Webcasts


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Fireground Decision Making for Suburban Company Officers

8 January 2015

This presentation demonstrates the critical importance of having educated, experienced fireground decision-making processes and stimulating discussions toward achieving consistently safe coordinated fire attacks.

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Company Officer Development: Red Flags on the Fireground

11 December 2014

Red flags are indicators of impending danger or risk. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has identified five of the top factors contributing to firefighter line-of-duty deaths: lack of command and control, inadequate risk assessment, inadequate communication, lack of accountability, and a lack of or failure to follow standard operating procedures. In this interactive session, students will view video and listen to audio that relate to these predictable problems; best practices for officers will then be discussed.

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House Fires: Modern Strategies and Tactics for Aggressive Operations

20 November 2014

Residential fires are responsible for 75 percent of working fires for most departments in the United States and three-quarters of all fire deaths. Private dwelling fires are our most important and often our most dangerous alarms. This webcast offers a comprehensive examination of critical tasks that must be successfully executed at every house fire.

Please join us for this webcast sponsored by Avon Protection.

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Size Up for Safety and Effectiveness

13 November 2014

This webcast will examine why the strategy chosen by first-arriving companies and the tactics they perform can be entirely appropriate in the initial stages of a firefighting operation but may become ineffective and unreasonably dangerous later in an incident.

Sponsored by Key Hose.

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Under Construction - The Fire Department Training Program

4 November 2014

The training program is a living and dynamic tool combining resource demands, subject area distributions and other time sensitive information.  Many instructors and training officers will tell you it's best written out in pencil and it's always changing.  The old time circus act of the plates spinning on a stick illustrate the challenges of this important planning tool.  New things spin fast and get stuck up on their stick with ones that are wobbly due to inattention, lack of sexiness in the subject or the inevitable label that "they" said we had to train on this.

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