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Hands-On Initial Truck Operations
April 16-20, 2018

Course Objectives:
· Understanding truck company responsibilities
· Sizing-up the scene and profiling buildings
· Enhancing skills:
· Ladders
· Forcible Entry
· Ventilation: Horizontal and Vertical
· Search: Primary and Secondary
· Victim Removal
· Overhaul
· Taking command and control
Preserving safety and accountability
40-Hour Schedule:
· Day 1:  Interactive lecture and case studies
· Days 2 & 3:  Truck skill stations
· Days 4 & 5:  Live fire evolutions using truck skills

Hands-On Training:
Live fire scenarios provide multiple opportunities for demonstration of tactical skills and strategies learned.


Participants are required to attend all sessions in a duty work uniform and provide turnout gear that is NFPA-compliant.  This includes coat, pants, hood, boots, gloves, helmet with chinstrap, ear flaps, and face shield or goggles.  Participants must also provide SCBA harness, a fit-tested facepiece, two SCBA cylinders with hydrostatic test dates that do not expire prior to the dates of the program, a flashlight, work gloves or extrication gloves, safety glasses and a passport nametag.

Northeastern Illinois Public Safety Training Academy
2300 Patriot Boulevard Glenview, IL 60026
Phone: 847-998-8090 • Fax: 847-998-8091

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