Cedar Valley Firefighter and EMS Conference
Learn Fireground Strategies from Anthony Avillo, a 28 year veteran of fire services and deputy chief in North Hudson (NJ) Regional Fire & Rescue assigned as First Platoon Regional Tour Commander, in this one day conference for firefighters and EMS professionals.
Fireground Strategies: Command and Control - 8:30am-12:30pm
Learn how to identify areas where weakness in command and organizational structure cause a breakdown in operations and safety. Operational discipline along with pre-fireground preparation for subordinates will be stressed. The Incident Command System will be brought to street level, making for a safer and more effective fireground. For a safer fire service and in an effort to minimize fireground injuries and fatalities it is important to foster a safe operating philosophy.
Discuss the fireground experience from arrival through termination including:
- Safety, and the rules of engagement
- Critical size-up factors
- Command structure
- Strategy selection and modification
Further discussion about ongoing fireground operations will include:
- Decentralizing the fireground
- Progress reports
- Post-control activities
Case studies will play a large role in the discussion and you will be urged to share your experiences. The ultimate goal is to make it clear that as the incident commander or officer on the fireground, the burden of 'everyone goes home' philosophy rests with you. It is a responsibility that cannot be taken lightly.
Fireground Strategies: Residential Occupancies - 1:30-5:00pm
Review the characteristics of private and multiple dwellings from a fire spread and structural problem viewpoint. Discuss:
- Firefighting and life safety concerns
- Interior fire control factors with detailed point of entry rule of thumb explanation
- Engine and ladder company tactics
- Tactical considerations
In addition, engage in an interactive scenario that will allow you to apply the information taught in the first half of the course.
Saturday, October 12, 2013
Registration fee does not include lunch.
Hawkeye Main Campus - Tama Hall, 107 A & B
Register online or call 319-296-4290.
Anthony Avillo is a 28-year veteran of the fire services and is deputy chief in North Hudson (NJ) Regional Fire & Rescue assigned as First Platoon Regional Tour Commander. Avillo earned a Bachelor of Science in Fire Science from New Jersey City University (NJCU). He is an adjunct professor at New Jersey City University teaching Fire Science as well as an instructor at the Bergen County (NJ) and Monmouth County (NJ) Fire Academies. He is a FDIC instructor and a member of the FDIC advisory board and the editorial advisory board of 'Fire Engineering.' He is the author of 'Fireground Strategies, 2nd edition' (Fire Engineering, 2008) and 'Fireground Strategies Workbook Volumes I & II' (Fire Engineering 2002, 2010). He was a contributing author to 'Fire Engineering's Handbook for Firefighter I and Firefighter II' (Fire Engineering, 2009) and is co-author of its study guide (Fire Engineering, 2010). Avillo was a collaborator in the 'Tactical Perspectives' DVD series (Fire Engineering, 2011) and has issued the DVD, 'Organizational Safety: Preparing for the Hard Environment' (Fire Engineering, 2013). Avillo received the 2012 Fire Engineering/ISFSI George D. Post Fire Instructor of the Year Award and his DVD, 'Forging a Culture of Safety' (Fire Engineering) was released in 2013.
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Cedar Falls Center
5330 Nordic Drive
Cedar Falls, IA 50613