Captain Richard Ray
Durham Fire Department
Wednesday, August 12
9:00am – 4:00pm
Success on the fireground is measured in a multitude of ways. However the most effective, efficient, and safest fireground is one that is coordinated. True fireground coordination is easier said than done. There are a number of factors that prevent fire departments from accomplishing this goal. The top factors that prevent fireground coordination are a lack of fireground knowledge, decreased staffing levels, training, and simply the lack of experience in performing fireground functions. This class is designed to show and give the students methods for coordinating fireground functions.
The practices and concepts taught will be based on successful and unsuccessful experiences on the fireground and nationally recognized fireground priorities. The student will learn fundamental concepts for size up, line placement and size, forcible entry, ventilation tactics, search, and water supply for residential structures. The student will also learn techniques for coordinating and prioritizing these tasks. These practices and concepts taught are effective, safe, inexpensive, and can be applied immediately.
In this class the morning will consist of students rotating through different stations that identify the essential functions of engine and ladder companies, fire dynamics within today’s building construction, and methods for coordinating each element. In the afternoon the student will put into practice their new skills by performing and coordinating fireground functions with live fire.
• Understanding of the modern fire environment and operating within it
• Coordinating Engine and Ladder Functions
• How to prioritize these tasks on the fireground
• Student must have met the objects of 1403 verified through a form signed by their Chief or Training Officer
• PPE that meets NFPA 1971
• SCBA with spare bottle
• Must be able to travel to the Durham Fire Department Training Grounds on day of training