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Making the Case for the Half-Story in Your Size-Up
Painting a picture of what the first arriving fire unit encounters is vital when giving the initial fire scene size up. Being able to accurately and effectively communicate the current situation to other responding units is a good first step in working towards a successful outcome to an emergency. By clearly stating the conditions, occupancy type and construction features, we are giving responding units the ability to formulate their own pre-arrival plans. Communicating the presence of a half-story in a residential occupancy informs incoming units to much more than just a construction feature. This webinar will discuss how the life safety and operational implications can be much greater for both occupants and responders when we encounter fires in a residence with a half-story.

May 18, 2021 06:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Nick Esposito
Captain | Founder @Bridgeport (CT) FD | Truck Tactics Training
Nick Esposito is a second generation firefighter who started his fire service career in 1989, with a small volunteer fire department in his hometown of Verplanck, New York. He began his professional firefighting career in 1996, working for the Town of Rye Brook, New York Fire Department, a suburb outside of New York City. In 1999 he was hired by the Bridgeport, Connecticut Fire Department, and has worked his way up to through the ranks, taking on many line and staff functions, and currently serves as the Captain of their Rescue Company. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Safety and is working to complete his Master’s in Public Administration. Nick is the founder of Truck Tactics Training, and teaches on the regional and national level. He has published articles related to aerial apparatus operations and building construction, both online and in trade journals. He posts truck company related info on Facebook and Instagram (Truck_Tactics), as well as www.trucktactics.org.