Home > High-Rise Training > From Tactical to Practical: The Fire Investigation Team at High-Rise Fires

From Tactical to Practical: The Fire Investigation Team at High-Rise Fires

Initial tactical necessities are discussed as you move swiftly toward your strategic goals

 

(Unsplash)

 

Date: July 19, 2021 | 1 PM EDT

Duration: 1 Hour.

CEU: A certificate of attendance will be offered.

This webcast highlights the important functions of the Fire Investigation Team (FIT) during the first few crucial minutes of a high-rise incident, which will undoubtedly set the tone for the entire incident. The FIT becomes the incident commander’s (IC’s) “eyes and ears.” The instructor walks you through the front door of a high-rise building and methodically works your way up to the fire floor.

Along the way, you will see that the FIT is responsible for gathering vital building information, controlling elevators, advising occupants, mitigating any immediate life hazards, managing the flow of occupants, controlling the stairwells, assessing conditions, and communicating real-time information to the IC. Initial tactical necessities are discussed as you move swiftly toward your strategic goals: water on the fire, protecting building occupants, and containing and controlling smoke.

Presented by James Davis, Lieutenant, Chicago Fire Department

James Davis is a captain and a 27-year veteran of the Chicago (IL) Fire Department assigned to the city’s Westside 4th District. He teaches regularly at the R.J. Quinn Fire Academy on a variety of subjects, including the department’s high-rise training and company officer development programs. He is a state certified Instructor 2 and holds an AAS degree in fire science.

REGISTER

Sponsored by Dräger Inc.

Before anything else, a firefighter must first protect himself or herself with gear that gives the confidence to concentrate on the task at hand. For more than 100 years, Dräger provided equipment that saved American lives of first responders who enter some of the most dangerous conditions to save others. Today, Dräger offers remarkable gear for firefighters including SCBAs, air-purifying respirators, gas detectors, and fire training systems. Find out how Dräger can provide today’s firefighters confidence that they’re protected.

Please visit us at Draeger.com.

x

Check Also

Rubbish Fire at Manhattan High-Rise

On the scene in the 6th Battalion   Skyler Fire Box 0566, ...

Memphis Firefighters Battle Downtown High-Rise Fire

Fire on the 1oth floor     HighRiseOps Staff MEMPHIS, Tennessee –WMC ...

One Dead in Vancouver High-Rise Fire

Fire on the 11th floor     HighRiseOps Staff VANCOUVER, British Columbia ...

Audio: Fire at Buffalo High-Rise

Fire on the eighth floor     HighRiseOps Staff BUFFALO, New York ...

High-Rise Stretch

Tips on the hook up and flaking out     East Metro ...

Gustin Load High-Rise Pack

Training with Kansas City, Kansas Fire Department     KCK FD How ...