Thursday, May 14

 8 — 9:45 a.m. & 10 — 11:45 a.m.

la to ny: fireground tactics based on science and different built environments

This interactive class will look at how the firegrounds in Los Angeles and New York are different. The presenters will utilize the differences to discuss how tactics are implemented and why they are different. The built environments on the East and West Coasts dictate the chosen tactics on the fireground. The presenters will discuss how modern fire dynamics also play a role in the tactics chosen daily by the FDNY and Los Angeles County Fire Department. They will also discuss how important it is to understand the modern fireground and how it effects your built environment.

Cost: Free

INSTRUCTOR: Fire Captain Chad Christensen has been a member of the Los Angeles County Fire Department for 20 years. He assisted with the development of the fire behavior curriculum currently being taught to the LACoFD. He also serves on the Fire Behavior Committee as one of the lead fire behavior and fire dynamics instructors. Additionally he is a California State Certified Senior instructor for Live Fire Training. He is currently on the UL-FSRI Coordinated Fire attack panel and was a member of the UL-FSRI fire attack technical panel. He has taught Hands on Training at Firehouse Expo Nashville and FDIC since 2015.

Frank Leeb will also instruct.