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Initial Size-Up Reports for First-Due Company Ofcers
Deputy Chief of Operations (Ret.) Leonard
Carmichael, Trenton (NJ) Fire Department
The focus is on the initial on-scene size-up for the first-arriving officer
at incidents. Goals 3 and 4 of the United States Fire Administration’s
Emergency Services Leader Strategic Plan are addressed. The framework
for the entire fireground experience from assessing the incident scene
arrival information to setting up an incident management system
is developed. Students use a systematic mental checklist using the
CASH acronym (Command, Actions, Size-Up, and Help) for on-scene
size-up reports. Covered are establishing command, the 13-point
size-up factors, actions of the first-due companies, and additional
resources that will be needed—a plus for promotional exams.
Tips and Training for Firefghter Survival
Captain Tony Carroll, District of Columbia Fire Department
This class is based on the popular “Mayday Monday” Firefighter
Survival social media campaign championed by the District of Columbia
Fire Department. Each month, the campaign provides a firefighter
survival or rescue tip or technique to the reader. The tip/technique is
related to a firefighter line-of-duty death; the link to the fatality report
is included. Several of these Mayday Monday posts are discussed, and
the Lessons Learned tips/techniques are covered in more detail.
Harry Carter, Chairman, Board of Fire Commissioners,
Fire Dist #2, Howell Township, NJ
The focus is on recognizing problems and addressing them in a
timely manner when they are easier to resolve. This fast-paced
class reviews a step-by-step plan for problem solving. Students then
become engaged in solving some examples of problems presented.
Fighting High-Rise Fires:
A Big City Perspective
Captain John Ceriello, Fire Department of New York
An in-depth look at high-rise firefighting from the Fire Department
of New York (FDNY) perspective. The FDNY has been tracking
high-rise fires closely for many years. Attendees journey through a
history of FDNY’s evolution of high-rise firefighting, including lessons
learned from some of the iconic fires and ground-breaking concepts
learned from the Governor’s Island wind-impact study. In the wake
of the recent London high-rise tragedy, attendees will come away
with a better understanding of the challenges of and strategies for
managing and protecting the world’s high-rise capital of the world.
The Secrets for Successful
Fire Service Leadership
Deputy District Chief (Ret.) Steve Chikerotis,
Chicago (IL) Fire Department
Leadership development, critical incident decision making, fireground
tactics, achieving your goals, and motivating your team are among
the topics covered from the perspectives of case studies and powerful
lessons learned by the instructor during his 36-year career on the
Chicago Fire Department. And, the instructor shares his “four secrets
for success.” Modern fireground tactics are compared with traditional
tactics from the aspect of why changes occurred. Audiovisuals
reinforce the lessons learned. Mentoring is also covered.
Smart Instructors + Smart
Tech = Smarter Students
Firefghter/EMT Shea Chwialkowski,
Richfeld (MN) Fire Department
Do you want to expand your toolbox of instructional techniques?
Do you want the information you are conveying to be retained? Do
you want your message to be engaging, interactive, and cool? Do
you want your delivery to pop and sizzle with energy? I know you
do, and so does your audience. Instructors have grown complacent.
This presentation explores refreshing instructional tools that grab
your students’ attention and keep them engaged. Mobile apps,
virtual reality, simulations, software, and more will take you beyond
the traditional lecture and slideshow methodology. The highlighted
resources synchronize with how today’s students interact with
information, increasing their retention and enthusiasm for learning.
You will leave with an arsenal of ready-to-use, low-cost options for
maximizing your training efficacy in today’s digital information age.
Tower Ladder Operations: Tactics and Tips
Lieutenant Michael Ciampo, Fire Department of New York
A review of tower ladder operations: positioning; setting up; operating
from the pedestal and bucket; and many proven tactical street
smarts in master stream operations, roof ventilation from the bucket,
and bucket positioning at fire escapes and windows. Numerous
tips provide students with street-proven experience that illustrates
the value of this most versatile piece of firefighting apparatus.