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Taxpayer Fires – Paola, KS

December 14, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Taxpayer Fires
Hosted by the Paola Fire Department
202 E. Wea
Paola, Kansas
December 14, 2019
8:30AM – 4:00PM

Lead Instructor
Captain Arthur Ashley, Lexington (KY) Fire Dept.

A firefighter since 1986, Arthur has worked for the City of Lexington, Kentucky for 26 years, assigned to both engine and ladder companies throughout his career.  He is currently a Captain assigned to Ladder Company 1 in downtown Lexington. Arthur instructs throughout the state of Kentucky and around the country specializing in hands-on training, leadership and crew management.

This program will provide the student with a wealth of knowledge regarding construction features, fire spread paths, strategic and tactical decision making while maintaining continuous situational awareness. Often having a commercial occupancy on the first floor and living quarters on the floor above, taxpayers can be found in most communities.

Most often these structures are common on the “Main Street” in many communities. Depending on the area of the country a basement often used for storage for the first floor business can be expected.A fire in a taxpayer presents several concerns. Life hazards on both floors can be expected complicated by heavy fire loads in the basement and first floor. Often these structures will only have access on Sides A and C with fire spreading vertically and horizontally quickly.

Various case studies will be reviewed. In-classroom fireground simulations scenarios will provide participants a realistic view of a taxpayer fire.

This program is appropriate for firefighters, company and chief officers.

For details and to enroll Contact Chief Andy Martin 913-406-5543


Paola Fire Department


Paola Fire Department
202 E. Wea
Paola, United States
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