PRE-CONFERENCE COURSE: We’re Only Human: Understanding Fireground Behavior
Date & Time
Wednesday, October 9, 2019, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
We’ve all learned how to fight the fire, but how many of us will be able to accurately predict the behavior of the people affected by the fire? Most firefighters are well trained in strategy and tactics. However, they receive little or no training in the behavior patterns of the public they serve. An understanding of their responses can be a great asset for sizing up a fire, organizing a building evacuation, or managing a catastrophic event. This class teaches how civilians typically react to the stress and uncertainty of a fire or other threatening situation and provides a guide to safely managing them.