Join us for dinner, beer and presentations on tactics and teaching, followed by our Quarterly Business Meeting.
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18:00-18:45 | Apartment Fire Engine Ops
Presented by Matt Fullerton, Portland Fire & Rescue.
This interactive lecture will examine best practices from West Coast urban departments, case studies and recommendations for more efficient and effective operations.
- How to tell if your Battalion is unprepared for your next big apartment fire, and how to address the problem
- How to overcome the common challenges posed by the building layouts, apparatus access and stretch distances
- When to use a static load versus a preconnected attack line, and several reasons why stretching short isn't always recognized until it's too late
- A better method to approach water supply in the urban environment
- How to decide whether to stretch an 1 3/4" or 2 1/2" as the initial attack line, and rules for the backup lines
- Where to send the second and backup handlines, and why it's not the same as residential or commercial fires
- Who slows down the initial attack handline the most, and how to fix it
- How to quickly determine whether the first handline should use an interior attack or an exterior attack
19:00-19:45 | The Science of Aggressive Firefighting
Presented by Lt. Michael Snodgrass, Gresham Fire Department.
The full two day Science of Aggressive Firefighting workshop is hands-on-training with more action than lecture. This introductory lecture will answer several key questions, such as:
- What is aggressive firefighting?
- What is an aggressive firefighter?
- How do we become aggressive firefighters?
- How do we develop aggressive firefighting in others?
- Why is it important to convert data and information into knowledge?
20:00-20:45 | First Whip F.O.O.L.S. Quarterly Business Meeting
All lecture participants are welcome to attend.