Follow Chief John Norman on Instagram, Lead CFT ODP Instructor

Follow Chief John Norman on Instagram, Lead CFT ODP Instructor

Chief John Norman, FDNY (Ret.) is on Instagram and has a wealth of knowledge to share with his postings to make us all better at the job, by being into the job. Follow him for your daily nugget vetted fire service knowledge. Click the Instagram Icon to follow him today !!!

Chief Norman’s tactics apply to cities big and small, he’s not “Just an Urban Firefighter.” His teachings are universal to the fire service, and allow YOU, the Fire Officer, to apply them to your department, your situation, your staffing, etc, etc.

Chief Norman is our lead instructor for the 2023 CFT Officer Development Program being offered during CFT’s The Fire Conference January 30th through February 3rd, 2023. Immerse yourself into five days of learning from the who’s who of the fire service.

Check out the nineteen video’s and several  recent instagram posts from Chief John Norman below that only touch the surface of what this dedicated fire officer can teach you.

19 Video's from Chief John Norman's Fire Officer's Handbook of Tactics

12 Most Recent Post's from Chief John Norman's Instagram

'22-'23 CONFERENCES

HIGH RISE OPERATIONS CONFERENCE 2022
DECEMBER 6 - 8, 2022
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THE FIRE CONFERENCE 2023
JANUARY 30, - FEBRUARY 3, 2023
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COMMAND OFFICER BOOT CAMP 2023
MAY 16 - 18, 2023
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URBAN TO SUBURBAN FIRE CONFERENCE 2023
AUGUST 22 - 24, 2023
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BEYOND MINIMUM STANDARDS CONFERENCE 2023
DECEMBER 5 -7, 2023
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Boyd Street Fire Documentary, City of Los Angeles Fire, Station 9, Skid Row, National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Only two days ago the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation released a documentary video recounting the Boyd Street Fire in the City of Los Angeles where 11 firefighters were seriously, and forever injured.

The video is just over an hour long and covers the day of the incident, the recovery, and assessment performed by the city fire department. Every incident we respond to is an incident to learn, review, pre-plan, and be ready for the next run to overcome the unknowns we will encounter.

In addition two incident reports from LA City Fire are below along with a message from their Fire Chief shortly after the incident.

Los Angeles City Fire Department Chief Ralph Terrazas Initial Incident Overview

NFFF Boyd Street Documentary

Los Angeles City Fire Department Boyd Street Initial Incident Report

Los Angeles City Fire Department Boyd Street Final Incident Report

NFFF After Action Review (AAR)

'22-'23 CONFERENCES

HIGH RISE OPERATIONS CONFERENCE 2022
DECEMBER 6 - 8, 2022
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THE FIRE CONFERENCE 2023
JANUARY 30, - FEBRUARY 3, 2023
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COMMAND OFFICER BOOT CAMP 2023
MAY 16 - 18, 2023
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URBAN TO SUBURBAN FIRE CONFERENCE 2023
AUGUST 22 - 24, 2023
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BEYOND MINIMUM STANDARDS CONFERENCE 2023
DECEMBER 5 -7, 2023
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CFT ODP Officer Development Program, HUGE Speaker Announcement, Have YOU Registered? The Fire Conference 2023

County Fire Tactics Officer Development Program is the lead program offering during The Fire Conference, January 30th – February 3rd, 2023.

Attendees will leave the Pensacola Beach Hilton at the end of the week ready to lead on the fire ground, in the fire station, and know the tools to effect change from a company or organizational level.

For the first time, we have extended CFT Fire School into a five day program for you, our attendees. That’s right, FIVE DAYS of learning with nearly a 50/50 blended lecture and hands on training (HOT) session program.

If that wasn’t enough reason to attend we are giving you an opportunity to learn from the FDNY’s best of the best, with the FDNY Engine & Truck blended learning opportunity with lecture and hands on training sessions.

But wait there is MORE. That’s right, Chief Brian Brush and members Firefighter Rescue Survey Group will be offering an eight hour Firefighter Rescue Survey Train-The-Trainer program to teach and influence others to contribute and utilitze the date from FFRS.

Below you will see a number of great instructors who will be teaching during your class and HOT sessions. Many of the instructors will be teaching different programs across all three learning options. Click on the instructor photo’s to learn more about what they can offer you from their past and experiences.

Chief Scott Thompson will be covering his book the Functional Fire Company. Anthony Avillo will cover his Strategy & Tactics Book. Doug Mitchell & Dan Shaw will cover excerpts from their book 25 Rules to Survivability in the Residential. This is just another glimpse into the amazing learning opportunity that awaits you at The Fire Conference beginning January 30th, 2023.

'22-'23 CONFERENCES

HIGH RISE OPERATIONS CONFERENCE 2022
DECEMBER 6 - 8, 2022
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THE FIRE CONFERENCE 2023
JANUARY 30, - FEBRUARY 3, 2023
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COMMAND OFFICER BOOT CAMP 2023
MAY 16 - 18, 2023
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URBAN TO SUBURBAN FIRE CONFERENCE 2023
AUGUST 22 - 24, 2023
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BEYOND MINIMUM STANDARDS CONFERENCE 2023
DECEMBER 5 -7, 2023
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BCBC ’23 EXCLUSIVE PRE-SALE SIGNUP OPEN NOW, Battalion Chief Boot Camp 2023 Learning Cohort, Chief Isakson, Spring Hill Suites by Marriott Pensacola Beach

EXCLUSIVE PRE-SALE SIGNUP NOW AVAILABLE

SAVE THE DATE FOR CFT'S NEW BATTALION CHIEF BOOT CAMP

Battalion Chief Boot Camp is a new Cohort Learning Program delivered solely by Chief Isakson over all FIVE DAYS from 8:00am–5:00pm. The ONE OF A KIND, 40-hour Battalion Chief Leadership & Tactics event will take place October 22nd – 28th, 2023 in Pensacola Beach, Florida at the Spring Hill Suites by Marriott. BCBC ’23 will enhance even the most experienced Command Officer.

This sixty attendee cohort learning concept is about MAXIMIZING every moment, Sunday Night through Saturday Morning. Be ready and willing for a 100% ALL IN, classroom participation learning experience, inclusive social learning experience, and opportunity for attendees to form a professional networking group to build your Chief Officer skills, and continuing to share experiences together.

STRONG COMMAND MAXIMIZES STRONG TACTICS

Throughout the week Chief Isakson will share his successes and failures based on over 19 years of real world experiences as a line Battalion Chief in a Metro County responding to ALL FIRES on-duty, and sometime off-duty.

ATTENDEES WILL LEAVE WITH A BOOK OF NOTES FROM THEIR WEEK OF LEARNING

While Chief Isakson downloads his experiences and knowledge, students will be able to listen and focus on lectures instead of trying to take notes. Kyle Romagus will be writing notes on large white board at the front of the room. All attendees can take pictures of the whiteboard(s). Scott Slocum will tanscribe the notes and attendees will leave at the end of the week with a typed digital copy.

This will be a very unique training opportunity. It will be HUGE for students that are not that great at taking notes. This is also the actual start date of producing the County Fire Tactics text book 📕 on operating in a County Fire 🔥 Department that provides fire protection in a very diverse setting.

BATTALION CHIEF BOOT CAMP ADDITIONAL PROGRAM DETAILS

Registration will open January 2, 2023, but you can join our pre-sale notification list above TODAY. We will post to make sure everyone has a chance at the 60 spots. Pricing for this exclusive program will probably start at $800 “maybe lower”. You investment will include breakfast, lunch, and at least two nights of dinner. Additional details below under hotel information.

The 60 attendees of our Battalion Chief Boot Camp Cohort will get a complementary copy of Chief Curt Isakson’s book when it’s published. Our attendees will have a CFT Tumbler and shirt included. The CFT Tumbler provides free coffee for the week and free non alcoholic beverages at some establishments. All attendees will get wristband for discounts at most establishments on Pensacola Beach.

HROC is The Only Annual High Rise Operations Fire Conference. Firefighters, Fire Officers, and Fire Chiefs will receive the latest tactics, trends, and lessons learned for operating at fires in both high-rise and standpipe-equipped buildings through our lecture and hands-on training tracks.

The lecture events will take place Tuesday and Wednesday in-person at the Hilton Pensacola Beach Gulf Side Convention Center in the Royal Palm Ballroom. The H.O.T. Tracks and Workshops will take place Thursday at the Hilton and other nearby properties.

The speaker and instructor line up is filled with highly experienced and knowledgeable instructors from all across the country sharing national and regional methods.

They even bring their personal cadres from all over the country who love the job and share a passion for making our profession as safe as possible while being as aggressive as possible.

The training cadre’s at HROC have have years of credible, vetted, and trusted fire duty experience they will share with you over your three days and nights on Pensacola Beach.

This diverse group of fire service leaders will prepare you to accomplish fireground tactical priorities and deliver significant amounts of water on the fire in these challenging occupancies.

Nearly 50% of all high rises in existence today are not equipped with fire protection sprinklers systems and the other 50% experience documented incidents of suppression system failure, ineffectiveness, or both.

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HOTEL BOOKING CODE AVAILABLE AFTER REGISTRATION FOR SPRING HILL SUITES

CFT is excited to host the Battalion Chief Boot Camp ’23 at the Spring Hill Suites by Marriot on Pensacola Beach, Florida. Discounted room rate codes will be available for attendees after registration.

  • $109 King Suite
  • $109 Double Queen
  • $119 City View King Suite
  • $129 City View Double Queen
  • $139 Pool View King
  • $149 Pool View Double Queen

Attendees will have Free Parking, Free Breakfast, Free Coffee, and Lunch Provided Monday-Friday. Dinner and Beverages Provided Two Nights TBD. All Five onsite beachfront Pools are Heated, and there are Inside and Outside Bars for Collaborating, Networking, Socializing.

Front desk staff at the Spring Hill Suites by Marriot will confirm program registration during your stay to maintain your reduced rate. You may be charged the Max Rack Rate per night if your not part of the program.

NIGHTLY SOCIALS, DISCOUNT DEALS, NETWORKING, & MORE

  • Nightly social activities to connect with instructors, and like-minded people.
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner discounts.
  • Beverage discounts with the CFT Tumbler
  • Reduced room rates at two Hilton brand properties.
  • Experience the passion of Chief Isakson and his team of CFT Presenters.
  • Receive up to date information on tactics, strategy, and leadership.
  • Learn from instructors who are shaping the future of our profession.
  • Learning for all ranks from Firefighter, to Line Boss, to the Chief.
  • Location … Location… Location…
  • The ability to network with brothers and sisters from across the country.
  • Investment of time in yourself and your department.
  • Interaction with instructors where you can ask questions you need answered.
  • Our events are organized and students treated like family, not dollar signs.
  • Family friendly, so they know why you have your passion.
  • Nightly social activities to connect with instructors, and like-minded people.
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner discounts.
  • Beverage discounts with the CFT Tumbler
  • Reduced room rates at two Hilton brand properties.
  • Experience the passion of Chief Isakson and his team of CFT Presenters.
  • Receive up to date information on tactics, strategy, and leadership.
  • Learn from instructors who are shaping the future of our profession.
  • Learning for all ranks from Firefighter, to Line Boss, to the Chief.
  • Location … Location… Location…
  • The ability to network with brothers and sisters from across the country.
  • Investment of time in yourself and your department.
  • Interaction with instructors where you can ask questions you need answered.
  • Our events are organized and students treated like family, not dollar signs.
  • Family friendly, so they know why you have your passion.

FREE PNS AIRPORT SHUTTLE

County Fire Tactics sponsored airport shuttles will get attendees to and from the Pensacola Airport (PNS) on Sunday, and Saturday only.

  • Sunday, 10/22/2023, arrivals before 5:00pm will locate a Dream Catcher Shuttle outside Baggage Claim 3 at Pensacola International Airport.
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  • Saturday, 10/28/2023, departures will locate a Dream Catcher Shuttle outside the Spring Hill Suites by Mariott lobby. Historically the shuttle will start between 3:30am and 4:00am for the earliest flights and end at 11:00am.
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  • Registration will open approximately one week before the start of CFT’s Battalion Chief Boot Camp, shuttle registration is required.

'22-'23 CONFERENCES

HIGH RISE OPERATIONS CONFERENCE 2022
DECEMBER 6 - 8, 2022
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THE FIRE CONFERENCE 2023
JANUARY 30, - FEBRUARY 3, 2023
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COMMAND OFFICER BOOT CAMP 2023
MAY 16 - 18, 2023
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URBAN TO SUBURBAN FIRE CONFERENCE 2023
AUGUST 22 - 24, 2023
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BEYOND MINIMUM STANDARDS CONFERENCE 2023
DECEMBER 5 -7, 2023
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FDNY Manhattan Rope Rescue & Procedure Demonstration, Lithium Ion Battery Fire, Shelter In Place High Rise Fire, Chief Leeb Interview

Post Fire Interview With FDNY Chief Frank Leeb

“Today at 10:24 a.m. we got calls for fire at 429 East 52nd Street on the 20th floor. Fire, EMS and dispatch did an extraordinary job rescuing a number of civilians, including an incredible roof rope rescue on the 20th floor. The total patient count as of right now is 38, two critical, five serious and the rest minor. The cause of the fire is a lithium ion battery connected to a micro mobility device. I cannot emphasize enough the extraordinary work of our members this morning in unbelievably dangerous conditions,” said FDNY Commissioner Laura Kavanagh from the scene of this morning’s 3-alarm fire at 429 East 52nd Street in Manhattan.

FDNY Deputy Assistant Chief Frank Leeb said, “Our units were on scene In just over three minutes and were confronted with a heavy fire condition on the 20th floor. Our members did an amazing job, we saw the life saving rope rescue, that is a last resort in the FDNY, we were able to rescue two civilians from the fire apartment. What we saw today was our training, our teamwork and our absolute dedication from the units that operated up there with the life saving rope and then passing them off to our exceptionally trained EMS members to get these patients off the scene and to local hospitals in a matter of minutes.”

FDNY Life Saving Rope Rescue Procedure Demonstration

Tips from Training Rope Rescue

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Interview With FDNY Firefighters from Rope Rescue

Rope Rescue Start to Finish Manhattan Box 0877

Photo of Public Hallway and the Fire Apartment

How the FDNY Plays to Win Firehouse Expo '22 Keynote by FDNY Chief Frank Leeb

Game Day Audible for Them

Manhattan, NY May 14, 1991 Rope Rescue

'22-'23 CONFERENCES

HIGH RISE OPERATIONS CONFERENCE 2022
DECEMBER 6 - 8, 2022
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THE FIRE CONFERENCE 2023
JANUARY 30, - FEBRUARY 3, 2023
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COMMAND OFFICER BOOT CAMP 2023
MAY 16 - 18, 2023
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URBAN TO SUBURBAN FIRE CONFERENCE 2023
AUGUST 22 - 24, 2023
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BEYOND MINIMUM STANDARDS CONFERENCE 2023
DECEMBER 5 -7, 2023
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