FDIC 2014 Preview: Truck Essentials

Check out a preview of Mike Ciampo's FDIC 2014 hands-on training program, "Truck Company Essentials."

Students will rotate through a series of stations so that each gets a"“taste" of truck company operations. At the Forcible Entry station, each student will learn how to force inward- and outward-opening doors and how to cut simulated window bars and roll-down gates. At the Ladders station, students will become acquainted with portable ladder operations that include new leg-lock maneuvers and will perform simulated rescues and removals. At the Ventilation station, students will perform horizontal and vertical ventilation on acquired structures. At the Search station, students will conduct primary search, perform vent-enter-search tactics, and perform overhaul skills when searching for fire extension. Also, students will use hand tools to open up actual vacant structures and engage in overhaul operations in these structures.

MICHAEL N. CIAMPO is a 27-year veteran of the fire service and a lieutenant in the Fire Department of New York. Previously, he served with the District of Columbia Fire Department. He has a bachelor's degree in fire science from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City. He is the lead instructor for the FDIC Truck Essentials H.O.T. program. He wrote the Ladder chapter and co-authored the Ventilation chapter for Fire Engineering's Handbook for Firefighter I and II (Fire Engineering, 2009) and is featured in "Training Minutes" truck company videos on www.FireEngineering.com.

More from Mike at http://www.fireengineering.com/trucks/mike-ciampo.html.

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