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Strip Mall Fires – Beloit, WI

February 24

$20 - $60

Strip Mall Fires

Hosted by the Rock County Fire Officers Association
Beloit Turner High School 1231 E Enman Parkway, Beloit WI 53511

February, 24, 2018 starting at 8:30 AM

The Lead Instructor: Captain Chris Kelly Houston Fire Department

Chris is a veteran of the fire service since 2002. Chris currently is a Captain in the Houston Fire Department, currently assigned to Engine 55 in District 46. Majority of his career has been spent in District 46, both as a firefighter and Engineer/Operator on both Engine and Ladder companies.

Prior to joining HFD, served a Training Captain at the Mont Belvieu Fire Department, where he was involved with multiple extensive hazmat incidents and command responsibilities.

He has been a Paramedic for the last ten years, which included being a founding member of the Houston Police Department’s Tactical Medic Team, working in the ambulance routing telemetry unit, and participating in multiple research and protocol revision projects.

About the program:
Strip malls can be found in almost any community. Often these structures are used as commercial occupancies including but not limited to retail stores and offices. The occupancy can change resulting in changes in the fire load and the configuration of the floor plan. Today most strip malls are built on a slab, some older versions can have a basement further complicating the issues when on fire.

These structures today are often light weight construction. Fire can spread quickly especially if the structure has been compromised over the years. This program will address strategical and tactical decision making with an emphasis on sound risk management.

Firefighters through command officers will benefit from this program!

Enrollment fee: $20 for RCFOA Members $60 non-members  Enroll at


Rock County Fire Officers Association