C17 - VES: An Aggressive Search Technique
2 hrs Classroom session, (Wednesday May 23rd, 1000 hrs)
Whether or not your own department directly utilizes it, most everyone is familiar with the term “Vent-Enter-Search (VES)”. VES is a high risk, high stress technique with the potential for high reward if performed correctly. Over the last few years, the U.S. has averaged 2,333 lives lost in residential fires, comprised of mostly children or the elderly. It’s time to make life safety of the resident our number 1 priority again. VES is truly a life saving tactic, that when employed by aggressive, well-trained firefighters, can be used to aid in the reduction of residential fire deaths.
Instructor: Daniel Nelms