2014 Lecture Series

Building Construction and Systems Training for Commanders, Company Officers & Firefighters

A Structural Anatomy Building Construction Series

Executive Producer,

Christopher J. Naum, SFPE

An intense and concentrated  series of programs examining trends and methods in building construction for the fire service with an emphasize on construction and  occupancy risk assessment, structural and construction systems, and their direct relationship on structural combat firefighting operations, firefighter survivability and the command decision-making process. Understand building systems and occupancy performance under fire conditions is mission critical with new and emerging technical information and data that is redefining tactical and operational models and firefighting protocols with new rules of engagement.

Participants will gain an understanding of inherent construction features and hazards that directly influence effective risk management and decisive strategic and tactical considerations with a focus on key construction features, inherent occupancy profiles that will influence strategic, tactical and task level operations and crucial assembly systems affected by fire dynamics, extreme fire behavior and combat fire suppression operations.

These programs & seminars examine crucial considerations for Reading the Building, Occupancy Risk Profiling, Adaptive Fireground Management, Tactical Patience, Predicative Occupancy Performance and Construction Resiliency correlating building construction performance toward combat structural fire suppression operations. Case studies will reinforce concepts presented and evoked open discussion and dialog on building construction and operational safety. Utilizing extensive multimedia materials, interactive activities, case studies and simulations to reinforce course content and subject areas, providing exceptional learning opportunities.

New Seminar & Lecture Topics for 2013 COMING SOON

  • Building Construction for the Command & Company Officer

  • Buildingsonfire: Engineered Structural Systems & Fireground Operations

  • Engineered and Light Weight Construction Principles

  • Building Construction, Command Risk Management and Operational Safety

  • Reading the Building: Predictive Occupancy Profiling

  • The Doctrine of Combat Fire Engagement 2013

  • Building Construction and the Rules of Structural Fire Engagement

  • Buildingsonfire 2013: Fireground Decision-making and Firefighter Safety

  • Fire Star Command: Redefineing Firefigher Safety thru Operational Excellence

  • The Structural Anatomy of Buildingsonfire for the Fire Service

  • Adaptive Fireground Managment

  • Command Resiliency and Tactical Patience

Contact us for Keynote Addresses, Special Presentation needs and additional Program offerings

A comprehensive offering of Training Programs, Lectures, Seminars and Keysnotes available for bookings in 2011 and 2012.

Building Construction for the Fire Service Training Programs for 2013 PDF File Here

Building Construction for the Command and Company Officer

Effective and safe fireground operations requires command and company officers to have a profound need to understand building systems and occupancy performance under fire conditions. Examining current trends and methods in building construction that affect operational level risk assessment and strategic and tactical decision-making in the development of incident action plans; topics include construction & occupancy risk profiling, risk assessment, structural construction systems and relationships on firefighting operations, tactical patience, command compression, firefighter survivability & the command decision-making process.

Tactical Operations and the Rules of Fire Engagement

Today’s buildings and occupancies present challenges that have redefined strategic and tactical fireground operations and have changed the rules of engagement in structural fire incidents. This program will present the new rules of structural fire engagement and provide insights into integrated command and operational risk management, tactical safety and tactical protocols based upon occupancy risks and reading a building.

Reading the Building; Predictive Occupancy Profiling

Today’s buildings and occupancies continue to present unique challenges to command and operating companies during combat structural fire engagement. Building and occupancy profiling, identifying occupancy risk versus occupancy type, emerging construction methods, features, systems and components coupled with the increasing commonality of extreme fire behavior and the increased fire load package require new skill sets in reading the building and implementing predictive occupancy profiling for firefighters, company and command officers.

The Doctrine of Combat Fire Engagement 2013

Combat fire suppression and field operations are being impacted on a variety of levels with demands for increased integration of firefighter safety, expanding risk management; modified tactical protocols and new skill sets for fire service personnel. Addressing the five fundamental core relationships of building construction, risk management, firefighter behaviors, incident operations and situational safety, this program will present where the fire service is heading in 2011 and beyond.

 Buildings on Fire: Engineered Structural Systems & Fireground Operations

The prevailing use of engineered structural support systems and assemblies within current building construction and occupancies has contributed significantly to command and operational challenges and LODD events. This program presents defined strategic and tactical perspectives on building construction principles with truss and other engineered systems, effective command operations, risk management and tactical firefighter safety. Case studies will be presented with focused discussions and the lessons learned.

 Building Construction, Command Risk Management and Operational Safety

An insightful and thought provoking look at Building Construction and command safety with the emphasis on firefighter safety and risk management on the fireground related to the changing paradigms for an improved safety culture in the fire service. The program will review key building construction systems, occupancies, assemblies and features with an emphasis on dynamic risk assessment, recognition-primed decision making and safety insights. Case studies will be presented with focused discussion on the lessons learned. This program will provide a fresh perspective on command accountability, tactical responsibility and firefighter safety for all ranks.

Dynamic Risk Assessment of Occupancies for Operational Safety

An examination of dynamic risk assessment factors of various building occupancy types, with an emphasis on occupancy-building construction profiles and inherent structural systems for operational safety with an enhanced focus and continuing assessment of building structural integrity, fire behavior and construction performance to ensure the safety and integrity of tactical company missions within the incident action plan at various buildings and structures, regardless of their construction type, materials, occupancy classification, age or size.

Buildingsonfire 2013

Providing key insights with fundamental core information on the dynamic risk assessment of building construction, occupancy hazards, systems and assembly performance, structural collapse indicators and safety awareness during combat fire suppression operations. Key fundamental principles and their rules of combat structural fire engagement will be presented and reinforced, integrating case studies, firefighter injury reduction & line of duty death initiatives and providing cutting edge insights on Building Construction for the Fire Service.

Five Star Command™; Defining Firefighter Safety during Combat Fire Engagement

This program presents new concepts and methodologies of  Five Star CommandTM and the five (5) fundamental core relationships of; Building Construction, Risk Management, Firefighter Behaviors, Incident Operations and Situational Safety. The concept of Five Star CommandTM will present these five fundamental core elements along with the five points of excellence within each domain that provide an intelligent and safe approach towards unified fireground safety, risk reduction, operational superiority  and company integrity. This program provides a clear roadmap for defined training and operational area that support integrated firefighter, company and command officer development and proficiencies.

Comprehensive listing of Programs, Lectures and Topics available upon Request: Christopher.naum@gmail.com

 2011 Building Construction for the Fire Service Training Programs conducted by Christopher Naum, http://commandsafety.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2009/11/Building-Construction2011.pdf

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