The Principles of Modern Fire Attack
In this firefighter training episode we have Brian Kazmierzak here to tell us about the S.L.I.C.E.-R.S. method and how it incorporates fireground tactics with modern firefighter safety research, the website ModernFireBehavior.com, what has happened over the last 12 months with regards to firefighter close calls, as well as some LODDs.
- What is S.L.I.C.E.-R.S. and how can we use it?
- What is ModernFireBehavior.com? Who is that for and how can we use it?
- What is FirefighterCloseCalls.com?
- What are ways we can lessen instances of close calls?
- What are the common causes of LODDs and how can we prevent them?
Intro by: Battalion Chief Joe Turner from the City of Hoboken, New Jersey Fire Department.
About Brian Kazmierzak:
Brian P. Kazmierzak, EFO, CTO, has been a member of the fire service since 1991. Brian is currently employed by the Penn Twp. Fire Dept. in Mishawaka, IN as Battalion Chief on C-Shift and also the Chief of Training.
He was a founding member of the MABAS Division 201 Tactical Rescue Team and currently serves as a Team Leader, MABAS 201 TRT provides technical rescue response using a coordinated system of six fire departments serving a nine county area in Indiana and Michigan.
He serves Director of Operations for www.firefighterclosecalls.com where he runs the day to day operations of the leading fire service safety and training website along with publishing THE SECRET LIST and recently launched the website www.ModernFireBehavior.com with Firefighter Close Calls and the UL FSRI.
Brian was the recipient of the 2006 F.O.O.L.S. International Dana Hannon Instructor of the Year Award, the 2008 Indiana Fire Chiefs Training Officer of the Year Award Recipient and the 2011 Fire Engineering / ISFSI George D. Post International Fire Service Instructor of the Year Award at FDIC. He is a member of the International Society of Fire Service Instructors, Indiana Fire Instructors Association, Michiana FOOLS and has served as a Peer Assessor and Team Leader for the Commission on Fire Accreditation International.
Brian is also a partner in the website www.TheTrainingOfficer.com as well as running his own company – KAZ-FIRE – Consulting, Simulation and Training. Brian is also a board member of the ISFSI serving as a Director at Large and serves as the Lead Author of the ISFSI Principles of Modern Fire Attack Program and is the lead instructor for that program. Brian also serves on the UL FSRI PPV Research Study Panel.
About the Firefighter Toolbox Podcast
The Firefighter Toolbox Podcast/Internet Radio Show is an audio program for up and coming firefighters and leaders who want to become better at the ever evolving skill of firefighting and to continue growing into a better leader. We interview great firefighters, officers, and other authorities inside and outside of the fire service who bring great ideas, insights, and information to share with us so we can take our skills to the next level.
Mentions on the Show
- You can reach Brian via email at: Brian@firefighterclosecalls.com
- “No One is Reinventing the Fire Service” article by Brian Kazmierzak
- “Are you listening to the Research?” article by Brian Kazmierzak
- Principles of Modern Fire Attack – SLICE-RS video
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