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This webcast is backed by formally defined parameters and will answer questions about the aggressive interior attack. Viewers will engage in discussions that challenge the status quo on today’s fireground. Learn the answers to these questions and others: When should you be aggressive? When should you not be aggressive? What role does building construction play in interior operations?

June 16, 2020 at 1:00 PM EDT / 12:00 PM CDT / 10:00 AM PDT / 5:00 PM GMT

The Fire Department of New York (FDNY) has conducted an extensive and detailed examination and evaluation of best practices for cleaning apparatus. These studies focused on all types of contamination that could result in adverse health issues for firefighters as well as different cleaning methods and procedures. From this extensive work, the FDNY produced a functional set of practical policies and procedures.

This event was recorded May 28, 2020 and is now available for on demand viewing.

First responders at the federal, state and local levels are on the front lines providing service, protection, and support to their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. To assist first responders in conducting activities as safely and efficiently as possible, Greg Olson, Sr. Global Product Specialist for Industrial Hygiene and Respiratory Protection at TSI and Bobby Holton, Editor in Chief at Fire Engineering, will discuss respiratory protection and respirator fit testing.

EMS

This event was originally broadcast on May 12, 2020 and is now available for on-demand viewing.

We have seen fire, rain, and flooding. We hone our response based on years of records and new technologies. But, fire and rain have predictive values. Not so a catastrophic biologic event. We have developed vaccines for some of the most infectious agents, but each relies on voluntary compliance or mandated ring immunization without guaranty of jurisdictional adherence in a geopolitically isolated environment.

EMS

This event was originally broadcast on April 28, 2020 and is now available for on-demand viewing.

Why double down on a broken system that hasn’t worked for disasters, active shooter incidents, or large-scale events? In the largest pandemic of our lifetime, learn how clinical leaders in both Texas and Colorado are using mobile technology to not only manage the COVID-19 crisis, but also lay the foundation for the new reality of EMS, including Mobile Integrated Healthcare, Community Paramedicine, and Telehealth.

Firefighting

This event was recorded April 30, 2020 and is now available for on demand viewing.

This Webcast will review identifying unknown powders and substances and also provide an overview of COVID-19 PPE considerations and decon. This information can serve as the basis for a standard operating procedure for your department that covers size-up; PPE; and respiratory selection, decontamination, and identification.

This event was originally broadcast on April 9, 2020 and is now available for on-demand viewing.
Whether you are new to the reading smoke topic or a longtime practitioner, improved decision making relies on the cues and clues available in reading smoke.
Leadership

This event was originally broadcast on May 7, 2020 and is now available for on-demand viewing.

This Webcast is geared to illustrate key points in preparation, size-up, fireground decision making, and communications. Videos, case studies, fireground radio transmissions, and interactive fire simulations are used to present the challenges inherent in making rapid emergency decisions. Viewers are offered tools to help them perform a skillful size-up, communicate effectively, and project control over chaotic emergency incidents.

Firefighting

This event was originally broadcast on April 21, 2020 and is now available for on-demand viewing.

This Webcast combines the research and outreach initiatives of the UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute (FSRI) and presents curriculum relevant to strategic and tactical decision making and developing best practices for mounting an intelligent interior fire attack. The focus is on identifying the “real estate” between the so-called “aggressive” interior attack and “surround and drown.”

Leadership

This event was originally broadcast on April 16, 2020 and is now available for on-demand viewing.

This highly interactive, fun, and humorous Webcast focuses on the tools necessary for succession planning in today’s fire service. Leadership is talked about throughout the fire service, but building in-house modern leaders ready to fill the gap left by their predecessors remains an elusive accomplishment.