Thursday, May 14

 10 a.m. — 11:45 a.m.

The engine's guide to truck work

The Engine Company's Guide to Truck Work is a discussion on the necessity of Truck Company Operations on the fire ground. There are still a number of department's that don't staff or have aerial apparatus and the tasks of throwing ground ladders, coordinated ventilation, forcible entry, rescue, search, controlling utilities, overhaul, and firefighter rescue are either not assigned or poorly done. When typical truck company tasks are not done to support the engine company, the fire ground suffers and the decision to withdraw, regroup, and go defensive is the norm. This program will discuss ways to build truck company operations into your engine company response and SOGs through training and mindset.

Cost: Free

INSTRUCTOR:  Jeffrey Mrwik, is a 17-year fireman/student of the fire service and is currently a Lieutenant on Squad Company 17 with St. Johns County Fire Rescue. He instructs for his department in the areas of Forcible Entry, Engine Company and Pump Operations, Search, Ladders, and Rapid Intervention. Squad 17 responds to all vehicle entrapments and working fires in the 1st Battalion and for the RIT assignment to a large portion of the county. He has instructed various conferences around the country including MAFFC, Orlando Fire Conference, Ft. Lauderdale Fire Conference, SAFRE, and Wichita HOT. He is the owner and an instructor for Malta Fire Training LLC. He teaches both Engine and Truck Company Operations with a focus on the basics.