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First In Size-Ups and Radio Reports

Build confidence and competency on the radio. This course covers the critical components of an effective size up, and what initial size-up observations & radio reports that the first-in company / chief officers should make at various structure fires.

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Size Ups & Radio Reports

Build confidence and competency on the radio.

The actions of first arriving companies set the stage for the outcome of the fire. Especially when dealing with lower staffing levels, we must make the right decisions with the correct information - early in the incident.

This 2-hour program will discuss the critical components of an effective size up. Considering residential, multi-family, and commercial structures - we will discuss the initial size-up observations and radio reports that the first-in company or chief officers should make. This program will include the review of actual fireground footage and audio.

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First In Size-Ups and Radio Reports

Is available in the following training formats

In-Person Seminars

The First-in Size-ups and Radio Reports program builds upon the core concepts in our First Alarm Strategy and Tactics program and will cover the critical components of an effective size that the first-in company or chief officers should make given the scenario they face.

When delivered in-person, the First-in Size-ups program is recommended in one of two ways:

  • As a stand-alone 2-hour seminar
  • Combined with any of our other classes for a custom 1-2 day in-person  training program
  • Or, as an online add-on to the First Alarm Strategy and Tactics training 

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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.

If you are interested in a hands-on component to this course, please contact us and we will work with you to build a hands-on program to meet your department’s needs.

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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. 

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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

Take advantage of discounts


What People Are Saying

Great Class! Enjoyed the content and liked the knowledge and examples
James Hanson
This course help me look at my scene size-up and the information I was given and I was not giving. This was a very good in informational class.
Walton Jones
Great review getting back to the basics for current officers and those new firefighters as they work to understand the needs of the initial on-scene and summary reports. I like that it uses common terminology that is taught in other programs such as Blue Card Command, just in a more basic quick hit nature.
Eric Graham

First In Size-Ups and Radio Reports

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.