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Company Drills in Acquired Structures

Thursday, April 18
Classroom Session

This class is designed for getting the maximum number of drills out of a donated property when the structure cannot be burned due to local restrictions or using the property to its fullest prior to conducting live burn exercises where allowed. The course will present drill topics for private dwellings, commercial properties, and multiple dwellings. Inspections of these properties to mitigate hazards prior to their use and the steps of completing the proper paperwork needed to operate in this such structures will be explained. The role of NFPA 1403 as a tool to safely prepare the structure, nonfire training scenarios involving building construction and size-up, utility emergencies, SCBA confidence courses, overhaul, and ventilation will be discussed. Ideas for using these structures for rapid intervention crew training with items found in these buildings to create props will be shown.

James Kirsch, Captain (retired) - Bergenfield, NJ