Size-Up Videos and Tactics for the First-Due Engine

This four-hour workshop will be a highly dynamic and interactive class that utilizes audience participation as a key component. Raw fire scene videos are used that start prior to the fire department's arrival or just as operations are beginning. The videos are then broken down at the strategic and tactical levels with all the emphasis being on the first-due engine. Heavy emphasis will be placed on points of entry and their pros and cons, flow path identifications and predictions are made and how they may influence the first line. Building construction is discussed with emphasis on extension routes and how it can affect tactics. Direct, transitional and blitz attacks are also discussed based on what we see in the videos and gpm is also broken down based on fire volume. After the videos, case studies are reviewed of similar fires in similar styles of construction with the lessons learned.

Tom Sitz
Date & Time
Tuesday, September 27, 2022, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM