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SFT is back at Missouri Winter Fire School 2018! December 13, 2017

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This is a great conference!  Feb 2-4 in Columbia!   Come check out the expanded version of Tactics from the Right Seat.  This interactive seminar is based off of experiences from both the Suburban Fire Tactics text and Suburban Fire Tactics from the Right Seat video.

https://www.mufrti.org/events/winter-fire-school/four-hour-workshops/188.shtml

 

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Suburban Fire Tactics is headed to Arkansas August 3, 2017

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After a long summer hiatus, Suburban Fire Tactics will be back in action and headed to Siloam Springs, Arkansas on Sept 8.  Definitely excited to get back on the road!

 

FDIC 2017 Kickoff: The Larry Conley Show April 18, 2017

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Larry Conley Show

FDIC 2017 April 4, 2017

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FDIC 2017 is around the corner!  Suburban Fire Tactics will be back for our 7th consecutive year.  Do you want to talk fire STUFF?  Do you want to talk tactics and strategy?  Do you want to talk about fire ground implementation consistent with your circumstances?  Then come to Suburban Fire Tactics from the Right Seat on Wednesday (4/26/17) at 10:30, right after opening session.

Suburban Fire Tactics from the Right Seat will be applying all the concepts from the SFT text book (Fire Engineering Books and Videos 2013) for scenario based challenges, which were devised in Suburban Fire Tactics from the Right Seat video (FEB&V 2016).

http://events.pennwell.com/FDIC2017/Public/SessionDetails.aspx?FromPage=Sessions.aspx&SessionID=17114&SessionDateID=534

 

Thank you Elmsford FD(Westchester, NY)! February 5, 2017

Posted by Jim Silvernail in Combat Ready for Suburbia.
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Mission success!  A huge thank you to the Elmsford FD in Westchester, NY for having me speak at their annual Andy Fredericks Memorial Seminar. Humbled and honored to be able to present to such a large audience of enthusiastic firefighters (398 plus 30 vendors) for such a great cause. 

Lt. Andy Fredericks Memorial Seminar and Exhibits (Elmsford, NY) February 1, 2017

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elmsfordSuburban Fire Tactics is headed back to New York for the Lt. Andy Fredericks Memorial Seminar and Exhibits.  Thank you Elmsford Fire Department!

 

Suburban Fire Tactics from The Right Seat March 20, 2016

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Ready for FDIC 2016?????   We are!  Here is what to expect.  A new release from Pennwell/Fire Engineering Books and videos:

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http://www.pennwellbooks.com/fire-rescue/

Fireground inspiration……. February 14, 2016

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I was reminded yesterday on a fire how important experienced company officers and interior benchmarking are in reference to initial fire attack. SOGs are essential, but they are only as good as the people who implement them. It can mean the difference between operational success and failure, failure being loss of life or property (in our world).
Can one learn from a book what hot feels like or when their initial attack line is pinned down? There is only one way to know that the interior conditions of a structure fire are not changing and overwhelming. EXPERIENCE of the fireground. The company officer in question is an aggresive, hard nosed firefighter. Instead of futily trying to push into a situation which his handline was not affecting, he quickly diverted “fire power”,” made a second push and contained the fire to two rooms (fully flashed). BRAVO!
It is not my intent to judge capabilities or put down the neophite. It is my intent to illustrate the importance of expertise in this profession and to encourage the pursuit of “fireground” education.
Short and sweet, but to the point.   It is funny how this job inspires a random post……..

Suburban Fire Tactics partners with The Right Seat January 19, 2016

Posted by Jim Silvernail in Combat Ready for Suburbia.
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I am excited to announce the next step for Suburban Fire Tactics.  The Fire Engineering Books and Videos (PennWell Publishing) text book evolved from a concept and collective group of FE articles.  It will now progress into a DVD video series segment, coupled with my friends from the Right Seat (Dave Casey and Chris Niebling).  Two outstanding Fire Engineering B&V products coming together for the perfect synergy.

sft-cover              the right seat

FDIC International 2016 November 16, 2015

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If you are attending FDIC 2016 International, I would like to invite you to attend “SFT: Decision Making for Suburban Company Officers” on Tuesday, April 19 @ 08:00. Why? If you share the same challenges as I do (minimal staffing, lack of truck companies, and response area challenges), there will be a lot of discussions about solutions to decision making processes for the non-urban environment.