Thursday, May 14
10 — 11:45 a.m.
the tactical engine
The Tactical Engine is a down and dirty look at the blue-collar fundamentals of aggressive Engine work. This class will examine effective tactics for first-alarm assignment Engine companies. It will explore efficiently performing essential fireground tasks and will delve into
tactical priorities. The class will address Truck work for engines that don’t have the luxury of properly staffed truck companies arriving in a timely manner. Subjects covered will included size up, initial actions, water supply options, search, VES, forcible entry, coordinated
ventilation, riding assignments, weapon selection, hose line management, and how to maximize limited staffing/resources in various operational arenas. This class is geared toward those looking to maximize the performance of their Engine Company.
INSTRUCTOR: Nick Peppard is a 14-year veteran of the fire service who has worked on engine, truck and rescue companies in several fire and EMS agencies across the State ranging from small suburban to large metropolitan departments. Nick currently works as a Captain at the Holley-Navarre Fire District in Santa Rosa County, Florida and is assigned as the company officer on Engine Co. 41 on the District’s westside. He has served in the ranks of firefighter, engineer, lieutenant and captain. He holds an A.S. degree in Fire Science and an A.S. degree in EMS Technology. He is a Florida and Nationally registered paramedic, AHA BLS, ACLS and PALS instructor, VFIS Instructor and holds the following Florida State Certifications: Fire Officer 2, Instructor 2, Live Fire Training Instructor, Inspector 1, Investigator 1, Pump Operator, Hazmat Technician (previously working 5 years on FL Task Force 2). Nick is also a Paramedic-Field Training Officer with Lifeguard Ambulance Service in Santa Rosa County. Nick co-wrote his department’s intensive Engineer Development Program and actively teaches both the New Firefighter Orientation and Engineer Development Programs. Nick is the owner/operator of North Florida Fire and EMS Training based in Navarre, FL. Nick has taught locally for several years and has instructed both lecture and HOT classes at the Great Florida Fire School located in Fort Myers, FL for the past 2 years. Nick is a student of the craft and is always pushing to better himself through conferences, training, higher education and real-world experience.