Searching for them: why we go inside


Cody Trestrail, Brian Olson

Firefighters have been attacking fires from the interior for at least 200 years. The reason? It puts you in the best position to apply water directly to the seat of the fire and it puts you in position to occupy the areas of the structure where victims are found.

This class will focus on the second half of that reasoning. We will use experience, data (from actual documented rescues), fire behavior and building construction knowledge to prepare ourselves to put THEM first.

 Performing searches should not be an afterthought, it should be regarded as our highest mission on the fire-ground. In this class we will use lecture and hands on training to get us prepared for that mission. Come participate in the tradition of sharing knowledge with the Brotherhood and solidify the reason why we go inside.