The class offers firefighters and Officers an opportunity to either sharpen their current skills or learn new and efficient skills for the all-important task of getting water on the fire. Students practice efficient hose loads and finishes for securing a water supply, whether rural or urban. Advancing lines through a variety of objectives including stairways, ladders, ground level and basement deployment, these are skills vital to the engine company. Students pull and deploy charged and uncharged hose lines in a variety of situations, both interior and exterior. Proper hose and nozzle selection for the size and type of fire are discussed. The engine company responsibilities with regard to rescue and other tactical priorities are presented and practiced.
This is a 28 hour course in residence, over 3 days, with a 3 hour online component to be completed prior to the student’s arrival at IFSI. Students need to bring NFPA compliant PPE and NFPA compliant SCBA, preferred two SCBA bottles.
There are no prerequisites to taking this course
If you have specific questions about this course contact SAMUEL VEGA