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A Municipal Firefighter's Guide to Industrial Incidents

Friday, April 19
Classroom Session
Industrial

Industrial facilities are found in the majority of our communities; yet, there are very limited textbooks or training to provide guidance to these unique and complex facilities. Failure of a fire department to properly prepare for an industrial incident can result in a disaster. This class will include some of the common rules of engagement at an industrial facility. Topics include the importance of Unified Command, unique fire protection systems and specialized agents used in industrial firefighting, training and capabilities of industrial emergency response teams, and the uncommon hazards including electrical and combustible dust.

Speakers
Brian Gettemeier, Captain - Cottleville Fire Protection District