Hydrants 2 Nozzles & High Rise/Standpipe Ops

Friday  27 July  2018  9:00 AM    Saturday  28 July  2018 5:00 PM
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Hydrants 2 Nozzles

Dennis Legear

Hydrants to Nozzles class is a one day lecture taking a comprehensive look at engine layout, equipment spec (pumps/hose/nozzles) hydraulics and its direct impact on strategies and tactics on the fire ground. Students of all ranks will build a strong foundation for success and be better prepared to make strategic and tactical decisions on the fire ground with a realistic working look at gold standard movement of water from the Hydrant to the Nozzle

If not laid out correctly / ideally all of the above can and will alter your effectiveness on the fire ground before you ever put the Engine in pump. This detailed approach pre arrival will facilitate better possible extinguishment at all fires. A comprehensive review of common sense approach to engine work, which will reduce unnecessary complexities on the fire ground. A recommitment to basic efficient supply and attack packages with a goal to fully maximize the property and lifesaving potential of the engine company.

This class will not sell you anything, but knowledge and review items you already understand, the goal is to jointly create a base understanding of all these interrelated items and their fire ground impacts. Lessons learned can be taken back to your agency and worked, tested, researched etc. to assist your agency in the goal of ensuring the best system possible fire stream development for your jurisdiction.

Firefighting Operations in High-Rise and Standpipe Equipped Buildings
David M. McGrail

This training program is a one-day seminar on Firefighting Operations in High-Rise and Standpipe Equipped Buildings. This seminar is designed to give chief officers, company officers, and firefighters a solid foundation upon which to build a comprehensive operational plan for high-rise firefighting.

The central theme of Chief McGrail’s training seminar is a proper firefighting mindset, emphasizing the need to continually fight the deadly disease of complacency. Attendees will be given a brief review of the construction of both high-rise and low-rise (standpipe equipped) buildings, with a focus on the standpipe system, and the dangers associated with standpipe system pressure regulating devices (pressure reducing valves / pressure restricting devices).

A comprehensive discussion of engine company operations, with an emphasis on “proper weapon selection” will highlight the critical tools necessary for successful standpipe operations along with the fundamental techniques and procedures to make these operations extremely user friendly.

Chief McGrail will also address several of the essential truck company (support) functions. This will include Chief McGrail’s Ten, Truck Company, High-Rise, Operational R’s of Truck Company Reconnaissance.

The chorography of the entire operation rests with the incident commander and a solid command structure to achieve overall command and control. Chief McGrail will provide a recipe for success outlining the six essential areas of command and control for high-rise operations utilizing the incident command system (ICS) / national incident management system (NIMS).

This seminar will provide a comprehensive understanding of the essential components necessary to achieve success at high-rise operations. Attendees of this seminar will leave armed with vital information, and become re-energized to accomplish our most important mission, fire suppression, in our most complicated fire environment, the high-rise building.

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Eden Prairie Fire Station 1
14800 Scenic Heights Road, Eden Prairie, 55344, MN, United States
Eden Prairie Fire Station 1
14800 Scenic Heights Road, Eden Prairie, 55344, MN, United States