Thursday, December 10, 2015

Spotlight on firefighter survival training

Throughout the week, a select group of TFD personnel have been hard at work practicing firefighter survival skills. A train-the-trainer model, the Fire Ground Survival course sponsored by the International Association of Firefighters is a comprehensive curriculum developed using near misses, close calls, and firefighter fatalities to address the critical elements of fire ground survival. While the following photos illustrate a skills practice course, check out the video to get a better sense of the degree of difficulty with zero visibility - intense!