UrbanFireTraining-est 2011

THE JOB DESCRIPTION OF A FIREMAN includes more than just putting water on fire and throwing ladders despite public perception. The duties expand way beyond just fire suppression. Firemen respond to medical emergencies, vehicle extrication, elevator rescue, CO alarms, natural gas leaks, water/ice rescue, electrical/transformer/manhole fires, water conditions, high angle rescue, train fires, derailments, trench and confined space rescue, tunnel fires, building collapses and forcible entry calls. Additionally, they have to be trained as drivers, pump operators, tillermen, and in some departments paramedics and EMT’s.

Keeping up on the training it takes to be proficient in all these areas can be a challenge for part-time, career or volunteer firemen who have other careers or lack of resources such as proper equipment, training facilities, municipal funds, insufficient manpower or lack of information available to them. New company officers or acting officers will need to think outside the box and focus on being prepared to handle and mitigate a broad variety of emergencies, rare events and unique incidents.

Our content is simply used as a convenient training tool consisting of actual incident and training videos, research, opinion and on the job experience. It offers an additional and alternative method of training as a pose to numerous handouts, multiple edition books, time consuming video searches and eight hour lectures requiring travel. With new technology Smart TVs, IPads, IPhones, combined with thousands of live incidents being recorded and uploaded on the internet, training content is more available and valuable these days.

DISCLAIMER: We are not affiliated with any fire departments, fire academies, government agencies or certified instructor curriculums . Our content is NOT intended for hiring, promotional exams or SOG/SOP’s. This content is stored and used for the creators crew members for drill school training, discussions, and is constantly changing with new discoveries, studies, and technology.


TARGET HAZARDS, URBAN ENVIRONMENT AND RARE EVENT TRAINING: Urban fire departments respond to emergencies at train stations, airports, subways, tunnels, bridges, hospitals, schools, jails, churches, vacant properties, parking garages, service stations, switch stations, waterways, renovated multi-family homes, projects, buildings under construction, high-rises, mid-rises, taxpayers, restaurants, nightclubs, industrial area warehouses, factories, government buildings and arenas. They will be dealing with elevators, escalators, HVAC’s, DMU light rail trains, helipads, alternative fuel vehicles, solar panels, fire escapes, chop shops, illegal-squatters, hazardous structures, crime scenes, traffic congestion, fortified properties-security bars and other hazards in addition to dealing with many types of fire protection systems. We need to be as best prepared as possible.

Visit www.urbanfiretraining.com or www.metrofiretraining.com for more.

ABBREVIATIONS: MER (Mechanical Equipment Room) EMR (Elevator Machine Room) AHU (Air Handling Unit) PG (Parking Garage) FDC (Fire Department Connection) HVAC (Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning) CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) LPG (Liquid Propane Gas) CFM (Cubic Feet per Minute) PRD (Pressure Restricting/Reducing/Regulating Device) PRV (Pressure Restricting Valve) PCD (Pressure Control Devices)

Preparing For High Risk, Low Frequency Incidents.

Thinking Outside The Box. Mind Triggering.






Career Fire Captain Urban N.J. Fire Dept. 20 years.

Member Upper Merion PA Fire Rescue.
PA Technical Rescue Task Force,
County Hazmat Response Team,
Owner UrbanFireTraining.Com


Level 1-2 Fire Instructor (Proboard)
NJ State Certified Drill Ground Instructor,

Rescue Technician, Auto Extrication Technician, Confined Space Technician,

Hazmat Technician, Railcar,
Heavy Rescue Operations, Agricultural, Machinery, Elevator Rescue,

Mountain Rope Rescue Operations, Industrial Rope Rescue,

SCUBA Diver (non-active)

PECO Fire School Electric and Gas
Septa, NJ Transit, Amtrak Passenger Train Emergency Response.

Incident Management-NIMS- IS-100, ICS-200, ICS-300, ICS-400, IS-0700, IS-0701, IS-800. Emergency Response to Terrorism, Proboard National Incident Safety Officer.

Fire Investigator (non-active) Arson Case Management, Fatality Investigation.

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