RESIDENTIAL ENGINE & TRUCK FUNDAMENTALS
Captain Keith Niemann (Wichita, KS Fire) – Engine
Captain Mark Misek (Wichita, KS Fire) – Truck
This is a 2-Day Class (Saturday & Sunday)
We are excited to offer a bit of what we do here with Wichita Fire crews to the students of Wichita HOT. On the Engine side Efficiency is the name of the game so the class will focus on getting the first line in place and getting down that long hot hallway and knocking out the fire. On the Truck side efficiency is also the key as the essential truck functions have to be completed in concert with the engine crew to ensure the line gets in place and victims are removed. On day one the Engine crews will work on line stretches and nozzle work, the truck crews will work on forcible entry, pitched roof ventilation and VES style searches. Both Engine and Truck will also receive two sessions of live fire behavior. On day two the goal is to run through nine live burns so each student on Engine and each student on Truck will participate in all positions receiving three fires each. As shown in the video crews will be “dispatched” from quarters, bunk out and respond to the fire location. The Engine crew will stretch on the fire as the Truck crew forces the door for them, heads to the roof to cut the vent and completes a search as the Engine makes the fire room knocking down the fire.
DOMINATING THE FIRE GROUND
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 first due companies at a structural fire can make or break an incident. Making split second decisions and performing critical task with limited staffing may be all that stands between loss of life and protection of property. You don’t rise to the occasion; you sink to your level of preparedness…so the real question is, are you ready? This 10-hour hand on class will involve 3 skill stations that include Forcible Entry, Hose line Selection and Placement, VES (ground level and above), Advancing and Flowing Attack Lines, and Aggressive Primary Search. Participants will rotate through each skill station and spend the last part of class putting learned skills to work in real time scenarios under live fire and smoke conditions. Competence builds confidence. Join us in building the attitude, ability, and aggressive actions it takes to control and prevail on today’s dynamic fireground.
RESIDENTIAL SEARCH & SIZEUP
Lieutenant Stephen Runyan (Wichita, KS Fire)
Georgia Smoker Diver Instructors
Residential Search and Size Up class is an 8 hour hands on training program that covers the primary functions of the engine and truck company’s roles in sizing up and searching a residential structure. Instructors cover in detail the techniques used to size up a structure for the purpose of searching in the most probable victim locations as well as how to complete a traditional primary oriented search as a member of both the truck and engine crew, vent enter and search, victim removal via ground ladders and the use of thermal imaging in search. Students will receive instruction and demonstrations in techniques as well as participate in walk through drills before performing skills real time. Students will also learn strategies to isolate the fire and control ventilation to ensure a successful search, and the differences in timing of primary, secondary and recovery searches. This class will require students to perform the various searches and remove victims while wearing full firefighter PPE and SCBA while under simulated conditions.
TRUCK COMPANY OPERATIONS
Battalion Chief Scott Kleinschmidt (Wichita, KS Fire)
This class is a complete approach to Truck Company Operations. Best practices in search, ventilation, ground ladders and forcible entry will be covered. Some of the top instructors in this subject matter will help you improve your knowledge and ability as a truckie.
MASTERING YOUR CRAFT
Lieutenant Dan Mishler (Sedgwick County, KS Fire)
Lieutenant Cameron Meier (Sedgwick County, KS Fire)
Captain Nick White (Hutchinson, KS Fire)
This is a live fire class designed for the aggressive firefighter or officer who loves the job and wants to get better at their skills under realistic conditions. This class will not teach the skill beforehand so the students need to come in ready to work and perform the skills under real heat and smoke. This class is will be held at an offsite location, and will use conex boxes at the Hutchinson Fire Department training grounds. The class cover skills such as searching with a can, VES, basement fire search, basement fire attack and Forcible Entry.
HEAVY EXTRICATION FUNDAMENTALS
Josh Pearcy (Oklahoma City, OK Fire)
Training Solutions Instructors
Course builds upon basic auto extrication techniques. This course focuses on stabilizing, lifting, and extricating with heavy vehicles like buses, semi tractor trailers, dump trucks, and other various heavy equipment. Students will go through a variety of scenarios under the guidance of an Instructor on sizing-up, stabilizing, and lifting heavy vehicles in rescue scenarios.