Monday and Tuesday, April 24-25
8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Mastering Successful Fireground Deployment Strategies
Lead Instructor: Chief of Safety and Training Charlie Fadale, Fishers (IN) Fire Department
This class is geared to members whose departments are outside big-city limits, where staffing is lean but fireground objectives still require urban tactics. When faced with limited staffing on apparatus, efficiency in a firefighter’s fireground duties becomes paramount. Although the American fire service does not support short staffing, unfortunately it is a part of many departments’ reality. Many do not meet the challenge of accomplishing these tasks safely without sacrificing aggressiveness. Students become acquainted with multiple techniques for overcoming this challenge and are provided with extensive hands-on opportunities in ground ladder deployment, victim removal, hook and can searches, hose deployment, and hose advancement. Students can expect several opportunities in each task area to hone the newly acquired skills, which they can implement when they return to their jurisdictions. ALL LEVELS