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Aerial Apparatus: Tactical Use and Training Drills for the Truck Crew

Thursday, April 27
This class will review the types of aerials available today--ladders, platforms, tractor-drawn aerials, water towers, rear and mid mounts'and the pros and cons and operational differences. The class will review some of the important concepts of aerial operations including positioning for rescue or fire attack, stabilization issues, and understanding your load capacities. Although not nearly as common as in years past, a number of aerial device failures will be examined. Students will receive a series of training drills to take home to practice with their crews and with their truck that emphasize teamwork and operator skills.
Louis Sclafani, District Chief (Ret.); Instructor - Pinellas Park (FL) Fire Department; St. Petersburg College Fire Training Center, Florida