Performance Under Pressure: 1st Alarm Company Ops

Course Description

Short staffed, combination and volunteer departments expect their members to do multiple functions on the fire ground. This program combines “The Big Four”: stretching the first attack line, forcible entry, quick mask and primary search. These are the most important task the 1st arriving companies need to perform flawlessly. This course will help the attendee develop the skills needed to accomplish these tasks. The instructors will manipulate the environment with emotional components to challenge the firefighter tempo. The progressive reality-based training style will instill confidence operating as a 1st and 2nd in company with the staffing levels of that department. The High-Level scenario will bring all the tasked practiced together in a fast based, realistic story line.

Course Offerings

2.5 Day Class

Agenda

Day 1: 2 Hour Lecture (Friday Night)

  • Performance Under Pressure: Dominating the Fireground

Day 2: 8 Hours

  • Static & Dynamic Breakouts (Consist of sets of repetitive motions utilized to improve form and to develop muscle memory)
    • Hose Stretch and Management
    • Performance Based Primary Search & Searching of The Hoseline
    • Forcible Entry and Quick Mask
  • Low-Level Scenarios (Training validation that provides the opportunity for the demonstration of a skill, but also includes an emotional component necessary to the blending of theory, practical application, and justification
    • Hose Stretch and Management
    • Performance Based Primary Search & Searching off the Hoseline
    • Forcible Entry and Quick Mask

Day 3: 8 Hours

  • High Level Scenarios (Used to test judgement, speed, and precision under stressful conditions as presented within a curtain context. There is a storyline and there are living role players who have been scripted to present a set of actions under given circumstances to which a measurable set of responses should occur.)
    • Hose Stretch and Management
    • Performance Based Primary Search & Searching off the Hoseline
    • Forcible Entry and Quick Mask
  • Complex Scenarios (Used to assess the abilities of larger groups of participants)
    • Story-Line consisting of all objective practices at each session. This will increase the participants tempo)

**Attendees will receive a certificate of attendance for CEU’s under NFPA 1001**

Performance Under Pressure: Residential Primary Search

Course Description

Baseball and other sports use data to drive their defense and offense. Data in the fire service is being collected but are we using that data to optimize our time? Attendees will understand the data points of “grabs” during a primary search and having the data drive how and where they search. Using the Reality Based Training Format, students will gradually progress through levels of stress while conducting a primary search. Using an oriented search technique, firefighters will learn about the importance of staying in condition yellow (cognitive processing) and Condition Red (Optimal Performance Zone) between the two-person team. During the training, instructors will provide techniques on how firefighters can control their tempo. If we control the tempo of the “game” we control the game. Forcible Entry will be touched on to prepare for the High-Level Scenarios.

**Presented at Firehouse Expo H.O.T**

Course Offerings

2.5 Day Class

Agenda

Day 1: 2 Hour Lecture (Friday Night)

  • Performance Under Pressure: Dominating the Fireground

Day 2: 8 Hours

  • Static & Dynamic Breakouts (Consist of sets of repetitive motions utilized to improve form and to develop muscle memory)
    • Performance Based Primary Search & Searching of The Hoseline
    • Forcible Entry and Quick Mask
    • Drags Window Lifts and Ladder Rescue
    • Vent Enter Search
    • Ground Ladders
  • Low-Level Scenarios (Training validation that provides the opportunity for the demonstration of a skill, but also includes an emotional component necessary to the blending of theory, practical application, and justification
    • Performance Based Primary Search & Searching of The Hoseline
    • Forcible Entry and Quick Mask
    • Drags Window Lifts and Ladder Rescue
    • Vent Enter Search

Ground Ladders Day 3: 8 Hours

  • High Level Scenarios (Used to test judgement, speed, and precision under stressful conditions as presented within a curtain context. There is a storyline and there are living role players who have been scripted to present a set of actions under given circumstances to which a measurable set of responses should occur.)
    • Performance Based Primary Search & Searching of The Hoseline
    • Forcible Entry and Quick Mask
    • Drags Window Lifts and Ladder Rescue
    • Vent Enter Search
    • Ground Ladders
  • Complex Scenarios (Used to assess the abilities of larger groups of participants)
    • Story-Line consisting of all objective practices at each session. This will increase the participants tempo)

**Attendees will receive a certificate of attendance for CEU’s under NFPA 1001**

Performance Under Pressure: Dominating the Fireground

Course Description

Lecture: Athletes, Military and Law Enforcement have been using Reality Based Training to train the body and mind for performance for decades. The fire service is catching up by utilizing a step-by-step methodology to achieve peak performance during calls and interacting with fellow members.  The methods shared are compiled by years of research from sport psychology, military and law enforcement.  This open and honest lecture provides the attendees with our model in conducting Reality Based Training from the basic recruit to the Incident Commander. We will discuss the “flow state” and how that will help firefighter dominate the fireground.

H.O.T: Students are faced with many challenges within a believable “story line” that mimics as closely and as safely as possible a Mayday event with floor collapse. The objective is to have students leave the training ground with confidence and an understanding of what it takes mentally and physically to stay alive and never give up. Participants are taken through a rapid progression of skill stations: forcible entry, wire entanglement and drywall breach. They then partner up and become part of a crew that responds a short distance into the training ground with an instructor, force entry with a prop, and are led by their instructor into the house where the scripted evolution begins. The student is alone with all the stressors of that event: entanglement, falling debris, low profile obstacles, smoke detectors emitting, low-air alarms, and the impending doom of not making it out alive. However, the student will have all the skills necessary to complete the task and will have Exercise Controllers along the way—individuals trained in mental rehearsal, goal setting, positive self-talk, and arousal control. The Exercise Controller ensures safety while maintaining realism. The student never fails the course unless an unsafe act is about to occur.

The instructions providing the training have a positive delivery method which allows the student to not worry about their ego. This provides a positive training environment that allows for mistakes with ways to correct them. The student will not leave the training ground as a failure.

**Presented at FDIC as “Drilling at the Speed of Flashover” H.O.T

**Presented as a Lecture at FDIC **

Course Offerings

Lecture only — 2 Hour

Lecture and H.O.T — 2.5 Day Class

Agenda

Day 1: 2 Hour Lecture (Friday Night)

  • Performance Under Pressure: Dominating the Fireground

Day 2: 8 Hours

  • Static & Dynamic Breakouts (Consist of sets of repetitive motions utilized to improve form and to develop muscle memory)
    • Wall Breach
    • Wire Entanglement
    • Forcible Entry
    • Ladder Bail/Window Hang
    • Room Disorientation
  • Low-Level Scenario’s (Training validation that provides the opportunity for the demonstration of a skill, but also includes an emotional component necessary to the blending of theory, practical application, and justification

Day 3: 8 Hours

  • High Level Scenarios (Used to test judgement, speed, and precision under stressful conditions as presented within a curtain context. There is a storyline and there are living role players who have been scripted to present a set of actions under given circumstances to which a measurable set of responses should occur.)
    • Wall Breach
    • Wire Entanglement
    • Forcible Entry
    • Ladder Bail/Window Hang
    • Room Disorientation
  • Complex Scenarios (Used to assess the abilities of larger groups of participants)
    • Story-Line consisting of all objective practices at each session. This will increase the participants tempo. This scenario will give the student the opportunity to learn their triggers and what challenges they can overcome.

**Attendees will receive a certificate of attendance for CEU’s under NFPA 1407 & 1001

Performance Under Pressure: Firefighter Survival & Rapid Intervention Team Concepts

Course Description

When a Mayday is transmitted either by an individual, a Company or yourself the game now becomes personal. This program, utilizing “Project Maydays” statistics, dives into the self-survival and Rapid Intervention Team techniques for mitigating issues associated with the fireground. We will discuss the mental aspect of dealing with these issues and giving the keys to “winning” in these situations. We do not have the option to lose when it’s one of our own to save. Members will participate in breakout sessions utilizing the “Reality Based Training Philosophy. The final day of class will be High-Level and Complex Scenarios giving the student the opportunity to learn themselves during our confidence course and a Rapid Intervention Team operation.

Course Offerings

4 Day (or as requested)

Agenda

Day 1: 2 Hour Lecture

  • Performance Under Pressure: Dominating the Fireground

Day 2: 8 Hours

  • Static & Dynamic Breakouts (Consist of sets of repetitive motions utilized to improve form and to develop muscle memory)
    • Wall Breach
    • Wire Entanglement
    • Forcible Entry
    • Room Disorientation/Hose Follow
  • Low-Level Scenarios (Training validation that provides the opportunity for the demonstration of a skill, but also includes an emotional component necessary to the blending of theory, practical application, and justification
  • High Level Scenarios (Used to test judgement, speed, and precision under stressful conditions as presented within a curtain context. There is a storyline and there are living role players who have been scripted to present a set of actions under given circumstances to which a measurable set of responses should occur.

Day 3: 8 Hours

  • Static & Dynamic Breakouts (Consist of sets of repetitive motions utilized to improve form and to develop muscle memory)
    • Ladder Bail/Window Hang
    • Forcible Entry
    • SCBA Mask Confidence
  • Low-Level Scenarios (Training validation that provides the opportunity for the demonstration of a skill, but also includes an emotional component necessary to the blending of theory, practical application, and justification
  • High Level Scenarios (Used to test judgement, speed, and precision under stressful conditions as presented within a curtain context. There is a storyline and there are living role players who have been scripted to present a set of actions under given circumstances to which a measurable set of responses should occur.

Story-Line consisting of all objective practices at each session. This will increase the participants tempo. This scenario will give the student the opportunity to learn their triggers and what challenges they can overcome.

Day 4: 8 Hours

  • Static & Dynamic Breakouts (Consist of sets of repetitive motions utilized to improve form and to develop muscle memory)
    • Firefighter Rescue up Stairs-Fowlers Drill
    • Firefighter Rescue out of a hole in the floor -Nance Drill
    • Firefighter Rescue from upper floor window-Denver Drill
  • Low-Level Scenarios (Training validation that provides the opportunity for the demonstration of a skill, but also includes an emotional component necessary to the blending of theory, practical application, and justification
  • Complex Scenarios (Used to assess the abilities of larger groups of participants)
    • Story-Line consisting of a firefighter transmitting a Mayday. This high paced, highly emotional scenario will bring all aspects of this training together. Multiple companies will be operating to achieve one goal…..TO WIN!

**Attendees will receive a certificate of attendance for CEU’s under NFPA 1407 & 1001