Gainesville Florida, County Fire Tactics, Chief Curt Isakson 🐊🔥🚒
LAST CALL $125 TO ATTEND, NEW UPDATES FOR ATTENDEES, PLUS TWO EXCLUSIVE SOCIAL EVENT’S
County Fire Tactics is hosting the Gators Fire Seminar, September 15-16, 2022, at the Hampton Inn & Suites in downtown Gainesville, Florida. Experience two full days of “Into The Job” Investment, Passion & Learning for only $125.
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PRESENTATION DETAILS & SCHEDULE
ARRIVAL SOCIAL, SEMINAR CHECK-IN, AGENDA FOR DAY 1 & DAY 2, SOCIAL NIGHT
September 15th, 2022
- 8:00a – Brotherhood Breakfast | Chief Isakson invites attendees to the Firehouse Kitchen Table, Hampton Inn, Second Floor
- 8:45a – Seminar Check-In begins for all attendees.
- 9:00a – Seminar Opening Keynote “Mastering Our Craft”
- TBA – Break for Lunch & Networking
- 4:00p – Closing Remarks and Day 2 preview.
- 5:00p – Hampton Inn Attendee Guests meet at second floor lounge for group departure to evening networking and social event at a local establishment.
September 16th, 2022
ALL attendees will receive a FREE PASS to COBC in May 2023 on Pensacola Beach !!! Read the details below in the Facebook post.
Chief Isakson will be presenting information from the latest UL FSRI studies, and People Before Water which he delivered at a recent UL FSRI technical panel summit in Philadelphia Pennsylvania last week.
This seminar will feature an opening Keynote on Mastering Our Craft. Chief Isakson will also cover four popular presentations entitled “People Before Water,” “It’s Worth The Risk,” “Tactics Put Out Fires,” and “Death On The Nozzle.”
During the seminar there will be a limited supply of County Fire Tactics merchandise available for purchase in addition to a raffle for CFT Conference Passes and a variety of CFT Swag.
Chief Isakson's Presentations
Today’s fireground requires tactics that take today’s fire behavior, building construction, and response models into consideration. We must also use the UL studies, Firefighter Rescue Survey results, and civilian fire fatalities data to better deploy our local fire resources to meet life safety and property loss priorities. When smoke detectors fail, the fire service cannot fail. We are the last line of defense. This class will give attendees a possible approach to getting the annual civilian fire fatality numbers consistently below 2,000 a year. It shows how to use data to assist us in adjusting our fireground assignments in the first five to seven minutes to remove trapped occupants sooner while still using decades of proven fireground tactics that work.
This very passionate and in your face presentation is about pushing to recapture the primary mission of the Fire Service. The very foundation of what has defined the fire service for decades is what built an undeniable trust from the public. We must push for a greater fire service that puts the lives of citizens first, which also means that property still counts. IT’S WORTH THE RISK is about more than just aggressive interior firefighting, it is also about standing strong against all odds to create a better and more effective fire service by putting yourself out there. Stay true to yourself, stay true to the mission, and stay true to the job. AGGRESSIVE does not mean UNSAFE. Political correctness and self serving attitudes are threatening the very fabric the holds this job to the highest of standards. Having a solid character, always doing the right thing, challenging the status quo, and of course continually training go a long way in making the firehouse and the fire service a better place. There is positive value in tradition, culture, and the core values that built the fire service. This means we can take acceptable risks, and make calculated tactical decisions based on your level of training, knowledge, and experience. You must understand that this is a tough and dangerous job that requires mental and physical toughness. More civilians are saved in one week than firefighters die inside structures in an entire year. IT’S WORTH THE RISK. We can and do make a positive impact in saving lives and property. Not all property is replaceable, and not everyone has insurance. With solid training the RISK is truly REDUCED to a manageable level. Bringing back realistic and practical live fire training is needed. Understanding that experience matters, and sometimes no matter how right we do this job, sometimes things can still go wrong. It’s always been said that you can never train too much for a job that can kill you. Those words are very poignant, yet the majority of firehouses have adopted a culture of training less and complaining more about those who do. Stop worrying about what others are saying, and let’s get back to the job of TAKING BACK OUR FIRE SERVICE. Get out of the recliner, get motivated, and make a difference. IT’S WORTH THE RISK.
Fireground commanders should have a strong understanding of fire tactics and the necessary strategic goals for each incident. The strategy chosen must be backed up by tactical abilities within the assigned resources.
We need water to survive in Life and on the Fireground. Everything we do is secondary to Water On The Fire. Water maintains and CREATES SURVIVABLE SPACE! Tactics Put Out Fires through supporting Water Application to the BURNING SOLID FUELS. Understanding Fire Behavior and how to KILL IT through proper water deliver should be the TOP PRIORITY of all Firefighters.
Historically in the past firefighters DIED doing Truck Work and were usually assigned to the Truck Company. Today more than ever before the Firefighters that Die during interior Fire Operations; Die on THE NOZZLE! Death on the Nozzle is more real than it’s ever been and we must wake up and put STRETCHING & FLOWING before playing on a DOOR PROP OR ROOF PROP. Yes those Tactics are Critical but secondary to Water Application.
We must get WATER ON THE FIRE at every fire. We are not required to to force a door or cut a roof at every fire but guaranteed the fire needs water and enough of it to rapidly overcome the BTUs being produced. We need BIG APPLICATION and not prolonged duration of water application. But we must also completely understand the BIG 3 of FIRE STREAM & Attack Package SELECTION!!
1. Desired Amount Residential“2.5 GPS/150 GPM” or Commercial “5 GPS/300 GPM”
2. Desired Reach “Stream Reach”
3. Desired Nozzle Reaction/Combat Mobility “Nozzle Reach”
The Fire Service must stop deciding their hose & nozzle package from parking lot evaluations and start doing the Gallons Per Second test to truly pick a package that proves to be successful on the interior of a building on Fire. I have not been to very many parking lot fires and most building fires have stuff EVERYWHERE!!
Chief Isakson SPOTLIGHT
Curt “Ike” Isakson is a 30+ year veteran of the fire service, with experience working in volunteer, career, and combination departments in urban, suburban, rural, and countywide settings.
If you are traveling to the area by air, Gainesville Regional Airport is approximately 5 miles northeast of the seminar venue.
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