Master Firefighter John Burruss
Charlottesville Fire Department
Friday, August 14
2:00pm – 3:30pm
This interactive and fast-paced presentation explores the reasons why all fire service personnel should become knowledgeable in aerial ladder operations. Presented will be best practices when positioning and operating aerial ladders for fire and rescue operations.
The various types of aerial apparatus advantages and disadvantages will be discussed as well as the physics behind aerial devices and their improper operation. Also discussed will be OSHA, manufacturer recommendations and NFPA standards involved, as well as aerial ladder failure case studies.
Identify the different types of aerial apparatus, learn the advantages and disadvantages of each type of aerial apparatus and identify the best operating practices for aerial positioning.