Experience is possible through training- stories are shared, mistakes are made and critiqued
Less fires makes training more important. We still must be ready for the next alarm
Command is challenging- and training incident commanders is equally challenging
Because the models are realistic, and the scenarios are based upon real world events, participants in the training enjoy the training, but more importantly they learn and gain experience from this style of training. Instead of talking about RECEO VS, Table Top training puts it into practice.
This image shows a scenario of a structure fire in a cape cod style house. The students place the apparatus, identified the exposures and sides of the fire building, and even placed ground ladders, supply hoses, and attack lines.
Typical drill nights are three or four hour excises. We start by discussing the hazards with an exercise called “reading the buildings” where the details of the models are reviewed, and a great deal of discussion begins.
Then we move into the scenarios, props are attached to the models, and the students “go to work” just like we do for real. The discussions and critique are the most valuable part of the program.
This student driven style of training is open to the needs of your organization.
We can test an officers ability to run an incident. Challenge your Lieutenants and Captains to be the incident commander.
We review building construction and hazards for firefighters- based on real world incidents and problems that we face every day.
Vehicles, infrastructure, and other considerations are laid out on the table.
Residential Buildings – Commercial Buildings Industrial Buildings - Infrastructure – Transportation. Yeah, we can simulate that!
Mike Krzeminski is a professional educator with a degree in Secondary Education and has been a High School teacher since 1998. He has been a volunteer firefighter since 1997, and currently holds the rank of Captain at Hilltop Hose Co. #3 in Natrona Heights, PA. He is also a member of the Allegheny County Hazmat Team where he serves as the Safety Officer for Team 420 and is an Intern with the Allegheny County Fire Marshals.
He has been a Pennsylvania Fire Instructor for six years, and was selected to serve as an adjunct instructor at the Pennsylvania State Fire Academy in Lewistown.
In 2007, eight fire companies in four municipalities formed the Highlands Emergency Services Alliance and started a new elective course at Highlands High School known as Fire Service Training. Today this course offers the Essentials of Firefighting as a High School elective, and Krzeminski serves as instructor for this program.
The tabletop models were born out of this program but proved to be valuable not only to introduce new responders to the incident command system but also a means to polish seasoned veterans experience with command and operations of emergency incidents.
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