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8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Room: 103-104
Format: Pre-Conference Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR
The engine company is the most basic building block of any fire department. This workshop thoroughly examines all that is Engine. The focus is on building in each department represented by attendees an engine company that is fit for battle, versatile, effective at all incidents. and proficient in engine company ...read more...
Instructor
Jonah Smith
Captain
Charlotte (NC) Fire Department
United States
FDIC Take Homes

8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Room: Wabash 1
Format: Pre-Conference Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR

Updated for 2018, this workshop is dynamic and interactive and encourages audience participation. Raw fire scene videos depict the scenario before the fire department arrives or just as operations are getting underway. The focus is on the first-due engine's strategy and tactics. Heavy emphasis is on points of entry, identifying ...read more...

Instructor
Tom Sitz
Lieutenant
Painesville Township (OH) Fire Department
United States

10:30 AM-12:15 PM
Room: Lucas Oil Meeting Room 3-4
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

The focus is on exceeding fire­ flow needs and still managing water during the crucial initial hoseline advancement in an interior offensive attack. Learn why it is necessary to think in terms of gallons per second at this time. Strategies are presented for managing the booster ...read more...

Instructor
Curt Isakson, Mr.
Battalion Chief
County Fire Tactics - Escambia County Fire Rescue
United States

10:30 AM-12:15 PM
Room: 103-104
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

A look at the most common mistakes and problems the instructor has experienced and seen on the fireground in his 24 years in the fire service. A distinction is made between a mistake and a problem. A mistake is a human error typically caused by a ...read more...

Instructor
Jason Rivera
Firefighter
New Haven (CT) Fire Department
United States
FDIC Take Homes

1:30 PM-3:15 PM
Room: 109-110
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

What puts out fires? It's still water. This class is about engine company priorities and tactics. Topics covered are selecting and placing the first handline in service properly (a priority); apparatus placement, line selection, matching the proper nozzle to the proper line, and line placement.  Overcoming ...read more...

Instructor
Steve Robertson
Lieutenant
Columbus (OH) Division of Fire
United States

3:30 PM-5:15 PM
Room: 107-108
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

Engineer (Ret.) Paul Shapiro, Las Vegas (NV) Fire Department



The anchor and hold tactics in the wildland urban interface are a water delivery evolution that requires an engine company or companies to establish a sustained water supply, most likely from a hydrant, and deliver fire streams to ...read more...

Instructor
Paul Shapiro, NA
Director
Fire Flow Technology
United States
FDIC Take Homes

10:30 AM-12:15 PM
Room: Wabash 3
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)
RV industry sales records are being broken every year, with 2016 shipments climbing to 430,961 units. Baby boomers account for most of these sales. In the past, the average fire department had a low chance of running this type of fire in its district. Now, with ...read more...
Instructor
Mark Watters
Captain /Training Coordinator
Sunrise (FL) Fire Rescue
United States

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

Standpipe firefighting tactics and strategy are the focus. Types of standpipe systems and components, supplying fire department connections, and methods of stretching and advancing hoselines from standpipe outlets are among the topics covered.                          ...read more...

Instructor
Bill Gustin
Captain
Miami-Dade (FL) Fire Rescue
United States

1:30 PM-3:15 PM
Room: 238-239
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)
For far too long, engine company work has been viewed by many as "routine" or the most basic of firefighting tactics. With fire behavior in mind, the fact remains that fires are reaching the flashover stage quicker and the contents are burning hotter. Knowing this, it ...read more...
Instructor
Tony Kelleher
Lieutenant
District of Columbia Fire Department
United States

1:30 PM-3:15 PM
Room: Lucas Oil Meeting Room 1-2
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

This class covers the many key decisions made before, during, and after a fire incident. These decisions can ultimately make or break the operation and put lives at risk. Knowing your firefighters' strengths and weaknesses will make your decisions more effective and productive. The size, placement, ...read more...

Instructor
Tim Klett
Lieut.
Fire Department of New York
United States

3:30 PM-5:15 PM
Room: 120-122
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

We know that the first five minutes dictate the next five hours at a multiple-casualty incident (MCI). Forget the tarps, tags, and bags, and let’s focus on the first company rapidly gathering information, counting the wounded, and relaying the information to incoming units. The ...read more...

Instructor
Justin Schorr, BS EMS
Rescue Captain
San Francisco (CA) Fire Department
United States
FDIC Take Homes

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

Use this comprehensive, yet simple, approach to planning for the first-arriving engine fire attack, apparatus setup, and spec. Faced with exponential fire growth, limited staffing, and rapidly changing fire conditions, all departments should be evaluating their fire stream systems from the source to the nozzle. The ...read more...

Instructor
Brian Brush
Firefighter
Edmond Fire Department
United States
FDIC Take Homes

8:30 AM-10:15 AM
Room: 136-137
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)
This class prepares pump operators to use a variety of techniques including tools, job aids, and pointers to ensure the proper flow and pressure while operating a pump during fireground operations. Successful delivery of water is stressed. The class examines fire operations in urban, suburban, and ...read more...
Instructor
Jerry Naylis
Safety Officer
Bergenfield (NJ) Fire Department
United States

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