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Aggressive Search and VES

Thursday, April 18
Classroom Session

This class is about the mission of the fire service in saving those who need us. Primary search has taken place for decades and yet fire departments struggle to understand the tactic and all that goes into searching and saving lives. Firefighters to chiefs should be able to conduct an aggressive search or vent-enter-search (VES) or at least understand that all members need to be highly trained. This is no longer a basic skill; it goes much farther--to the ability to read the smoke conditions given, the fire location, and the building layout based on occupancy. From the primary search to the oriented search and VES, learn all aspects and the skills that work.  

Arthur Ashley, Captain - Lexington (KY) Fire Department