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Pensacola Beach Florida is getting off the couch, and the open sign is now lit for fitness, friends, family, and firemanship in the Spring of 2021.

The Gulf Coast Marathon is the first of two physical fitness events during the month of April 2021. The other event is the Pensacola Beach Firefighters Challenge.

On Sunday, April 11th, 2021, 7:00 am CDT, Run Pensacola’s 12th Annual Gulf Coast Half Marathon and the 9th Annual Quentin Cooper Liver Life 5K will be held on Pensacola Beach. Run alongside white sand and Gulf-front views in memory of a senior at Gulf Breeze High School who lost his battle with liver cancer on May 26, 2013. Proceeds from the race each year are put into an account for students in similar situations.

1/2 Marathon Registration $65.00 …… 5 kilometer Registration $35.00

Join Chief Curt Isakson and his amazing wife Jessica as they continue their movement, of improvement, inspiration, and community support.“It’s Worth The Risk” to arrive a day ahead of the seminar, make a move, and participate with the Isakson’s in the Half Marathon or 5k as they both have Run or Walk options.

After you arrive at the joint finish line in front of the Santa Rosa Island Authority, you will have the opportunity to network with the Isakson’s and like-minded people for a post-race social.

$225 with 'FIRST20' Discount Code ……Full Registration Investment $299

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HROC 2021 Countdown Update

HROC 2021 Countdown Update

The countdown to HROC 2021 is underway. If you are attending read this post from top to bottom.

  • Below you will find information on ground transportation shuttles from the Pensacola International Airport to the Hilton Pensacola Beach Gulf Side Convention Center.
  • All HOT Sessions will require full structural turnout gear. NO SCBA will be required due to ongoing COVID-19 best practices and mask/regulator sanitation.
  • Conference check-in will start Monday afternoon in the White Sands Room, first floor gulf side at the Hilton.
  • Conference presentation descriptions are also now available below.
  • Use the buttons below to contact Chief Isakson.

FREE PNS AIRPORT SHUTTLE

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

The shuttle registration app is now live and can be accessed with the button in this section.

  • Monday, 12/6/2021, arrivals will locate a Dream Catcher Shuttle outside Baggage Claim 3 at Pensacola International Airport.
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  • Shuttle service will operate from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm on Monday.

HROC 2021 LECTURE & H.O.T.

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.

Our instructors 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.

HROC 2021 INSTRUCTOR LINEUP

DAY 1 - SESSION DESCRIPTIONS

High-Rise Fire Ops: It’s All About the Process | McGrail

Chief McGrail will utilize his 40-years of fire service experience, from nozzleman to incident commander to outline and explain some of the critical components necessary to successfully combat a high-rise fire, while managing the risk to firefighters.  

The central theme of Chief McGrail’s training program is a proper fire fighting mindset, emphasizing the need to continually fight the deadly disease of complacency.  This is achieved through the daily process of building good operational habits.  

A discussion of engine company operations, with an emphasis on “proper weapon selection” will highlight the critical tools necessary for successful standpipe operations along with the fundamental techniques and procedures to make these operations extremely user friendly.  Chief McGrail will also address some of the essential truck company (support) functions, with an emphasis on RECON and Door Control.  

The choreography of the entire operation rests with the incident commander and a solid command structure to achieve overall command and control.  Chief McGrail will provide a recipe for success outlining the essential areas of command and control utilizing the incident command system (ICS) / national incident management system (NIMS).  

This seminar will provide some of the essential components necessary to achieve success at high-rise operations.  Attendees of this training program will leave armed with vital information, and become re-energized to accomplish our most important mission, fire suppression, in our most complicated fire environment, the high-rise building.

Standpipe for Engine Officers | McCormack

This class lays out the basics for a successful fire attack operation from a standpipe. Using the method I taught to thousands of firefighters, you will learn how to get your line into operation quickly and effectively.

More about Ray McCormack

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.

Truck Company Issues at Hi-Rise Multiple Dwellings | Ciampo

This lecture will go over issues and tactical problems truck companies will face at compactor, electrical, wind-driven and vehicle fires inside hi-rise multiple dwellings. The lecture will point out some tactical tips and procedures from actual fire scenes encountered from the hi-rise capital of the world.

More about Mike Ciampo

Michael Ciampo joined the fire service in 1979 as a volunteer and began his professional career in 1985, he is a lieutenant in the Fire Department of New York (FDNY). Previously, he served with the District of Columbia Fire Department and Wyckoff, NJ VFD. He has a bachelor’s degree in fire science from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, NY.

He is the lead instructor for the FDIC Truck Essentials H.O.T. program and teaches at numerous seminars around the country.. He wrote the Ladder chapter and co-authored the Ventilation chapter for Fire Engineering’s Handbook for Firefighter I and II. He has a monthly column on the back page of Fire Engineering magazine, ON FIRE.

Mike is also featured in Fire Engineering's popular video series “Training Minutes” truck company videos. His video Bread & Butter Portable Ladders DVD is available from Fire Engineering Books & Video's.

A Pragmatic Approach to Standpipe Hand-line Attack Package Design | LeGear

This presentation will take a brief Look at these Considerations. Standpipe Jurisdictional Infrastructure Survey Pre & Post 1993 - What to Look For. Building Types Commercial vs Residential. Compartment Dynamics from Hose Size, Kink Radius, Needed Fire Flow, Impacts to Staffing Models. The Solutions Single Diameter and Hybrid Diameter Hose and Nozzle Standpipe Systems.

More about Dennis LeGear

Dennis is a retired Captain of the Oakland, CA Fire Department. During his career Dennis was an integral part of the team that implemented a new engine configuration for Oakland Fire Department as the water supply officer.

After his retirement he continued to pursue this role but as a consultant for other fire departments. Dennis has provided technical advice to some of the largest fire agencies in the nation including, Portland, Seattle, Boston and the City of New York. Dennis consulted with water municipalities assisting in the development of emergency response plans for a variety of water infrastructure problems related to seismic events and other disasters.

Dennis also has played a key role for the fire service on a national level participating in UL studies on fire streams, providing technical knowledge for Pennwell publications and NFPA standards.

Standpipe Valves 101 | Robinson & Plotkin

More about Steve Robertson

Steve has been in the fire service for 33 years, the last 29 of which has been with the Columbus Ohio Division of Fire. Steve currently serves as the Lieutenant on Engine Company 18 in the South Linden neighborhood of Columbus. Steve has been a classroom instructor at FDIC for the past several years teaching engine company operations.

Additionally, Steve is the lead instructor of the FDIC HOT program Stretching For Success. Steve is an instructor for County Fire Tactics and has taught engine company tactics nationally. He has also instructed at the High Rise Operations Conference and Command Officers Bootcamp, Water on the Fire conference all in Pensacola Beach, Florida. For the past 26 years Steve has also been a state certified Fire Safety instructor. He is also a past member of the State of Ohio Fire Training Committee.

More about Andy Plofkin

Andy is the National Sales Manager for the SafeFleet Fire and EMS division responsible for distribution in the US. He manages a team of 10 regional sales managers across the country and participates as an instructor at multiple fire colleges and training events across the country.

He has worked in the fire industry over 35 years in various positions for OEMs and a dealership in the Midwest as VP of Sales. His knowledge of distribution, apparatus and hydraulics brings value to all the customers he works with. He is a 39 year veteran of the fire service and has served on departments in Connecticut and Indiana. He is currently a member of the Greenville Fire Protection District in Illinois.

DAY 2 - SESSION DESCRIPTIONS

Standpipe Firefighting Tactics & Strategy | Gustin

This classroom session will examine why tactics for stretching and advancing hose lines from standpipes is often the best way to facilitate the strategy of protecting the occupant's lives. It will examine conditions taking harm away from occupants by rapidly controlling a fire and protecting them in place can be more effective than taking occupants away from harm by evacuation.

Those attending will learn why in order to control a fire in a high rise building firefighters must gain control of its systems; sprinkler, standpipe, HVAC, smoke management/control and elevators. The program will examine differences in residential and commercial high rise building design and construction and why the lack of compartmentation in commercial high rise buildings may require operation of portable master stream devices connected to standpipes.

Similarly, it will examine how to operate more than one hose line from a standpipe. Those attending will also learn how to operate from dry standpipes, manual wet standpipes, and conditions when it is better to stretch hose directly from apparatus rather than from a standpipe.

More about Bill Gustin

Captain Bill Gustin is a 49-year veteran of the Fire Service. He began his career in 1973 as a volunteer firefighter in the Chicago area. He is a third generation firefighter; his Dad and Grandfather were officers on the Chicago Fire Department. He began his career with the Miami-Dade Fire/Rescue Dept. in 1978, was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in 1983 and to Captain in 1986. Captain Gustin instructs firefighter recruits and newly-promoted fire officers as a lead instructor in Miami-Dade’s Officer Development Program. He has taught fire science classes, industrial fire safety and shipboard firefighting for Miami-Dade College. He also conducts training programs for firefighters throughout the United States and Canada. Additionally, Captain Gustin has taught forcible entry techniques to local and federal law enforcement agencies. He is a contributing editor and a technical editor for Fire Engineering Magazine and an advisory board member for the Fire Department Instructor’s Conference.

Captain Gustin has worked as an instructor and advisor for the U.S. Agency For International Development and has conducted training programs for fire brigades in several Caribbean countries. He was also a member of Miami-Dade’s international Disaster Response Team and participated in the rescue of people trapped in collapsed buildings resulting from earthquakes in the former Soviet Union in 1988 and in the Philippines in 1990. He was also a member of the FEMA working group that established the organization and standards for Urban Search and Rescue Teams that respond to domestic and international disasters. Captain Gustin was named Florida’s firefighter of the year in 1990 for rescuing a women and her child who were trapped between a fire and iron burglar bars on the windows and doors of their home.

The 8 Initial Assignments Necessary to Conduct A Highrise Firefight | Lamping

This class will explore the 8 initial assignments that need to be made to conduct a fire attack in large, complicated high rise buildings.  The assignments are Fire Attack, Lobby, Above the Fire, Staging, RIT, Fire Control Room, and Base.  We will discuss the order of the assignments, how many personnel are necessary at each position,  where the firemen should enter the building and stage, expectations of each assignment, and pitfalls that could potentially occur.   This class was developed around the Southern Nevada Fire Operations Guide and the 17 years experience I have working on Las Vegas Boulevard.

More About Clark Lamping

A 21-year veteran of the Clark County (NV) Fire Department, where he has been a captain for 10 years and is on the technical rescue team. He is assigned to Firehouse 11 and is a rescue specialist for NV-TF1. He has a bachelor's degree in psychology and a master's degree in crisis and emergency management.

Operations on the Fire Floor:  Forcible Entry-Search- Vent and Hallway Management | Morris

More about Robert Morris

Morris retired from the FDNY after 40 years in the department, and completed his career as the Captain of Rescue 1 in Manhattan. He is currently employed as an Assistant Fire Chief with the Stamford Connecticut Fire Department, about 35 miles east of NYC.

The Engine Officer and the Standpipe Fire; Size Up, Recon and Mindset | Tollund

The Engine Officer and the Standpipe Fire; Size Up, Recon and Mindset goes deep into the rolls and responsibilities of the Engine Company officer going to work at a fire in a standpipe equipped building. Focusing on the pre incident duties of pre-planning, training and preparation we work up to the incident Size Up.

This is rapidly followed up by the Recon and the dynamic nature of the fire environment and stretching from the cabinet on the floor below. Lastly, we dive into the Mindset necessary to create a high performance Engine Company that is ready for the complexities and challenges of today’s ever changing world, the fire environment and specifically, fires in standpipe equipped buildings.

More about Eric Tollund

Eric Tollund is a 25 year veteran of the fire service. He began as a volunteer in Durango, Colorado and now serves with the Denver Fire Department as Captain of Engine Co. 23 He has a passion for engine company operations, specifically fires in high rise and standpipe buildings and has instructed nationally on this subject.

DAY 3 - HOT SESSIONS

All HOT Tracks Require Full Turnout Gear, None Require SCBA

HOT | Suburban High Rise

Meeting Time & Location to be announced Wednesday afternoon or sooner.

HOT | Urban High Rise

Meeting Time & Location to be announced Wednesday afternoon or sooner.

HOT | FDNY Engine Operations

Meeting Time & Location to be announced Wednesday afternoon or sooner.

HOT | FDNY Truck Operations

Meeting Time & Location to be announced Wednesday afternoon or sooner.

HOT | FDTN: RIT & Survival

Meeting Time & Location to be announced Wednesday afternoon or sooner.

HOT | Back to the Basics

Meeting Time & Location to be announced Wednesday afternoon or sooner.

HOT | ULFSRI Hallway | Stakes & Alt

In this class we will take a practical look at where our water goes, and how our choice of stream and advancement pattern affect our environment.  Where does our water go?  It’s rare that we actually get to see what our water does when it hits a surface during a fire.  Conditions are typically too obstructed by smoke or other things to get a good picture of what our water is doing when it leaves our nozzle. 

Does it create a sprinkler and fan out in hundreds of little droplets?  A lot of us were taught that if we find ourselves in a bad spot, to put our heads down with the nozzle pointing straight up at the ceiling and keep it open until the situation gets better.  Is that really the best way? 
In this class we will help answer those questions and more.  The next piece in your fire attack is your advance.  We have all heard many different debates on whether or not you can push fire…can you? 

Can you as a nozzle operator push heat and smoke with your nozzle?  If you could, are there times when you shouldn’t?  In this class we will go over if and how you can move air with your nozzle, also talking about times it can be beneficial, and when it might not be.  The purpose of this class is to give you the practical knowledge gained by research, to help you be more effective with the nozzle and have a better awareness of your actions at your next fire.  This class truly takes science to the streets.

CLASS | Command & Control Mid & High Rise Fires

Meeting Time & Class Location to be announced Wednesday afternoon or sooner.

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Are you HROC Ready? High Rise Firefighting Operations Conference, Pensacola Beach Florida

Are you HROC Ready?

The annual County Fire Tactics (CFT) High Rise Operations Conference (HROC) will be held in just over a week, December 7th-9th, 2021, at the Hilton Pensacola Beach Gulf Side Convention Center.

The conference will kick off with an afternoon roundtable on High Rise Operations starting at 3:30 PM on December 6th, 2021, followed by two days of lecture, and one day of hands-on training (HOT).

If you’re attending HROC next week, or you’re coming to HROC in 2022, take a look at this video from Elkhart Brass featuring what it’s like to immerse yourself into the HROC and County Fire Tactics educational, hands on, and networking experience.

Also be sure to check out the trailer for Brass Tacks Hard Facts Season Three below. The first episode of the new season was released today. 

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CFT Facebook Update, Like, Follow, and Share, Box Alarm All Hands Request to My CFT Family, Fans, and Friends.

I would like to take a moment to thank the followers of County Fire Tactics across our variety of social media platforms.

A few days ago my personal Facebook page, and the official CFTactics Facebook page were unpublished by Facebook after a hacking incident.

They still exist at the moment, but they will not automatically appear in your newsfeed.

As part of County Fire Tactics “Continuity Of Operations Plan” we will continue to communicate across some of our other existing social media avenues. We will also be communicating at two new locations on Facebook that are listed below.

While my appeal to Facebook is processing to have the pages restored I have a personal request for assistance to the 42,758 people who liked our existing CFT Facebook page, and to the 57,259 people who follow our existing CFT Facebook page.

Please reconnect with us at the links below from your social media accounts.

If you’re not the social media type, get added onto the CFT Box Alarm at the link below.

Please share this post across your social media accounts to help rebuild our community as we continue climbing higher.

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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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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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HIGH RISE OPERATIONS CONFERENCE 2022
DECEMBER 6 - 8, 2022
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Command Post Location, Firehouse Magazine November 2021

View my latest article from the Command & Control Success column within the November 2021 issue of Firehouse Magazine entitled Command Post Location !!!

Across the country and around the globe command posts are located in different places based on culture, tradition, incident type, and personal comfort. No command style is 100% the right one to use 100% of the time.

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CFT 125 in 2022, ODP 2022 More Seats, Chief Isakson Video Message

BIG BIG NEWS THROUGHOUT THIS POST, READ IT FROM TOP TO BOTTOM AND WATCH CHIEF ISAKSON’S VIDEO MESSAGE OR YOU MIGHT MISS OUT ON HUGE NEWS !!!

CFT 100 NOW 125 FOR 2022

CFT is opening additional seats for conferences that have already SOLD OUT in 2022.

HUGE DEAL ALERT !!! Due to incredible demand CFT is opening an additional 25 seats for the CFT 100 125 Club in 2022. CFT conferences have a full retail pricing of $550.00.

With the CFT 125 in 2022, You, a friend, a coworker, can share five conference passes to attend all of the CFT events for only $1,000, a 64% savings.

MORE SEATS FOR ODP 2022

How do you define demand? Recently the following names, McGrail, Terpak, Thompson, Viscuso, Isakson are providing definition.

CFT ODP 2022 SOLD OUT, but, we have added a supply of 25 additional seats to meet the demand you have placed on the CFT ODP !!!

Get your seat quickly, additional seating will not be added based on room setup and occupancy restrictions at the Hilton.

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Play Lists – Ray McCormack

Play Lists, by Ray McCormack

Top forty radio was a staple across the country years ago playing a limited number of songs on a continuous repetitive cycle. While popular, and designed for mass consumption it lacked creative expression. Preset song lengths along with restricted DJ participation were the rule with few exceptions. Not everyone found it banal because variations of it can still be heard on radio today. When we think of fire service education and teaching, a lot of it is on a restricted loop too.

I’m not against structure. You need it to deliver equity for presenters. Subjects; however, should be presented in formats that best suit their relevance to the listener. When every class is a set block of time, education can suffer. Not every class should be the same length. I recently designed a conference with this in mind although the idea has been rattling around in my head for years. Some classes suffer from excess time often becoming repetitive and preachy. Classes can be split in half offering two sides of a “topic coin” or co-taught.  There are numerous variations that can add punch to a linear speaker schedule.

This is not just about time allotment. It’s also about presenters learning to curtail their speeches and trim their egos into a smaller package. The hope is that a ten-pound program is never shoved into a five-pound bag punctuated by speed talking. The idea is to keep editing to reduce fluff until solid information is formed while reducing sentence finishers like “Ya know” and “Right?”. There should never be a post class declaration of, “If I only had more time….”.  If so, you have failed no matter the allotment time. Finishing on time is an art whether for a lecture or hands-on class especially when someone is awaiting your students release.

You should never make the mistake of falling in love with your own words to the point of going over your time allotment. Remember the next presenter is entitled to their full allotment too. Let me share a secret if you don’t get to something in your presentation, no one missed it. Present your class and let others see if they found it informative. That’s the key! A presentation should be good throughout its entirety. Its length shouldn’t be the only factor to good education and delivery.

I could make a strong case for short snippet education as being both impactful and responsive. When I developed the Training Minutes video concept for Fire Engineering, it was based on short length drill segments such as forcing an inward door or flaking out the lead length. Viewership has proven the concept valid. Social media has followed this path and I believe it’s a great supplement to longer length in-person subject delivery.

Foundational programs are important too and most speakers have them. Some never want to stray from them because they still fill seats. Again, it’s a play list of variety for attendees who can either take in the five hundredth presentation of this, see a new release or take in a remix. The choice is yours. Each program has its place and it’s your educational time.

For instructors who would like to bring a new instructor into the fold, think about shorter program times. This allows for a new presenter to appear without lengthening overall seat time for the attendee. Cutting yourself a bit short shouldn’t be too big of an issue. Here’s a suggestion; move your information and contact slide to the front so when your time ends, you finish without frustration.

I, along with others, did a 10 in 10 program which consisted of ten slides in ten minutes at the Orlando Fire Conference. It was both a challenge and a great opportunity to edit my thoughts and stick to a tight time line. Not everyone can do it as some went over, but if you ever want to add discipline to your teaching, try it. As a presenter you want to get a handle on all types of formats to increase your flexibility and subject delivery style.

Some programs need a day to present. If it’s several days, then it’s a course. Sometimes I wish we could just freestyle our information which is a talent unto itself. If you’ve ever had a program crash or have taught with just a board, freestyling is a great way to connect with your audience. The great presenters can adjust to a crash and survive due to their knowledge and comfort level of the material, while others will crash and burn. If you know your subject cold and can piece the learning together, you can probably freestyle. Whichever style you choose to present your program in, remember to share your opinions and experience, finish on time and don’t curse your way through it.

Keep Fire in Your Life

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
$1,000 FOR ALL FIVE
CONFERENCES IN 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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HIGH RISE OPERATIONS CONFERENCE 2022
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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