Firefighter Bailout Techniques – Monday and Tuesday, April 18-19 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Lead Instructor: Captain/Training Officer Jason Hoevelmann, Florissant Valley (MO) Fire Protection District, Engine House Training, LLC

As firefighters, we must train and be prepared for the worst-case scenario. Changes in building construction, content load, and improved personal protective equipment are all factors that can lead to rapidly changing fire events that could trap us in a fire building. Firefighters must not only carry some type of system to self-extricate from an elevated position but must also be extremely proficient in the use of that system under the worst of conditions. The keys to a successful “bailout” from an elevated location are to have proper equipment and training–and repetition. Often, firefighters will purchase equipment for bailout but will not have a solid foundation of training for using it in high-stress situations. This course provides firefighters with the skills they need to successfully perform a safe “bailout” from an elevated location. Students will also learn how to use props and equipment to safely maintain their level of proficiency once back at their own department. ALL LEVELS

 

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