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Taxpayer Fires – Cambridge, OH

March 25 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm


Taxpayer Fires
Hosted by the Cambridge Department of Public Safety
March 25, 2019 – 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

About the program
Often having a commercial occupancy on the first floor and living quarters in the floor above, taxpayers can be found in most communities. Most often these structures are common on the “Main Street” in many communities. Depending on the area of the country a basement often used for storage for the first floor business can be expected.

A fire in a taxpayer presents several concerns. Life hazards on both floor can be expected complicated by heavy fire loads in the basement and first floor. Often these structures will only have access on Sides A and C with fire spreading vertically and horizontally quickly.

This program will provide the student with a wealth of knowledge regarding construction features, fire spread paths, strategic and tactical decision making while maintaining continuous a situational awareness. Various case studies will be reviewed. In-classroom fireground simulation scenarios will provide the participant a realistic view of a taxpayer fire. This program is appropriate for firefighters, company and chief officers.

Lead Instructor: Assistant Chief Mike Prete
Mike recently retired as the Assistant Fire Chief at Montgomery County (MD) Fire and Rescue Services. With  nearly 35 years of experience, he served as the Executive Chief. In addition to his role directly relating to fire and rescue operations, he managed daily operational and administrative issues including budget, daily oversight and scheduling for 1100 full time personnel.  With national and state instructor certifications, he served as an adjunct instructor for the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute, NIMS Instructor for MEMA, Anne Arundel Community College adjunct instructor, Practical Incident Control Training lead instructor and holds various certifications in the public safety field.

For details: Director Robert Rocky F. Hill 740-439.1240


March 25
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Cambridge Department of Public Safety


Cambridge Department of Public Safety
131 Stuebenville Avenue
Cambridge, United States
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