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HOT CLASS EVOLUTIONS

Friday, May 15 — Saturday, May 16

Soup to nuts/Advanced Fire attack and fire behavior

**LIVE FIRE

 8 a .m. — 5 p.m.

“The Soup to Nuts” Search and Rescue Academy is implementing an aggressive approach to fire ground search fundamentals. This class will provide an insight to engine company, truck company and squad company search techniques for our top incident priority on the fire ground.

Instructor: Michael Pickett & Chad Christensen, Cobb County Fire & Emergency Services & Los Angeles County Fire

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Rig to seat: 1st due engine operations

 8 a .m. — 5 p.m.

It’s 4 AM, your 3-4 person Engine crew arrives on the scene of a working fire with possible entrapment. Your next due unit is more than 5 minutes out. You have 6 immediate priorities (size-up, weapon selection/ hose deployment, force entry, search, suppression, and supply.) Effectively handling these situations takes leadership, efficiency, preparation, creativity, knowledge, training, and an aggressive mindset for THEM. All members need to be on the top of their game and work as a cohesive unit.

Instructor: Chris Gilpin, UTFD (Clermont County, Ohio)

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Friday, May 15

Ladders 201

 8 a .m. — 5 p.m.

Ladders 201 is an advanced basics class that focuses on the street smart approach of ground ladder deployment. Although often overlooked in training, efficient and effective ground ladder deployment is essential to every successful fire ground operation.

Instructor: Josh Forster, Cobb County Fire & Emergency Services

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Modern Fire Dynamics 

**LIVE FIRE

 8 a .m. — 5 p.m.

Understanding modern fire dynamics and the impact they have on fire ground operations is crucial to the safety of crews operating on the fire ground.  The ability to read smoke conditions, gauge the impact of ventilation openings, and properly apply water are necessary skills for aggressive firefighting.  In this class students will begin by burning various construction materials to gain a better understanding of fire dynamics.  During the remainder of class, students will experience and practice the application of aggressive firefighting tactics in a live fire environment.  

 Instructor: Jon Gottfried, Engineer/Paramedic 

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Dynamic RIT & aDVANCED FF SURVIVAL

 8 a .m. — 5 p.m.

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.

Instructor: Captain Tony Tricarico, FDNY

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iaff fiRE ground survival

8 a .m. — 5 p.m.

This is the International Association of Fire Mobile Fire Ground Survival trailer designed to provide students hands on training to save themselves during May Day situations. Each prop provides different methods of escape drills for trapped fire Fighters.

Instructors: TBA

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fORCIBLE ENTRY: GETTING IN

 8 a .m. — 5 p.m.

This class is an intense 8 hour hands-on course that focuses on the basics of Conventional Irons work and Through-the-Lock Forcible Entry to help build skills and habits to be successful. Our class uses realistic props that feel and act like real doors and locks and the challenges they present. 

Instructor: Jeffrey Mrwick, St. John's County Fire Rescue

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aggressive search: From known to unknown

8 a.m. — 5 p.m.

This 8 hour class will cover the skills needed to conduct an aggressive search throughout residential dwellings. Drills include: “Threshold” drills focusing on cutting down on costly seconds for those inside, down and dirty forcible entry, aggressive search and removal techniques, and scenario training using the range of skills in action8 a .m. — 12 p.m.

Instructor: Dustin Clay, Manassas Fire Department (VA)

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First due firemanship

**LIVE FIRE

8 a.m. — 5 p.m.

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. 

Instructor: Jay Hurley, Breman Fire Department 

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The efficient engine

8 a.m. — 5 p.m.

This course will address the effectiveness and efficiency of the fire arriving engine. The course will cover slack movement, grips and flowing while moving as well as hose loading and deployment.

Instructor: Jonah Smith, Charlotte (N.C.) Fire Department

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Tactical Thermal imagining

**LIVE FIRE

8 a.m. — 5 p.m.

Tactical Thermal Imaging is an 8-hour class that has been taught by the SFR cadre for many years at MAFFC. The class was updated in 2019 with new instructors and new curriculum.

Instructors: Smryna Fire (Ga.) Rescue 

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Forcible entry

1:30 p.m. — 5:30 p.m.

This four-hour class will teach you the basic and advanced techniques of forcible entry. We will focus on maximizing the hands on time for each student that is needed to build the confidence in these techniques. Topics that will be covered include: inward/outward forces, restricted space and limited visibility. Students will also cover metal cutting and carriage bolts.

Instructor: Rick Meyers, City of Atlanta (Retired)

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EXTREME AUTO EXTRICATION

8 a.m. — 5 p.m.

This 8-hour extrication class is not your regular extrication class. It is offered twice. Students will face multiple challenges at every turn forcing quick thinking and actions. Scenarios will include commercial vehicles, busses, passenger cars, and much more.

Instructors: HD Haywood

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