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Courses with Mike Ciampo

Ladders: Operational Strategies with Portables, Aerials, and Towers

Aerial expert Ciampo looks at all of the possibilities and options incident commanders have when positioning ladders a large structure fires.

Course Type: Full-length Course

Course Duration: 75 min

Tower Ladder Tactics and Tips

Ciampo offers these basic considerations all incident commanders must make when placing aerials and tower ladders at the scene of a building fire.

Course Type: Full-length Course

Course Duration: 75 min

Training Minutes: Chauffeur Training

Mike Ciampo reviews some tips to help your chauffeurs training on the tower ladder.

Course Type: Short Video

Course Duration: 5 min

Training Minutes: Controlling the Front Door

In the context of ventilation and flow paths, Mike Ciampo reviews door size-up and reading smoke when it comes to forcible entry. He also reviews tips for searching with the halligan, maintaining a view of the thermal layer, and more.

Course Type: Short Video

Course Duration: 5 min

Training Minutes: Cutting From Tower Ladder

Mike Ciampo reviews some tips on cutting operations from the tower ladder bucket.

Course Type: Short Video

Course Duration: 5 min

Training Minutes: Doors with Automatic Openers

Mike Ciampo has some tips on how to overcome an automatic roll-down gate opener.

Course Type: Short Video

Course Duration: 5 min

Training Minutes: High-Point Anchors on Tower Ladders

Mike Ciampo reviews some tips regarding anchor points on tower ladders.

Course Type: Short Video

Course Duration: 5 min

Training Minutes: Homemade Lock Tool

Mike Ciampo shares a trick of the trade regarding a homemade tool to make through-the-lock forcible entry access simpler.

Course Type: Short Video

Course Duration: 5 min

Training Minutes: Hydra-Ram

Mike Ciampo reviews some tricks of the trade for using the Hydra-Ram or rabbit tool for forcible entry.

Course Type: Short Video

Course Duration: 5 min

Training Minutes: Rescue via Tower Ladder Bucket

Mike Ciampo relays some considerations for making rescues in the tower ladder bucket, including victim approach, interaction, and more.

Course Type: Short Video

Course Duration: 10 min

Training Minutes: Saw Cutting Options

Mike Ciampo discusses some body mechanics tips for cutting window bars on a basement window.

Course Type: Short Video

Course Duration: 5 min

Training Minutes: Step Chocks and Chocks

Mike Ciampo reviews using chocks to stabilize portable ladders on uneven ground.

Course Type: Short Video

Course Duration: 5 min

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