Nozzle Forward Class will be Monday the 3rd and Tuesday the 4th of Aug
to start the week off of Fire School
20 plus hour
Class Monday/Tuesday 8 am – 7ish both days
M/T 1-Nozzle Forward
Lead Instructor: Aaron Fields, Seattle Washington
FD Eng 28
The one thing that every fire department in
the country has is fire hose. The one event that happens on every single fire
is a hose-line gets pulled and water gets flowed. The Nozzle Forward is a class
for engine company crews. It is not a collection of technique; it is an
adaptable system of hose line management and fire attack. It is focused around
fighting fire, interior offensive firefighting, aggressive firefighting, for
which we will never apologize. Aggressive firefighting is not the problem, it
is the solution.
For today’s nozzle-person, the art of hose and
fire suppression often has been obscured and put to the side in favor of other
“hot topic” training. How to attack fire and move the line has been ignored and
forgotten by many engine companies. “The fire goes as the first line goes,” so
Go Dog Go.
It is the ongoing development of an in-depth
study of all things engine. It is not a “what if” class, it is a program
designed to engrain the nozzle team to make the right choice and be able to
accomplish whatever task is necessary for a successful interior attack. It is
not theory; it is proven on fire-grounds around the country. Adapted from a
variety of sources, but reconstructed to be based around simple principles that
maximize mechanical advantage.
The class answers the “whys,” not just the
“what’s,” and quickly creates a system that can be adapted to fit any engine
company from the urban to the rural.
The goal of the “The Nozzle Forward” is to
help craft more efficient Engine Companies by increasing the individuals’
competency with their tools and expanding on the conceptual aspects of the fire
The course will integrate the three major
components of engine company work; fire behavior, hose management, and fire
The class is 20 hours over two days, all but 2
½ -3 are hands on.
Now let’s go do good work…
This year Fire School will start on Monday the 3rd and Tuesday the 4th with the class listed above. Nozzle Forward is a class that fills up anywhere it goes and has been a big hit at FDIC the last few years with amazing reviews so don't miss this one Brothers and Sisters.
79th Fire School
6th, 7th, & 8th of
State Line Ice & Community
Avenue West in Monroe
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If you have any questions or comments please feel free to contact me