Friday, May 15

8 a.m. — 5 p.m. 

First due firemanship

Back for its third year at MAFFC, this is a course designed to hone skills required in the initial stage of an incident. Students will rotate through 5 learning stations, that encompass: Engine Company Operations, Search and Rescue, Forcible Entry, Ladders and Firefighter Rescue outside the traditional RIT model. This class is delivered in an 8 hour program and includes live fire scenarios for a realistic training experience.


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

Cost: $80

INSTRUCTOR: Jay Hurley is an 19 year veteran of the fire service, working as Fire Chief of a suburban department in Georgia. As a student of the fire service, Jay has undergone training in multiple areas, as well as being a graduate of Firefighters Laboring and Mastering Essential Skills, or F.L.A.M.E.S., and the Georgia Smoke Diver Program. Hurley serves as a member of multiple fire service organizations including the Georgia Association of Fire Chiefs, and acts as a Task Force Leader for Georgia Search and Rescue Task Force 6 in NW Georgia. Jay has been an FDIC HOT Instructor since 2017 and a lead instructor at the Metro Atlanta Firefighter’s Conference, and is a contributor to several fire service blogs and webpages.