The course ideology is based on the principal that no matter what size of fire department you are a member of (volunteer, paid, large or small) a fire engine is your core apparatus. The engine company is the foundation of a fire department utilized to mitigate a fire incident. Setting up practical hands- on training in engine company tactics is the focus. You will be walked through the steps of preparing inexpensive, practical, and effective engine company drills for engine crew members. The application of this information is to provide a seamless sequence of engine company events that concludes with the successful extinguishment of a fire. By providing detailed tactical information that the audience can utilize to successfully conduct a hands on training experience using proven techniques to teach the tactical application of stretching different size hose lines, how to overcome friction points that can hinder the stretch, and discussing various prealarm assigned duties that include: nozzle, back up, officer, and door positions. A detailed description will be given to students based on practical application and proven methods learned through twenty years as an engine company officer and drill instructor. The relevance to fire service instructors is to provide useful no nonsense training that does not rely on sophisticated training props. All of the necessary equipment required to deliver the training is a fully equipped fire engine.
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