Day 1: April 30th
House on the Hill: Fighting fires in buildings that have geographical challenges can test our operational abilities on many fronts. Limited access for apparatus, challenging size-up, and proper attack line placement are just a few of the engine company's crucial tasks. The truck companies will meet with a multitude of responsibilities as well. Apparatus placement on a steep grade plays a huge part in the aerial operation, placing stable ground ladders on uneven grades, or just how precarious access can be in general. Lastly, the all-encompassing importance of coordinated ventilation will be outlined in detail. While all of these situations exist across any fireground, they are amplified when there may be many levels below grade and without access, such as a 2-story single family dwelling in the front that transverses to a 5-stroy structure in the rear. Couple that with no access and the possibility of basement-related tactics, the snowballing effect can be devastating - essentially driving the need for escape systems, survival knowledge, and the need to hone our skills. Whether you are in Pittsburgh, San Francisco, Providence, or anywhere in between, the probablility exists that you may have "The House on the Hill."
"Combat Ready Fireground Survival” “ The fireground can be a very dramatic scene. Approaching it with a "Combat Ready" philosophy empowers a mindset that will reflect in our attitude, performance, and professional being. Unfortunately there will be shortfalls that slip through the cracks. The trick to avoiding unnecessary injury is to not only reduce the chance of "error creep" but also be able to adapt and overcome when it happens. In this program, we will NOT skate around the fact that our own actions often contribute to survival in these situations. Here are a few examples that stand out and will be explained in detail:
“First due Engine Company at Technical Rescue Incidents”
As the first due company arriving on the scene of a Technical Rescue, your initial decisions will dictate the outcome of how the incident is handled. The fire service has always had technical rescue events though they may not be classified as such. We will discuss the value of a good size up, identifying the appropriate resources needed, initial scene recon and scene stabilization.
Day 2: May 1st
HANDS ON SEMINAR: Elevator Rescue and Emergencies
Firefighters are dispatched regularly to Elevator Rescue / Emergencies which could be anything from the common removal of occupants from a stalled elevator car to the extrication of a person trapped or entangled within the elevators mechanisms themselves. This hands on course will focus on the safe removal of occupants from stalled elevators utilizing access keys and poling devices while also highlighting tool selection, access options, and the importances of power disconnect and lock out-tag out procedures for the two most common types elevators which are electric traction and hydraulic. Class is Limited to 16 Participants.
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Dan Doyle, Lieutenant, Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire
Dan is a 20 year student of the fire service and a Lieutenant with the Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire, currently leading an engine company in the cities second district. Raised by his grandfather in the volunteer fire service, Dan has also worked in small and large combination departments providing a diverse understanding of staffing issues, building stock, and other response challenges. He is also a Senior Instructor with Traditions Training LLC, instructing a cadre of hands-on classes along with lecturing nationally., Dan has also been a hands-on and lecture Instructor at FDIC since 2012
Robert Cembor, Lieutenant, Warwick Fire Department
Lt. Robert Cembor is a career firefighter with the City of Warwick, RI. He has been in the fire service since 1995, having served with departments in New Jersey and Pennsylvania prior to his appointment to Warwick in 2004. He currently works on Engine 7 in the north end of the city. In addition he serves as a Rescue Specialist on the State USAR team, RITF-1 and the Federal USAR team MATF-1. Robert is an instructor for Rhode Island and Massachusetts Fire academies.
Captain Norberg: Captain Norberg is a 20 year veteran of fire services and currently serves as Captain on West Warwick Fire Department assigned to Engine 1. He holds a degree in Fire Science and is the training officer as collateral duty for West Warwick Fire. Captain Norberg has been a RI Fire Academy Instructor for 15 years and also has instructed in various fire service related seminars and hands on training throughout the state.
911Programs Fire and Career Training Institute
175 Metro Center Blvd Unit 1-4
Warwick, RI 02886
Day 1: Registration: 8:00 am Seminar Time: 8:30 am - 5:00PM Lunch Provided
Day 2: Registration: 8:00 am Seminar Time: 8:30 am - 4:00PM Lunch Provided