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Are YOU the firefighter YOU want saving YOUR family?


This 4-hour training program utilizes incident studies from the instructor's own experience, real fireground video scenes, and a lot of motivation to ignite passion for the job. It is delivered form the perspective of street-smart firefighting, and provides proven skills and tactics that can be implemented tonight to combat complacency, take action and save lives. We'll cover:

  • The Combat Ready Mindset

  • Becoming the Combat Ready Firefighter

  • Building the Combat Ready Company

  • Leading a Combat Ready Department



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The greatest asset, or liability, that a firefighter has is their attitude. Our attitude drives how we prepare, and how we prepare drives how we perform. Too many firefighters, and entire departments, have allowed complacency and poor attitudes to slip in to their heads and operations. The result has been inefficient operations that do not deliver what our citizens expect and deserve.


For those firefighters with the right mindset, the frustration of working with others who are “checked out” can be intensely frustrating and watching effects of poor performance on the fireground can be tragic and heartbreaking.


In the Combat Ready Firefighting program we will explore the sources and causes of this complacency and discuss what we can do about it. We will discuss how firefighters can recalibrate themselves as individuals, and how company officers and chiefs can build high-performing firefighting units and departments. We will discuss how to take yourself, and your company, to the next level - and how to inspire and lead others to do the same.

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  • Immediate on-demand access to the program for 14 days.​

  • 4K video quality + professional audio.

  • Ability to access the program from any web-enabled device (phone, tablet or computer).

  • Access to our online training community and exclusive live Q&A's. 

  • Certificates of completion are also available upon request.

About the Presenter - Nick Martin

Presently a Battalion Chief with the City of Salisbury Fire Department in North Carolina, Nick previously served as the Chief of Training for the City of Columbia, South Carolina, and as a Lieutenant with the District of Columbia Fire Department. 


Nick's career began in 1994 in his hometown of Swarthmore, PA. Since then he's been fortunate enough to be surrounded by great, motivated firefighters who have taught him everything he knows. His passion is for firefighting excellence, driven by our uncompromisable responsibility for excellent service to our citizens.


Since 2010, Nick has been privileged to present at FDIC as a classroom presenter and hands-on instructor with the Truck Company Essentials program. Since 2004 he's traveled the country to share thoughts, learn from others, and see many different ways of firefighting operations. His degrees include a BS in Fire Science from the University of Maryland and an MS in Public Safety Management from Johns Hopkins University.​

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"With the help of some great friends and other talented instructors, I enjoy passing on the information, classroom and hands-on, that I have learned from my mentors and from good and bad experiences on the fire-ground. My goal is to pass on what was passed to me with the hopes that I can improve the skill and experiences of other firefighters."

- Nick Martin


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