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Adaptive Suburban Truck Company Operations

Wednesday, April 26
A large percentage of agencies in the United States have deficiencies in operating dedicated truck companies and have challenges accounting for all truck functions. Truck company operations are essential, and these agencies need a system. This class focuses on consistently implementing a coordinated fire attack even with a resource deficiency and delivering all essential truck company operations associated with facilitating and supporting the coordinated fire attack. Participants see how circumstances dictate action on the fireground. A focus is on developing agency-specific standard operating guidelines that address the accountability of all essential fireground functions. The importance of attitude, training, understanding modern fire behavior, and developing experienced street-smart tactics to define the role of truck company operations in the pursuit of consistent fireground success are also discussed.
Jim Silvernail, Chief - Kirkwood (MO) Fire Department