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Strip Mall Fires: Strategy and Tactics – Niles, IL

August 30 - August 31


Strip Mall Fires: Strategy and Tactics
Hosted by the Niles Fire Department
At 8360 W. Dempster Street Niles, MI
August 30-31, 2018 8:30AM – 4:00PM

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!

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.He specializes in engine and truck company operations.

For Details  District Chief Orlando Diaz  or 847-588-6805



August 30
August 31
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Niles Fire Department


Niles Fire Department
8360 W. Dempster Street
Niles, IL 60714 United States
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