On Saturday May 19th we will be leading an entire day of Hands On Training focusing on the residential primary search and aggressive fire-ground ladders. Students will rotate between 2 stations each designed to include a level of reality rarely seen on the training ground.
Residential Primary Search: The primary search station will include multiple rooms in an acquired structure. We will provide you with a simulated search area set up to mimic the real residential area. This means the rooms are furnished with real household items to give the student as close to the actual contextual environment. They are complete with the small details of a typical Single Family Dwelling to include; carpet, furniture, clothes and real beds with bedding. Students will get the chance to perform multiple searches of each room performing as a single searcher then progressing to team based searches. Students will be provided with immediate feedback as their searches will be recorded and played back for their review. Just as a professional athlete breaks down and analyzes game film to further their skills so will we.
Vent, Enter, Isolate & Search: This class will utilize a 2 story single family dwelling acquired structure. This offers an incredible opportunity for students to get hands on experience practicing VEIS. This station will start with a review of basic single and 2 person ladder carries and throws. We will also teach a low profile entry technique for entering a structure through a window in order to check for a victim below the window with your hands, not a tool. Students will then move into full VEIS scenarios into a mock bedroom complete with a doorway to the hall to use to compartment yourself from any progressing conditions. The room behind the windows will be a fully furnished bedroom with all of the real world details.