Firefighter Survival


This class focuses on how to survive today’s dynamic fire scene. At the conclusion, firefighters will have a solid foundation on how to recognize deteriorating conditions and how to perform an emergency escape from life-threatening conditions. This course is primarily hands-on focusing on mastering techniques for survival during an emergency escape.

Any firefighter engaging in fire ground operations must have a solid foundation developed in emergency escape procedures. In a split second conditions can change forcing firefighters to revert to their secondary egress when their primary egress becomes cut-off. This program will cover the several options that firefighters can utilize to safely egress upper floor entrapments.  The program starts with a lecture session on case study situations and methods of avoiding an escape procedure followed by a practical session. Techniques from simple to enhanced such as the hang and drop, ladder slide, body wrap, along with the adaption of the personal escape system will be covered. Students will be placed in various simulated emergency situations requiring them to utilize these emergency techniques. Firefighters attending will leave with an increased knowledge of fire ground safety and self-rescue options.

Students will learn to identify situations that cause firefighters to be injured or killed in the line of duty, how to take measures to avoid these situations, and learn self-survival procedures. Techniques learned will be situational awareness, mayday transmissions, dis-entanglement, window egress, & SCBA confidence. Peak Rescue will provide an informational session on all the personal harness & escape systems available for purchase in the fire service. Students will be provided the opportunity to utilize all the various harness & systems options to help determine which best fits their needs.

The personal escape system program will educate the firefighter on the additional uses of the personal escape system expanding upon our other programs. This is an all practical program that will include advanced situations of use for multiple firefighter egress, egress from elevated situations to lower floors & roofs, use of the personal escape system for firefighter rescue, egress to aerial ladders, and more.

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