New Positive Pressure Ventilation (PPV/PPA) Training DVD Available

A new Positive Pressure Ventilation (PPV) training DVD by Kriss Garcia and Reinhard Kauffman is available from Tempest Training Systems. This training video is a four-hour introduction to Positive Pressure Attack (PPA) that covers tactical considerations for PPA, precautions for using PPA, and operating procedures for implementing PPA.

Positive pressure attack is an offensive application of positive pressure ventilation that involves the use of gas powered PPV blowers during the initial attack phase of structural firefighting. This four-hour introductory training video includes:

  • An overview of fireground ventilation
  • How PPA works
  • Applications of PPA
  • Tactical considerations for PPA
  • Precautions for using PPA
  • Operating procedures for implementing PPA
  • Methods of PPA instruction and training

This training program uses live fire scene video, incident case studies, and scientific data to walk students through the theories, tactics, and applications of Positive Pressure Attack.

Battalion Chiefs (Retired) Kriss Garcia and Reinhard Kauffmann of the Salt Lake City, Utah, Fire Department have participated in the evolution of PPA through research, practical application, education, and advocacy. They have taught thousands of firefighters at seminars and classes at conferences, fire departments and fire service events in the U.S. and other countries. They have also written articles and co-authored the book, Positive Pressure Attack for Ventilation and Firefighting.

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