On-Demand Training Opportunity

The aggressive Truck company

Outside Team

Tips, skills, and decision-making for the most dynamic team on the fireground.

Ventilation, laddering, egress and more.

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.

  • 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.

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


In this 2.5hr second half of our Aggressive Truck Company webinar, we'll talk about the 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


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.

"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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