(16 Hour Course)
Basement fires are one of the toughest types of structural fires that firefighters and fire officers handle. Many firefighters and fire officers throughout the United States have been seriously injured or killed because of improper size-up and lack of understanding the strategies and tactics of fighting a basement fires. In this lecture/hands-on training program we will focus on basement fires strategies and tactics. We will look at the current basement fire standard operating procedures and examine previous basement fire incidents to find the lessons learned. After the lecture, students will enhance their basement fire skills and tactics with a new approach to basement fires during hands-on training with live fire conditions.