CFT 100 Provides Guaranteed Admission to The Fire Conference in January 2023
The Fire Conference combines all of CFT’s past programs (ODP, CFT Fire School, COBC, WOFC & HROC) into one five-day training event. Lecture sessions and Hands-on Training will occur throughout the week. CFT intends to offer a program that is all inclusive with aspects of our past five conference offerings. There is no doubt that there will be programs for the newest Firefighter to the Fire Chief.
<strong>COBC</strong> is a one-of-a-kind, family-friendly fire conference offering educational sessions on Leadership, Tactics, and Relationships. CFTactics designed this program for someone who wants to increase their personal and professional motivation while creating an opportunity to elevate their career.
The topics cover Leadership, Tactics, and Relationships in Life and Marriage. COBC is ideal for all ranks of Firefighters, Fire Officers, and their spouses to connect with colleagues and like-minded people.
Buildings vary in style and construction throughout the country; however, one constant remains: doing our job effectively: fire extinguishment and the preservation of life. Staffing issues impact tactics, but that does not mean fire operations always have to suffer. Poor tactics are often more of a hindrance to success than staffing. Tactics that work for engine and ladder companies in urban and suburban areas are not always vastly different; both can employ progressive firefighting. This three-day fire conference will break down how to operate at the four most common types of buildings found in urban and suburban response areas. Within these building types, we will examine engine and ladder company operations to determine the best operational guidelines for each building type and the staffing assembled. This conference will highlight the commonality of tasks that need to be accomplished at structural fires in various occupancies while addressing the uniqueness of staffing and its impact on operations. Find out what your true fireground priorities should be. It is time the fire service embraces time-tested fire tactics that put civilian lives first and still consider the need to limit property loss. This conference will have experienced instructors from Suburban to Urban settings. County Fire Tactics is about fighting fires in a diverse geographic area with a mixed response model. Sometimes a county fire department meets NFPA staffing, and sometimes they are lucky to get five or so firefighters within 20 minutes. The Urban to Suburban Fire Conference is a unique fire training opportunity with some educational track offerings that are one step out of the classroom doing HOT sessions that do not require bunker gear.
Tactics Training Beyond the Minimum Recruit School.
CFT will host its first Beyond Minimum Standards Conference, December 5th-7th, 2023. Chief Isakson will open with a Keynote on Tuesday morning on the importance of being beyond the minimum. People Live and Die based on the level of investment firefighters make in their personal and fire department training.
Training Saves Lives and Creates the safest Fireground for firefighters while still placing civilians first. The Beyond Minimum Standards Conference will be 50% Lecture and 50% Hands On Training. FULL BUNKER GEAR will be required. Our tactics-driven conference will take the certified Firefighter to a whole new level. Attendees of our program should be Firefighter I & II certified to attend this conference.
During the conference, tactics covered will include: Forcible Entry, Forcible Exit, Through the Lock, Fortified Door Entry and Saw Operations in commercial buildings, Stretching, Flowing, Advancing, Advancing While Flowing, Vertical Fire Attack to include Standpipes & well hole stretches, rope stretches, Traditional Search Tactics, VES, Targeted Searches, Lines Supporting the VES & Targeted Searches, Vertical Ventilation, Horizontal Ventilation, Forced & Hydraulic Ventilation, Firefighter Survival and Firefighter Rescue, Water Supply & Delivery.
Follow the link below to view a list of topics learned by one of the students in a Beyond Minimum Standards Class led by Chief Isakson in 2016. Firefighters created the list after attending the program.