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Drills You're Not Going to Find in the Books

Monday, April 15
Precon Workshop
Company Officer

Saving civilian and firefighter lives on the fireground starts with the company drill. We prepare to save lives one drill at a time. Company officers always ask for new ideas and methods to keep their crews engaged and enthusiastic about training. After Firefighter I and II skill sets, drilling can become repetitive and boring. Company officers need new and creative ideas to keep crews interested and engaged in realistic training. This class contains more than 100 unique, creative, and exciting drills, ideas, and illustrations for engine and ladder companies as well as for the individual firefighter skill sets. Most of the drills are original ideas, based on actual firefighter line-of-duty deaths or close call incidents with the objective of posing the question, What would you do if caught in the same situation today? Other drills are taken from case studies where there was a unique fire situation or substantial property loss–and what specific actions could have been taken to reverse the outcome. Some drills come from training manuals that have been out of print for more than 50 years–information that is not readily available to firefighters. Tricks of the trade come from senior members and retired firefighters. If these trade secrets aren’t shared, they’re lost with each retirement. This class is an opportunity to share that information. Each student gets a complimentary thumb drive containing the entire presentation.

*Eligible for CEH/CAPCE Credit

Raul Angulo, Fire Captain - Seattle Fire Department, Retired