Urban Track on Day 3 at HROC

Engine Company
Standpipe Operations
Hands on Training

Presented by
Dave McGrail and Associates
McGrail Fire Ops

The engine company standpipe operation is arguably one of the most important functions the engine company will perform. There must be a pre-established standard operating procedure for this low frequency operation, and there must be an ongoing and continuous program of hands on training.

This hands on training program will give attendees a comprehensive understanding of the essential appliances, equipment, and tools necessary for successful standpipe operations. Coupled with the appropriate equipment, attendees will be given a solid foundation of operational procedures that can be utilized for their most frequently encountered fire attack situations in high-rise and other standpipe equipped buildings.

This hands on training program will include:

1. Standpipe Appliances / Equipment: All of the essential standpipe appliances and equipment and its application will be addressed, from the recommended nozzle to the standpipe inline pressure gauge.

2. Standpipe Hose Packs: The recommended size (2 1/2-inch) hose will be addressed, including the most efficient and effective methods, for assembling, storing, transporting, and deploying (stretching) the hose packs. Specifically, the “Denver Hose Pack / Denver Fold” will be taught, utilizing light weight, velcro hose pack straps.
3. Operating and Advancing 2 1/2-inch Hose: Attendees will learn the most efficient methods for handling and operating 2 1/2-inch hose. This will include proper nozzle operation, nozzle mechanics, backup man placement, dealing with friction points, and the use of “hit and move” tactics.

4. The “Apartment Stretch”: Attendees will learn the correct method to quickly and efficiently complete an “Apartment Stretch”, with minimal manpower. This stretch is designed for, and can be utilized for situations where we have control of the door to the fire area, and that door is closed, such as an apartment door in a multiple family dwelling building. This stretch involves stretching the hoseline dry, as far as it is safely possible, typically up to the point of entry to the fire area (closed and controlled door).

5. The “Stairwell Stretch”: Attendees will learn the correct method to quickly and efficiently complete a “Stairwell Stretch”, with minimal manpower. This stretch is designed for, and can be utilized for situations where we have heavy smoke / fire / heat (an IDLH atmosphere) immediately upon exiting the stairwell onto the fire floor; such as a well involved fire area in a commercial building, or heavy smoke / fire / heat in the public hallway of a multiple family dwelling.

Machinery Rescue Class “HROC 2017”

16-hr Machinery Rescue Operations Course: Day 2 and 3 of HROC 2017. This is separate from HROC registration and you must register at link below. You can attend HROC lectures on Day 1 or Breakout lecture on Rescue Operations. Class Limited to 40 Students.

(40 students maximum)

Day 1 will be your choice to attend Big Room with HROC Lectures or Breakout room on Heavy Rescue Operations “Lecture”, but you must be registered for the 16 Hour Man N Machine to be in Big Room or break out class on Day 1 and be in this Class. There will be no free/comp spots for this class. The Attendee roster will be exact and a max of 40 students.

Day 2

– Morning lecture reviews case histories, lock-out/tag-out, tool kits, and medical


– Morning rotations cover tool familiarization, torch use, size-up, and lock-


– Lunch break to be determined

– Afternoon rotations cover meat grinder entrapment, hand/finger entrapment, fence impalement & auger entrapment, and real machinery scenarios.

Day 3

– Roller machinery in tight spaces

– Elevated machinery rescue on a rope scenario

– Lunch break to be determined

– Press machinery scenario

– Enhanced meat grinder scenario

Hampton Inn on Pensacola Beach “next door to Hilton’ has rooms for $85 a night with free parking and free breakfast. Anyone flying will get free shuttle from airport on Monday and returned shuttle on Friday. Class limited to 40 Students

Hampton Inn Pensacola Beach (850) 932-6800 “Kelly Eddins is contact”

Link Below to register




Good Read

“An open letter to the NFL players,

You graduated high school in 2011. Your teenage years were a struggle. You grew up on the wrong side of the tracks. Your mother was the leader of the family and worked tirelessly to keep a roof over your head and food on your plate. Academics were a struggle for you and your grades were mediocre at best. The only thing that made you stand out is you weighed 225 lbs and could run 40 yards in 4.2 seconds while carrying a football.

Your best friend was just like you, except he didn’t play football. Instead of going to football practice after school, he went to work at McDonalds for minimum wage. You were recruited by all the big colleges and spent every weekend of your senior year making visits to universities where coaches and boosters tried to convince you their school was best. They laid out the red carpet for you.

Your best friend worked double shifts at Mickey D’s. College was not an option for him. On the day you signed with Big State University, your best friend signed paperwork with his Army recruiter. You went to summer workouts.
He went to basic training.

You spent the next four years living in the athletic dorm, eating at the training table. You spent your Saturdays on the football field, cheered on by adoring fans. Tutors attended to your every academic need. You attended class when you felt like it. Sure, you worked hard. You lifted weights , ran sprints, studied plays, and soon became one of the top football players in the country.

Your best friend was assigned to the 101st Airborne Division. While you were in college, he deployed to Iraq once and Afghanistan twice. He became a Sergeant and led a squad of 19 year old soldiers who grew up just like he did. He shed his blood in Afghanistan and watched young American’s give their lives, limbs, and innocence for the USA.

You went to the NFL combine and scored off the charts. You hired an agent and waited for draft day. You were drafted in the first round and your agent immediately went to work, ensuring that you received the most money possible. You signed for $16 million although you had never played a single down of professional football. Your best friend re-enlisted in the Army for four more years. As a combat tested sergeant, he will be paid $32,000 per year.

You will drive a Ferrari on the streets of South Beach. He will ride in the back of a Blackhawk helicopter with 10 other combat loaded soldiers. You will sleep at the Ritz. He will dig a hole in the ground and try to sleep. You will “make it rain” in the club. He will pray for rain as the temperature reaches 120 degrees.

On Sunday, you will run into a stadium as tens of thousands of fans cheer and yell your name. For your best friend, there is little difference between Sunday and any other day of the week. There are no adoring fans. There are only people trying to kill him and his soldiers. Every now and then, he and his soldiers leave the front lines and “go to the rear” to rest. He might be lucky enough to catch an NFL game on TV. When the National Anthem plays and you take a knee, he will jump to his feet and salute the television. While you protest the unfairness of life in the United States, he will give thanks to God that he has the honor of defending his great country.

To the players of the NFL: We are the people who buy your tickets, watch you on TV, and wear your jerseys. We anxiously wait for Sundays so we can cheer for you and marvel at your athleticism. Although we love to watch you play, we care little about your opinions until you offend us. You have the absolute right to express yourselves, but we have the absolute right to boycott you. We have tolerated your drug use and DUIs, your domestic violence, and your vulgar displays of wealth. We should be ashamed for putting our admiration of your physical skills before what is morally right. But now you have gone too far. You have insulted our flag, our country, our soldiers, our police officers, and our veterans. You are living the American dream, yet you disparage our great country. I am done with NFL football and encourage all likeminded Americans to boycott the NFL as well.”
Author Unknown

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3 Days of Leadership & Tactics

3 Days of Leadership & Tactics
Pensacola Beach
February 6-8, 2018
Hampton Inn on Pensacola Beach
Rooms $85 a night with Free Breakfast. Social Networking each night.

Lead Instructor Curt Isakson
First Ten Spots $100 for all 3 Days
Regular Price $250
Certificate Issued for Completion
All New Program with Command & Control of Fires 🔥 on top of Leadership from Experience.

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