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Residential Primary Search: Making the Grab

Monday, April 24
Each year, more than 2,000 civilians are killed in structure fires. When we make life safety our number one priority, then all of our actions should be about getting inside and finding victims. We give them the best chance for survival when an aggressive primary search is completed within the first 10 minutes of fireground operations. This fast-past class concentrates on the fundamentals and focuses on first-due engine-based search, split search, oriented search, and VES search techniques. The students will be taught ways to maximize their efficiency, get real-time reps, and be taught simple drags for victim removal and initial patient assessment. Students will be more confident in their search and victim removal skills.
Grant Schwalbe, Lieutenant - Estero (FL) Fire Rescue