Nozzle Forward

Instructed by Aaron Fields

Hands on Training

Gulf Coast FOOLS is proud to announce this exciting training opportunity:


Who: All fire personnel.

When:December 10 and 11(0900-1700) (2 Day class)

Where: Bonita Springs Fire Station 24

How: The cost of this course is $175 (Non FOOLS Memebers) $130 (FOOLS Members)

Class Limited to 35 students

The one thing that every fire department in the country has is fire hose. The one event that happens on every single fire is a hose-line gets pulled and water gets flowed. The Nozzle Forward is a class for engine company crews. It is not a collection of technique; it is an adaptable system of hose line management and fire attack. It is focused around fighting fire, interior offensive firefighting, aggressive firefighting, for which we will never apologize. Aggressive firefighting is not the problem, it is the solution.

For today’s nozzle-person, the art of hose and fire suppression often has been obscured and put to the side in favor of other “hot topic” training. How to attack fire and move the line has been ignored and forgotten by many engine companies. “The fire goes as the first line goes,” so Go Dog Go.

It is the ongoing development of an in-depth study of all things engine. It is not a “what if” class, it is a program designed to engrain the nozzle team to make the right choice and be able to accomplish whatever task is necessary for a successful interior attack. It is not theory; it is proven on fire-grounds around the country. Adapted from a variety of sources, but reconstructed to be based around simple principles that maximize mechanical advantage.

The class answers the “whys,” not just the “what’s,” and quickly creates a system that can be adapted to fit any engine company from the urban to the rural.

The goal of the “The Nozzle Forward” is to help craft more efficient Engine Companies by increasing the individuals’ competency with their tools and expanding on the conceptual aspects of the fire environment.

The course will integrate the three major components of engine company work; fire behavior, hose management, and fire attack.

The class is 20 hours over two days, all but 2 ½ -3 are hands on.

Now let’s go do good work…

Nozzle Forward

Tuesday, Dec. 10th 2013 at 9am to Wednesday, Dec. 11th 2013 at 6pm

27701 Bonita Grande Dr

Bonita Springs

For more information, visit the event page on Eventbrite.

Class Outline

Classroom Tuesday 9-12

Hands On Tuesday 1-6p

Hands On Wednesday 9-6p