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FULL ONLINE TRAINING COURSE NOW AVAILABLE ON DEMAND!

THE AGGRESSIVE TRUCK COMPANY

BUILDING A COMBAT READY OUTSIDE TEAM

The outside truck company is perhaps the most dynamic team on the fireground. Very rarely can any company or department say - “the first thing the outside truck should always do is...this”. Further, members are often challenged with many more potential tasks for the outside truck than there are members to handle them. To be most effective, members of the outside truck must be able to think quickly and critically to analyze the building, fire scenario, and other operations to determine the most effective and appropriate actions, and their order of priority.

This training program will discuss essential tips, skills, and tactics to effectively and aggressively accomplish the mission of the outside team. This course 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 from the perspective of street-smart firefighting, and provides proven skills and tactics that can be implemented immediately on your next fire.

INTERESTED IN REGISTERING MULTIPLE MEMBERS OF YOUR DEPARTMENT?

 

Contact us for a bulk registration discount.

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OVERCOME YOUR BIGGEST CHALLENGES IN VENTILATION, LADDERING, EGRESS AND MORE

From prioritizing multiple tasks to making ventilation decisions, operating successfully in this position requires both experience and knowledge.

 

In this 2.5 hour second half of our Aggressive Truck Company course, we'll talk about the critical decisions, tactics, jobs, and skills of the outside truck company. Topics will include:

 

  • Outside vent duties & decision-making

  • Prioritizing fireground tasks

  • Laddering the structure

  • Forcible entry of egress challenges

  • The science and reality of ventilation

  • Ventilation: horizontal, vertical, other, or all?

  • Flat Roof Ventilation - tactics & techniques

  • Peaked Roof Ventilation - tactics & techniques

  • Ventilation to stop fire spread

If you missed the first half of this program focused on The Inside Team, you can find it on-demand here:
The Aggressive Truck Company - INSIDE Team.

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WITH THIS COURSE YOU'LL GET...

  • 2+ hour on-demand training in easy-to-tackle segments with the ability to view all at once, or easily go back and review segments if needed.

  • Delivered in 4K video quality with high-quality 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. 
     

  • Certificate of completion.

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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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