Training Programs

The Aggressive Truck Company

This dynamic program gives you actionable skills & tactics to most effectively and aggressively accomplish the missions of the inside & outside teams.

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Skills & Tactics for the Inside and Outside Teams

Truck company work is notoriously dynamic and requires mindful firefighters who can pivot quickly and operate with limited supervision. We’ll discuss how to best accomplish these duties with street, smart, fireground proven skills and tactics.

This program dives into the design of truck companies - including setting up
the crew, task and tool assignments, and modes of operation. We’ll cover both
the inside and outside teams through a combination of classroom and hands-on training.

This classroom portion is available as a 4-hour in-person seminar (typically preceding 1-2 days of HOT) or an online course.  The online course may be taken as 2 separate courses (Inside & Outside teams) or bundled together. 

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The Inside Team

There are 4 principal duties the inside team must perform. In the first half of our truck company series, we’ll discuss how to build your company to effectively and aggressively accomplish the top 4 missions of the inside team.

  • Building the Aggressive Truck Company
  • Forcible Entry - Getting Us In
  • Rescuing Fire Victims
  • Opening Up

The Outside Team

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.

  • Outside vent duties & decision-making
  • Prioritizing fireground tasks
  • Laddering the structure
  • Forcible entry of egress challenges
  • The science and reality of ventilation
  • Ventilation: horizontal and vertical
  • Flat Roof Ventilation - tactics & techniques
  • Peaked Roof Ventilation - tactics & techniques
  • Ventilation to stop fire spread

Aggressive Firefighting Truck Company

Is available in the following training formats

In-Person Seminars

The Aggressive Firefighting Truck Company Operations training program is designed in approximately 4-hour segments that can be combined to build the exact operational training your department needs, ranging from 2 hours to several days. The first training session is typically a 4-hour classroom seminar, followed by hands-on skills stations. This can also be combined with any of our other programs for a 100% classroom-based training day.

The 4-hour seminar can also be completed online in advance of our instructors arrival to maximize hands-on training time for your members. 

Please review the Truck Company Training Flyer for a seminar outline, as well as the various hands-on skills stations available or contact us today to inquire about your next in-person training. 

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Hands-On Training

Our hands-on training days are highly customizable to your department needs. The Aggressive Firefighting Truck Company Operations training program can be anywhere from 1-3 days of training comprised of a 4 hour seminar (in-person or online) and the skills stations of your choice. See Training Flyer for skills stations.

The HOT days may also be customized to include skills stations of your choosing from various different training areas (Engine Company Operations, Aerial Operations, Command, RIT, etc.).

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

Take advantage of discounts


What People Are Saying

very good. I was skeptical about the ppt style class. But I was happily proven wrong.
Jeff Waful
Hands down one of the best truck company classes. Great information
Zacharie Correll
Very informative, picked up some nuggets through a very experienced Instructor.
Zachary Tokumoto
Great job Nick Martin with another great online program. Cant wait to take more of these classes. Thank you !
Zachary Smus
Great class for new guys or the very well experienced. Basic information but a few advanced and specialized nuggets along the way.
Jeff Luse
Great stuff! Would even better if some techniques were shown regarding search and victim removal.
Simão Rei
really great course. period. Highly recommended
Michael Hahn
Excellent course for refresher
Great information Chief.
Simão Reis

The Aggressive Firefighting Truck Company

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.