The Engine company - fire ground operations “aggressive, offensive Fire Fighting for Control”
Lead Instructor: Jeff Shupe & Strategic Fire Training Cadre
Details: 8 hour class. Thursday OR Friday. A boxed lunch will be provided. Parking on-site is limited, please carpool if possible or use the shuttle bus!
Dates/Time: February 27 OR February 28, 2020. 0800-1700. Class may go longer depending on conditions.
Required Equipment: Full turnouts, including helmet and gloves. Please bring a SCBA + spare bottle if able.
Shuttle Departure: TBD
Location: St. Helens Training Center - 58577 McNulty Way, St Helens, OR 97051
Description: The philosophy of this hands on engine operations class is to be aggressive with fire attack, and to kill the fire - don't let the fire control you or the situation. Firefighting should be offensive until you can't be offensive!
This class stresses LOW PRESSURE, HIGH VOLUME fire attack operations.
This "hands on" engine company operations class begins with students being made aware that fire attack requires company concept to be effective and aggressive. Fire ground accountability AND ability is always enhanced when crew/company concept is practiced.
Students will begin class going over engine pump pressures, working with different hose line sizes, understanding their friction losses, and proper nozzle pressures. There, students will work with 1 3/4 inch, 2 inch and 2 1/2 inch attack hand lines equipped with low pressure, high volume nozzles, and also attack monitors and deck guns.
Students will work with ground level heavy streams along with deck gun operations. Students will go over stretching hose lines by hand, ladders and ropes into structures, also. During evolutions students will operate as 3 member engine crews where multiple lines will be stretched along with appliances and ladders to advance lines into buildings by different methods.
All students will participate in multi-company evolutions stretching multiple lines and operating appliances at simulated scenarios.
At the end of the day, all members will have a better understanding and appreciation for engine company operations - concept, efficiency, and aggressiveness.