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I N F O R M A T I O N 8-HOUR EVOLUTIONS MONDAY AND TUESDAY, APRIL 23-24
First Due LIVE FIRE
Lead Instructor: Lieutenant Doug Stephenson,
Johns Creek (GA) Fire Department
This five-station, hands-on training class
incorporates live fire, interior fire attacks, basic
search and rescue, hose selection/placement/management, and
buddy rescue techniques. The focus is on the initial actions of the
first-arriving crews at fires involving structures and exposures.
Making the Cut:
Emergency Field Amputation
Lead Instructor: EMS Supervisor/Faculty
Daniel Chubb, St. Vincent College of Health
Professions, Indianapolis, Indiana
This lab provides hands-on advanced airway
techniques, gross anatomy dissection, and training in emergency
field amputations using the most advanced state-of-the-art
equipment. Participants will interact with a human cadaver (the
individual had donated the body for use in medical education).
Lead Instructor: Firefghter Aaron Fields,
Seattle (WA) Fire Department
The focus is on a system for managing and
handling hose in fire attack. The program creates
psychomotor connections between the how’s and the why’s of fire
attack and is methodical instead of a grab bag of techniques.
Participants adopt the aspects that fit their agencies and response
areas. The program breaks down for anyone working on an
engine company in any part of the country all aspects of engine
work into a hierarchy of choices, from high probability to low.
Covered are handling and stretching hose and handlines, handline
movement, building dissection for engines, and fire attack theory.
Outside the Limits:
Fireground Skills and Drills
for Success in Suburbia NEW
Lead Instructor: Chief of Safety
and Training Charlie Fadale,
Fishers (IN) Fire Department
The course is especially relevant for departments outside big
city limits where staffing is lean but fireground objectives still
necessitate urban tactics. When faced with limited staffing on
apparatus, efficiency in fireground duties becomes paramount.
Although the American fire service does not support short staffing, it,
unfortunately, is a part of many departments’ reality. Accomplishing
these tasks safely without sacrificing aggressiveness is challenging.
Students engage in extensive hands-on training in ground ladder
deployment, victim removal, hook and can searches, hose deployment,
and hose advancement. Each student can expect to get several
opportunities in each area to hone their newly acquired skills.
RIT Combat Challenge: NEW
Lead Instructor: Assistant Chief James
Crawford, Midway (SC) Fire Rescue
Rapid intervention team (RIT) training should be
realistic and to the point. When a RIT deploys into a burning building
for a Mayday, each team member is taxed to the limit, both physically
and mentally. This hands-on program trains and evaluates RIT
members in performing these RIT duties under realistic conditions.
Students are assembled into teams and “deployed” into a series of
rescue scenarios where they encounter numerous problems they
must deal with as a team. Teams are challenged with four firefighter
rescue scenarios: a lifting rescue, a deployment/search rescue, a
lowering system rescue, and the Pittsburgh drill rescue. All teams
are given a set amount of time to complete the drills. Students have
the opportunity to use specialized equipment, operate portable
radios within the incident command system, work within a team
under pressure, and practice RIT skills in a realistic environment.