H.O.T. Schedule 2015

4-Hour Evolutions:
Monday & Tuesday, April 20-21 | 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.


8-Hour Evolutions:
Monday and Tuesday, April 20-21 | 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.


4-Hour Evolutions: April 20-21 8 AM-Noon and 1 PM-5 PM

Engine Company High-Rise Standpipe Operations

Attendees acquire factual, real world-based information on standpipe operations. They learn how to assemble and use a very user-friendly standpipe hose pack and the essential water appliances that must be included in a standpipe equipment kit. The focus is on when and where to use 2½-inch and 2-i...

Advanced Extrication: Real-World Challenges

Instructors will present real-world, challenging, difficult extrication scenarios that necessitate advanced skills to stabilize the vehicles and remove multiple patients entrapped and entangled in the wreckage. There will be a four-station, 45-minute rotation where each group will get to experien...

Aerial Ladder And Tower Ladder Placement and Operations

Students will learn the proper techniques for safely operating aerial ladders, rear-mounted tower ladders, and mid-mounted tower ladders. Topics include scrub area, feathering hydraulic controls, and depth perception. Students will also learn how to calculate the minimum and maximum apparatus ope...

Conventional Forcible Entry

The focus is on the essential requirements of basic and advanced forcible entry. Students engage in hands-on activities at four stations. A low student/instructor ratio ensures more hands-on repetitions for each student. Attendees have a high degree of participation also in fi...

Engine Company Essentials: Getting Water on the Fire

It’s all about creating the most efficient and most effective tool on the fireground--the engine company! Students rotate through the following realistic scenarios. HANDLINES and STRETCHES: Students gain an understanding of the usefulness/limitations of preconnected and static loads. Loads and st...

Firefighter Bailout Techniques

Students are prepared to address the worst-case scenario, which could be the result of changes in building construction, content load, or improved personal protective equipment that quickly worsens fire conditions. Carrying a type of system to self-extricate from an elevated position and proficie...

Heavy Vehicle Extrication

This fast-paced evolution engages students in scenarios they are likely to face on the street but may not be able to be trained for because their departments lack the needed resources such as semis and larger vehicles. Students will be able to take home to their departments the practical knowledg...

Man vs. Machinery

Lead Instructor: Captain Mark Gregory, Fire Department of New York Students will be exposed to a variety of machinery/equipment entrapment situations to which they may be called to respond on any day and will participate in these scenarios from scene size-up until the disentanglement is...

Recognizing Flashover

Students observe fire behavior and the signs that lead to flashover. In training from Drager Swede Survival Systems, students will observe and experience in a controlled environment how fire develops and grows up to and through the flashover stage, how ventilation and hose streams can control a f...

Rescue and Squad Company Operations on the Fireground

Students will rotate through five stations. Station 1 is a Mask Confidence maze with rescue operations. Station 2 is a Vent-Enter-Search station. Station 3 features window extensions and removal of bars from windows. Station 4 involves removing a victim from a second-floor window. Station 5 incor...

Vent-Enter-Isolate-Search: Addressing Flow Path and Victim Removal

The focus is on the techniques of single-story and multilevel structure vent-enter-isolate-search (VEIS). Firefighter safety is stressed during all scenarios. Basic search techniques are reviewed, and students will search furnished rooms.

8-Hour Evolutions: April 20-21 8 AM--5 PM

Compliant Live Burn Training in Acquired Structures

Students rotate through NFPA 1403-compliant live fire training in an acquired structure. Staff members monitor students in the roles of instructor-in-charge, fire control, safety, water supply, accountability, and other positions such as attack and backup lines, search, v...

Live Fire: First Due

This five-station training evolution incorporates live fire, interior fire attacks, basic search and rescue, hose selection/placement/management, and buddy rescue techniques. The focus is on the initial actions of first-arriving crews at fires involving structures and exposures. BASIC

Nozzle Forward

The goal is to help craft more efficient engine companies by increasing the individuals’ competency with their tools and expanding on the conceptual aspects of the fire environment. The objectives of the physical skills revolve around fire attack, hose movement, hose management, and hose handling...

Rapid Intervention Team Combat Drills

Rapid intervention team (RIT) training should be realistic and to the point. When a RIT deploys into a burning building for a Mayday, each team member will be taxed to the limit physically and mentally. Students are trained and evaluated in performing RIT duties under realistic conditions. Assemb...

Structural Collapse Rescue

The initial skills first responders need to respond quickly and efficiently to tornados, hurricanes, and other weather-related incidents that necessitate removing victims early in collapse operations are the focus. Students will respond to a significantly damaged building that is part of a simula...

Truck Company: Essentials

Students rotate through a series of stations to get a “taste” of truck company operations. They will progress through four stations. Forcible Entry: Each student will learn how to force inward- and outward-opening doors and how to cut simulated window bars and roll-down gates. Ladd...

Urban Essentials

Here is an opportunity to experience a variety of tactical challenges and techniques used by America’s urban firefighters. The evolution is divided into multiple segments and groups and offers a balance of verbal instruction, demonstration, and hands-on proficiency. Steeply pitched roof...

UL-NIST Live Fire Dynamics for Fire Officers

This class is an opportunity for fire officers to see how structure fires develop, the impact of ventilation on a fuel-rich fire, and the benefit of exterior suppression tactics. Fire officers (FO) examine how materials used for construction, interior finish, and furnishings burn and why they qui...















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