Real Training for Real Firefighters

Welcome to HOT 2024

2024 Keynote Speaker

Chief Leeb, FDNY (ret.)

We are excited to announce the 2024 Keynote for the Wichita HOT, Chief Leeb, FDNY. Chief Frank Leeb has a new book out, “Cornerstones of Leadership: On and Off the Fireground: Training – Teamwork – Mentorship” and is a deputy assistant chief in FDNY. He is the acting chief of training. He has served in several senior staff positions, including the chief of training, the chief of the fire academy and chief of safety. Leeb has been a member of FDNY since 1992 and a member of the East Farmingdale, NY, Fire Department since 1983.
Chief Leeb will be presenting his Keynote “Fire service Cornerstones of Success: Training and Teamwork and Why it Matters on Game Day”

During this lecture, Chief Leeb will discuss the importance of training and teamwork and share insights and lessons learned on incidents where training and teamwork were essential for successful outcomes. With dedication to predicting, preventing, and preparing for the possible, Chief Leeb emphasizes how passion for the job paired with continual improvement in skills and knowledge are the keys to a winning mindset on the fireground. Are you prepared for the possible? Because on game day, the time to prepare has passed

2024 T-Shirts

We’ve started offering a unique t-shirt for each year of HOT. This year’s design is still in progress and will be announced when released!


Candlewood Suites: Wichita East

5211 E Kellogg Ave, Wichita

Group rates available on:
King Studio Suites

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Home2 Suites by Hilton Downtown Delano

Located at 200 N Sycamore St, Wichita

Group rates available on the following:
Queen Bed Studio Suite (4 occupancy)
King Bed Studio Suite (4 occupancy)
2 Queen Beds Studio Suite (6 occupancy)

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2024 Event Schedule


Registration Opens: 0900 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.