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Tuesday, September 14, 2021

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Down & Dirty Forcible Entry

Forcible entry tools and tactics have been around for ages. The need for keeping up with the ever so-changing game of forcing our way through things on the street is changing on us fast, and we have to be prepared. This interactive, forcible entry program is designed to teach the firefighter no matter the level of experience the main, basic and advanced principles of street smart forcible entry. This program focuses on new and older, but yet safe, street approved methods and techniques for conventional forcible entry tactics. During this time we will discuss and show techniques for making entry through and around locks, for both residential and commercial structures. Students will also learn quick access into urban steel roll gates and how to defeat the locks and locking mechanisms for them. Overcoming street hatches, additional security features like drop bars, slide bolts, burglar bars and modified locks will be covered as well. Students will be faced with forcible entry scenarios.

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Live Fire: Irons, Fires and Saws: The Art and Soul of the Modern Truck

This intense, live-fire class will enhance your size-up decision making, teach your crew leaders to manage interior resources, giving them the ability to locate and remove victims with 99 percent effectiveness, and 70 percent faster, as well as tips and tricks to enhance rooftop operations. This class will focus on the two main positions of the truck, the outside vent and the interior team. Attendees will rotate through stations, each focusing on a different key attribute of tactical thermal imaging, and how it can enhance the truck function for that position, from vertical ventilation, search, VES and much more.

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Live Fire: Tactics for Success with Limited Staffing

The class will provide attendees the opportunity to enhance their fireground experience and tactical skills while at the same time improving their ability to conduct task-oriented assignments as members of a first-arriving fire suppression team. After a short classroom session, attendees will be rotated through a variety of first-due task-oriented assignments including incident command, fire attack and extinguishment, primary search, forcible entry, ventilation and laddering. They will be challenged to conduct appropriate size-ups, develop strategies, implement assigned tactics and complete delegated company assignments using a safe and coordinated fire attack within private dwelling and taxpayer-type structures.

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Performance Under Pressure: Primary Search

Baseball and other sports use data to drive their defense and offense. Data in the fire service is being collected but are we using that data to optimize our time? Attendees will understand the data points of "grabs" during a primary search and having the data drive how and where they search. Using the Reality Based Training Format, students will gradually progress through levels of stress while conducting a primary search. Using an oriented search technique, firefighters will learn about the importance of staying in condition yellow (cognitive processing) and Condition Red (Optimal Performance Zone) between the two-person team. During the training, instructors will provide techniques on how firefighters can control their tempo. If we control the tempo of the "game" we control the game. Forcible Entry will be touched on to prepare for the High-Level Scenarios.

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Saving Our Own: Techniques to Save Yourself and Fellow Firefighters

This class will demonstrate the continued importance of RIT training in the fire service. Stations will be setup to both provide several different methods and add "tools for the tool box" to be applied if presented with these particular scenarios. Examples of stations that will be taught: the Nance Drill(Columbus), Polaski Drill(Columbus), Pittsburgh drill to name a few stations. The attendee will gain new knowledge or to reinforce current knowledge within the subject. Attendees will also have the ability to acquire new knowledge of specialized tools that can be or could be useful in a "Mayday" event.

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School Bus Extrication

This presentation will provide students with the knowledge of who does what, where, when, and why at school bus emergencies. Imagine yourself being involved in or arriving on scene to find an overturned school bus with students trapped, injured and screaming for help. Whether you arrive on scene in a personal vehicle, school vehicle, ambulance, or fire engine, the first priorities will be numerous. Initiating scene control, determining hazards, determining the number of patients, determining the number of serious patients, determining entrapments, and dealing with walking wounded scattering around the scene are all immediate tasks. Now, literally the nuts and bolts of school bus extrication. Students will be instructed on school bus characteristics, how to gain access, and how to systematically remove injured patients from the bus. The types of buses, construction, and their weaknesses will be addressed. Stabilization of buses in an upright, side, and roof presentation will be explained. Initial access can be problematic depending on the damage to the bus. Entry through the front and rear doors may be impossible. Getting inside can be made by using window, door, sidewall, floor and roof breaching techniques. Once inside, organized flow of patient removal needs to be established.

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Stretching for Success

In this session, attendees will act as part of a hose team to perform vertical stretches, preconnected stretches, and bulk-bed stretches. They will also demonstrate the advantages and disadvantages of different hose loads and deployments in unique situations. From a single firefighter making the stretch, the big line, and the quick mask out to make sure no time is wasted to make entry. With a full eight hours, it will hone each skill throughout the day and then bring it all together within the last 90 minutes with full run scenarios with rescues.

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Taking your Ground Laddering to the Next Level

In this class, attendees will review single firefighter carry of various ladders, ranging from 14-foot roof ladders to 35-foot extension ladders. Transition from carry to raise will be practiced, so that the attendee can safely increase their speed of placing ladders on a residential structure. Form and speed will be stressed, to ensure, safe carries and raises of ground ladders, while at the same time efficiently moving on the fireground. Attendees will be given a simulated scenario, as the first-due ladder company, and will be timed at emptying all ground ladders off of the first-due ladder truck.

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Wednesday, September 15, 2021

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Down & Dirty Forcible Entry

This interactive, forcible-entry program focuses on new and older, but yet safe, street-approved methods and techniques for conventional forcible entry tactics. The presenters will discuss and show techniques for making entry through and around locks, for both residential and commercial structures. Attendees will also learn quick access into urban steel roll gates and how to defeat the locks and locking mechanisms for them. Overcoming street hatches, additional security features like drop bars, slide bolts, burglar bars and modified locks will be covered as well. Attendees will be faced with forcible entry scenarios.

Speakers:

Live Fire: Irons, Fires and Saws: The Art and Soul of the Modern Truck

This intense, live-fire class will enhance your size-up decision making, teach your crew leaders to manage interior resources, giving them the ability to locate and remove victims with 99 percent effectiveness, and 70 percent faster, as well as tips and tricks to enhance rooftop operations. This class will focus on the two main positions of the truck, the outside vent and the interior team. Attendees will rotate through stations, each focusing on a different key attribute of tactical thermal imaging, and how it can enhance the truck function for that position, from vertical ventilation, search, VES and much more.

Speaker:

Live Fire: Tactics for Success with Limited Staffing

The class will provide attendees the opportunity to enhance their fireground experience and tactical skills while at the same time improving their ability to conduct task-oriented assignments as members of a first-arriving fire suppression team. After a short classroom session, attendees will be rotated through a variety of first-due task-oriented assignments including incident command, fire attack and extinguishment, primary search, forcible entry, ventilation and laddering. They will be challenged to conduct appropriate size-ups, develop strategies, implement assigned tactics and complete delegated company assignments using a safe and coordinated fire attack within private dwelling and taxpayer-type structures.

Speakers:

Performance Under Pressure: Primary Search

Sports teams use data to drive their defense and offense. Data in the fire service is being collected, but are we using it to optimize our time? Attendees will understand the data points of "grabs" during a primary search and having the data drive how and where they search. Using the reality-based training format, attendees will gradually progress through levels of stress while conducting a primary search. During the training, instructors will provide techniques on how firefighters can control their tempo. If we control the tempo, we control the game. Forcible entry will be touched on to prepare for the high-level scenarios.

Speakers:

Personal Rope Skills: Ascending, Rapelling & Mid-Height Rescue

This is an action-packed course designed for the intermediate or operational level rope rescue student. Students will receive personal instruction from internationally renowned Rescue Methods instructors to advance their personal rope skills. Objectives will include ascending, descending, and performing mid-height rescue sequences in a natural terrain environment. Multiple equipment options will be offered to allow students to experience the latest and greatest gear. All gear will be provided unless students elect to use their own PPE.

Speaker:

Saving Our Own: Techniques to Save Yourself and Fellow Firefighters

This class will demonstrate the continued importance of RIT training in the fire service. Stations will be set up to both provide several different methods and add "tools for the toolbox" to be applied if presented with these particular scenarios. Stations that will be taught include: the Nance Drill (Columbus), Polaski Drill (Columbus), and the Pittsburgh Drill, to name a few. Attendees will gain knowledge or reinforce current knowledge within the subject. Attendees will also have the ability to acquire knowledge of specialized tools that could be useful in a mayday event.

Speaker:

School Bus Extrication

This presentation covers everything responders need to know at school bus emergencies. Attendees will be instructed on school bus characteristics, how to gain access and how to systematically remove injured patients. The types of buses, construction and their weaknesses will be addressed. Stabilization of buses in an upright, side and roof presentation will be explained. Initial access can be problematic depending on the damage to the bus. Entry through the front and rear doors may be impossible. Getting inside can be made by using window, door, sidewall, floor and roof breaching techniques. Once inside, organized flow of patient removal needs to be established.

Speaker:

Stretching for Success

In this session, attendees will act as part of a hose team to perform vertical stretches, preconnected stretches, and bulk-bed stretches. They will also demonstrate the advantages and disadvantages of different hose loads and deployments in unique situations. From a single firefighter making the stretch, the big line, and the quick mask out to make sure no time is wasted to make entry. With a full eight hours, it will hone each skill throughout the day and then bring it all together within the last 90 minutes with full run scenarios with rescues.

Speaker:

Taking your Ground Laddering to the Next Level

In this class, attendees will review single firefighter carry of various ladders, ranging from 14-foot roof ladders to 35-foot extension ladders. Transition from carry to raise will be practiced, so that the attendee can safely increase their speed of placing ladders on a residential structure. Form and speed will be stressed, to ensure, safe carries and raises of ground ladders, while at the same time efficiently moving on the fireground. Attendees will be given a simulated scenario, as the first-due ladder company, and will be timed at emptying all ground ladders off of the first-due ladder truck.

Speakers: