Commanding From The Sidelines “16 Hours”

Command & Control Class
November 18 & 19, 2020
Only 48 Spots “Social Distance Classroom”
Pensacola Beach Hilton
Rooms will be $99 a night for a double

Email will go out to those that emailed with discounted price soon.

Commanding From The Sideline Class this Fall. 16 Hours of Advice from 16 Years of Commanding Fires 🔥 in a Metro County with High Fire 🔥 Activity. This Two Day Class will be based on street proven success with a diverse range of staffing levels. Class will be limited to 48 students Based on Covid 19.
Class Location: Pensacola Beach Hilton

Instructor Bio Link Below. Spots will go fast. You can email Curt to be placed on first notification list and get registration link before it’s blasted out. This is a Command & Control Class. Email in link below.

Commanding From The Sideline Class this Fall. 16 Hours of Advice from 16 Years of Commanding Fires 🔥 in a Metro County with High Fire 🔥 Activity. This Two Day Class will be based on street proven success with a diverse range of staffing levels. Class will be limited to less than 50 Based on Covid 19.
Class Location: Pensacola Beach

Instructor Bio Link Below. Spots will go fast. You can email Curt to be placed on first notification list and get registration link before it’s blasted out. This is Command & Control Class. Email address in link to get on first notification list.

https://countyfiretactics.com/curt-isakson-bio/

Real World Command & Control Advice

Escambia VES GRAB

🚒 A rapid response from Escambia County firefighter Charles Bailey saved the life of a victim trapped inside a home on Sunday, July 19.

👨🏽‍🚒 Bailey, rescued one adult from the window of a home after just 1 minute and 40 seconds.

“This is an outstanding display of situational awareness, confidence, training, and actions leading to the saving of a life,” said Paul Williams, Escambia County Interim Fire Chief. “This was one of those times that required immediate action, and firefighter Bailey’s response was the right decision for the situation in which he encountered.”

👉Read the full story here: bit.ly/2D03mki

16 Hour Command Class

Commanding From The Sideline Class this Fall. 16 Hours of Advice from 16 Years of Commanding Fires 🔥 in a Metro County with High Fire 🔥 Activity. This Two Day Class will be based on street proven success with a diverse range of staffing levels. Class will be limited to less than 50 Based on Covid 19.
Class Location: Pensacola Beach

Instructor Bio Link Below. Spots will go fast. You can email Curt to be placed on first notification list and get registration link before it’s blasted out. This is a Command & Control Class.

https://countyfiretactics.com/curt-isakson-bio/

Curt Isakson will share 16 Hours of Command Advice from his 16 Years a Line Battalion Chief.

Louisville, Ladders, and Interior Firefighting..

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Progressive and Aggressive! Photo by: Captain Joe Williams, Louisville Fire Department

Two Civilians were killed and five others injured in an Apartment Fire in Louisville. One Firefighter was trapped on the second floor and rescued by other firefighters. Some civilians were forced to jump for survival.

Almost every city, county, town/community has some building that resembles the above. We have them all over Escambia County. I keep looking at this photo and thinking how I would command this incident as the only chief on-scene with half the staffing. America Burning was nearly 40 Years ago and America had nearly 10,000 civilians dying each year by fire.  It is 2015 and we still have nearly 3,000 dying by FIRE. The number is down because the American Fire Service was founded and is focused on SAVING CIVILIAN LIVES like in the above picture. This was not and is not a fire that exterior water will extinguish the fire. This is/was a FIRE that required the LFD to aggressively fight for the safety of the citizens they SWORE to PROTECT. This is/was a FIRE that required previous INTERIOR EXPERIENCE. I’m challenging you to study this photo and evaluate with your company/battalion on how you would deploy. What would your staffing be? What would a 1st Alarm, 2nd Alarm,  3rd Alarm, etc., get you?? It is GREAT to be ready for the Bread and Butter. But this is not your Bread and Butter Fire.

This is more than a Bread and Butter, even for the Louisville FD. Are you READY?

This Fire Service must stand its ground on Interior Operations. We are not dying from Interior Firefighting. We are dying because so many are focused on the wrong thing. Some are just looking for their next teaching gig and getting their name out there. I believe we have been on the right track for the last 30 years. I believe we have been doing it right. I believe we save a lot more lives than we lose because we are aggressive. Civilians are dying INSIDE.  We must continue to Fight Fires from the Interior when possible. We must SHUT DOWN the Keyboard experts that have very little if any fireground experience.  Interior Fire Attack and Vertical Ventilation is statistically safe. Check the numbers.

If you support Interior Fire Attack than share this, post AMEN, tell someone, Lets join together for the SAFETY of all Americans. Lets join together to keep property loss down.

Civilians Lives and Civilian Property still counts.

Have a Happy Fourth of July and remember what this Country stands for and how it was founded.

I Love this Job and everything about it. I’m Proud to be FIREFIGHTER!

Thanks-Curt Isakson

Click link below for more info on this fire.

 

County Fire Tactics “Hands On Training”

County Fire Tactics
At the Atlanta Fire Conference.
MAFFC 2015 Hands on Classes
Class Format: Hands on Training

More info at http://www.MAFFC.org

Class Description:

This 8 hour hands on class will cover both engine and truck tactics required at your typical house fire. All students will force a door, vent a roof, take a window, conduct an interior search under smoke conditions, perform VES with ground ladders, and make a victim removal. Students will also complete a downed firefighter scenario, including packaging and removal. Engine operations, including stretching, advancing, and flowing hose lines will be practiced. This includes 1 ¾”, 2”, and 2 ½” hose lines. Understanding and making the proper WEAPON SELECTION for today’s fire ground will be stressed. This is a FAST PACED hands on class, for firefighters who want to challenge their fire ground fitness, and want to keep working with very little idle time. The instructor to student ratio will be 1:5 with additional support personnel to allow for rapid movement of the class through six rotations in full bunker gear.

Instructor(s): Curt Isakson, Jim Smith (Squad 41 FDNY), Ray McCormack (L28 FDNY), Jason Martino (Palm Beach County), Shannon Stone (Battalion 6 Fort Walton Beach), The ESCAMBIA BOYS

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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