Brass Tacks And Hard(er) Facts

This program will be a deep dive in to the gamut that is the engine company discipline, specifically, heightening awareness to the various types of equipment that create fire streams and developing a basic understanding of the different types of nozzles in use today.

It exposes the following critical factors contributing to success of the firefighter interaction with this equipment: Flow, function, relationship of pressure to GPM and limitations due to nozzle reaction.  

Specific manufacturer data will be presented to make a case for selections citing industry trends.  Instigating change, committee development, and trial benchmarks will be discussed.  

Topics of the trade, including but not limited to the following are also on the docket: 
• Hose/nozzle whip and pairing your hose and nozzle system accordingly
• A thorough review of standpipe control valves and their implications on winning vs losing standpipe attack packages
• Kinks, clogs, and other engine company flow emergencies.


The Engine Company Playbook with Bobby Eckert . Getting the right line off the rig and to the seat of the fire. This will be sets and reps of the essential skill sets for the stretch and the push.

1-3/4 & 2-1/2 on both residential and commercial scenarios . This class combination is a no BS approach to get the FD dialed in on the right weapon and how to get it where it needs to be.

 

Jerry Herbst   Jerry is a 37 year veteran of the Fire Service and is a New York State certified Training Officer. With over 25 years on the line Jerry has served in all rank positions including 6 years as Chief of Department in his local volunteer FD and ten years as a paid Deputy Chief Coordinator at the County Level. He is still an active Firefighter and Apparatus Operator.  Currently the Head of Training and Municipal Product Specialist for Elkhart Brass, he travels throughout the U.S. in support of Elkhart’s field force and National account partners providing subject matter expertise on the evaluation, development and implementation of equipment solutions for effective fire attack packages.  Jerry has been published and referenced in Industry leading media and is active in instruction and support at many of the nation’s leading Hands on Training events.

Jerry Herbst

Jerry is a 37 year veteran of the Fire Service and is a New York State certified Training Officer. With over 25 years on the line Jerry has served in all rank positions including 6 years as Chief of Department in his local volunteer FD and ten years as a paid Deputy Chief Coordinator at the County Level. He is still an active Firefighter and Apparatus Operator.

Currently the Head of Training and Municipal Product Specialist for Elkhart Brass, he travels throughout the U.S. in support of Elkhart’s field force and National account partners providing subject matter expertise on the evaluation, development and implementation of equipment solutions for effective fire attack packages.

Jerry has been published and referenced in Industry leading media and is active in instruction and support at many of the nation’s leading Hands on Training events.

Chris Martin     Chris has been in the fire service for 20 years and is a certified Indiana State Fire Instructor II/III. He worked as a student firefighter at the University of Notre Dame, where he earned his Bachelor of Business Administration Degree, majoring in Marketing.  He holds the rank as Engineer and serves as a Field Training Officer with the Clay Fire Territory in South Bend, Indiana where he has worked positions from firefighter up to Captain.  Chris has worked for Elkhart Brass since 2000, functioning in Regional Sales Manager positions both domestically and internationally.  Currently he is the Municipal Product Manager. In this role he focuses exclusively on new product development, technical training, and extensive interaction with end users and distribution to ensure that the voice of the customer is heard and understood.

Chris Martin

Chris has been in the fire service for 20 years and is a certified Indiana State Fire Instructor II/III. He worked as a student firefighter at the University of Notre Dame, where he earned his Bachelor of Business Administration Degree, majoring in Marketing.

He holds the rank as Engineer and serves as a Field Training Officer with the Clay Fire Territory in South Bend, Indiana where he has worked positions from firefighter up to Captain.

Chris has worked for Elkhart Brass since 2000, functioning in Regional Sales Manager positions both domestically and internationally.

Currently he is the Municipal Product Manager. In this role he focuses exclusively on new product development, technical training, and extensive interaction with end users and distribution to ensure that the voice of the customer is heard and understood.

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Bobby Eckert

Bobby is a second generation Fireman from Collingswood, NJ, starting out as a junior at age 14. In 2006, after four years as a career Firefighter/ EMT, he left Collingswood to pursue a career in the Camden Fire Department. Bobby was assigned to Engine #9 for his first four years and did a year in Ladder #1 before being laid off in 2011. After returning from the layoff, he was assigned to Squad #7, the city’s busiest suppression unit. He remained there for five years until his promotion to Captain in February 2016. He’s currently assigned to Engine 1 at Fire HQ. Bobby is a Pro Board Level II Instructor, and has a B.S. in Public Safety Administration from Neumann University. He is currently assigned to Engine #1 at Fire Headquarters. Bobby is the Owner/Operator of Eckert Fire Tactics LLC. An experienced based street smart approach to Firefighting and Leadership.

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Alex Hilliard

Alex is a Fireman with the FDNY currently assigned to Engine Company 62 “The Gun Hill Gang” in the cities North Bronx. Previously he was assigned to Engine Company 214 “The Nut House” In the Bed Sty section of Brooklyn. He started his fire service career 19 years ago as an Explorer with North Shore Fire Department in Shorewood, WI. He spent 6 years as a Career Fireman in East Hartford CT, before being appointed to the FDNY. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Emergency Services Management from Springfield College in Massachusetts. Alex is currently an instructor for Eckert Fire Tactics. 

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Tristan Tricarico 

Tristan is a Lieutenant with the Baltimore City Fire Department where he has worked since 2011. He is currently assigned to the Brooklyn neighborhood. He’s been in the fire service for 16 years starting as a volunteer on Long Island in Suffolk County, NY. Tristan is an instructor for the Maryland Fire Rescue Institute as well as an Instructor for Eckert Fire Tactics. He’s a former Chief Officer of the Hyattsville Fire Department (PG, MD). He holds an associate degree in Fire Science.