Every fire department in America is seeing and influx of lightweight construction. Are you ready to fight a fire in one of these buildings? Do you know the risk and the dangers? These types of building injure and kill firefighters, what is your departments plan? If you don’t have one then this class might help your department.
2 – “Size-up and situational awareness in today’s fire service needs both!“
The fires today are getting hotter much quicker and buildings are getting weaker. Size-up is more necessary then ever to read what the building is giving us. Maintaining situation is also vital important to the mission. Is the team capable, trained, and ready to complete the current task? This is a class in reading the building and understanding what we might face when we make entry and understanding how team dynamics might affect the mission.
This is a class on the truck company’s basic duties and operations on the fire ground. If your department has a dedicated truck company or the job of the truck company is assigned at every fire this class will assist firefighters with understanding the basics duties and responsibilities of the truck company. This class will include aspects of ventilation, entry, isolation and search.
4 – “Operations at private dwelling fires by the first due fire companies.“
This class is a review of the jobs of both the engine and truck company at fire in private dwelling. These or our most common fire and we still are losing firefighters at them. This class will review operation and student will learn about common mistakes made during fires in private dwellings.
This is a class on the importance of teamwork and search skills and using them together in a fire search. It will review and reinforce the need for a search plan and procedures when operating in a firebuilding.
6 – “Ventilation and the problems and effects on today fire buildings”
This class is a review of ventilation practices and how ventilation can affect the fire building of today. Fires are hotter because plastic furnishing will cause the fires to be hotter and building are constructed tighter holding in the products of combustion. This does not always make for a safe or easy entry into the fire building. Ventilation must be coordinated and controlled. Does your department have procedures to control your venting? This class will be a review of the SOG for proper ventilation and the way we make the fire building behave if we use proper ventilation techniques that a coordinated and controlled.
7 – “Leadership in today’s fire service and how to avoid fire injuries and deaths.”
This class is designed for members to learn from mistakes of the past and to avoid repeating them. This is for every firefighter and officer regardless of rank.
8 – “Engine and Truck Company operations working together.”
This is a class in getting the Engine Company and Truck Company to work together as safely as possible. The class will review how me can make a safe attack on the fire by coordinating between the Engine and Truck. This class will also review the duties and positions of firefighters assigned to either the truck or engine company.
9 – Search and team safety within a fire building.
This class is about using your size-up to do a quick and through search of a fire building as safely as possible.
10 – “Damn that was Close”
This class is a review of problems confronted by firefighters and Officer at fires every day all across the country. They encountered problems that endangered them and their team. This class will review the common problems and how they affect safe and operations. We will learn how we can avoid them or lessen their impact. The student will walk away with a better understand of what they face and how to properly prepare for the challenge of today fires.
Responding on a highway or roadway to a car fire or car accident can be dangerous. The modern driver doesn’t even care that you are there. We have firefighters and officers hurt every day a motor vehicle operations are you ready. The cars of today also pose a new risk during a fire because of their construction and material used to build them. Are you ready for the fire?
This is a class based on the following concepts
“There is nothing quite like a firehouse. It can be the most incredible experience of your life or a miserable exile to purgatory. It can be place of learning where skills are honed and techniques refined or a stagnant cesspool where competence erodes into ineffective complacency. What is it that causes one place to be cohesive and brimming with camaraderie while just down the road there is dissension and drudgery? The instructors believe there are five key areas that can turn any firehouse into the type of place that enables firefighters to thrive and fulfill their calling. They are a compelling vision, individual responsibility and house pride, Teamwork, being prepared to get the job done whatever it may be and having fun. Enjoy it we have the best job in the world”
Can be Team taught with Captain Mike Gagliano from Seattle FD.
A review of operating procedures at building that are sealed closed. These might include residential, commercial and vacant building. With their limited access they also limit our egress, so a review of the SOP’s might be in order.
A class dedicated to the lessons learned at fire in commercial occupancies. If your department fights fires in these building then a review might be in order.
Rapid Intervention do you have an SOP in place. Is your department trained and ready? If not then this class will assist in implementing your department training and SOP’s.
Commanding fire companies and personnel is one of the few human endeavors that cannot be learned by taking courses leading to a degree in “Commandership.” Command is personal. Leadership is based on Command and Control. We are all leaders all of the time. Leadership is training every recruit to be a leader. ALL Leadership starts with Self Leadership.
This class can be team taught with Chief Bobby Halton.