On-Demand Training Opportunity

First Alarm Strategy & tactics

Tactics, mindsets, and actions for the "first SCBA cylinder" of the fire.

This 25-module course contains over 2.5hrs of content where we will discuss highlights and core concepts from the full 8-hour First Alarm Strategy & Tactics Program.

We'll discuss key mindsets, actions, and tactics to guide our initial actions at any structure fire. Our discussion includes:

  • The 13 mindsets and tactics that are critical to success on any fireground.

  • The 5 key areas of tactical decision-making.

  • Application to several different fire & building types.

The goal of this program is to help develop and hone a methodical decision making process for incident commanders and company officers that can be applied at any structure fire, in any building type.

The most important decisions, are the first ones...

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 2.5 hour course you'll get...

  • Immediate access to the program for 7 days.

  • A modular course format that makes it easy to tackle and reference.

  • 4K video quality and 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.


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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