Yes, VES can be a challenge but if not you, then who? The fire department's mission is life safety and we must prepare ourselves for such an incident. Limited staffing, building construction, coupled with recent scientific data are all forcing us to reevaluate methods we have used for decades. Vent Enter Search (VES) is no different. To be the best fire service professionals we can be, we must fully understand fire dynamics as they relate to VES. This will allow us to operate at the maximum level of proficiency upholding our primary mission...Life Safety. The course will cover VES history, VES size up, evaluating risk/need for VES, specific step-by-step how-to techniques, and when and where aspects of VES.