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Firefighter Training Offered in Oak Hill
Firefighter Training Offered in Oak Hill
Training Offered in Oak Hill
"Impact of Tactical Ventilation, High Risk, Why Engine Companies Fail, Smoke Danger"
May 6-7th, 2017 Class Schedule
Oak Hill High School, Oak Hill, WV
IMPACT OF TACTICAL VENTILATION ON FIRE BEHAVIOR AND FIREGROUND OPERATIONS
8:00 AM- 12:00 PM Assistant Fire Chief Doug Cline
Underwriters Laboratories examined fire service ventilation practices as well as the impact of changes in modern house geometries There has been a steady change in the residential fire environment over the past several decades. These changes include larger homes, more open floor plans along with volumes and increased synthetic fuel loads. The series of experiments examine this change in fire behavior and the impact on firefighter ventilation tactics. This program will provide you with the most current research on ventilation and the effects on fire behavior ad fire ground operations.
WEST VIRGINIA STATE FIRE MARSHAL'S OFFICE
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM Courtney Rosemond - Public Information Specialist
What do statistics tell us about injuries and deaths from structure fires? Come learn what you can do to improve your department's approach to reducing fire risk within your community.
HIGH RISK/HIGH REWARD - SEARCHING FOR LIFE ON THE FIRE GROUND
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Assistant Fire Chief Doug Cline
Each year, we continue to lose approximately 100 firefighters in the line of duty. Running out of air after becoming lost and disoriented while performing a search is a leading cause of firefighter deaths and injuries while operating on the fireground. The search of a burning structure is a firefighting basic and falls into the category of subject areas that firefighters should spend a majority of their training time. As the job of firefighting changes, performing aggressive searches for trapped occupants is becoming more of a low frequency event with high risk potential. The subject areas of risk versus benefit analysis and size-up are directly related to the effectiveness of search efforts on the foreground. This power packed program will focus on their importance but will try to concentrate on the actual operations and hazards face by firefighters on a search operation once committed to the interior.
REASONS WHY ENGINE COMPANIES FAIL
3:45 PM - 5:15 PM Assistant Fire Chief Doug Cline
The intent of this program is to provide insight as to why engine companies fail to successfully accomplish their assigned tasks. Firefighters, fire officers, and command officers will benefit from this class. These topics are the same today as they were in the "war years," when the veterans who recently retired from military service responded to significantly more fire calls. Participants will actively participate by identifying, discussing, and addressing engine company roles and responsibilities, training shortfalls, modern fire service equipment, size-up and building construction, engine company tactics, and more.
SUNDAY MAY 7th, 2017:
TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES - RIT OPERATIONS WHAT WE HAVE LEARNED
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Assistant Fire Chief Doug Cline
A Rapid Intervention Team (R.I.T.) can go by many names. Call it what you wish. The purpose to have a team of firefighters standing by in the event an individual, crew, or multiple crews get into a situation they cannot get out of or need help getting out of. There are many high-quality training programs available to teach firefighters how to perform the tasks of rapid intervention. The question is how has RIT evolved over the years? What lessons have we learned from the firegrounds where RIT has been deployed? What training do you have and how well are you prepared? These topics and more will be discussed in this presentation focusing you in on reality of your department's ability. Do you dare hear the lessons learned?
THE DANGERS OF SMOKE
9:45 AM - 11:15 AM Assistant Fire Chief Doug Cline
Fire smoke is a toxic soup of dangerous gases and a deadly enemy to firefighters and responders. What is still confusing for responders is how to decide which toxins must be given attention, how to identify them among the other gases and particulates in fire smoke, and at what point the air is safe to breathe without self-contained breathing apparatus or other respiratory protection. Although gas detection is common in the hazardous materials response side of the fire service, the typical line firefighter is unfamiliar with gas detection, gas detection devices/manufactures and methods/procedures for detecting toxic gases at every fire scene. It is important to note that there is no industry standard best practice when it comes to detection and monitoring in the fire environment, specifically during overhaul. So do you know how this smoke is affecting you? Do you know how to protect you, your fellow firefighters and your family? If you answer no or are puzzled by these questions you cannot miss this program.
QUESTION AND ANSWER SESSION 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM ALL CLASSES ARE RESA CERTIFIED. LUNCH ON SATURDAY AND REFRESHMENT WILL BE FURNISHED.
SIGN UP BELOW:
Fayette County Firefighters have covered tuition.
Out of County Departments is $25.00 per person; registration fee to include lunch on Saturday and refreshments during breaks.,
Please indicate department location when signing up for the seminar
Please make checks payable & mail to:
Fayette County Firefighters Association
1047 Nick Rahall Greenway, Fayetteville WV 25840
For more information contact the Fayette County Fire Coordinator at 304-574-4912.
Chief of Training, Safety and Professional Development with Horry County (SC) Fire-Rescue
Executive Director and Consultant, Command Institute, Washington DC
Past President, International Society of Fire Service Instructors & IAFC-SEAFC
Executive Producer & Editor: TheFireOfficer.com
Chief of the Training, Safety and Professional Development Division with Horry County Fire Recue, a Metro Department with over 750 Fire and Emergency Medical Personnel, serving a diverse population and 1250 square miles of jurisdiction answering 60,000+ responses per year. He is a Co-Executive Editor for The Fire Officer.com and Executive Director for the Command Institute in Washington D.C.
A 38-year fire and emergency services veteran as well as a well-known international speaker and instructor presenting dynamic power packed /high intensity programs on leadership, instructor development, officer development, fire ground tactics, rapid intervention team training and firefighter safety and survival. Cline is a highly published author of articles, blogs and textbooks for both Fire and EMS.
As a Chief Officer, Cline is a distinguished authority of officer development and has traveled internationally delivering distinguished programs on leadership and officer development. He also has a diverse line of training videos on Leadership, Rapid Intervention Team Training, Vehicle Fires, Hose Line Management, Emergency Vehicle Operations and Fire Ground Safety and Survival.
Cline, a retired Fire Chief, is a Level III Fire Instructor, National Fire Academy Instructor and an EMS Instructor. Chief Cline is the Immediate President of the International Society of Fire Service Instructors (ISFSI), past President of the Southeastern Association of Fire Chiefs (SEAFC), a member of the South Carolina and North Carolina Society of Fire and Rescue Instructors. Cline serves as a National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF)Advocate for Everyone Goes Home, serves on the FEMA Assistance to Firefighters Act Grant criteria development committee, Congressional Fire Service Institute (CFSI)National Advisory Committee, FDIC Advisory Board and a peer reviewer for the Fire Act Grants.
In 1999, Cline was honored by the International Society of Fire Service Instructors (ISFSI) by being awarded the prestigious George D. Post International Instructor of the Year. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Social Services with a Minor in Education from Concord University. He is an Associate Professor at Horry Georgetown Community College teaching in the Fire Science Associates program.
Chief Cline has been actively involved with the fire dynamics research conducted by ISFSI and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). As a Strategy and Tactics theorist he has worked to help translated the research data into cutting edge operational theories, methodologies instructional programs and fire ground tactical operations focused on the Modern Fire Environment.
Chief Cline is the executive producer of Fire Engineering's Fire and Training Blog Talk Radio show and Fire Weekly's The Chief's Trumpet, the official Blog Talk Radio show for the Southeast Association of Fire Chiefs. Cline is the co-producer of the Fire and EMS Blogs The Fire Officer
Douglas Cline, BSW, NRP
Executive Director Command Institute
International Society of Fire Service Instructors
NFAAA Board of Directors Region IV