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Evidence-Based Engine Operations

Wednesday, April 17
Classroom Session
Engine Company

Most incident priorities start with life—their life. Thus, getting water where it needs to go in a timely manner can allow you to be more aggressive in your search procedures. We can increase survivable space on the inside for everyone by getting water where it needs to go quickly. This interactive class will discuss the facts and fiction of hose streams and use from interior or exterior positions. Using today’s UL-FSRI research, we will identify best practices on the fireground depending on your staffing, built environment, and deployment model. We will discuss and show how water and air can positively and negatively affect the fireground. We want what is best for the victim; the goal is to identify how to get to the victim as quickly as possible using the research to support your operations.

Chad Christensen, Battalion Chief - Los Angeles County Fire Department