UL FSRI Water Mapping Prop @ HROC Dec ’21 & CFT Fire School Feb ’22, Applying Water Most Effectively

Underwriters Laboratories Fire Safety Research Institute (UL FSRI) sponsored and operated a first of its kind water mapping prop at CF Tactics Water On The Fire Conference in August of 2021.

The UL FSRI prop brings the laboratory right to the attendees at our conferences. In the words of Eklhart Brass, “Just Because Water is Coming Out Doesn’t Mean You’re Doing it Right.”

CF Tactics will have the UL Water Mapping prop available for attendees to view and use in December 2021 at HROC, and February 2022 at CFT Fire School.

Keith Stakes & Mike Alt, Water Mapping Prop Lecture & Demo

Special thanks to Steve Kerber, Keith Stakes, Jennifer Williams, Michael Alt, and Philip Gilman for their work to make this possible and educating hundreds of attendees at WOFC 2021, and future CFT Conferences

Please continue reading to the bottom of this post. We have included a lot of great training content either as a review of lessons learned at WOFC, or as preparation for your use of this prop in December 2021 and February 2022.

A link to the UL Fire Safety Academy is available in the menu bar right here on CFT under our Training Articles & Links section.

The proper application of water was summed up best by the late Andy Fredericks. The fire “goes as the first line “goes”.

Why is Water Mapping important?

UL Statement on Water Mapping

“Understanding this fundamental principle of water dispersion can aid firefighters in understanding how to apply their water during fire suppression operations most effectively.”

UL Water Mapping Online Class

UL Water Mapping in Structures

UL Water Mapping Update

Water Mapping Training Video's

Chief Brush Making the Push

Ray McCormack, Water Mapping

Ray McCormack, Water Mapping in the Hallway on the Advance

Bill Gustin, Water Mapping, Door Frame Deflection & Wetting

UL FSRI Water Mapping Prop Under Construction at WOFC 2021

CFT CONFERENCE SERIES 2021-2022

HIGH RISE OPERATIONS CONFERENCE 2021
DECEMBER 7 - 9, 2021
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CFT 100 CLUB MEMBERSHIP 2022
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OFFICER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
2022
JANUARY 10 - 14, 2022
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CFT FIRE SCHOOL 2022
FEBRUARY 8TH - 10TH, 2022
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COMMAND OFFICER BOOT CAMP 2022
MAY 10 - 12, 2022
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WATER ON THE FIRE CONFERENCE 2022
AUGUST 23 - 25, 2022
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DECEMBER 6 - 8, 2022
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Chief Isakson, Tonight 7:00 PM Central, Thoughts from the Dock, Vision & Grind

Join Chief Curt Isakson tonight with an installment of his “Thoughts From The Dock”.

The event goes live in a few moments on Facebook Live !!!

Log in, listen, watch, share, bring someone with you for the message of the night.

Full Facebook live video posted below, Vision & Grind.

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FDTN National Fireground Training Academy 2022 Course Calendar

The National Fireground Training Academy 2022 training calendar is now published and posted below.

FDTN offers classes spanning all areas of the fireground operations for the engine, truck, heavy rescue, and the chief.

The Fire Department Training Network is a one of a kind state-of-the-art firefighting academy located on 50-acres of land near Indianapolis, Indiana.

Scroll down to view several video’s about the FDTN campus and course offerings.

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Keynote Speech, Alabama Dam HOT Fire Conference, Tallassee AL, Chief Isakson

Fire Life Training Associates is sponsoring the Alabama DAM HOT Conference, November 3-4, 2021 in Tallassee Alabama.

An instructor meet and greet social event will occur the day prior on November 2, 2021.

This conference will feature a keynote presentation by Chief Isakson to set the tone for the one day of lecture, and one day of hands on training (HOT).

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Exponential Engine, Chief Brian Brush, Free Program on CountyFireTactics.com

During Water on The Fire Conference (WOFC) 2021, Chief Brian Brush gave his Exponential Engine training program to firefighters for FREE.

County Fire Tactics is the exclusive host of these materials for you and your crews to access over and over again.

Chief Brush wants you to learn, train, and improve your Engine Company Operations Abilities by knowing your Engine Company Capabilities.

All resources are accessible via the button above or throughout the page below.

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CFT Fire School ’22, Last Call for $99.00, Call For Presentations Open !!!

CF Tactics added some seats @ $99.00 This is the last call for seats at this price.

The First 99 Seats for $99.00 Sold Out

CFT Fire School will be held February 8th–10th, 2022, with two days of lecture and one day of Hands on Training (HOT) sessions on Pensacola Beach at the Hilton Pensacola Beach Gulf Side Convention Center.

This conference will have more attendees and more options that in the past. We plan to have presentations in the big room and small rooms running concurrently on the lecture days. It will also be a practice run for the all new “The Fire Conference” by CF Tactics in the first quarter of 2023

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FDNY Engine Company Operations Manual, Updated August 2021

Brief Biography about Lieutenant Ray McCormack, FDNY

Ray McCormack recently retired as a Lieutenant after 38 years. He holds a BA from the New York Institute of Technology.

He was the chair and lead author for FDNYs new Engine Company Operations Manual. He developed and taught Back to Basics Standpipe for all FDNY firefighters.

He was the co-founder and editor of Urban Firefighter magazine. He sits on the FDIC advisory board and FireEngineering editorial board.

He was a panel member for two consecutive Underwriters Laboratories (UL) studies. Impact of Fire Attack Utilizing Interior & Exterior Streams on Firefighter Safety and Occupant Survival Study and Study of Coordinated Fire Attack Utilizing Acquired Structures. He lectures on Engine and Ladder Company Operations, Leadership and Improving Extinguishment Culture.

Articles from Lt. Ray McCormack on CountyFireTactics.com

FDIC 2009 Keynote Speech - Lt. Ray McCormack, FDNY

Pushing Fire - Lt. Ray McCormack, FDNY

Can you push fire? Pushing fire has been a decades-long fire behavior during fire attack debate. When will it happen? How will you learn more about it? Read on and we will tell you.

Now that we have you drawn in with a slight play on words, Lieutenant Ray McCormack (FDNY) and Chief Erich Roden (Milwalkee) have recently launched a new “fire service project” entitled pushing fire, we think its a catchy title, we hope you will too.

Pushing Fire is the genesis of an entirely new place to find not just journalism, but all things content, expertise, academics and research in the fire service. We won’t refer to Pushing Fire as a “website” or “magazine,” rather, we prefer to call this a project, as we hope to see what organically grows out of it.

The article below “For Some Firefighters its Always Less Murky” has been authored and reposted with the permission of Lt. Ray McCormack. Posted under this article is even more fire service nuggets and knowledge from Lt. McCormack to include several articles he authored here on CountyFireTactics.com and his FDIC Keynote Speech from 2009.

Lt. McCormack will be presenting a keynote address at CF Tactics Water On The Fire Conference in August 2021.

Be sure to read even more on PushingFire.com and their Facebook Page.

If you’ve never had the opportunity to be around someone at a fire that is pulling in more information than you are that could be troubling. You can’t always be the one on top however some firefighters seem to excel at it. I have had the opportunity to work with many firefighters over the years that seemed to have a better vision (literally and figuratively) then me of what was or would occur.

The ability to gain understanding of what’s going on many would call enhanced situational awareness and that’s true but it more than that. Having a fire sense and knowing the environment is the key component. I’ve seen young firefighters with little experience do it. Was it just lucky? Once perhaps but consistently no, they were learning building on their inner desire to be outstanding firefighters. Some firefighters just have a knack for this job, they possess a quality that pushes them forward and squeezes all the experience out of the fires they attend.

How is it possible that some firefighters can search faster or go deeper than others to explore? Its feeling comfortable in the environment. Firefighters that feel comfortable at fires are a tremendous asset and they tend to see things first and know better what’s going on. I worked with nozzle firefighters that literally had a keen sense of where the stream belonged and what was occurring around them. I’ve worked with burn instructors who would predict exactly what would occur with a fire set (real furniture) in a home. This all revolves around people who get it, not the brotherhood theme of getting it rather the actual business of fire.

This will often translate to aggressive firefighting and that makes sense. Aggressive firefighting is conducted by people who get it. They understand what needs to occur and those insights when coupled with a sound tactics allow us to get the job done at a higher level. I was lucky to have them with me as I’m sure you are too, emulate them, become one of them. They are truly impressive and while some seem to always have it going on, you can do it too. If you desire to engage at this level start by paying attention.

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Brass Tacks Hard Facts Ray McCormack

Cooling the Hallway for the Advance (Episode 42)

Water Mapping of a Smooth Bore Fire Stream (Episode #45)

The Well Equipped Standpipe Bag (Episode #51)

The Bounce
(Episode #53)

The New York Fold
(Ep #64)

Deploying the New York Standpipe Fold (Ep #65)

What It Takes to be a Good Nozzle Firefighter (Ep #69)

Overhaul Tips
(Episode #70)

CFT Box Alarm, CFT Fire School, February 2022, On Sale Now

CFT Box Alarm Exclusive

The CFT Fire School, Leadership & Tactics Conference, is now on sale for CFT Box Alarm members.

The conference will be held February 8th–10th, 2022, with two days of lecture and one day of Hands on Training (HOT) sessions on Pensacola Beach at the Hilton Pensacola Beach Gulf Side Convention Center.

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CFT FIRE SCHOOL 2022

LEADERSHIP & TACTICS CONFERENCE

County Fire Tactics Fire School is a conference that covers a lot of everything, from Leadership to Tactics for the Engine Co., Truck Co., and the Chief Officer.

The 2022 conference will be different from years past. Over the three days attendees will be able to choose different classes to attend. Learning will happen in the big room, and the smaller breakout rooms throughout the Hilton all at the same time.

The conference will provide attendees the opportunity to customize their learning experience. It will also facilitate those attending from the same area or agency the ability to return home with even more knowledge to share.

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CONFERENCE SERIES 2021-2022

WATER ON THE FIRE CONFERENCE 2021
AUGUST 24 - 26, 2021
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HIGH RISE OPERATIONS CONFERENCE 2021
DECEMBER 7 - 9, 2021
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CFT 100 CLUB MEMBERSHIP 2022
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OFFICER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
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JANUARY 10 - 14, 2022
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FEBRUARY 8TH - 10TH, 2022
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MAY 10 - 12, 2022
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