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Courses with Bill Gustin

Follow the Water

Gustin gives this on-camera demonstration on the basics of standpipes, their myriad functions and uses, the various types found in specific buildings, and how they are to be used I case of fire.

Course Type: Full-length Course

Course Duration: 75 min

Hoseline Operations for Multiple Dwellings

Gustin's lecture looks at the importance of the decisions incident commanders must make in choosing and placing hoselines at multiple dwelling fires.

Course Type: Full-length Course

Course Duration: 90 min

Size-Up for Safety and Effectiveness

This class will examine why the strategy chosen by first-arriving companies and the tactics they perform can be entirely appropriate in the initial stages of a firefighting operation but may become ineffective and unreasonably dangerous later in an incident. Learn why size-up isn’t just performed on arrival but must continue throughout the duration of an incident; why size-up must be performed from two perspectives--inside and outside a fire building; why a red flag should go up when an inside size-up and outside size-up are not in agreement; and why experienced firefighters do not operate at every phase of a firefighting operation with the same strategy, tactics, or level of risk. This class will also examine factors to consider in an ongoing size-up that continuously evaluates the risk to civilians and firefighters vs. the intended benefits.

Course Type: Full-length Course

Course Duration: 60 min

Standpipe Operations

Gustin his vast expertise in large building response to teach the best ways to use the structures standpipes when setting up attack hoselines.

Course Type: Full-length Course

Course Duration: 105 min

Standpipe Operations: Operational Considerations

Gustin returns to his bread-and-butter subject of standpipes with this overview of hose lengths and lays, building types, staffing sizes, NFPA standards, and many other issues at the heart of this subject.

Course Type: Full-length Course

Course Duration: 90 min

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