Training Programs

Combat Ready Firefighting

Too often complacency and poor attitudes result in inefficient operations that do not deliver what our citizens expect and deserve. This program explores the root causes and key strategies to take yourself and your department to a higher level.

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Mindset is Everything

It is the cornerstone of any good firefighter, company or department.

Having the right mindset and attitude is the greatest asset - or liability - that a firefighter brings to the fireground.

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 into their heads and operations.


The result of this complacency has been inefficient operations that do not deliver what our citizens expect and deserve. This program covers

  • The sources and causes of complacency and what we can do about it. 
  • How firefighters can recalibrate themselves as individuals
  • How company officers and chiefs can build high-performing firefighting units and departments.  
  • A roadmap to taking yourself and your company to the next level - and how to inspire and lead others to do the same.

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Combat Ready Firefighting

Is available in the following training formats

In-Person Seminars

This intense, interactive training seminar frankly discusses the attitudes and mindsets in today’s fire service and how they affect our ability to save lives and property, keep each other safe, and get the job DONE. We will discuss who we are here for, what we are expected to do for them, and the common preventable missteps that lead to fireground tragedies.

This program is highly personal and motivational and draws heavily on the instructor’s own experiences and tough lessons learned. It is the essential program to challenge mindsets, reenergize firefighters, lay the groundwork for an “excellence mindset,” and inspire passion in firefighters.

We will explore what the “combat ready” mindset is, why it is essential for firefighting excellence, and how we can apply it at the individual, company, and department levels.

Combat Ready Firefighting is typically presented as an 8-hour classroom instruction.  It can be condensed to 4 hours and paired with any of our other training programs. It can also be paired with any of our Hands on Training programs.

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Hands-On Training

Our objective is to provide a fun, engaging, positive learning environment where each student receives individual attention and has the opportunity to openly engage the instructors with questions.

At the end of the program, it is our hope that your members will have even greater skill and confidence to be able to safely and effectively execute on the fireground.

We also offer 4-hour seminar courses online which is a great option for departments looking to include more members in the classroom portion, plus maximize hands-on training time onsite.

Please contact us for department and group hands-on training inquiries.

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Train On-Demand 

Our training programs are available for immediate on-demand access, so you can train when and where you want.

Perfect for individual firefighters who want to take their skill advancement into their own hands, or for departments looking for real fireground proven training their members can access anytime.

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You will get:

  • Fireground proven training
  • Real fireground videos & scenarios
  • Actionable tactics & strategies you can implement now
  • High quality 4K videos divided into easy-to-tackle modules (Watch all at once or in segments to come back to as you have time with 3 weeks of access to re-watch).
  • Certificate of completion & access to training community

Interested in signing up a group or department?

We offer a robust online training experience through our online course portal. Your members will each be given an individual login to complete the course at their own pace from any location with an enabled device, allowing you to include more members at their convenience.

After completing this course, your members will come away with street-smart essentials and actionable skills as well as a consistent understanding of the important mindsets, skills, strategies and tactics to take them to a higher level of firefighting, not just as individuals – but as a team.

We offer bulk discounts for 10+ students as well as discounted training packages when you include additional training courses. 

We also offer combination training packages of online and HOT which can provide cost savings as well as allowing your department to complete the classroom portion in advance in order to maximize hands-on training time. 

Live Q&A's
Live virtual training sessions customized to your departments needs.

These sessions are the ideal add-on to your department’s online training package. Your group would have a live session with our instructors to go over the key points of the course and discuss how the concepts might apply directly to your department or operations. This is a great opportunity to discuss any unique challenges you may be facing and to allow your members to ask any follow-up questions they have. A recording of the session is included.

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Hybrid In-Person & Online Custom Programs

Any of our training programs can be customized to meet your department’s needs.

Please contact us for department and group custom program inquiries.

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We offer:

  • Hybrid - in-person/online combined training packages. This allows for cost savings and the benefits of online training (link to that section), and it allows you to have members complete the seminar portion in advance to maximize hands-on training time with our instructors.
  • Custom-length in-person training seminars and Keynotes from 1 - 8 hours.
  • Custom live on-line training sessions specific to your department’s unique challenges
  • Consulting


Why Choose Online Training?

Include more of your members at their convenience

Eliminates overtime costs for attendees

Eliminate instructor travel fees

Complete in advance of Hands-on to maximize on-site training time

Track your members’ progress with biweekly progress reports

Class won’t conflict with district coverage or emergency calls

Eliminate any pandemic-related health/ safety precautions

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What People Are Saying About The Combat Ready Firefighting Course

This is a phenomenal course. As a newer firefighter, it has given me ideas and goals to work towards in an effort to improve my performance on the job, but also that of my colleagues. It is simple, straight forward advice that I believe can easily gain buy in from most fellow firefighters that have a passion for this career.
Gregory Sowl
Incredible training. Every firefighter should be take this course. It is motivational, eye opening, and exactly on point. Thank you.
Tim Lambert
It's easy to fall into the same habits while running a call, and you give the perspective of someone who has been there and learned from it. You truly don't know what you're rolling up to on a call and being prepared can make the difference in saving a life.
Kyra Gilkey
Great info.
Chad Herdt
Great way to kick off the mindset for becoming Combat Ready, I look forward to the other programs you have available that we have planned for our department.
Robert Martin
Message was really good. May help in future, and this is my only course so far, to have another person or 2 give some perspective. Even if it's only for a short video or 2, just to have different perspectives. Enjoyed it very much. Will be ordering another when I get paid again, thank you, much to take off this training.
Kevin Lewis
This was a very eye opening class. I am sure to take this further within our department! Finally someone else that says what I've been feeling! Thank you.
Dakota Davis
Thanks Nick, very well organized and informative program
James Courtice
Great material!
Michael Alvarado
This course was exactly what I was looking for. I've been trying to get my company out of a long slump of complacency and laziness and Chief Nick Martin just hit a home run with this course. I definitely recommend this course to anybody who is looking to change their mindset into a combat ready mindset.
Matthew Villalon
Absolutely loved the content and the message your putting forth. I think something like this has been a long time coming and a necessity unfortunately with the culture shift that is taking place in the Fire Service today. Trying the implement this mindset in our department will be an uphill battle but as with most things in life, nothing worth fighting for is going to come easily.
Chris Porter
Great course to get impassioned again by the fire service
Tracy Jocque
What you've talked about is right up my alley. No matter what level of experience you have in the Fire Service, you can always make an incremental improvement or change in yourself that makes you a better firefighter or officer, or helps us do the job better.As a Training Officer, I've followed the mantra of "To Serve, To Train and To Pass It On". You've reinforced this for me, and given me more constructive angles to incorporate in myself and my training programs..
Charles Hamilton
Great job. Love the passion, appreciate the honesty. Anyone who says they haven't made mistakes just hasn't been around long enough to. 1-0 might be a perfect record, but it's also just one win (and probably a lucky one). Making mistakes is human but not learning from them is inexcusable.
Matt Alexander
This is a must MUST watch.
Josh Smith

Combat Ready Firefighting

Have questions about the training program?

We offer multiple formats of this course. Our team can answer your questions and help book your training so your team can be Combat Ready.