Training Event — Nozzle Forward
Due to the Coronavirus this event has been cancelled and is slated for a future date, which is yet to be determined.
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Seattle Fire Department
The one thing that every fire department in the country has is fire hose. The one event that happens on every single fire is a hose-line gets pulled and water gets flowed. The Nozzle Forward is a class for engine company crews. It is not a collection of technique; it is an adaptable system of hose line management and fire attack. It is focused around fighting fire, interior offensive firefighting, aggressive firefighting, for which we will never apologize. Aggressive firefighting is not the problem, it is the solution.
The class answers the "whys," not just the "what's," and quickly creates a system that can be adapted to fit any engine company from the urban to the rural.
The goal of the "The Nozzle Forward" is to help craft more efficient engine companies by increasing the individuals' competency with their tools and expanding on the conceptual aspects of the fire environment.
The course will integrate the three major components of engine company work: fire behavior, hose management, and fire attack.
The class is 22 hours with the morning of day one being a lecture. Structural PPE required ().
About The Presenter . . .
Aaron Fields has nineteen years in the fire service and currently works for the Seattle Fire Department (WA) alongside both his father and brother. He was the recipient of the 2017 Fire Engineering/International Society of Fire Service Instructors (ISFSI) George D. Post Instructor of the Year Award and named Seattle Firefighter of the Year in 2011 by his peers. He is a Washington state fire instructor and has taught at the state fire academy for recruit school and department-wide for engine company operations training.
He is the founder of the Nozzle Forward program, which has been running for 11 years and has taught nearly 30,000 students in more than 300 classes. Besides the hands on skills, Aaron also teaches curriculum design and teaching strategies for psycho-motor skills in a class called, "Drilling for Function."
He teaches hands-on training at FDIC International, Andy Fredericks Training Days, Wichita HOT, and at other seminars. He is a member of the UL/NIST Panel for Fire Streams.