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Friday, May 15 

8 a.m. — 5 p.m. 

Dynamic RIT & Advanced FF sURVIVAL

Managing our personnel's mayday's don't necessarily start when we get the bone chilling call for help...Managing the mayday starts with our training. In order to be well trained in how Rapid Intervention Teams deploy, we must first learn the types of incidents that have affected the fire service. Once we understand the back story of these incidents, we must train to be able to extricate ourselves and our team members from these very situations. This program uses real fire service scenarios, case studies, and personal experiences from the instructors who were a part of real fire service tragedies. This class is very physically demanding, therefore students should be well hydrated, physically and mentally prepared.

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

Cost: $80

INSTRUCTOR: Captain Tony Tricarico has been a member of the fire service since 1977 and was hired by the FDNY in 1981. Tony has served in the South Bronx, Brooklyn and Manhattan. In 2002 he was assigned to the Special Operations Command where he served as the Captain of Squad 252 until his retirement on the last day of 2008. Tony is a National and New York State certified fire instructor and has instructed at the FDNY Technical Rescue School, Command School, and Task Force 1 as well as being a former Deputy Chief Instructor at the Suffolk County Fire Academy. He additionally instructs and lectures throughout the country on a engine, truck, RIT/ firefighter survival and special operations tactics. He has been featured in FETN and

American Heat training videos on collapse, elevator operations and SCBA emergencies, to name a few. He continues to do training with Different agencies and is presently the Technical Operations Advisor for Gel Tech Solutions. He is an active member of the Mount Sinai Volunteer Fire Department on Long Island and a former Chief of Department.