2014 HROC AGENDA & SCHEDULE

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FD Training Network is a huge sponsor and supporter of HROC 2014 and the mission to train firefighters. Check out http://www.fdtraining.com for more info on Great Training.

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Also click the below link to download this years brochure and scheduled agenda !

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Sprinkler Activation

Controlling an activated sprinkler head can be challenging sometimes. It’s not always as easy, as just putting a wedge in it or shutting a valve. So until you can control by the above means, try using a 2.5″ or 3″ to redirect water to the outside. It will require at-least two firefighters to rotate out. It gets tiring/hard to hold hose up more than a couple of minutes. Just a nugget on salvage operations. Video below.

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High Rise 2014 “Update”

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Current Price is $350 and only a few spots left. These spots are only available because we added some seats.

Please email countyfiretactics@hotmail.com if you need shuttle from airport to Pensacola Beach.

They added additional $89 a night rooms. This is email from hotel.

Hi Curt,

We have extended the $89 rate for your guest rooms. Please let your guests know there are rooms available. =)

Melissa Montgomery I Convention Services Manager

HILTON PENSACOLA BEACH GULF FRONT
t: +1 850 916 2999 I t: +1 850 343 6795 I f: +1 850 934 0891
12 Via DeLuna Drive I Pensacola Beach, FL 32561 I United States

If they give you any problems reference Melissa.

BRING YOUR RUNNING SHOES!! We will have a Wednesday morning Walk/Run. Curt & Ray will head up a 5k course. Will meet in lobby Wednesday morning at 6:15.

High-Rise Operations Conference 2014

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Current Price is $300 for Full Conference, to include Hands On.

Cost will be $350 before the end of October

Date: December 2-4, 2014 FREE Shuttle to and from Pensacola Airport

Location: Hilton, Pensacola Beach Gulf Front

Call 1-866-916-2999 for HROC Hotel Reservations and ask for Group Reservations The CODE is PHC for the $89 a night.

Come Learn during 3 days of classroom instruction and hands-on information. Enjoy the option of choosing only lectures or a combination of lectures and hands-on learning from a variety of noted instructors. There will be a Firefighter Track, Officer Track, and Command/Chief Officer Track. The Command/Chief Track will be classroom with a walkthrough of High Rise and its built in systems.

IT’s C R A Z Y!!! Can not believe the Instructors that will be teaching this year.

Chief Jerry Tracey, Chief Rick Kolomay, Chief Bob Hoff, Chief Dave McGrail, Chief Matt Negedly, Chief Curt Isakson ,Captain Bill Gustin, Captain Robert Morris, Captain Kevin Story, Lt. Ray McCormack, Lt. Mike Ciampo, Lt. John Ceriello, Lt. JJ Cassetta, Mac McGarry and more.

Don’t Miss Out!!

Topics Covered Include:

1.Command and Control of High-Rise Fires
2.Smoke and Fire Control
3.Size Up and Deployment at High-Rise Fires
4.The Wind BLANKET!
5.Understanding and Utilizing Built in Fire Protection Systems
6.Open Balcony vs. Enclosed Hallway
7.Understanding and Utilizing Alarm/Control Room
8.Elevator Operations and Rescues
9.Fire Attack and Maximizing Standpipes for Water Flow
10.Attack Line Options to include the NEW 2″ Attack Line
11.Salvage and Controlling Activated Sprinklers “Minimizing Water Damage”
12.PRVs and Everything they Involve “Fire Ground Adjustable or Not”
13.Search and Rescue at High-Rise Fires
14.Forcible Entry in a Smoke Filled Hallway “Captain Bob Morris FDNY R-1″
15.RIT Operations at High-Rises and Case Studies of Previous HR LODDs
16.Standpipe Emergencies

All out-of-town attendees will be provided transportation to and from the airport. Anyone flying will be provided a SCBA, however bring your mask and full bunker (required for hands-on portion). If you choose to only attend the lecture track, gear will not be necessary.

For more info: Contact Curt Isakson at CountyFireTactics@hotmail.com

The Conference will Kick off Monday Night December 1 with a Firefighter Social/Networking session during Monday Night Football. There will be an organized HROC Social each night of the Conference and a Huge Party Thursday Night after the completion of training. Come Network with Firefighters/Officers from all over the WORLD!

Register with Pay Pal:

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=KSE36WYT5QZ3S

If registering multiple people with same card, add name under notes on pay pal.

If registering ten or more, can provide Department/Group Discount and Invoicing. Just Contact: Curt Isakson at countyfiretactics@hotmail.com

Harlem Rescue

The Pensacola Beach Hilton has provided GREAT RATES for HROC 2014.
$89 a night for Double
$189 for a 2 bedroom suite
$209 for a 3 bedroom suite

Hilton

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Halligan Bars and Handline Hose

*Halligan Bars and Handline Hose*

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Not all forcible entry bars are created equal. Many are poor copies of
the original, by manufactures who did not understand correctly the
proper application of the tool in the field. The Pro Halligan Bar (black
grips) At 30-inchs in length fits in the smallest common door opening
and works well in tight hall areas. Its thinner curved fork allows easy
driving through the jamb, the curved “Adz” end not only fits in a
tighter jamb, but develops leverage for easier one person forcible
entry. The sharper longer pike, is easily driven while attacking such
things as carriage bolts.Last but not least its forged one piece
construction makes it a lifetime tool and extremely durable. Forgive me
if I have missed some items, but the better of these two is a well known
fact even for an engine guy like me.

Now that your best in class Halligan Bar has gained you entry to the
structure, extinguishment must follow! Many of you would have easily
identified the superior tool above just by looking at them. But can you
do the same with your attack handline hose?

Which of the three attack handline hoses below would you pick to carry your suppression agent to the seat of the fire?

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After all, it is a well know fact that water equals life. The attack handline hose is literally the conduit of the end game the “critical flow” the knock out punch in the interior. It is commonly purchased by low bid, which to me equals hooliganism against the rank
and file.

In many ways the attack handline hose decision is a more complex
question, with a high amount of life saving potential wrapped up in the
equation. Personally I would choose none of the above, not based on
manufacturer, but construction and design. Much like the Halligan’s
superior construction and design along with a history of proven
successes makes it the obvious choice, the same holds true with hose.

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Above the current gold standard of hose construction is represented. It
is based in the historically proven design of the double jacketed cotton
fire hose of years and fires past. It will not pack down tight, it will
not be the lightest, it will not have the newest material, and it will
not be pitched to you by the salesman. It will resist burn through, it
will have a low enough friction loss for common attack handline flows,
it will have a low delamination failure rate, it will have reduced
kinking, it will have reduced nozzle whip, and it will probably last up to ten
years of heavy use. I am not against progress and new material, but
before you make a leap of faith look where you are jumping to first,
many times it is into the unknown.

The way I see it, the Halligan of current hose construction at a minimum
is,

1) Double Jacketed (Nylon or Polyester or a blend) “Filler Yarns” are to
be filament type to ensure adequate strength “Warp Yarns” are to be the
spun / entanglement type to both resist cutting and abrasion, but allow
load transfer when damaged.This construction should also ensure a large
amount of the coating is thoroughly absorbed by both jackets during the
protective coating process.

2) EPDM rubber liner, minimum wall thickness of .040-inches with a
preference towards vulcanized rubber adhesion of the liner and jacket

3) A minimum pick count of 9.5 picks per inch (increased strength and
abrasion resistance).

4) Withstand Abrasion Test defined in FM Class Number 2111 to 20,000
Cycles minimum with a goal of 30,000 Cycles.

5) The outer jacket shall allow less than 1/16^th -inch expansion under
pressure below 200psi. Hose shall maintain its internal diameter through
its service life under normal working conditions (not to exceed service
test pressure).

6) Goal Service Test Pressure of 400psi, but not less than 300psi

7) The inside jacket shall be manufactured using a reverse twill process
to reduce friction loss.

8) There shall be a durability coating of the outer jacket.

9) 1 ¾” Total Coupled Weight goal of 17-20 pounds per fifty feet section

10) 2 ½” Total Coupled Weight goal of 25-30 pounds per fifty feet section

Unfortunately you cannot currently get a true internal diameter attack
handline hose (1.75 & 2.5-inch) yet in the above spec. This advancement
to the past practice and common sense will significantly reduce charged
weights by less water per foot and improve deployment characteristics
such as kinking and nozzle whip by slight increases in friction loss. To
make this option a reality will requires “US” working on it, this is a
joint effort.The proper knowledge must be shared among the rank and
file, spec matters design and construction are critical. Let us not bake
failure into the cake in advance of our arrival; this type of action is
the definition of professionalism.

The end user (those that are a student of the craft, not a believer of
the sales pitch) should have the largest say, the / hoseman , nozzleman,
doorman… THE ENGINE COMPANY… Those committed to moving and deploying
the attack handline in the interior.Those with the exposure to the risk
have the inherit right to be better served by their equipment and their
executive leadership. After all they apply the water, which is in pure
and direct service to the citizen. We must ensure we are purchasing and
spec-ing the best tools of the trade, not just the newest fanciest ones.

In Solidarity,

Dennis LeGear

P.S.

A hooligan’s opposite is a protector, sometime the answer is in the name.

High-Rise Conference 2014

HROC1129 Photo by Steve Gentry

Current Price is $300 for Full Conference, to include Hands On.

Cost will be $350 before the end of October

Date: December 2-4, 2014 FREE Shuttle to and from Pensacola Airport

Location: Hilton, Pensacola Beach Gulf Front

Call 1-866-916-2999 for HROC Hotel Reservations and ask for Group Reservations The CODE is PHC for the $89 a night.

Come Learn during 3 days of classroom instruction and hands-on information. Enjoy the option of choosing only lectures or a combination of lectures and hands-on learning from a variety of noted instructors. There will be a Firefighter Track, Officer Track, and Command/Chief Officer Track. The Command/Chief Track will be classroom with a walkthrough of High Rise and its built in systems.

IT’s C R A Z Y!!! Can not believe the Instructors that will be teaching this year.

Chief Jerry Tracey, Chief Rick Kolomay, Chief Bob Hoff, Chief Dave McGrail, Chief Matt Negedly, Chief Curt Isakson ,Captain Bill Gustin, Captain Robert Morris, Captain Kevin Story, Lt. Ray McCormack, Lt. Mike Ciampo, Lt. John Ceriello, Lt. JJ Cassetta, Mac McGarry and more.

Don’t Miss Out!!

Topics Covered Include:

1.Command and Control of High-Rise Fires
2.Smoke and Fire Control
3.Size Up and Deployment at High-Rise Fires
4.The Wind BLANKET!
5.Understanding and Utilizing Built in Fire Protection Systems
6.Open Balcony vs. Enclosed Hallway
7.Understanding and Utilizing Alarm/Control Room
8.Elevator Operations and Rescues
9.Fire Attack and Maximizing Standpipes for Water Flow
10.Attack Line Options to include the NEW 2″ Attack Line
11.Salvage and Controlling Activated Sprinklers “Minimizing Water Damage”
12.PRVs and Everything they Involve “Fire Ground Adjustable or Not”
13.Search and Rescue at High-Rise Fires
14.Forcible Entry in a Smoke Filled Hallway “Captain Bob Morris FDNY R-1″
15.RIT Operations at High-Rises and Case Studies of Previous HR LODDs
16.Standpipe Emergencies

All out-of-town attendees will be provided transportation to and from the airport. Anyone flying will be provided a SCBA, however bring your mask and full bunker (required for hands-on portion). If you choose to only attend the lecture track, gear will not be necessary.

For more info: Contact Curt Isakson at CountyFireTactics@hotmail.com

The Conference will Kick off Monday Night December 1 with a Firefighter Social/Networking session during Monday Night Football. There will be an organized HROC Social each night of the Conference and a Huge Party Thursday Night after the completion of training. Come Network with Firefighters/Officers from all over the WORLD!

Register with Pay Pal:

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=KSE36WYT5QZ3S

If registering multiple people with same card, add name under notes on pay pal.

If registering ten or more, can provide Department/Group Discount and Invoicing. Just Contact: Curt Isakson at countyfiretactics@hotmail.com

Harlem Rescue

The Pensacola Beach Hilton has provided GREAT RATES for HROC 2014.
$89 a night for Double
$189 for a 2 bedroom suite
$209 for a 3 bedroom suite

Hilton

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High Rise Operations Conference 2014

Registration is Open for HROC 2014

High Rise Fire Conference 2014 on Pensacola Beach. Pensacola Beach Hilton has Double Rooms for $89 during Conference Week. Transportation from Airport provided.

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Register Today!! Spots Limited to 300 and it SOLD OUT last year.

Spots are GOING FAST… Currently $250 for FULL CONFERENCE and will go to $300 SOON..

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