Fireground Strategy and Tactics by John Norman

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by mobrian on July 17, 2009

The Regional Alliance for Firefighter Training presents John Norman

(Retired Deputy Asst. Chief, FDNY)

Fireground Strategy and Tactics

Two topics in ONE day

September 25, 2009 9:00AM-4:30PM

The one day course will cover two great topics for firefighters and company officers.

Building Construction for the Street-smart Firefighter: Designed to educate firefighters and fire officers of the risks the building creates for fire personnel.  Topics include:

  • Flashover and Flamespread Hazards
  • Fire Related Causes of Collapse
  • Indicators of Potential Collapse
  • Categories of Buildings and their Resistance to Collapse
  • Truss Failure
  • Case Histories

Ventilation: The Misunderstood, Misapplied Art:  This segment focuses on fireground ventilation.  For far too long, fireground ventilation was an afterthought at many fireground operations.  While that has started to change in many regions, it is just as often misapplied, or applied at the wrong location or time, as in the past.  This portion of the class discusses ventilation in a variety of structures, peaked roof private dwellings, flat roof commercial and residential structures, venting for fire, venting for life, trench cuts, positive pressure venting, construction considerations, and the many variables that must be weighed when deciding when, where, and how to ventilate.

  • $75 per person (*RAFT members pay only $50 per person) Cont’l breakfast & lunch included
  • Location:  Dearborn Hills Golf Club, 1300 S. Telegraph Road Dearborn, MI  48124

Register Online Now

Make checks payable to RAFT

33365 Raphael Road

Farmington Hills, MI  48336

Feel free to contact Linda Stone if you have questions

Phone: (248)506-3401 or


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