Upcoming Events

Still spots available for the 1st Annual Terry Farrell Firefighters Fund – Colorado Chapter Training Symposium March 7th 8th and 9th. Come out and learn from, ask questions of, and interact with advisory panel members to the UL studies (Lt Sean Gray, Chief PJ Norwood, Chief Peter Van Dorpe, and Lt. John Ceriello) as well as Lt Brian Brush and Irons and Ladders LLC! www.terryfundco.org to register and for the full conference packet

Terry Fund CO MarchKilgore Fire Department Texas introduces Spring Training 2014 March 14,15,16

Spring Training 2014 will be our first event at the newly renovated Meadowbrook Golf and Event Center featuring the Firehouse Bar and Grill. Make sure you sign up soon we have a limited number of seats available.

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Gaining Relative Superiority: The 2½-Inch Handline FDIC 2014 Indianapolis Thursday April 10th 10:30
Brian Brush, West Metro (CO) Fire Rescue

The theory of relative superiority is a foundation of special operations that comes to us from Admiral William McRaven, commander of the United States Special Operations Command. McRaven defines relative superiority as “a condition that exists when a smaller attacking force gains a decisive advantage and control over a larger, defending enemy. Once relative superiority is achieved, the attacking force is no longer at a disadvantage and has the initiative to exploit the enemy’s weakness and secure victory.” American fire service firefighting forces have been reduced, and modern fuel loading and lightweight construction make our enemy (the fire) a growing threat. Although the 2½-inch handline is a larger line, it is still a single line. Through training, education, and proper tool selection, your single-line engine company can effectively deploy and initiate an attack with the bigger weapon, putting you back on top in the fight. ALL LEVELS

July 19th Ventilation Principles and Practices Seminar and HOT – First In Response Essentials Chadwick IL


The ventilation principles and practices class was designed to reestablish a fundamental understanding of why, how and when we perform various ventilation tactics. The class begins with a thorough review of fire behavior. I then introduce the hierarchy of ventilation thought process and finish the course with an operational focus on vertical, horizontal and mechanical ventilation tactics. 

This four hour hands on training will cover peaked and flat roof saw operations, solidify the importance of the sounding firefighter role and allow for time to discuss and practice tactical action plans for performing vertical ventilation specific to your department staffing and equipment.

Register at – http://www.firstinresponseessentials.com/Services.html

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