December 5, 2017

We Win with Water!

We Win with Water!

The students shall be exposed to aspects of “go” and “no-go” situations. During “go” situations, students will be given critical knowledge of what it takes to win the fight. Starting with positioning of the apparatus, size-up, and line selection. A special emphasis will be placed on the pace of the attack, water flow while advancing, and using the reach of your stream inside the structure. Additionally, overcoming difficult stretches and dealing with knee wall fires will be discussed. The fire service continues to have close calls and LODD’S due to rapid fire growth. Within the modern fire environment we must throw more water than BTU’S being produced. Whether it’s interior or a transitional attack, bottom line….WATER WINS!!

Instructor: Lt. Steve Robertson – Columbus, Ohio Fire Department

Steve Robertson began his fire service career in 1988 as a volunteer firefighter. He became a full-time firefighter in 1989. In 1993, he began his career with the Columbus (OH) Division of Fire and was assigned to Ladder Co. 1; he then served a year on Squad 23 before being assigned to Engine Co. 2. He was promoted to lieutenant in 2002. He is currently assigned to Engine Co. 18 in South Linden.