Vent-Enter-Search (VES) can be a challenge but if not you, then who? Limited staffing, building construction, coupled with recent scientific data are all forcing us to reevaluate methods we have used for decades. VES is no different. To be the best fire service professionals we can, we must fully understand fire dynamics as they relate to VES. This will allow us to operate as safely as possible while providing 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, and specific step-by-step how-to techniques.