Tactical Ventilation and Its Impact on Fireground Operations

Thu, Aug 7 2014 12:00:00

The instructor, drawing on his 20-plus years of experience in the fire service and his background in the testing arena, explains how fire departments can integrate recent research findings into firefighting operations and better protect members. The research has been conducted over the past several years by the fire service in conjunction with the fire protection engineering community to determine how fire department operations impact the fireground so that the fire service can refine its tactics and develop standard operating procedures to prevent deaths and injuries on the fireground. Modern fire dynamics and the impact of tactical ventilation on operations and firefighter survival are among the topics emphasized.

Please join us for this webcast sponsored by Super Vacuum.


On Demand

Responding to and Preparing for Acts of Violence

Thu, Jul 17 2014 12:00:00

The instructor will define a scene of violence; highlight procedures for responding to scenes; identify types of scenes that are or could become violent; describe safety measures while en route, approaching, and working within a scene; and discuss multiple-agency response to scenes and unified command concepts as well as personal protective equipment. Participants will leave this webcast with a heightened state of safety and awareness regarding acts of violence. Please join us for this webcast sponsored by Avon Protection Systems.


Firefighter Fitness and Conditioning: Impacts on Fireground Decision Making

Thu, Jul 10 2014 12:00:00

This webcast discusses clinical findings that provide insights into the physical effects on firefighter cognition that could support training, policy, and improved safety features that may decrease firefighter injuries and deaths. It explores what has come to be commonly understood: Firefighters with higher levels of overall fitness make better decisions under stress.


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).