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

This highly dynamic and interactive workshop uses audience participation as a key component. Raw fire scene videos that begin prior to the fire department’s arrival or just as operations are beginning are broken down at the ...read more...

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

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

The focus of this class is the most common mistakes and problems the instructor has experienced and seen on the fireground in his 25 years of service. Topics include the difference between a mistake and a ...read more...

Instructor
Jason Rivera
Firefighter
New Haven (CT) Fire Department
United States
Handout(s)

10:30 AM-12:15 PM
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)
High-rise firefighting is exponentially more complicated and dangerous than most other fireground operations. From a room-and-contents apartment fire in a residential high-rise to the well-involved fire floor of a commercial high-rise to the ever-present threat of ...read more...
Instructor
David McGrail
Assistant Chief
Denver (CO) Fire Department
United States

10:30 AM-12:15 PM
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)
This class provides decades of street experience backed by scientific data to help departments understand how, why, and when to use interior attack for extinguishment. Students are introduced to the skill sets needed to conduct interior ...read more...
Instructor
Ray McCormack
Lieutenant
Fire Department of New York
United States

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

The operations and tactics of engine companies at multiple dwellings are the focus. Among the topics covered are preplanning hoseline stretches during walkthroughs, drills, and calls in multiple dwellings; how to adjust thinking-on-the-go at a fire ...read more...

Instructor
Joseph Ficarelli
Lieutenant
FDNY
United States

3:30 PM-5:15 PM
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)
This class is all about getting water on the fire to maintain and create survivable space for trapped occupants. The pros and cons of exterior water application, interior water application, the use of a transitional attack, ...read more...
Instructor
Curt Isakson, Mr.
Battalion Chief
County Fire Tactics - Escambia County Fire Rescue
United States

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

Engine company priorities and tactics and “stretching for success” are the focus. Topics include selecting and placing the first handline in service properly (a priority); apparatus placement, line selection; matching the proper nozzle to the proper ...read more...

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

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

The focus is on being fully prepared to deal with a fire involving a parking garage in a high-rise building. These parking garages are becoming more commonplace for many communities. National Fire Protection Association 1, Chapter ...read more...

Instructor
Mark Watters
Captain /Training Coordinator
Sunrise (FL) Fire Rescue
United States

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

The engine company is the workhorse of the modern fire service. Prepared for any disaster, it will likely be first on scene at a mass-casualty incident (MCI)  and must be prepared to deploy its members to ...read more...

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

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

A comprehensive, yet simple, approach to planning for the first-arriving engine fire attack, apparatus setup, and spec is the focus. When faced with exponential fire growth, limited staffing, or rapidly changing fire conditions, all departments should ...read more...

Instructor
Brian Brush
Firefighter
Edmond Fire Department
United States

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

The preconnected crosslay has ruined firefighters’ ability to see beyond 200 feet. This course examines the fundamental concepts and techniques involved in the lost art of estimating a hoseline stretch. Methods developed through experience and a ...read more...

Instructor
Kiel Samsing
Lieutenant
Newport News (VA) Fire Department
United States

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

How to properly apply a large volume of water/gallons per minute to decrease the heat/British thermal units generated in today’s residential fires is the focus. This class reviews the importance of first stream applications from handlines ...read more...

Instructor
Richard Stack
Lieutenant/EMT
Chicago (IL) Fire Department; Instructor, Illinois Fire Service Institute
United States

10:30 AM-12:15 PM
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 ...read more...
Instructor
Jerry Naylis
Safety Officer
Bergenfield (NJ) Fire Department
United States

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