Saturday, November 22, 2008

Strategy & Tactics for Commercial - “Big Box” Buildings

On December 6th, Gaston College, City of Gastonia Fire Department, and Gaston County Firefighter's Association will be hosting a Fire Seminar, with guest speaker, Timothy Sendelbach.

Strategy & Tactics for Commercial - “Big Box” Buildings

Choosing the right tactics on the fireground is one of the most important aspects of firefighter safety & survivability. The use of residential tactics in commercial fires has proven time and time again to compromise the safety & effectiveness of modern firefighting operations. Using a series of computer based simulations and case studies, this high-impact, high energy program will provide attendees with a step by step action plan for critical fireground decision-making when developing strategy & tactics for commercial (“Big Box” Building) fires including: size-up, risk assessment (go or no go decision-making), objective based strategy & tactics (emphasizing predictability and manageability), hose line selection / deployment, air management, RIT operations/deployment, use and application of fixed systems, offensive versus defensive fire stream management, command & control, accountability, progress reporting, and effective resource management issues.

Are You the Best of the Best or Just Like the Rest?

How does your organization compare when it comes to national best practices?” Are you meeting minimum standards or are you simply working to get by? This high-impact, multi-media presentation is designed to provide departmental leaders and company officers with a road map for organizational change including discussions related to: fire administration/management, training, equipment and fireground operations. Using recent events from across the nation this program will demonstrate how effective leadership, training, and individual empowerment can support organizational change and forward progression supportive of firefighter safety and operational effectiveness.

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