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Using Thermal Imaging and Modern Fire Dynamics to Improve Fireground Operations

Course Description

Richardson's FDIC 2016 presentation offers this look at how his military experience with using modern thermal imaging gives fire crews a leg up when operating on the fireground.


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Lead from the Front: Fireground Tactics and Leadership

Lead from the Front: Fireground Tactics and Leadership

Learn tricks of the trade that “slow the fireground down” and help you stay in control to avoid confusion and chaos at incidents. The instructor presents case studies and leadership lessons from his experiences gained in a 36-year career on the Chicago (IL) Fire Department. Modern tactics are compared to traditional tactics from the perspective of what has changed and why. Audiovisuals reinforce the powerful lessons learned. Team building and leadership, earning respect, motivating your fellow firefighters, becoming an inspirational leader, risk management, fireground tactics, communications and accountability, critical incident decision making, and how to achieve your goals are among the topics covered.


The latest tactics, techniques and technologies designed to take your knowledge to the next level.

The Fire Academy is an all NEW year-round interactive digital platform that brings you training from industry leaders in order for you to continue supporting your efforts in the communities you serve. The content will discuss key themes around topics including: Safety, Leadership/Management, Company Officer, and many more. With a collaborative backing of FDIC International and Fire Engineering, you won’t want to miss out on this training – all at your fingertips.