What is FSE Tabletop Training?

Instructor Mike Krzeminski has created a miniature town for tabletop simulations for emergency services training. He is willing to come to your station and conduct this training. The training will cover the following issues:

Experience is the best teacher

Experience is possible through training- stories are shared, mistakes are made and critiqued

We are fighting less fires

Less fires makes training more important.  We still must be ready for the next alarm

Command is challenging

Command is challenging- and training incident commanders is equally challenging

Emergency response is a group activity

Emergency Response is a group activity- tabletop training gets our groups involved, hands on training of command and decisions

Good leaders must prepare two or three replacements for their position

How will you prepare your officers and subordinates to be in command in the future?  Scenarios help in this effort.

Time is valuable - especially for volunteers

Tabletop scenarios compress both time and space- enabling a few incidents in a brief period of time.

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FSE Tabletop Training works and it is fun

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. 

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.

How can you host a training?

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What does FSE Tabletop Training look like?

We pay attention to the details, just like first responders need to do.

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.

FSE Tabletop Training can be customized

Imagine a scale mock up of your target hazard or your main response area. Custom training modules can be anything from your specific apparatus to the scale construction of a target hazard for real preplanning and training.

The Navy seals used a mock up of Osama Bin Laden’s compound to prepare for their operation, and this style of training works exceptionally well to prepare people in emergency services. Don’t your responders deserve to train like the Navy Seals?  We can accommodate that!
  • Student Driven

    This student driven style of training is open to the needs of your organization.

  • Incident Commander

    We can test an officers ability to run an incident.  Challenge your Lieutenants and Captains to be the incident commander.

  • Real World Scenerios

    We review building construction and hazards for firefighters- based on real world incidents and problems that we face every day.

  • Considerations

    Vehicles, infrastructure, and other considerations are laid out on the table.

Modular, set to your needs

Residential Buildings – Commercial Buildings Industrial Buildings - Infrastructure – Transportation.  Yeah, we can simulate that! 

If you don’t see it - we can build it for you. Even a small set up with a few buildings works well.

We pay attention to the details, just like first responders need to do.

Who is the FSE Tabletop Training instructor?

Learn more about instructor, Mike Krzeminski

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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How can you host a FSE Tabletop Training class?

If this looks like what you want to do for a class for an evening drill, or for an entire day, contact Mike Krzeminski and set up a training session for you and your responders:

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