Tuesday, August 3, 2021: 1:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Room 125 – 126
Durham Fire Department
Volunteer firefighters respond to a wide array of emergencies across the country every day including fires, emergency medical incidents, natural disasters, hazardous materials incidents, and other general public service calls. To meet these challenges, they must adequately identify problems and develop an action plan to address the problems. Use of the resources available and the initial actions performed will determine the outcome of the incident. It doesn’t matter how many resources are responding. The fireground is demanding and unforgiving, which requires quick thinking, rapid decision making, and swift action. Learn 15 basic tactical considerations for preparing for, training for, and prioritizing the fireground based on staffing and equipment when the department uses volunteer firefighters
Tactical Considerations for the Volunteer Fire Dept will be an interactive class that will involve discussion from the attendees. The format will be in PowerPoint utilizing videos and pictures to reinforce points discussed, allow the students to visualize successes and failures from the fireground. Additionally, there will be a limited amount of equipment that will enhance the students experience. The desire is to correlate information from the class with the attendee’s respective department by using common fireground principles and experiences.
After the completion of this class the student will have a better understanding of:
• The following tactical considerations – SOGs, mutual aid, having a plan, command, communications, water delivery, water supply, coordinating ventilation, search, RIT/FF rescue, reflex time, apparatus positioning, training, and critiques.
• How the tactical considerations create a logical fireground.
• How the tactical considerations are tools that assist the firefighters in being pro-active on the fireground.
• How these considerations play a role in fireground efficiency and safety.
• How these considerations will not guarantee success but help level the playing field for the volunteer fire dept.
• How to identify fireground problems and develop a plan to address them.
• How to apply the tactical considerations based on potential rescue, the building, fire volume, available personnel, and equipment.
• How initial fireground decisions and actions impact the outcome of the incident.