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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.

MOST CONTENT IS BASED ON THE OPINION, STUDIES, RESEARCH (NIOSH, NIST, UL, FEMA) AND EXPERIENCE OF A CAREER COMPANY OFFICER WITH 20 YEARS EXPERIENCE IN AN URBAN FIRE DEPARTMENT IN NJ WHO IS ALSO A MEMBER OF A BUSY SUBURBAN DEPARTMENT, TECHNICAL RESCUE TASK FORCE & HAZMAT RESPONSE TEAM OUTSIDE OF PHILADELPHIA.

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.

Improvising, Adapting & Overcoming. Situational Awareness.

Mind Triggering.

 

 

 

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Fire Captain: 8 years Truck / 12 years Engine

Fire Instructor w. Education Methodology (ProBoard)

Fire Instructor (NJ)

Drill Ground Instructor (NJ)

Fire Investigator

Arson Case Management

Hazmat Technician

Railcar Incident Response

Rope Rescue Operations (NJ, PA)

Mountain Rope Rescue Operations (TN)

Confined Space Technician (PA)

Transit Railroad Emergency Response

Auto Extrication Operations (NJ, PA, DE)

Auto Extrication Technician (NJ)

Heavy Rescue/Large Truck/Bus Extrication

Structural Collapse Operations (PA)

Incident Safety Officer (ProBoard)

On Scene Incident Command

Industrial & Agricultural Machinery Rescue (NY)

Elevator Rescue Operations

Gas and Electric Emergencies PECO (PA)

Lever 1-2 First Responder Ops

Emergency Response to Terrorism

IS-0700 NIMS

Safety and Survival Operations

SCUBA diver (PADI)

 

 

 

 

 

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