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The Efficient Engine with Chief Jonah Smith

Receive an introduction to the best methods and techniques to ensure that the first-arriving engine is successful in the four areas of the initial fire ground action of placing a fire suppression line in service. This class will address the production an effective attack package to ensure success on the fire ground. Study the elements of the stretch, the placement, the advancement, and operation of an attack line that can be improved upon to increase fire ground efficiency. This class is intended for all levels of firefighters and will present methods that can be used in all areas and staffing complements from around the country.

    First Due Standpipe Operations with Captain Anthony Rowett

    Standpipe operations can be a complex and for some firefighters a very rare operation.  Yet standpipe equipped buildings can be found in the response area of almost every fire department.  Firefighters must understand how to effectively operate from standpipe systems, especially with the reduced staffing levels that are common in the fire service today.  What size hoseline?  Proper Staffing?  Smoothbore or Fog?  Operate from the system or stretch from the street?  Pump the FDC or let the fire pump supply the system?  Dry stretch or charge the line in the stairwell?  All of these questions will be answered during this class.  We will also discuss pressure restricting devices and pressure reducing valves in detail including how to identify, adjust, and remove them if they are encountered.

      Left Seat Tips and Tactics with Nick Peppard

      There is no doubt that the Engineer(driver/operator) is one of the most critical jobs in any fire company. This class is a fast-paced look at effective, time-tested techniques, tricks of the trade and tips for Engineers. 

      This course will review tactical considerations on a variety of incidents uniquely from the perspective of the Engineer. The wide variety of incidents a fire company responds to requires the Engineer to be on his/her game at all times. Left Seat Tips and Tactics is geared towards current, newly promoted, and step-up engineers, as well as those firefighters seeking to promote and company officers looking to provide quality company level training to their crew

        The Exponential Engine with Chief Chris Sleigher

        Students will learn a simple approach to planning for the first arrival fire attack.  Apparatus set up and spec will be given a comprehensive review.  With multiple factors against us such as staffing, exponential fire growth,  and changing fire conditions every department should be evaluating their attack package.  Everything should be reviewed and discussed for potential improvement from the positive water source to the end of the nozzle.  The three most common attack types will be reviewed heavily, which include the 1 3/4, the 2 1/2, and the deck gun.

           Make The Break with Captain Stephen Tyler

          We've all seen the cool kids on social media moving away from preconnects in favor of longer lines. They're usually off the back, usually dead loaded, and typically are called either bulk or static beds. But why? And maybe more importantly, how? It's one thing to slap a hoseload on your engine. It's another thing entirely to understand that hoseload. 

          Transitioning from a preconnect bias to a bulk/static bed mindset is a significant operational change. "Make the Break" is a framework for guiding your crew, firehouse, or department toward a bulk/static bed mindset and the freedom the comes with it.

            Staying Inside the Box: Discussing Strategies for Standardizing and Simplifying Basic Skills, both Day-to-Day Operations and Tactics, to Build a Better Engine Company with Capt. James Greenwood

            In recent years, the ability for firefighters to share information on the internet and in dozens of regional and national conferences has resulted in amazing advances in our knowledge, skills, and abilities as a Fire Service.  However, with this boon in knowledge-sharing, the downside has been the misapplication of ideas, adoption of niche tactics, and the “paralysis by analysis” of having too many options.  This presentation hopes to spark a discussion about re-focusing on some basic tactics and how standardizing and simplifying those basic skills may be the key to success on the fireground.  In addition to basic skills, this class also hopes to bring some ideas that your engine company can start tomorrow that will ensure that you are ready, and you stay ready for your next incident.  

              Engine Company Operations at Apartment Fires with Captain Jon Hall

              Fires in apartment buildings present unique challenges that require specific tactics to ensure rapid water application to the seat of the fire.  Engine Companies must be proficient at promptly selecting, stretching, and advancing the initial attack line.  Although these priorities are the same at every fire, apartment fires add potential complexities of long stretches to upper floors and lengthy advances down smoke filled hallways.  In addition, Engine Company personnel may encounter numerous other variables including imminent rescues, clogged hallways and stairwells, and building systems.  It is essential that Engine Companies preplan and develop tactics that work in these challenging buildings.

                Water Supply for Large Scale Fires with Andy Soccodato

                Operating as the supply pumper on a large scale fire can be a difficult task for the unprepared pump operator. These operations require the pump operator to be proficient with maximizing their flow capability and delivering it to the fire scene. In this class, we will discuss the principles related to large volume water supply operations while operating from both static and pressurized sources. Students will also be introduced on advanced water supply tactics such as parallel supply line operations, dual pumping operations, high volume series operations, and above ground looped water supply configurations. By the conclusion of this class, the student will have a firm understanding on the skills required to deliver large volumes of water on those “once in a career” fires. 

                  Cruel Intentions with Chief Kyle Romagus

                  Fires are growing and extending faster in the modern age than they ever haven’t before.  We must ensure that as a nozzleman we can think and act as an independent operator.  This class is a deep dive into understanding the goals of the first engine due, how to operate independently on the nozzle, and attack the fire with cruel intentions.

                    Engine Inoculation with Joe Yowler

                    This class will shed a different light on engine work and assist in pushing dedicated firefighters to further their ability in becoming observant fireground thinkers and problem solvers.  This is done through a process inspired by Donald H Meichenbaum.  The 3 phase process of conceptualization, skill acquisition, and follow-through is injected with everything engine.  This will create a full scale understanding on being better engine company decision makers.

                    Fire Behavior: From the Lab to the Streets with Captain Derek Roberts

                    Derek’s Fire Behavior class will take you through UL backed basics of Fire growth in the residential compartments, flow paths, air entrainment and water mapping. Plenty of great video and TIC footage to help put it all together!

                    The All-In Engine Company with Jeff Bryant Jr.

                    The need for an aggressive "in the game" Engine Company has always been needed.  It's our job to continue being "All-In" for the citizens we swore to protect.  This class will cover five key principles on how to not only be an All-In Engine Company, but to be an All-In Firefighter.  These are Mindset, Knowledge, Equipment, Training, and Care.  After these five important concepts are reviewed we will discuss tactics and tasks for the first arriving Engine Company that may have limited staffing.

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