by: Sean Duffy
December 13th, 2022Virtual Class
This lecture will cover many topics related to search. It will keep the focus on our primary mission of the fire service... LIFE! With our modern fire environment time is not a luxury we have and it is imperative that we have a system in place designed for quick decision making. We will discuss the importance of sizing up the search upon our 360 and utilizing the manpower we have wisely to occupy the spaces where our victims are most likely to be found. We should be locating and removing victims in the most efficient manner and using the data we have collected from research, coupled with real world experiences to choose the proper tactics for us to succeed in our efforts of putting THEM first. This class is about being intelligently aggressive and focusing our efforts on where we can do the greatest good at the moment. Searching is about predictable behavior patterns as well as prioritizing spaces that our victims are most likely to be found, when we are able to do so. There is no singular mode, rather multiple methods to enhance the survivability for the unprotected occupant. We must break free from the standard approach of this is how we have always done it and concentrate our efforts on what is best for our civilians trapped by fire.
Sean Duffy is an 18 year student of the craft and currently works for the City of Ann Arbor, Michigan. He is a Co-Founder of Build Your Culture LLC, Great Lakes H.O.T Fire Conference, A Co Host for Make due Suburban Firemen Podcast and Unlock Your Culture Webcast. He has an Associates degree in Fire Science and holds many professional and technical certifications. Sean has instructed at many local, state, national and international events as well as having published work in multiple trade magazines. He remains an active F.O.O.L.S. member and enjoys passing on his knowledge gained from his mentors as well as his real world experiences in an effort to leave the fire service better than he found it.
There's no cancellation from this course. If you can't make the live session you will be sent the on-demand link for viewing at a later date.