Education Opportunities from Green Maltese @ Gateway Conference:
Presented by Christopher J. Naum
Chief of Training, Command Institute, DC
And John Shafer
Lieutenant and Training Officer, Greencastle (IN) Fire Department
Today’s buildings and occupancies continue to present unique challenges to command and operating companies during combat structural fire engagement. Building and occupancy profiling, identifying occupancy risk versus occupancy type, emerging construction methods, features, systems and components coupled with the increasing commonality of extreme fire behavior and the increased fire load package require new skill sets in reading the building and implementing predictive occupancy profiling for firefighters, company and command officers. Integral to the presentation will be detailed discussions on building and structural system placarding methods and labeling programs.
When: Sunday, October 22 – 10:15a – Noon
This course offers a concentrated examination of current and future trends and methods in green building construction. Discussion will emphasize green construction building materials, green rating systems, modern building construction methods, risk assessment, engineered structural and construction systems, and their direct relationship on structural firefighting operations, firefighter survivability and the command decision-making process. We will also consider:
- Inherent green construction features and hazards that directly influence effective command risk management
- Decisive strategic and tactical considerations with a focus on key green construction features and inherent occupancy profiles
- The effect of fire dynamics, fire behavior and tactical operations on modern building construction systems
- When: Sunday, October 22 – 1:30p – 3:00p
There will be many other excellant classes offered this weekend and you don’t want to miss this!
Lt. John Shafer