Fighting fires in hoarded homes is rapidly becoming a familiar occurrence in today's fire service. While the mission is still the same, the tactics used when fighting these fires need to change to make for a safer environment. This presentation will put you in the first due unit arriving at a reported structure fire inside a Hoarded home. From hoarder recognition to salvage and overhaul students will be exposed to the different thought process used while fighting fires in hoarded homes. "Hoarder Homes: Piles of hazards for firefighters" will return you to quarters with the knowledge and tools to come home safe!
The intent of this presentation is to expose the students to the ins and outs of fighting a structural fire inside a house with a hoarder type conditions. Multiple variables will complicate the use of normal tactics when faced with areas that are no longer able to be used for their intended purpose. The learning objectives will be to identify factors such as hoarder front yards, tactical changes used while fighting these types of fires, and overhaul techniques used on massive amounts of belongings. This program hopes to introduce new ways of thinking when engaged in fire operations inside hoarded homes.The target audience of this program is from the chief level to the street level firefighter. Knowing your stuff when faced with a hoarder fire is valuable to everyone on the department. During the program all aspects of a hoarder response will be covered. The knowledge gained can benefit everyone who attends, no matter what rank or level.
Ryan Pennington is a Lieutenant-Paramedic currently serving with the largest Fire Department in Charleston WV. Fire Department. He has over 26 years of fire-EMS experience.
Ryan has lectured and trained thousands of firefighters and fire departments from across the United States and internationally both at their departments and at large conferences like Firehouse Expo, FDIC, Firehouse World, and FDIC Atlantic (Canada). He has been published in FireRescue Magazine, Fire Engineering, Firefighting in Canada Magazine, Firehouse, among others and has been interviewed on the top firefighter training podcasts and radio shows in the country. He has also published a book found on Amazon.com entitled Hoarder Homes:Piles of Hazards for Firefighters.
He is the founder of ChamberofHoarders.com which is the leading Heavy Content Response Online resource or first responders worldwide.
|Event Date||12-15-2019 11:00 am|
|Event End Date||12-15-2019 5:00 pm|