Family By Fire: Firefighter Training Conference
A grassroots firefighters conference for firefighters, by firefighters. The topics of focus will be the down and dirty engine and truck co. work, along with the roles and relationship between the senior man in your firehouse and the company officer. The presenters for this conference are experienced, tried and true firefighters. They are lecturers, HOT instructors, and featured FDIC presenters among many other accolades. Dont miss out on a invaluable day of firemanship hosted in one of Nashua's oldest firehouses.
Open to all Firefighters!! Call, Career, Combination, Volunteer, Union/non-Union...All are welcomed! *Nashua Local 789 members & Retirees use code: 789MEMBER / 789RETIREE
Featured instructors include:
Dan McMaster, Alexandria (VA) Fire Department - The Senior Man And The Fire Officer
Leading a fire company can be a complicated task that requires the officer to call on every tool and resource available. A good senior firefighter is an invaluable resource in the fire company, provided that the officer recognizes and promotes all the skills and abilities that member brings to the table. This course will discuss the qualities of a good senior firefighter, the roles and perspectives senior firefighters can fill, and some of the failures that create conflicts between the leaders in a company.
Daniel McMaster is a 29-year veteran of the fire service, beginning his career as a volunteer with the Occoquan Woodbridge Lorton VFD in 1988. He has been a career firefighter since 1989, serving with the City of Alexandria Fire Department and the Fire Department of New York. He has been a fire service instructor since 1992, working with many local, state, and national teaching organizations. He has an extensive background in the development and delivery of training programs related to fire operations and tactical leadership at the local, state, and national levels.
Sam Hittle, Wichita (KS) Fire Department - Forcible Entry: Wins are in the Details
Why are some forcible entry attempts efficient while others embarrassing? The answer is in the details. Setting forks, running a saw, and merely striking are not enough to ensure a win. It takes more than that. Success requires knowledge of the system being defeated, familiarity with tool potential, and understanding basic physics concepts (levers, force multipliers, torque, impulse, inertia, vectors). This class will demonstrate non-evasive and evasive methods for windows, residential and commercial doors, overhead doors, hinges, padlocks, magnetic locks, high-density commercial systems, window bars, glass block, shearing, boarded openings, and more. Techniques for the above mentioned will be shown in varying circumstances they are encountered including hand tools only, saw capabilities, single firefighter, or as a company. Numerical evidence and video will justify why details like body positioning, tool placement and alignment, striking techniques, and exploiting system flaws matter.
Samuel Hittle is a Lieutenant with Wichita Fire. He has an Associates in Fire Science, he is an FDIC, Traditions Training, and Wichita HoT Instructor, FDIC Lecturer, contributing author for Fire Engineering, Urban Firefighter, and Fire Rescue, Fire Nuggets, and FiRescue Interactive publications, is a two time Firehouse Magazine Heroism Award recipient (2012 and 2015), Kansas State Fire Marshall Tom McGaughey Award Recipient, Wichita Fire Department Firefighter of the Year, Wichita Fire Truck Company Coordinator, served on the Interior Attack Technical Panel for UL, and a member of the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) Executive Advisory Board.
Tim Klett, FDNY - Engine Company Ops: From The Firehouse To The Fire Floor
This grass roots course will cover Engine company operations in stretching and operating the critical first line and will cover all the positions of the first due Engine. The Engine Officers responsibilities, before during and after a working fire. An in depth look at the Nozzle mans Duties of stretching, advancing and operating the nozzle. It will stress the importance of a well-trained backup man. It will also cover the chauffeurs position and the doorman position. This course will also cover the simple tools, any well trained Engine firefighter should carry during everyday activities. It will also cover how the nozzle team should react to different fire ground emergencies. The success of every operation depends on a well-trained determined company. This back to basics no nonsense course will take you through the right steps to complete this mission.
Lt.Tim Klett is a 34 year veteran of the fire service. Lt. Klett was a volunteer firefighter with the Newington, CT. Fire Dept. for 5 yrs. Until becoming a full time paid firefighter with the City of New Britian, CT. Fire Dept. Lt. Klett spent 4 yrs. as a New Britain firefighter until his appointment to the New York City Fire Department in 1990. He worked in Engine Co.69 in Harlem for12 years until his promotion. He currently works in the Bronx and is assigned to Engine Co.88 in the 7th div. Lt. Klett was also a HOT instructor for Live Fire Training and has served as the lead instructor for the same. Lt. Klett speaks frequently about Engine Company Operations and other fire related topics. He is the Author of Stretching and Operating the First Line produced as Fire Notes by the Fire Department Training Network and is also the lead engine instructor there. He has also written several articles for FireEngineering, Firehouse.Com ,Firescue Interactive and Size-Up
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