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Engine, Truck and Command Operations With Light Staffing – La Grande, OR

October 12, 2019 - October 13, 2019

Engine, Truck and Command Operations With Light Staffing
Hosted by the District 13 Training Association
At the La Grande Fire Department
806 Cove Ave. La Grande, OR

October 12-13, 2019 at 8:30AM to 4:00 PM

We all struggle with challenges that look like huge mountains. Light staffed fire ground operations are no different. The good news is that there are strategies that can work to improve efficiency without compromising safety. This program will delve into three fire ground functions: Engine, Truck, and Command functions. By looking at the essential tasks that need to be identified, assigned and completed, light staffing does not have to equate with defeat. Students will experience best practices when faced with light staffed fire ground scenarios.

From command officers to the company officer down to the rookie firefighter all will benefit from this intense hands on program. Class size is limited. Full PPE required for all students!

Lead Instructors:
Ron Richards
A PA State Fire Instructor, Chief Richards has over 40 years of experience in both career and volunteer fire services serving as Fire Chief in three departments.   He is the founder of and President of Task Force 1, Inc.

Kristian Short
Kristian is a 14 year veteran in the fire service. Currently Kristian is an emergency vehicle driver (EVD) with the Baltimore City Fire Department. He is assigned to Truck Company 8 in the South West section of the city.

Captain Chris Tobola
Chris is a 24-year veteran of the fire service, and Sr. Captain in the Houston Fire Department. Chris is assigned to Ladder Company 51 B-Shift, on the Southwest side in the City of Houston.

Cost per student
District 13 members  – $100.00 per student.
Non District 13 members – $275.00 per student

Note : District 13 members have priority over non district members for class registrations.


For additional Information and to enroll


La Grande Fire Department
806 Cove Avenue
La Grande, OR United States
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