Fire Chiefs Association sponsors fire strategy and tactics training

BREWSTER – On Saturday, October 3, the Barnstable County Fire Chiefs Association hosted a one-day fire suppression strategy and tactics seminar titled “The Modern Fire Environment” at the Captains Golf Course in Brewster.

The instructor for this dynamic training program was Fire Department of New York (FDNY) Deputy Chief George Healy. He is a nationally recognized speaker known for his presentations involving the modern fire environment as it relates to recent scientific fire suppression studies conducted by Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

During the program, which attracted approximately 100 firefighters from across Cape Cod and the region, Deputy Chief Healy discussed how components of the modern fire environment such as heat release rates, wind-driven fires, type of materials involved in fire, transitional fire attack, use of personal protective gear, attack-line management and ventilation flow paths can impact the strategy and tactics used by firefighters when combatting structure fires.

According to Brewster Fire Chief Robert Moran, “This was the third firefighter training event sponsored by the Barnstable County Fire Chiefs, who have made it their mission to bring dynamic, innovative, and high-quality management, leadership, and fire suppression training to Barnstable County firefighters so that they are better prepared to respond to calls for emergency services.”

Media release provided by the Barnstable County Fire Chiefs Association

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