KAZ-FIRE NEWS

May 2016

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2016 ONE DAY CLASS OFFERINGS

MODERN FIRE BEHAVIOR - THE TACTICAL TOOL BOX & TODAY'S TACTICS

This class will provide a firsthand look at the UL/NIST Modern Fire Behavior/Dynamics studies and show instructors how they can be delivered and instituted in their fire departments.

  • Quick Hit vs. Aggressive Interior Attack?
  • Open the roof, break a window or use the fan or not use the fan?
  • An interactive presentation on integrating Command with Modern Fire Behavior tactics. Several command, control and accountability LODD case studies will be conducted
  • Modern Tactics

MODERN FIRE BEHAVIOR AND SLICE-RS IS AGGRESSIVE FIREFIGHTING TACTICS – ITS NOT JUST HIT IT HARD FROM THE YARDS AS THE FACEBOOK KEYBOARD INCIDENT COMMANDERS SAY!



ELEVATOR RESCUE

A combination of hands on and classroom learning. Types of elevators, different rescue techniques and fire service operations are discussed. This class will challenge your knowledge of elevator rescue and put your skills to the test!


  • Recognize elevator rescue as technical discipline
  • Have a basic understanding of elevator anatomy
  • Recognize a need for different tactical approaches based on hoist way configuration and elevator type
  • Understand safety procedures including lockout/tag-out
  • Understand the basic elevator rescue algorithm
  • Acquire elevator door size-up strategies
  • Utilize “door picks” to open doors
  • Move elevators by car top controls and “drifting”



FIRE ATTACK IN THE MODERN FIRE ENVIRONMENT - HANDS ON

It is no secret that today’s fire environment has changed, from the building construction to furnishings for this reason we must be knowledgeable on the change and how it will impact us on the fire ground. This hands-on training course provides students the opportunity to learn first hand about vent limited fires, flow paths, the importance of proper and efficient stream application and how today’s modern tools are effected. Students will leave with the tools to positively impact their next fire ground. A heavy emphasis is also placed on proper fire flow, hose and nozzles.



MODERN MARVELS – FIRE SERVICE TECHNOLOGY

The course Modern Marvels - Fire Service Technology and Training looks at all aspects of technology in the fire service including fire ground, training and management. This program will look at how to adapt this technology to your fire department to make you more effective.


  • Understand Current Technology of the Fire Service
  • Understand Future Technology of the Fire Service
  • Understand How Technology can be used in Training
  • Understand How Technology can be used on the fire ground
  • Understand How Technology can be used in Management



DRIFTING TOWARDS FAILURE

“Drifting Towards Failure” where it is the little things that all line up in the end to end in a line of duty death or serious firefighter injury event or some other major disaster. This class will use case studies to see how some departments set themselves up for a LODD or other organizational failures without even realizing it. In the end it’s the little things that matter! This course will look into your fire department and will require leaders to chart a future of drifting AWAY FROM failure for the organization!

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CONSULTING SERVICES

  • Fire Department Gap Analysis & SWOT
  • Standards of Response Coverage
  • Master/Strategic Planning
  • ISO and Fire Service Accreditation Consulting
  • Technology and Your Fire Department Needs Assessment
  • Training Program Management
  • Curriculum Development
  • Promotional Exams & Assessment Centers
  • Station Location Studies/Needs Assessments
  • NFPA 1670 Risk Assessments
  • Firefighter Injury Investigations

INTERACTIVE FIREGROUND SIMULATIONS


  • Command Training Center Multi-Unit Interactive Simulations
  • Size-Up Simulations
  • Command Training Center Development
  • Simulation Building Instruction
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ABOUT KAZ-FIRE

Brian P. Kazmierzak, EFO, CTO is the Chief of Training for the Penn Twp. Fire Dept. in Mishawaka, IN. He has a bachelor’s degree in fire service administration from Southern Illinois University and serves as the Director of Operations for www.FireFighterCloseCalls.com and the Webmaster for www.ModernFireBehavior.com. Brian was the recipient of the 2006 F.O.O.L.S. International Dana Hannon Instructor of the Year Award, the 2008 Indiana Fire Chiefs Training Officer of the Year Award Recipient and the 2011 ISFSI/FDIC George D. Post Fire Instructor of the Year. In addition, Brian completed the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer Program in 2006, and is a CPSE credentialed Chief Training Officer serves as a Director at Large for the ISFSI and was on the UL FSRI PPV Research Study Panel. Brian has been a student of the fire service since 1991.