Real Training for Real Firefighters

Welcome to HOT 2022

2022 Keynote Speaker

Chief David Rhodes

David is a 37-year fire service veteran currently retired from the Atlanta, Georgia Fire Department. He is a Chief Elder for the Georgia Smoke Diver Program, a member of the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) Executive Advisory Board, a Hands-on-Training Coordinator for the FDIC conference, an Editorial Advisor and author for Fire Engineering Magazine, an Editorial Advisor for Fire Apparatus and Equipment Magazine, author of the Hump Day SOS column in Fire Rescue magazine, an adjunct instructor for the Georgia Fire Academy, and Advisory Board Member for Underwriters Laboratory Firefighter Safety Research Institute and a Board Member of the Firefighter Air Coalition. He served as an Incident Commander for the Georgia Emergency Management Agency – Type III All Hazards Incident Management Team was a Task Force Leader for the Georgia Search and Rescue Team. He is president of Rhodes Consultants, Inc. which provides public safety training, consulting and promotional assessment centers.

2022 Event Schedule


Lecture ONLY Registration Opens: 1200 hrs CST


Hands-On Registration Opens: 1200 hrs CST


Vendor Setup: 1300 to 1600 hrs


Attendee Check-In: 0600 to 0750 hrs
Opening Ceremony: 0800 to 0815 hrs
Keynote Speech: 0815 to 0945 hrs
Breakout Session 1: 1000 to 1145 hrs
Lunch: 1150 to 1255 hrs
Breakout Session 2: 1300 to 1445 hrs
Breakout Session 3: 1500 to 1645 hrs


Hands-On Training: 0800 to 1700 hrs

Parent Organizations

Wichita HOT would be impossible without the dedication, resources, and manpower generously committed by its parent organizations.