Officer Development

Firefighter Safety and The Codes

by mobrian on November 10, 2014

Worldclass Speakers to Present November 19th 8am-5pm

firefightersafetyandcodesThe Michigan Fire Inspector Society along with the Michigan Association of Fire Chiefs and other fire service groups are proud to  host Sean DeCrane and Bob Davidson on how the fire service is changing firefighter safety through stronger fire and building codes.

Join us on November 19th from 8am-5pm at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, MI.

When discussing the safety of fire fighters and their work environment, it is important to establish the true work environment. The fire station is merely the staging area—the locations we respond to are our true work environment. To positively impact this work environment, the fire fighter must be involved in the process that establishes how it will be designed, built, and maintained: the code development process. This program will examine specific incidents and issues where fire service involvement has made a positive impact through code changes or has protected the work environment by preventing proposed changes.

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First Due

by mobrian on October 17, 2008

The alarm goes off for a reported structure fire and your engine will be the first unit in.  You, the engineer, and a fire fighter don your turnout gear and quickly get in the rig (known as big red).  As the officer you do a quick check to make sure seat belts are on, you tell dispatch “Engine 32 responding” as you slowly make your way out of the bay.  Dispatch acknowledges and advises you they have received many calls on this incident and appears to be a working fire.

The engineer states she knows the route, but you pull up the map on your computer and look to find the closest hydrant.  Enroute you bark out orders to the crew as your fire fighter prepares his SCBA and ensures his gear is ready.  The second and third due engine, chief, and a mutual aid ladder truck call dispatch to advise they are responding.

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New Incident Command, NFA Courses On-Line

August 13, 2008

The U.S. Fire Administration’s (USFA) National Fire Academy (NFA) announced today four Incident Command System (ICS) Simulation Series courses are now available through NFA Online. The ICS Simulation Series courses are designed to provide challenges to the newly appointed, inexperienced fire officer as well as the experienced senior fire officer. Each course addresses a different […]

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