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Engine Operations Without at Truck Company – US Air Force Academy, CO

May 8, 2018 - May 10, 2018

Engine Operations Without A Truck Company
At The US Air Force Academy
May 8-10, 2018 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Many areas for the country do not have access to a truck company or one will not be on scene in the early phases of the incident.

This class will challenge engine companies to live on the truck side and “truckies” to live on the engine side of the house. They will work to complete all fire ground tasks with an engine’s complement of tools. This class will focus on getting the maximum amount of fireground jobs done with the least amount of manpower.

Any delay in these critical functions due to poor tactics and resource management takes away from the success of your company.  This program will be physically and mentally challenging!

Lead Instructors
Ron Richards
A PA State Fire Instructor, Chief Richards has over 40 years of experience in both career and volunteer fire services serving as Fire Chief in three departments. Chief Richards worked 27 years in various capacities with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, having served as a Fire Chief, Fire Marshal, Fire and Safety Specialist and Fire Instructor. He retired after his final assignment where he was responsible for coordinating and implementing ICS and NIMS to over 14,000 emergencyresponders. Chief Richards serves on the NFPA Technical Committee 1250 “Recommended Practice in Emergency Service Organization Risk Management” and the 1201 Technical Committee “Standard for Providing Emergency Services to the Public”. He graduated from the State University of NY with a B.S. in Fire Service Administration. He is the founder of and the President of Task Force 1, Inc.

Kristian Short
Kristian Short is a 14 year veteran in the fire service. His career started as a volunteer in northeastern Pennsylvania eventually attaining the rank of Assistant Chief. Currently Kristian is an emergency vehicle driver (EVD) with the Baltimore City Fire Department. He is assigned to Truck Company 8 in the South West section of the city. Along with specializing in truck work, Kristian also has an extensive background in rural fireground operations, engine company operations, firefighter survival and several other areas of specialization.

To secure your slot contact: Chief Jonathan Milam


Air Force Academy Fire & Emergency Services


Air Force Academy Fire & Emergency Services – USAFA, CO
6202 Pine Drive
USAFA, CO 80840 United States
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