The problem is the fire; if you make it go away, the problem then goes away. How do we achieve this goal safely and efficiently?
We will touch on the 7 sides of the box-fire dynamics, flow paths, reading smoke, red flags, and transitional attacks. We will also discuss the arrival setup and responsibilities of the arriving crews on the scene. We will mainly focus on 1st and 2nd engines' responsibilities, how they work together and their roles. We'll talk about why doing a 360 is so critical, and Maydays are 75% preventable. We'll practice the arrival report and the strategies you choose. We'll discuss the setup of cross lays, the easiest ways to deploy them, bights, and grabbing stacks. Personnel Placement on a line, and their individual roles and tools they have. Managing the hose to a drop spot. Coil and minuteman loads
I am 51 years old, and fitness is part of my habit. A graduate with a degree in BPE at Acadia University in 1994. An Ex-National Team Coach for Team Canada in the sport of Sprint Canoe/Kayak. A father of 2 sons, one who attended Holland College Fire Academy and is a Halifax Regional Fire Emergency volunteer and the other son, who attends Acadia University taking a business degree.
I started as a volunteer Firefighter for HRFE and after 3 years, I became a career member with HRFE in 2005 and in 2018, I became a Training Officer. I have been in the position of Acting Chief of Professional Development and Training Division when our Chief has been off. I’m a blue card instructor and I coordinate all HRFE’s programs both career and volunteer with regard to Blue Card training. I have my ICS 100 & 200, NFPA level 2 instructor, Incident Safety Officer Certificate, and Live Fire Instructor, obtained in Boston and I’m a certified Fire Officer level 1.
I’ve attended Blue Card sessions in Ontario and Phoenix (Mayday), FDIC 2022 in Indianapolis, I hold a certificate of Quality Improvement for the Fire Service, held in Denver Colorado and I’m attending the 2023 FDIC conference.
My passion is teaching Firefighters on the fire grounds best practices/techniques of how-to best deal with confirmed structure fires of occupancies, such as houses, apartment buildings, strip malls, commercial buildings, and high rises. Once the skills have become mastered, then it’s about applying the skills and knowledge to initiate the Action Plan