Saturday, May 16

8 a.m. — 5 p.m. 

Basic Truck Ops


Firefighters need to practice truck operations regardless of whether the department has a straight stick, tower or no truck at all. Truck operations are critical for victims and firefighter safety on the fire ground and need to be completed regardless of the rig you arrive on. Students will cover the basics of truck company operations — deploying, raising and climbing ground ladders, forcible entry operations, search and rescue and ventilation. Students will use various tools for forcible entry, ventilation and search. Students will focus on coordinating truck operations with fire attack as the skills learned throughout the day are put into practice during a live fire evolution.

WHAT YOU'LL NEED: Bunker gear, helmet, gloves, mask

Cost: $80

INSTRUCTOR: Reggie Thurmon is a 22-year veteran of the fire service. He began his career in 1997 at Cobb County Fire & Emergency Services where he assisted with fire education and recruit training. In 2014, Reggie joined Cherokee County Fire & Emergency Services and currently serves as the Fire Apparatus Operator/Paramedic on Truck 1. He has instructed operations classes in Cherokee County and at MAFFC.