Fire Prevention & Protection

Multifamily Dwelling Fires Training

By Aaron Hummel

Noting a dearth of in-depth training on multifamily dwelling fires, the Boise (ID) Fire Department moved to develop a substantive training piece on the subject.

The 2017 training guide was titled “Multifamily Dwelling Fires” and includes detailed considerations for fighting and managing fires in multifamily dwellings. This 33-page document contains numerous illustrations (local pre- and postfire images) and was rolled out to the department 30 days prior to 18 in-person sessions (each 90 minutes long) that were taught to reach our 60 fire companies (A,B and C platoons) in the city of Boise.

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In the hopes that this training may prove beneficial to other departments, the Boise Fire Department has made this training available online. You can download this guide as a PDF HERE (3.1 MB) and watch the embedded video above.

Aaron Hummel is a battalion chief for the Boise (ID) Fire Department.