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Posted on: October 16, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Middle Tennessee fire agencies to host hands-On training exercises in Murfreesboro Oct. 17

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Several Middle Tennessee fire agencies will host hands-ontraining (HOT) exercises in Murfreesboro next week as part of the FirehouseExpo 2017 National Conference. 

 

The exercises, including live burns, will take place Tuesday,October 17 and Wednesday, October 18 at 701 Bridge Avenue (future home of theCity of Murfreesboro’s Public Safety Training Facility). 

 

Instructors from all over the United States will lead thesecourses and there will be ample opportunities for photos/videos to be taken ofstudents in action. 

 

Firehouse Expo is touted to be the “fastest growingfire-service event in North America.” Come see what your Middle Tennesseedepartments are doing to participate in this elite event!

 

 

Below is a listing of the course offerings anddates/descriptions: 

 

Tuesday, October 17

 

LIVE FIRE - Aggressive Fire Control,Flow Path and VEIS Tactics

Kevin Lewis, Captain, Cobb County,GA, Fire & Emergency Services

8:00am - 5:00pm


Aggressive Fire Control, Flow Path, and VES Tactics (LiveFire) The class will focus on Controlling the Flow Path in a Smart, Safe, andAggressive manner. Students will learn to Control, Isolate, and Understand LiveFire Behavior with specific focus on Fire Control, Fire Behavior, and VentEnter Search. Live Fire Behavior experts from both Los Angeles County and CobbCounty Fire Department's will work together to provide the students with a peakskill set for the modern fireground. This course will have three live firerotating stations and will be physically demanding. Several course handoutswill be provided.

 

LIVE FIRE - First Due Operations:Are You Prepared?

Robert Moran, Fire Chief, Brewster,MA, FD

8:00am - 5:00pm


Using acquired structures, this multi-station, hands-onlive fire training program will place students in a variety of first due taskoriented engine and ladder company assignments including fire attack andextinguishment, primary search, forcible entry, ventilation, and laddering.Using NFPA 1403 Live Burn Standards the program will provide attendees theopportunity to enhance their fireground experience and improve their ability toconduct task oriented assignments as a member of a team of first arrivingengine and truck companies. The program will start with a short classroom basedsummary of recent Underwriter Laboratories (UL) and National Institute ofStandards and Technology (NIST) studies, today’s modern fire environment, andthe roles and responsibilities of first due companies after which the studentswill be rotated through various hands-on evolutions where they will bechallenged to conduct appropriate size-ups, develop first arriving strategies,and implement and perform the tactics required to control the fire incident.After each scenario a “backstep” type after action discussion will be held inorder to identify concerns or problems recognized by instructors or experiencedby the students. The feedback and information gained will then be used by theinstructors as a tool to ensure the students are meeting the identified goalsand learning objectives of the program.

 

LIVE FIRE - RIT Under Fire

Gary Coney, Relief Lieutenant,Chicago, IL, FD

8:00am - 5:00pm


This program provides firefighters with the skills toeffectively operate as a member of a rapid-intervention team (RIT), includingfirefighter drags and carries, breaching, heavy lifting with hydraulic andpneumatic tools, cutting utilizing a variety of torches, and hands-on,scenario-based, training involving a firefighter mayday. Skills are practicedunder Live Fire conditions.

 

Wednesday, October 18

 

County/Suburban Fire Tactics

Curt Isakson, Battalion Chief,Escambia County, FL, Fire Rescue

8:00am - 5:00pm


This full day program covers Engine & Truck Tacticsnecessary at most structural fires. The student will rotate through six tacticsstations that last 70 minutes each. Group 1 "Stretching &Flowing" Group 2 "Forcible Entry with real crushing doors that snaplike locks. Prop provided. Group 3 "Weapon Selection & UnderstandingHose & Nozzles" Group 4 "Search & Removal Techniques"Group 5 "Ladders & RIT" Group 6 "Ventilation &Saws" The class can handle 48 students. That is 8 per group to allow fornumerous reps in the 70 minutes. I would drive up from Florida and bring a largeportion of the equipment needed. This class can be held in a parkinglot/Parking garage if necessary. A drill tower or acquired structure is alwaysgreat.

 

LIVE FIRE - Aggressive Fire Control,Flow Path and VEIS Tactics

Kevin Lewis, Captain, Cobb County,GA, Fire & Emergency Services

8:00am - 5:00pm


Aggressive Fire Control, Flow Path, and VES Tactics (LiveFire) The class will focus on Controlling the Flow Path in a Smart, Safe, andAggressive manner. Students will learn to Control, Isolate, and Understand LiveFire Behavior with specific focus on Fire Control, Fire Behavior, and VentEnter Search. Live Fire Behavior experts from both Los Angeles County and CobbCounty Fire Department's will work together to provide the students with a peakskill set for the modern fireground. This course will have three live firerotating stations and will be physically demanding. Several course handoutswill be provided.

 

LIVE FIRE - The Art of The TruckCompany

Eric Dreiman, Captain, IndianapolisFD

8:00am - 5:00pm


Truck work is becoming a lost art in departments.Students will experience fighting a fire from the truckman's perspective. Livefire will be incorporated with search, ladders, ventilation, forcible entry andthe use of the can. You will leave this class with a new perspective for howfires are fought.

 

 

PLEASE CONTACT ASHLEY MCDONALD, PIO WITH MFRD AT615-663-6818 OR amcdonald@murfreesborotn.gov TO DETERMINE THE OPTIMAL TIME FOR PHOTO/VIDEO OPPORTUNITIES. YOU WILLALSO NEED TO CHECK IN AT THE COMMAND POST TO RECEIVE CREDENTIALS TO WALK THEGROUNDS. 

 

For more information about Firehouse Expo, please visit www.firehouseexpo.com. 

 

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