These program offerings and deliveries are part of the Buildingsonfire.com Series of Training Programs designed and developed to support the continuing professional and operational development of the American Fire Service in meeting the challenges of the todayÂ’s evolving fireground. These programs are presented and facilitated by Chief Christopher J. Naum, SFPE.
- 2013 Building Construction for the Fire Service Training, Seminar and Lecture Series Training Program Brochure PDF Download
Keynote Address- Opening or Closing Deliveries
- Adaptive Management for TodayÂ’s Evolving Â Fireground
- Firefighting and Incident Command Management is the essence of the Fire Service; it is formulative to our rich history but at the same time is being impacted by numerous internal and external influences reflective of social and economic climate, values and challenges. The Art and Science of Firefighting and the quest to achieve operational excellence while maintaining Firefighter Safety suggests our future success rests with our ability to create a new adaptive operational model to meet the demands of todayÂ’s fires and the evolving fireground of tomorrow.Â
- TodayÂ’s Evolving Fireground: Are You Ready to Make the Necessary Changes?
- TodayÂ’s fireground and structure fires are different from those of recent past; empirical research and data, new insights and emerging dialog is identifying an emerging fireground with new demands. Energizing insights with provoking perspectives asking if as Leaders youÂ’re ready to make the necessary changes
- Command Resiliency and Tactical Patience for Operational Excellence
- Energizing insights on the needs for preparedness, resiliency and patience to effectively address the evolving fireground and increasing demands associated with incidents while attaining operational excellence and increasing firefighter safety.
- The Company and Command Officer in 2013 and Beyond
- A thought provoking discussion on the increasing demands for todayÂ’s emerging, practicing or future Company and Command Officer and a challenge on how to meet tomorrows demands today through self-determination and personal accountability.Â Â
- Tactical Renaissance and the New Rules of Engagement
- TodayÂ’s buildings and occupancies present challenging fires that are redefined strategic and tactical fireground operations and are changing the rules of engagement in structural fire incidents. An intuitive proclamation on the emerging Tactical Renaissance directed at todayÂ’s Emerging or Practicing Company and Command Officers.
- The Doctrine of Combat Fire Engagement 2013
- What has todayÂ’s fireground evolved into when we talk about combat fire suppression and engagement? Has it remained constant-Has it changed? Do we continue to operate utilizing time proven methodologies or are we prepared to identify new adaptive methodologies and practices? What is the New Doctrine and are we ready to accept it?Â
- WhatÂ’s on YOUR Radar Screen? Meeting the New Operational Demands
- There are a lot of things going on in the Fire Service today, the need to filter through to the key issues that affect all organizations and personnel is imperative. An affirmation of what should be on the radar screen of todayÂ’s emerging, practicing or future Company and Command Officers.
- Fireground Leadership for Company& Command Officers
- TodayÂ’s fire ground presents new found challenges that are redefined strategic and tactical fire operations and are testing past practices in structural firefighting and incident management. An open and frank discussion on what will be defining attributes and traits of the emerging fire officer and commander influenced by new strategic, tactical and operational modeling.
New Conference Training Curriculums
- Adaptive Fireground Management for Company and Command Officers
- Fireground Leadership for Company & Command Officers
- Reading the Building: Predictive Occupancy Profiling
- Five Star Command & Fire Fighter Safety
- The New Fireground: Engineered Systems, Construction & Tactics
- Dynamic Risk Assessment & Firefighting Operations
- Command Institute’s Fire Ground Leadership Series
Target Training Curricula Audience
- Command Officers
- Company Grade Officers
- Training Officers
- Fire Service Instructors
- Safety Offices
Training Curriculums DescriptionsÂ
Adaptive Fireground Management for Company and Command Officers This program presents insights into emerging concepts and methodologies related to the unique challenges during combat structural fire engagement that require new strategic, tactical and operational modeling due to extreme fire behavior, building construction and occupancy risk.
The principles of Adaptive Fire Ground Management (AFM) will be presented along with integrated discussions on Predictive Risk Management, Command Resiliency, Tactical Patience and integration of Five-Star CommandTM theories and model will be presented. Integrated into the program will be the latest insights into emerging fire ground tactical theory, suppression needs for effective combat operations and methodologies for operational excellence and firefighter safety. This is an interactive and thought provoking program that challenges conventional fire service paradigms and explores leading edge theories and fire service discussion points from across the American Fire Service profession.
Â Fireground Leadership for Company& Command Officers TodayÂ’s fire ground presents new found challenges that are redefined strategic and tactical fire operations and are testing past practices in structural firefighting and incident management.
This program will present insights into emerging concepts and methodologies related to todayÂ’s unique challenges for combat structural fire engagement requiring new strategic, tactical and operational modeling due to extreme fire behavior, building construction and occupancy risk and the need for new training and operational requirements for firefighters, company and command officers.
The program will provide insights into the new Rules of Engagement, Redefining Tactical Operations, The Company and Command Officer in 2013 and Beyond, Integrating Safety into Aggressive Firefighting, Predictive Risk Management, Command Compression and Tactical Patience, Training for TomorrowÂ’s Fires, Adaptive Management for todayÂ’s Evolving Fireground, Achieving Operational Excellence and integrating Five-Star CommandTM theories. Incorporating the lasted testing and research findings on vent path theory, extreme fire behavior, structural system integrity, wind driven fire theory and fire suppression and incident management theory the program will also integrate extensive case studies and interactive exercises and group discussions.Â
Reading the Building; Predictive Occupancy Profiling TodayÂ’s buildings and occupancies continue to present unique challenges to command and operating companies during combat structural fire engagement.
Building and occupancy profiling, identifying occupancy risk versus occupancy type, emerging construction methods, features, systems and components coupled with the increasing commonality of extreme fire behavior and the increased fire load package require new skill sets in reading the building and implementing predictive occupancy profiling for firefighters, company and command officers. Focusing on a wide variety of residential, commercial and multiple occupancy dwellings, the program will present leading insights on improved building size-up, risk assessment and determining and implementing appropriate tactical operations for todayÂ’s evolving fireground challenges, operations and incident management.
Fire Star CommandTM and Firefighter Safety The challenges of todayÂ’s evolving fireground require shifting the fire serviceÂ’s paradigms; evolving the safety culture of the fire services and the way we do business in the streets. These paradigm shifts require redefining firefighting methodologies and training focus for combat structural fire engagement and incident operations.
This program will present the concepts and methodologies of Five Star CommandTM and the five (5) fundamental core relationships of; Building Construction, Risk Management, Firefighter Behaviors, Incident Operations and Situational Safety. The concept of Five Star CommandTM will present these five fundamental core elements along with the five points of excellence within each domain that provide an intelligent and safe approach towards unified fireground safety, risk reduction, operational superiorityÂ and company integrity and the template for focused training and curriculum development for todayÂ’s evolving fireground. The program presents a new concept towards an integrate approach to enhanced incident operations at structure fires adding values towards an improved fire service safety culture. Presenting emerging and timely insights affecting a wide latitude of audience interests, experience levels and relevancy to work assignments in the areas of incident fireground operations from strategic, tactical and task levels of operations, the presentation concepts, methodologies and materials have relevancy to all operational levels of the fire service. The Five Star CommandTM model integrates with the emerging methodologies incorporating Adaptive Fireground Management concepts.
Â The New Fireground: Engineered Systems, Construction & Tactics The explosive increase in Engineered Structural Systems (ESS) and their utilization in nearly all forms of current building construction and occupancies have created demands for redefining command decision-making and fire suppression tactics that must be adjusted for the rapidly changing methods and materials impacting all forms of building construction, occupancies and structures. This program will examine materials, methods and crucial assembly systems affected by fire dynamics, fire behavior and tactical and task level operations for firefighter safety and combat survival, integrating relevant fire ground case studies and incident overviews.
Command and company officers and firefighters MUST understand the building, the occupancy features and the inherent impact of fire within and on the structure, AND be able to identify, communicate and take actions necessary to support the incident action and battle plans, mitigate incident conditions and provide for continuous safety protection to themselves, their team, their company and the entire alarm assignment operating at the incident scene.
Due to the resulting increase design and use of Engineered Structural Systems (ESS), and their use in nearly all facets of new construction and alterations and renovations, command and company officers need to increase their understanding of the engineering and design principles associated with these systems, their application and use in various building types and occupancies and the impact of these systems under fire conditions during incident operations.Â Current conventional strategies and tactics and decision-making are proving to be ineffective and unsafe requiring a different perspective toward redefined operations and dynamic risk assessment.
The program will address timely issues related to Engineered structural systems, testing and technical data from large scale testing and studies; integrate operational elements related to fire dynamics and fire behavior and the effects on command and company officer dynamic risk assessment, situational awareness, decision-making and correlation to aggressive/ measured tactical deployment. The program will integrate inherent building construction and occupancy profiling with performance indicators and newly defined tactical protocols that address the newest concepts and methodologies of strategic and tactical fire suppression theory based upon the most current technical data. Case studies and events will reinforce concepts presented and evoked open discussion and dialog on building construction and operational safety. The fast paced program will utilize extensive multimedia materials, interactive activities and case study review activities.Â The program will review a wide variety of ESS, including floor, wall and roofing systems, enclosure and modified support systems, new technology wood and synthetic products, alternate building systems and incorporate data from the latest analytical studies, tests and research in the areas of ESS and firefighting safety.
Dynamic Risk Assessment & Firefighting OperationsÂ This program will present the new rules of structural fire engagement and provide insights into integrated command and operational risk management, tactical safety and tactical protocols based upon occupancy risks versus occupancy type.
Presenting insights on building and occupancy profiling, emerging construction methods, features, systems and components coupled with the increasing commonality of extreme fire behavior and the increased fire load package require new skill sets in reading the building and implementing predictive occupancy profiling and appropriate tactics for firefighters, company and command officers. Integrating extensive case studies, history repeating event, the latest testing and research findings on vent path theory, fire behavior, structural system integrity, wind driven fire theory and fire suppression theory will complement interactive exercises and group discussions.
These programs represent three distinctive and interrelated training programs that are essential and mission critical in todayÂ’s fire ground context and demands. Building upon emerging research, fundamental firefighting principles, values and doctrines, these programs present new and original theories, suggested new methodologies and provide insights on the latest developments for operational excellence, fire fighter safety and incident mitigation
Â Command InstituteÂ’s Fire Ground Leadership Series
CI Fire Ground Leadership for Company Officers (Silver Series)
CI Fire Ground Leadership for Command Officers (Gold Series)
The Command InstituteÂ’s Premier Fire Ground Leadership Series are training programs designed and directed towards emerging, new or practicing Company Officers or Command Officers.
Each training program consists of new curricula subject material selected and implemented to provide the Company or Command Officer with new insights, cutting edge methodologies, insights, awarenessÂ and skill development in functional areas of importance that affect fire ground operations. The programs will incorporate the defining elements discussed in the FSC section and will integrate and assimilate technology and media into a rewarding training experience.
Topics include the IAFC Rules of Engagement, Extreme Fire Behavior, Building Construction, Occupancy Risk Profiling, Risk Assessment, Risk Management, Crew Resource Management, Five Star Command, Tactical Determination in todayÂ’s Occupancies, Survivability Profiling, Emerging Strategic and Tactical Models, Command Resiliency and Tactical Patience, Command Compression, Tactical Entertainment, Adaptive Fireground Management, Predicative Theory of Buildings, NIOSH LODD and Near Miss Reports Case Study Analysis, Interactive Activities and Simulation, Operational Safety, Firefighter Survivability, Tactical Operations with limited Staffing/ Resources, Engineered & Light Weight Construction Considerations, and Operational Safety, and more.
The programs are designed to be sequential, providing a reoccurring opportunity for returnees in subsequent years to take the next level program, or can be standalone delivery programs.Â A single day refresher class program would be available after a run-in period for program graduates, providing a value added curriculum program with continuity versus termination for subsequent semester offerings. Integration of Blog content and other media support to provide full, 360 integration and training may be available.
- A single day, eight hour Seminar version is available w limited contentÂ Â for the conference program Â
- 8 Hour (Single Day Seminar overview program)
- CI Fire Ground Leadership for Company Officers (Silver Series)Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
- 12 hour (Two Day Program)Â Available as a sponsored program in 201
- CI Fire Ground Leadership for Command Officers (Gold Series)
- 12 hour (Two Day Program)Â Â Available as a sponsored program in 2013
Additional Concurrent Seminar Program OfferingsÂ Â
Â Tactical Operations and the New Rules of Combat Fire Engagement 2013 TodayÂ’s buildings and occupancies present challenges that have redefined strategic and tactical fireground operations and have changed the rules of engagement in structural fire incidents. This program will present the new rules of structural fire engagement and provide insights into integrated command and operational risk management, tactical safety and tactical protocols based upon occupancy risks and reading a building and the new IAFC Rules of Engagement.
TodayÂ’s Evolving Fireground: Are You Ready to Make the Necessary Changes? TodayÂ’s fireground and structure fires are different from those of the recent past; empirical research and data, new insights and emerging theories and dialog are identifying an emerging new fireground with new operational demands; strategically, tactically, mentally and physically. Energizing insights with provoking perspectives asking if youÂ’re ready to make the necessary changes.
The Company and Command Officer in 2013 and Beyond A thought provoking presentation and interactive discussion on the increasing demands for todayÂ’s emerging, practicing or future Company and Command Officers and the challenge on how to meet tomorrows demands today through self-determination and personal accountability. A look at the emerging fireground in 2013 and beyond will be examined and how that translates to the increased needs for advanced training, skill sets and operational models.Â Â
Â Redefining Combat Fire Engagement for the Company and Command Officer This program will present insights into emerging concepts and methodologies related to the unique challenges during combat structural fire engagement that require new strategic, tactical and operational modeling due to extreme fire behavior, building construction and occupancy risk. Predictive Risk Management, Command Compression, Tactical Patience and Five-Star CommandTM theories will be presented. Integrated into the program will be the latest insights into emerging fire ground tactical theory, suppression needs for effective combat operations and methodologies for operational excellence and firefighter safety.
Â The Doctrine of Combat Fire Engagement 2013 Combat fire suppression and field operations are being impacted on a variety of levels with demands for increased integration of firefighter safety, expanding risk management; modified tactical protocols and new skill sets for fire service personnel. Addressing the five fundamental core relationships of building construction, risk management, firefighter behaviors, incident operations and situational safety, this program will present where the fire service is heading in 2013 and beyond.Â
Â Please note all of these programs are available for delivery as a full day seminar program that can be sponsored and delivered on a state-wide, regional or local delivery basis. Multi-deliveries across a state wide system thru the Firefighter or Fire ChiefsÂ’ Association/sponsorship are available at competitive delivery costs.Â
- 2013 Building Construction for the Fire Service Training, Seminar and Lecture Series Training Program Brochure PDF Download
All programs incorporate rich multimedia, exceptional graphics and stimulating visuals that combine the appeal of the visually stimulating images while integrating content that provides the latest in research, data, insights, information and methodologies.Â
These programs have been designed and developed to incorporate the latest training delivery concepts and methodologies while integrating current and emerging technology, social media platforms, eMedia and internet based content management systems and material in order to provide unparalleled fire service curricula, training and education, The Command Institute has been actively researching, developing and promoting such training program and content since 1987.