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First Quarter Meeting & Training Lecture

  • Vancouver Firefighters Local 452 Union Hall 2807 NW Fruit Valley Rd Vancouver, WA 98660 USA (map)

Join us for a lecture and conversation with Lt. Scott Corrigan from Pierce County, WA. "Beyond the Door" is an analysis of the ways different departments conduct "risk assessments" at house fires. We will discuss methods to standardize the way we evaluate tenability and make "GO or NO GO" decisions. We may use fireground footage from recent fires in the Metro area.

Lt. Corrigan would prefer to limit the event to 25 firefighters to keep the event small and allow conversation during the class. If more would like to attend we will consider allowing more to register.

Photo by Greg Muhr

Photo by Greg Muhr

COST: Members $20    Non-members $30
FOOD/BEER: Included! Pizza and Beer at 4:00PM.
TIME: Doors open at 4:00PM, Quarterly meeting starts at 4:30PM, Lecture from 5:00PM-8:00PM.

I gauge the speed of the event against the men and women who have arrived on scene.  Is it faster than we are and we are behind?  Can we begin to control the event?  I ask myself "can we be in there?" 

If we can- we go. 

We will be Offensive as this indicates a series of expected actions to all incoming units. We will deploy in a fashion that we have prepared mentally and physically for.  We will execute the basic things that will support a good outcome.  We will "run the play". 

From "Beyond the Door, the Risk Analysis - at

Do you have footage from a residential fire in your area? Send a link or file to the, and we'll ask Lt. Corrigan to use it during the presentation.

Earlier Event: January 5
4th Quarter Meeting