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Light Staffed Engines, Trucks & Chiefs: UNPLUGGED – Hughestown, PA

March 21 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm


Light Staffed Engines, Trucks and Chiefs: Unplugged  
Hughestown Fire Department
30 Center Street  Hughestown, PA
March 21, 2019 starting at 6:30 PM

We all struggle with challenges that look like giant mountains. Light staffed fireground 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 fireground functions: Engine, Truck, and Command functions.

By looking at the essential tasks that need to be identified, assigned and completed, light staffing does not to have to equate with defeat. From command officers to the company officer down to the rookie firefighter all will benefit from this program!

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

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

Nathan Bates
Nathan started his fire career in 2009 with the League City Volunteer Fire Department (TX) where he is currently the lieutenant of Tower 3. Nathan  works at the  Houston Fire Department and is an Engineer/Operator at Station 21.

Ron Richards
Chief Richards has over 40 years of experience in both career and volunteer fire services. Having served as Fire Chief in three departments and a PA State Fire Instructor, he is the founder and the President of Task Force 1, Inc.

For details contact    Chief Jamie Merlino


March 21
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hughestown Fire Department


Hughestown Fire Department
30 Center Street
Hughestown, PA United States
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