On Demand

Lessons Learned from the SC Fatal Sofa Store Fire

Thu, Jun 26 2014 12:00:00

On June 18, 2007, the Charleston (SC) Fire Department (CFD) lost nine firefighters at a furniture store fire. The instructor was the engineer on the first-arriving engine. Since then, the CFD has become a department that is leading the way in education and training nationally as a result of organizational learning.


Challenges to Implementing PPA

Thu, Jun 12 2014 12:00:00

This class reviews the past 35 years of study and implementation of positive pressure attack (PPA).


Lessons Learned from a Near-Miss Mayday in Texas

Thu, May 22 2014 12:00:00

A first-hand experience. The Flower Mound Fire Department responded to a residential structure fire on June 17, 2011. While conducting a primary search of the second floor, an error was made and the wall was opened up, allowing the room to fill with flames. This disorientated the firefighters, who became lost in the fire room. A Mayday was transmitted, and the firefighters were able to self-extricate through a small set of windows seconds before the room flashed.


The First Five Minutes: Effective Size-Up, Decision Making, and Communications

Wed, May 7 2014 12:00:00

This presentation focuses on the importance of the initial-arriving company officer's effectively sizing-up an incident scene, creating an initial incident action plan, and implementing/directing tasks to accomplish the incident objectives within the first five minutes after arrival.


Lessons Learned from the 25 Most Deadly Fires in Firefighting History

Thu, Apr 24 2014 14:00:00

Hackensack. Vendome. Texas City. Station. Worcester. Each of these single word "descriptors" immediately conjures up images of incidents resulting in disaster for responding firefighters and civilians. In this class, the most important fires in American history are analyzed through a variety of lenses, including building construction, fire behavior, human behavior, and strategy and tactics. Emphasis will be on distilling the lessons from each fire.

Please join us for this webcast sponsored by Streamlight.