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Learning from Others' Experiences

Friday, April 19
Classroom Session

This class focuses on videos and photos depicting moments captured on the fireground that illustrate how firefighters’ aggressive actions can lead to danger and interfere with the tasks at hand, leaving firefighters at risk for injury or death. It discusses such topics as fire scene incident command, safety and accountability, vehicle placement and operations, hoseline placement, use of portable ladders, building construction, water supply, search and rescue, officer development covering strategy and tactics, radio communication and fire department policies and procedures, and SOPs and best practices.

David Traiforos, Fire Chief (Retired) - McHenry County College Fire Academy