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Saturday, May 16

frankie martinez ropes class

8 a.m. — 5 p.m.

This is an 8-Hour dynamic hands-on class that will cover basic high rise rope rescue operations with an emphasis on the tactical considerations of anchors, lowering, and rescue systems. This is not a typical type of "rescue class". All students will be on rope from heights of 60' to 300' from a condo in downtown Atlanta.

Instructors: City of Atlanta Fire Personnel

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Can confidence

**LIVE FIRE

8 a.m. — 12 p.m. & 1 p.m. — 5 p.m.

This 4-hour class is offered twice. A look into gaining can confidence for fire ground success. The 2 1⁄2 gallon water extinguisher, the can, allows the search team to quickly place water between the fire and potential victims. Unfortunately, due to lack of confidence, it is arguably the most underutilized tool in the fire service found on nearly every fire apparatus. Let’s start the life-saving extinguishment process by applying what could be, the fire’s first interaction with water. 

Instructors: Eric Wheaton | Winter Park (Fla.) Fire Department 

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Down and Dirty FF SURVIVAL

 8 a .m. — 5 p.m.

Students will learn techniques to aid them in the event of a fire ground emergency. Students will learn methods of self rescue and the rescue of fellow firefighters. Some topics covered will be emergency bailouts, ladder placement for RIT operations, sub floor firefighter rescue, and removing down firefighters from the structures.

Instructor: Robbie TownsendDalton (Ga.) Fire Department

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bASIC tRUCK OPERATIONS

**LIVE FIRE

8 a .m. — 5 p.m.

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. 

Instructor: Reggie Thurmond, Cherokee County Fire & Emergency Services

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Hoarding: Working in a pile

 8 a .m. — 5 p.m.

We present to you a first-of-it’s-kind Hands on Training opportunity designed to heighten student’s awareness of the impact that hoarding conditions impose on firefighters at dwelling fires. Hoarding conditions and their hindering effects on the fireground are not being discussed enough in todays modern fire service. After developing a classroom presentation on the topic, the idea of a unique Hands-On-Training class was born. It is one thing to lecture about the negative fireground aspects of Collyer’s Mansion Conditions but quite another to give students the chance to see the limitations first hand before encountering them at a live incident.

Instructor: Will Heiney, Middlesex County Fire School (Conn.)

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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, IAFF personnel

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everything saws

 8 a .m. — 5 p.m.

This class is a must! No matter if you are a seasoned tech or a probationary just out of recruit school, This Class Is For You! Everything Saws For The Fire Service will go over in detail on the saws used in the fire service, maintenance and trouble shooting, body positioning, and more! This is not a forcible entry or roof ops class, although you will do both in this class, but an emphasis on saw usage and body positioning. Rotary Saws, Chain Saws, Reciprocating Saws, and Bandsaws will be gone over in great detail.

Instructor: Julio Ramos, Orange County Fire Rescue (Fla.)

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1st alarm with minimal staffing

**LIVE FIRE

8 a .m. — 5 p.m.

1st alarm with Minimum Staffing will address some of the tactical and safety considerations of fire response with minimal staffed apparatus.  Emphasis will be placed on five specific first-alarm assignments: Initial Fire Attack, Primary Search, Forcible Entry with hose advancement and VEIS at the ground and upper floors. This class will consist of eight hours of hands-on training with demonstrations from staff, student practice and a set of scenario-based relations. Live fire and smoke will be used during the class.

Instructor: Mike Bell, Cobb County Fire & Emergency Services

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searchable vs. survivable

**LIVE FIRE

8 a.m. — 5 p.m.

This class is a blended 8 hour hands on training starting with a 3-4 hour lecture. In the lecture we will be covering statistics and sharing videos to drive home points of why and when we search.

Instructor: Sean Duffy, Pasco County Fire Rescue (Fla.)

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advanced fire ground operations

**LIVE FIRE

8 a.m. — 5 p.m.

Are you ready to learn what “doing more with less” really means?

The Henry County Fire Department is proud to present an 8-hour “Advanced Fire Ground Operations with Live Fire and All Hands Rescue Operations” class.  This course is designed from the perspective of engine companies that are typically staffed with minimal personnel.  If you want to take a class that will cover multiple techniques and put them into play with live fire, then this is your class. 

Instructors: Richie LeCroy, Rodney Wiggins and Ben Patterson, Henry County (Ga.)Fire Department

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Make engines great again

8 a.m. — 5 p.m.

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Instructor: Mike Salzano, Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) Fire Rescue

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Forcible entry

8 a.m. — 12 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) & East Coast Rescue Solutions

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