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

Friday, April 19
Classroom Session
Truck Company

This class will review the types of aerials available today--ladders, platforms, tractor-drawn aerials, water towers, rear mounts, and mid mounts--including the pros and cons. Not all types of aerials operate the same and we will discuss these 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, we will look at and discuss a number of recent aerial device failures. Students can take home a series of training drills that emphasize teamwork and operator skills to practice with their crews and truck. 

Lou Sclafani, District Chief/Instructor - Pinellas Park/St. Petersburg College