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Overcoming Common Engine Company Mistakes and Fireground Problems

Tuesday, April 25
The presentation discusses the most common mistakes and problems the instructor has seen on the fireground in his 29 years of experience. It explains the difference between a mistake and a problem. A mistake is a human error that is typically caused by lack of experience or training, lack of familiarity, or simply rushing in the heat of the moment. A problem is an unforeseen issue that must be overcome on the fireground. A good firefighter or fire officer will always have a Plan B. Discussed are the most common mistakes firefighters make on the fireground, the most common problems encountered, and ways to overcome them.
Jason Rivera, Firefighter - New Haven (CT) Fire Department