First Alarm Strategy & Tactics
July 16, 2018

We are excited to announce that KVFD in partnership with the Christiana Fire Company, Lancaster County, will be co-sponsoring a course presented by Tradition's Training at the Christiana Fire Co., on Saturday, August 18, 2018, from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

Tradition's Training describes this program as a course that will discuss strategy and tactics for fires in single-family dwellings, apartments, and commercial structures.

Specifically, they said:

"We will focus on the differentiating factors between these structures and how differences in construction, occupancy, and other factors must influence firefighting operations. General strategic goals and benchmarks for each structure will
be discussed, along with supporting tactics for each. We will discuss engine, ladder, command, and rapid intervention
considerations.We will discuss options and techniques for fire attack, searches, ventilation, and other issues - highlighting the factors to consider when selecting each and formulating a decision-making process that officers can use to rapidly select the best applicable tactics for given conditions.

Topics Include
• Engine & ladder company decision making.
• Ventilation methods, timing, and considerations.
• Selecting the method & location of fire attack.
• Hoseline selection, tips, and alternative stretches.
• Selecting the appropriate search method and prioritizing the search.

The class will cost $65.00 per attendee, lunch included. Checks should be made out to Keystone Valley Fire Department Relief.

For information or registration please contact:

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