Fri, Nov 10|
Gary Sinise Foundation Fire Conference
We are honored to partner with the Gary Sinise Foundation to bring a Gary Sinise Foundation Fire Conference to Kalamazoo, MI.
Time & Location
Nov 10, 2023, 6:00 PM – Nov 12, 2023, 5:00 PM
Kalamazoo Fire/Rescue, Kalamazoo, MI, USA
About the event
𝗪𝗲 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗵𝗼𝗻𝗼𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝗽𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗻𝗲𝗿 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗚𝗮𝗿𝘆 𝗦𝗶𝗻𝗶𝘀𝗲 𝗙𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗼 𝗯𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗚𝗮𝗿𝘆 𝗦𝗶𝗻𝗶𝘀𝗲 𝗙𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗙𝗶𝗿𝗲 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝗳𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲. 𝗔𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗲𝘀 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗯𝗲 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝘃𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗱 𝟯 𝗱𝗶𝗳𝗳𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗰𝗹𝗮𝘀𝘀𝗲𝘀:
Lecture-TBA Summary to be announced
𝟭𝘀𝘁 𝗔𝗹𝗮𝗿𝗺 𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗢𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀: Normal 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 responses to challenge the firefighter tempo. The progressive reality-based training style will instill confidence in operating as a 1st and 2nd in company with the staffing levels of that department. The High-Level scenario will bring all the tasks practiced together in a fast-paced, realistic storyline.
𝗙𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗳𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗦𝘂𝗿𝘃𝗶𝘃𝗮𝗹 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗥𝗮𝗽𝗶𝗱 𝗜𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻: When a Mayday is transmitted on the fire ground, the game becomes personal. You’ll now know the victim; you’ll know their family and your training and experiences are even more valuable. This program utilizes statistics from “Project Mayday” to expand upon Rapid Intervention Team techniques- ensuring that we all “win” on the fire ground. This class will discuss the mental aspects of dealing with these fire ground emergencies and will give you the keys to succeed even when you and your team are being pushed to the limit. During this 1-and-a-half-day course, members will engage in lecture as well as hands-on training, all utilizing our “Reality-Based” Training Philosophy with breakouts that include initial RIT operations and firefighter removal. Throughout the course, students will be given to opportunity to act as the RIT Group Supervisor/Team lead to hone and sharpen their leadership skills and abilities. In the second half of the day, all objectives and techniques will be practiced during our High-Level and Complex Scenarios under high stress. We do not have the option to lose when it’s one of our own to save.
𝟮.𝟱 𝗗𝗔𝗬 𝗖𝗟𝗔𝗦𝗦: November 10th (PM), 11th & 12th