will include some of the broad themes in the kitchen-related fire codes, some ways of looking at the numbers in the codes, practice with some code-related questions, and some useful tips for how to attack a multiple-choice test.

John Muller, CECS, ASCS: Airways Systems, Inc.

Joel Berkowitz, CECS,: Fireproofing Corp. of America