Firefighter Training Episode 042 about Enhanced Water Streams:
Listen in to this firefighter training podcast and learn:
1- The whys and hows in using Enhanced Water Streams (EWS) in the fire service.
2- How Enhanced Water Streams (EWS) helps in improve safety for our fire service personnel.
In this firefighter training episode, I talk with Chief Shawn Oke Co-Founder of Kill The Flashover about Enhanced Water Streams and why this is the future of the fire service.
Questions that get answered:
- What are the main differences between wetting agents vs foam?
- What is an Enhanced Water Stream (EWS)?
- How does EWS improve efficiency in firefighting?
- What are the Pros and Cons of using EWS?
- How do these EWS solutions affect your current delivery system?
- What basic information should we look up when choosing a concentrate?
- How does EWS improve site safety?
- and much more
About Chief Shawn Oke
Chief Oke is a pioneer in the fire service.
His vision, dedication, and expertise on enhanced water streams will be the standard for the fire service in the near future.
For we have always fought against change but it doesn’t take a historian to look back and see the things we fought against the most are the tools we rely on the most.
His understanding of fire behavior and how the enhanced water stream makes the extinguishment process even faster is an unrecognized commodity in the world of modern fire behavior.
On the fire ground today we have 10 times less time to extinguish the fire and Chief Oke’s vision of having nova cool (enhanced water) on every attack line on AFD’s apparatus makes extinguishment occur even faster.
His understanding is not by a few classes. He complete the EFO program at the National Fire Academy where his project was on enhanced water streams.
He has conducted numerous fire ground research tests through the Kill The Flashover Project. And he has placed Thermal Imagers in his Battalion Chief’s vehicle to aid the Incident Commander in seeing the big picture. His dedication and passion will not go unnoticed and we should be thanking him now for the difference he has already made.
Bravo Chief Oke! A true fire service visionary…
Andy J. Starne
Chief Shawn Oke Bio
Chief Shawn Oke is a 25-year veteran and fire chief of the Albemarle, NC Fire Department. He holds an Associates in fire protection technology from Central Piedmont Community College, a bachelor’s degree in fire engineering technology from the University of North Carolina Charlotte and is a recent graduate of the National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer Program.
Chief Oke currently serves as an at-large member of the IAFC Safety, Health and Survival Section board of directors. He is also the co-founder of the Kill the Flashover project where he has been involved in extensive wetting agent research. Chief Oke can be contacted via email at: [email protected]
About the Firefighter Toolbox Podcast/Internet Radio Show
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.
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David Soler and Firefighter Toolbox are also the creators of the “Are You Smarter Than A Probie?” game show. Listen in weekly as brave firefighters compete to answer 5 FFI/FFII questions on the hot seat and prove they are smarter than a probie. New episodes every Tuesday. (Most listen to it on the commute to work, working out, doing chores or as a company training.) To learn more about the show– Click Here —–
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- IAFC Safety
- Albemarle County Fire & Rescue
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