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Engine Company Operations


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Instructor Dennis Gallagher
Class being hosted by Goodwill Fire Company classes being held at the ESTC
Length of Course: 16 Hours Lecture/Lab Breakdown: 4.5/11.5
Prerequisites: ELIF or EBM or FF I certification
Referenced Texts: NFPA Quarterly, January 1952; "British Tests of Fibreboard",
Firemen, September 1962; "Time, The Yardstick of Fire Control"; NFPA: "Fire Attack
I", Kimball; NFPA: "Fire Attack II", Kimball; NFPA: 1901 Pumper Fire Apparatus;
NFPA: 1410 Training Standards on Initial Fire Attack; NFPA: 1231 Water Supplies for
Rural and Suburban Fire Fighting; Brady: Engine Company Operations, Harold
Richmann; ISFSI: "Qualitative Fire Behavior", Floyd W. Nelson; ISFSI: "Rural
Fireground Operations I"; ISFSI: "Rural Fireground Operations II", Larry Davis; IFSTA
"Essentials of Fire Fighting".

Course Goal: Participants in this course will be given the knowledge and skills
necessary to operate on a fireground as a member of an engine company.

Description of Course: A discussion of fire behavior and spread in structures, methods
of calculating needed fire flow and organizing and equipping engine company is followed
by a series of "hands on" drills involving various engine company evolutions.

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