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Fire Attack/Fireground Operations

The key to successful fire attack and fireground operations is applying foundational knowledge during an event. Enhance your knowledge by taking courses on assessment and size-up, fire suppression, ventilation, and hose line deployment in different structure types.

Course Name Course Description Length
Performing a V-E-I-S (Vent-Enter-Isolate-Search) Operation In this course, we will explore the fire tactic of Vent-Enter-Isolate-Search or VEIS. Using this tactic requires keen observation of fireground conditions and building construction. The ability to identify conditions that are tenable, as well as areas of the structure that may still be occupied, is essential when deciding whether to perform VEIS over other traditional means of search and rescue. Although this tactic brings about its own inherent risks, it can and is performed safely by fire departments across the country every day. 1h
Salvage and Overhaul: Chutes This course addresses the mitigation of water run-off to preserve a homeowners possessions by using a variety of methods involving chutes and catch-alls made from tarps and other equipment such as pike poles and ladders. This course is part of a series including an introduction and tarps course and a course in gas monitoring. 30m
Salvage and Overhaul: Gas Monitoring This course addresses the mitigation of water run-off to preserve a homeowner’s possessions by using a variety of methods involving chutes and catch-alls made from tarps and other equipment such as pike poles and ladders. This course is part of a series including an introduction and tarps course and a course in gas monitoring. 30m
Salvage and Overhaul: Introduction and Tarps This course deals with the importance of monitoring fireground air quality. This is one course in the series, Salvage and Overhaul, which also includes an introductory course on tarp usage and a course on chutes. 30m
Wildland Fire Observations & Origin Scene Protection Last year, our country suffered from 71,499 wildfires. The number of acres burned was higher than the previous 10-year average. Studies show an increase in future wildfires due to more frequent unexpected weather patterns. With these figures in mind, fire investigation has become more important than ever, It must start at the time a fire is reported or discovered. First responders play an important role in protecting evidence, so it is vital for the origin and cause investigator to help train all first responders to identify and protect the area of origin of the fire. In this course, we will focus on two main aspects that are weaved into fire investigations: wildland fire observations and origin scene protection. 1h

Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) Structure Defense

Wildland firefighting by itself is very challenging and adding structures and other improvements into the equation greatly increases the complexity. Over the last several decades an expansion of communities, homes and other improvements into wildland areas has created a significant challenge for the fire service agencies responsible for providing fire protection in those areas. Firefighters can prepare themselves for structure defense activities by developing a sound understanding of the wildland structure environment, as noted in this course, which are fire behavior and forecasting, the Risk Management process, tactical terms and associated tactical actions.

1h