This evolution will Focus on the following components
Stage/Stack or Store hose where it’s needed (not at apparatus), Front Entrance (50’) and how, Fire Room (10’), hinge side (residential)
Long bleed/Buddy checks/Entrance/Door Control
Techniques on how to move hose, 10’loops (flat surface, on a wall), up or down stairs (basement fires) and how they can track the movement of the Nozzle FF, the “S”, dealing with pinch points (bump communication), clamp technique for Nozzle FF, the technique of moving hose of back-up FF.
Extinguishment of fire (FC-fire control), hydraulic ventilate, open to allow steam and smoke to exit, check for extension, and get A/C’s (all clears of people). DC’s looking to get Primary Search Complete of the entire structure and FO’s (fire is out)
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