Commercial Fireground Operations

    Monday, April 24, 2017: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM


    Aaron Heller
    Hamilton Township (NJ)
    United States


    This  program focuses on four major skill sets attendees need to be successful at fires involving commercial occupancies such as big box stores, strip malls, warehouses, and office complexes. These fires are becoming more common, yet many departments have not yet adjusted their tactics to address the size and complexity of fires in these buildings. The skills stations include 2½-inch hoseline operations, conventional forcible entry on exterior and interior doors, roll-down door and security gate forcible entry, and rope-assisted search. Each skill station features skills not commonly offered at the local academy or in an individual company setting. Attendees, assigned to designated teams, will rotate through each station and will be given an overview and demonstration of the skill followed by an opportunity to perform the skill. Following each skill set, the attendees will be offered a quick question-and-answer period to review the skills.