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1:30 PM-3:15 PM
Room: 243-245
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

Few fire departments worldwide have a dedicated Special Operations Division that can handle technical rescue incidents. Most departments have limited to no capabilities. Nevertheless, building collapses, trench incidents, confined space incidents, rope rescues, and water rescues seem to make the news on a regular basis worldwide. ...read more...

Instructor
Art Bloomer
Captain
Kearny (NJ) Fire Department
United States

3:30 PM-5:15 PM
Room: 206-207
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

The focus is on farm and agricultural emergencies and the specialized knowledge and skill responders need to effectively and safely respond to and manage these varied emergencies. The course familiarizes students with the special techniques for successfully coordinating and executing an agricultural rescue. Topics include grain ...read more...

Instructor
Scott Larson
Instructor for Stateline Farm Rescue
Stateline Farm Rescue
United States
FDIC Take Homes

8:30 AM-10:15 AM
Room: 123-124
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

Tactics and techniques for conducting a wide-area search during a disaster are presented from the perspectives of fire department personnel first on scene and US&R Task Force operations. The initial response and setup of rescue and EMS personnel, lessons learned, and alternative actions are discussed. Content ...read more...

Instructor
Greg Merrell, EMT-B
Major
Oklahoma City (OK) Fire Department
United States

10:30 AM-12:15 PM
Room: 234-235
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

“There is nothing stock about a stock car.” The movie “Days of Thunder” says it best. Every Saturday night in North America, short-track auto racing takes place on about 900 tracks throughout the country. The drivers are of varying ages and ambitions. Drivers are sometimes seriously ...read more...

Instructor
Andre Biron
Fire fighter/ EMT
Manchester (NH) Fire Department
United States

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