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Firefighter Survival: Save yourself, Save others – Bentonville, AR

April 2, 2018 - April 4, 2018

Firefighter Survival: Save Yourself, Save Others
At the Bentonville Fire Department – Bentonville, AR
April 2-4, 2018 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

This program covers a wide array of materials designed to prepare firefighters to deal with adverse situations that can prove deadly.While much emphasis is placed on the presence of rapid intervention teams, a properly trained and equipped firefighter may be able to take action to save his own life.

This program addresses PPE awareness, personal tools, MAYDAY procedures and various firefighter survival techniques.

The hands-on-training portion of the class covers wall breaching, operations in low or zero visibility, self escape and bailout techniques, wire entanglements, emergency SCBA procedures and other escape techniques.

The class ends with confidence building hands-on exercises. This class is physically demanding. Full PPE and SCBA required for each participant.

Lead Instructors:
Captain Chris Tobola

Chris is a 23 year veteran of the fire service, and a Sr. Captain in the Houston Fire Department. Previously, Chris served with several Volunteer Fire Departments, before beginning his paid career as a Firefighter Paramedic for Texas City Fire Department.  Chris has a Master’s degree in Emergency Management, and a Bachelors in Business Management.  In 2000, Chris was hired by the Houston Fire Department. Chris has been assigned to several of Houston’s busiest firehouses both on Engine and Truck Companies.   Chris is currently assigned to Ladder 51 on The SW side of Houston.  Chris  holds multiple state and national certifications.  Some of Chris’s certifications are Master Firefighter, Fire Instructor, Field Examiner, Hazmat Technician & I.C., Safety Officer and Incident Command Technician. He’s also a Fire Academy Instructor for the Houston Community College.

EVD 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.

For additional information or to enroll contact: Captain Tyler Adair (479)271-3151.


April 2, 2018
April 4, 2018
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