Civilian Rescue: The Reason We Exist

July 27, 2021 | 1 PM EDT

This webcast emphasizes the need to refocus the fire service on civilian rescue. The fire service has done a great job of emphasizing the need for firefighter safety, especially over the past 25 years. Rapid intervention, two out, the 16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives, Project Mayday, and many other efforts have been a critical part of the overall firefighter safety enterprise.

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From Tactical to Practical: The Fire Investigation Team at High-Rise Fires

July 19, 2021 | 1 PM EDT

This webcast highlights the important functions of the Fire Investigation Team (FIT) during the first few crucial minutes of a high-rise incident, which will undoubtedly set the tone for the entire incident. The FIT becomes the incident commander’s (IC’s) “eyes and ears.” The instructor walks you through the front door of a high-rise building and methodically works your way up to the fire floor.

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