In conjunction with the Underwriter’s Laboratories Firefighter Safety Research Institute’s (UL FSRI), The First Responder Center for Excellence for Reducing Occupational Illness, Injuries and Deaths, Inc. will host a three-day Fire Dynamics Boot Camp May 6-9, 2018 in Fort Worth, Texas.
The train-the-trainer course is designed to empower and prepare fire service leaders and instructors to incorporate the most current research findings about fire behavior and firefighting tactics into their training programs. The boot camp focuses on the “how” and “why” of fire dynamics beginning with small table top fire experiments, continuing with reduced scale fire development and flow path models and ending with full scale walk through of a training prop to understand how to apply the fire dynamics information in the street. All of these evolutions, which attendees can take back to their department, are also backed by data and videos of full-scale fire experiments conducted by UL with fire department support.
Attendees will leave with an improved understanding of fire dynamics and a digital tool kit to support their training efforts at home. Most importantly, attendees will develop a network of instructional support from instructors who are implementing this material at their fire training academies. The attendees will not need turnout gear or an SCBA. The goal is to watch and observe the fire phenomena.
To apply for the course, please complete the online application link:
The Fire Dynamics Boot Camp is funded through an Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program which is offered to respective students at no charge*. Acceptance in to the course will include:
- Lodging for three (3) nights
- An opening reception
- Breakfast and lunch each day
- A closing dinner
Course attendees must currently be certified instructors and preference will be given to representatives of department training academies.