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On-Demand Training Opportunity

The Aggressive Firefighting Engine COmpany

Nothing makes things better than a talented firefighter with a nozzle, in the right place to put it to work.

The attack line is not magic. Engine company operations may be the backbone of the fire service - but that doesn't mean they're simple.


This program contains 4-hours of content shot in professional 4K video quality, consisting of concepts and content that have been developed over years and delivered to fire departments around North America - and all based in real practical fireground experience.

We will discuss the engine company in detail, from setting up the rig and crews, all the way to wrapping up from the fire. Sections include:



  • The Ultimate Problem Solver

  • The Goal of an Engine Company


The Fire Environment

  • The Modern Fire Environment

  • Flow Paths, Inlets, & Outlets

  • Uni-Directional & Bi-Directional Fire Attack


Fire Attack Strategy & Decision-making

  • Modes of Fire Attack

  • Interior Fire Attack

  • Exterior Fire Attack

  • Fire Attack Location Decision-making


The Combat Ready Engine Company

  • Firefighter Friendly Engines

  • Hoseline & Hoseload Setup

  • Everyone Needs Racks

  • Staffing & Plans


Engine Company Evolutions

  • Speed, Skill, & Stretches

  • Appliances

  • Estimating the Stretch

  • Window Stretches

  • Long Length Attack Lines

  • Why Not the Wye?

  • Standpipes?


Fireground Operations

  • A Quick Response to the Right Place

  • Water Supply

  • 360s & The Engine Company

  • Trapped Civilians & The Engine

  • Hoseline Selection

  • Phases of Engine Work

  • Back-Up Lines

  • Fireground Problems

  • Post Fire & Wrapping Up

A 4-hour program on the most impactful action on the fireground - getting a line on the fire. 

This program is delivered from the perspective of street-smart firefighting, and focuses on the instructors experiences and fireground proven skills and tactics. We aim to explain these concepts clearly and practically, and to deliver ideas and concepts that can be implemented tonight to improve your fireground and stop the fire where you found it. With this 4-hour course you'll get...

  • Immediate access to the program for 7 days.

  • A 6-module format that makes it easy to tackle and reference.

  • 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.


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. 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.

"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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