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 Nick ESPOSITO: “Developing The Mindset of an Offensive Aerial Operator”

Success or failure on the fire ground for a ladder company is often measured by how well an aerial operator initially positions the apparatus.  Ladder truck placement at an emergency scene is the "make or break" moment for any operator.  Focusing more on the mental game, this lecture will discuss a systematic approach to developing the skills and mindset necessary to become a competent and effective aerial operator.  

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Nick is a second generation firefighter, with almost 30 years of experience in both volunteer and career departments.  He has worked for the City of Bridgeport, CT Fire Department since 1999, and currently serves as the Captain assigned to their Rescue Company.