059 – So Goes the First Line, So Goes the Fire
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Preparing the First Line of Attack
In this Firefighter Training Episode, we have a 15-minute training clinic with Captain Brian Smith about the importance of the primary attack line in having a safe fire ground.
- Why is getting the attack line and service vitally important?
- How can we best get that attack line in service quickly and efficiently?
- Why is training important to having an effective attack line?
Intro by: Jennifer Thibodeau, Windham Fire department, Maine
Capt. Brian T. Smith:
Bryan is a 3rd generation firefighter and has been a part of the fire service for 30 years. He began his journey as a volunteer firefighter with the Lutherville volunteer fire department in Baltimore County Maryland. He became a member of the career fire service in 1987 when he was hired by the Baltimore County Fire Department.
He has served as a firefighter, fire apparatus driver operator, Lieutenant, and currently as a Captain at the Eastview station (#15) in the 3rd Battalion. He is a state and nationally certified fire service instructor and has been a part of developing and teaching numerous training programs for the fire service and has taught programs for several fire departments on the east coast.
In addition, Bryan has trained several fire departments on the east coast, he has develop and led practical real world trainings like the Firefighter Enhancement Program for the Baltimore County Fire Dept and is known for his crews respecting and appreciating his leadership style and attitude.
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