Taught by two seasoned San Francisco Fire Department (SFFD) veterans, Assistant Chief Nicol Juratovac and Lt. Al “Gughi” Gughemetti, this course is packed with real life case studies of actual fires that have occurred throughout their careers and the dos and don’ts to ensure the engine company’s success on the fireground. The crux of problems on the fireground should never be the engine company and its inability to deliver water on the fire. The best way to fight a fire is to kick its a – – , and these two will demonstrate how.
The course will review the “lessons learned” of what went well and what left a little bit to be desired with engine company operations within the SFFD, a major metropolitan fire department that is in a city that warrants unique hose line leads, presented with challenging apparatus placement conditions, and requires calling for various water supply audibles. We will review the art and skill of what it takes to be the “above and beyond” engine company in any jurisdiction, particularly those with tight streets, steep hills, and housing and population density, something that San Francisco has plenty of.
Whether it is stretching an 1 3/4” pre-connect, going big with the 2 1/2”, deploying a High Rise pack off of a standpipe, obtaining a patent uninterrupted source of water supply, optimal apparatus positioning, trouble-shooting the standpipe inlet, set back stretches with a wye, securing the front door, etc., both instructors through extensive experience, humor, and humility you will walk away armed with enough ammunition to know what it takes to be the above and beyond engine company.