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2011 Training Program and Seminar Offerings Released
A comprehensive offering of Training Programs, Lectures, Seminars and Keynotes available for bookings in 2011 and 2012.
Building Construction for the Command and Company Officer
Effective and safe fireground operations requires command and company officers to have a profound need to understand building systems and occupancy performance under fire conditions. Examining current trends and methods in building construction that affect operational level risk assessment and strategic and tactical decision-making in the development of incident action plans; topics include construction & occupancy risk profiling, risk assessment, structural construction systems and relationships on firefighting operations, tactical patience, command compression, firefighter survivability & the command decision-making process.
Tactical Operations and the Rules of Fire Engagement
Today’s buildings and occupancies present challenges that have redefined strategic and tactical fireground operations and have changed the rules of engagement in structural fire incidents. This program will present the new rules of structural fire engagement and provide insights into integrated command and operational risk management, tactical safety and tactical protocols based upon occupancy risks and reading a building.
Reading the Building; Predictive Occupancy Profiling
Today’s buildings and occupancies continue to present unique challenges to command and operating companies during combat structural fire engagement. Building and occupancy profiling, identifying occupancy risk versus occupancy type, emerging construction methods, features, systems and components coupled with the increasing commonality of extreme fire behavior and the increased fire load package require new skill sets in reading the building and implementing predictive occupancy profiling for firefighters, company and command officers.
The Doctrine of Combat Fire Engagement 2011
Combat fire suppression and field operations are being impacted on a variety of levels with demands for increased integration of firefighter safety, expanding risk management; modified tactical protocols and new skill sets for fire service personnel. Addressing the five fundamental core relationships of building construction, risk management, firefighter behaviors, incident operations and situational safety, this program will present where the fire service is heading in 2011 and beyond.
Buildings on Fire: Engineered Structural Systems & Fireground Operations
The prevailing use of engineered structural support systems and assemblies within current building construction and occupancies has contributed significantly to command and operational challenges and LODD events. This program presents defined strategic and tactical perspectives on building construction principles with truss and other engineered systems, effective command operations, risk management and tactical firefighter safety. Case studies will be presented with focused discussions and the lessons learned.
Building Construction, Command Risk Management and Operational Safety
An insightful and thought provoking look at Building Construction and command safety with the emphasis on firefighter safety and risk management on the fireground related to the changing paradigms for an improved safety culture in the fire service. The program will review key building construction systems, occupancies, assemblies and features with an emphasis on dynamic risk assessment, recognition-primed decision making and safety insights. Case studies will be presented with focused discussion on the lessons learned. This program will provide a fresh perspective on command accountability, tactical responsibility and firefighter safety for all ranks.
Dynamic Risk Assessment of Occupancies for Operational Safety
An examination of dynamic risk assessment factors of various building occupancy types, with an emphasis on occupancy-building construction profiles and inherent structural systems for operational safety with an enhanced focus and continuing assessment of building structural integrity, fire behavior and construction performance to ensure the safety and integrity of tactical company missions within the incident action plan at various buildings and structures, regardless of their construction type, materials, occupancy classification, age or size.
Providing key insights with fundamental core information on the dynamic risk assessment of building construction, occupancy hazards, systems and assembly performance, structural collapse indicators and safety awareness during combat fire suppression operations. Key fundamental principles and their rules of combat structural fire engagement will be presented and reinforced, integrating case studies, firefighter injury reduction & line of duty death initiatives and providing cutting edge insights on Building Construction for the Fire Service.
Five Star Command™; Defining Firefighter Safety during Combat Fire Engagement
This program presents new concepts and methodologies of Five Star CommandTM and the five (5) fundamental core relationships of; Building Construction, Risk Management, Firefighter Behaviors, Incident Operations and Situational Safety. The concept of Five Star CommandTM will present these five fundamental core elements along with the five points of excellence within each domain that provide an intelligent and safe approach towards unified fireground safety, risk reduction, operational superiority and company integrity. This program provides a clear roadmap for defined training and operational area that support integrated firefighter, company and command officer development and proficiencies.
This is a partial List of Training Programs available. A Comprehensive listing of Programs, Lectures and Topics available upon Request
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