FDIC 2014 Preview: Fire and Rescue Cutting Torch Operations

Hyannis (MA) Fire Department Lieutenant Thomas Kenney will be teaching “Fire and Rescue Cutting Torch Operations” at FDIC 2014.

This class focuses on the use of oxygen-acetylene, oxygen-gasoline, and exothermic torches. Among the topics addressed are the situations in which a torch is required, setup and usage, and safety during operations. Examples of rescue situations involving entrapment are presented, as are situations where a torch can enhance ongoing operations.

THOMAS F. KENNEY is a lieutenant with the Hyannis (MA) Fire Department, where he is in his 33rd year of service. He is a rescue team manager and a structural collapse instructor for DHS FEMA and MA-TF1. As a partner in Heavy Rescue Incorporated, he teaches fire and rescue programs for a host of agencies including Barnstable County Fire Academy and the New Hampshire Fire Academy.

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