Engine Company Ops with Light Staffing
October 14-15, 2017 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
At the Lafayette Twp. Fire Department at 6776 Wedgewood Road Medina, OH
About the class:
Most fire departments across the U.S. deal with light staffing on a daily basis. Students will gain an understanding of how fire ground operations can be made more efficient even when staffing is light. They will learn how to develop strategies to maximize the use of available personnel by developing riding assignments/positions, reviewing apparatus setup including multiple length and size hose attack lines.
Students will participate in hands-on exercises establishing a water supply, moving a primary attack line into the fire building, maintaining crew integrity with effective hose line management. Before the program concludes students will demonstrate an understanding of individual engine company responsibilities based on their arrival sequence on an incident by participating various realistic training scenarios. Full PPE required.
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.
To enroll & for more information contact: Lt. Josh Wilfong at firstname.lastname@example.org