Hands-On Classes

ENGINE COMPANY OPERATIONS

Chief Jeff Shupe (Ret. Cleveland, OH Fire)
Captain Jonathan Hall (Saint Paul, MN Fire)
Captain Keith Niemann (Wichita, KS Fire)
Captain Gerald Johnson (Wichita, KS Fire)

The fire service begins and ends with engine company fundamentals. This class will offer various methods of handling the deployment and application of hoselines at fire scenes as well as provide valuable insights from experienced engine company officers. You will be taught various techniques for both 1 3/4″ and 2 1/2″ attack lines, drawing on the teachings and experience of many different fire service instructors. Students will be shown ways for overcoming understaffed engines, common pitfalls and tips for excellent teamwork on the fire ground. The live fire portion of this class also allows students to interface with those performing other operations.

TOPICS COVERED

Fire Attack
Line Deployment
Engine Work
Company Level Operations

MANDATORY EQUIPMENT

Full Turnout Gear
SCBA
Spare Cylinder (Optional)
Release of Liability Waiver

RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE

New Firefighters
Intermediate Firefighters
Engine Company Members
Understaffed Depts

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Live Fire Evolutions

SPECIAL SERVICE COMPANY

Captain Scott Kleinschmidt (Wichita, KS Fire)
Captain Brian Jetton (Frisco, TX Fire)

Captain Seth Taylor (Lewisville, TX Fire)
Captain Sam Hittle (Wichita, KS Fire)
Firefighter Michael Heeney (Austin, TX Fire)
Lieutenant Chris Moren (Austin, TX Fire)
Firefighter Nick Sequenzia (Frisco, TX Fire)

Within most organizations big or small there is that one multi-purpose “catch-all” rig. Regardless of apparatus type; Rescue Co, Truck Co, or Squad Co (Rescue Pumper) most organizations have that one rig based on special equipment and additional training that falls into this definition. Hazmat and Tech Rescue is often the catalyst for the development of these types of companies, but their operational capabilities go much deeper than this. In this 8-hour HOT we will cover the other side of the spectrum. We will focus on the day to day functions of these companies when it comes to fire ground operations and daily special calls for service. Even if your organization doesn’t operate a special service rig these skill sets are still being utilized in one way or another regardless of the type of rig you respond on.

TOPICS COVERED

Search & Rescue
Targeted Search
VES
Victim Removal
High-Density Forcible Entry
Building & Vehicle Stabilization

MANDATORY EQUIPMENT

Full Turnout Gear
SCBA
Release of Liability Waiver

RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE

Intermediate Firefighters
Experienced Firefighters
Truck Company Members
Rescue Company Members

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

N/A

ROOFTOP WORKSHOP

Firefighter William Knight (DeKalb County, GA Fire)
Captain Arthur Ashley (Lexington, KY Fire)
Firefighter Rob Fisher
Firefighter Chad Berg
Firefighter Julio Ramos
Firefighter Jason Joannides

This is a vertical ventilation class that presents fireground roof operations from across the U.S. Harnessing the experience of instructors from the East Coast, West Coast, and in between, this class will present several common types of lightweight and conventional roof construction and the topside tactics that have been proven in the regions where those roofs exist. This class will dispel myths and misinformation while providing students with an increased confidence and ability to make the fireground safer for victims and firefighters.

TOPICS COVERED

Vertical Vent
Saw Operation
Flat & Pitched Roofs
Building Construction
Defensive/Trench Cuts
Coordinating Ventilation

MANDATORY EQUIPMENT

Full Turnout Gear
SCBA
Eye Protection
Release of Liability Waiver

RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE

Truck Company Members
Intermediate Firefighters
Experienced Firefighters

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

N/A

FORCIBLE ENTRY

Lieutenant Cameron Meier (Sedgwick County, KS Fire)
Captain Nick White (Hutchinson, KS Fire)
Captain Matt Nance (Sedgwick County, KS Fire)
Firefighter Drew Agnew

As Americans become more security conscious the ability to perform proper forcible entry techniques has become more critical than ever. This class will challenge students through multiple props, scenarios, and tools with a strong foundation on the basics. When seconds count our decisions can make or break the incident. Don’t let an essential task on the fireground be the one that slows you down.

TOPICS COVERED

Conventional Forcible Entry
Atypical Forcible Entry

MANDATORY EQUIPMENT

Full Turnout Gear
SCBA
Eye Protection

RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE

New Firefighters
Intermediate Firefighters

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

N/A

FIRST DUE FUNDAMENTALS

Chief Trey Nelms (Nashville, TN Fire)
Firefighter Daniel Nelms (Nashville, TN Fire)
Firefighter Shawn Raymond (Gallatin, TN Fire)
Firefighter Jonathan Jarvis (Wichita, KS Fire)

The actions of the first due unit(s) form the foundation for a successful incident. The ability to gain initial access, get the first line in operation, and locate/remove trapped occupants are all core competencies for any firefighter. Attendees will learn techniques to perform conventional forcible, VES, and initial attack line operations, then put what they’ve learned to the test in real time scenarios.

TOPICS COVERED

Forcible Entry
VES
Victim Removal
Fire Attack

MANDATORY EQUIPMENT

Full Turnout Gear
SCBA
Release of Liability Waiver

RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE

New Firefighters
Intermediate Firefighters

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

N/A

MOVING WITH PURPOSE

Firefighter Dan Mishler (Sedgwick County, KS Fire)
Firefighter Seth Glaves (Wichita, KS Fire)
Firefighter David Richmond

In today’s fire service the fire ground needs have out grown our staffing capabilities. We no longer have the personnel to throw at the tasks to complete them. This class is designed to take firefighters out of their comfort zone and show them how making minor adjustments to skills can be the overall difference on the fire ground.

TOPICS COVERED

Single Firefighter Skills
Forcible Entry
Fire Attack
Outside Vent
Ladder Throws
Window Bailouts

MANDATORY EQUIPMENT

Full Turnout Gear
SCBA
Release of Liability Waiver

RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE

New Firefighters
Intermediate Firefighters
Understaffed Depts
Volunteer Depts

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

N/A

LARGE AREA SEARCH TECHNIQUES

Captain Chad Dailey (Kansas City, MO Fire)
O’Byrne Fireground Training Inc. Instructors

This class was developed by members of the Kansas City Fire Department after the tragic loss of Battalion Chief John Tvedten in a commercial warehouse on December 18, 1999. Searches can be very challenging, add to it the stress of a downed firefighter and our common practices are not adequate nor are they applicable to completing a timely primary search. In this class we will demonstrate and teach all aspects of this technique, students will also have multiple repetitions completing this skill.

TOPICS COVERED

Search & Rescue
Large Area Search
Victim Removal
Thermal Imaging Assisted Search

MANDATORY EQUIPMENT

Full Turnout Gear
SCBA
Spare Cylinder (Optional)

RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE

Intermediate Firefighters
Experienced Firefighters
Truck Company Members
Rescue Company Members
Officers

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Bringing your own Thermal Imaging Camera is benefical.

FIREFIGHTER ESCAPE SYSTEMS

Chief Donald Colarusso (Neptune, NJ Fire)
Captain Chad Cox (Wichita, KS Fire)
All Hands Fire Training Instructors

This class introduces students to firefighter escape systems. This program will provide students with the basic skills in the proper deployment and use of an escape system that include an Anchor Hook, 50-feet of rope and descending device attached to a harness. This class begins with a classroom session, proper fit and wear of the harness and system and then skill stations. Students will then perform nine bailout jumps at varied levels of difficulty on a safety back-up belay. This is the basic end user training program recommended by most manufacturers and fire departments.

TOPICS COVERED

Harnesses
Escape & Survival
Bailouts

MANDATORY EQUIPMENT

Full Turnout Gear
SCBA
Class II Harness & Escape System
Release of Liability Waiver

RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE

New Firefighters
Intermediate Firefighters
Firefighters Seeking Bailout Certification
Officers

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

All Hands Fire Training will have some harnesses and bailout systems available for students who do not already have one.