Saturday, June 22, 2013

Tyler Untz completes his First Live Burn with Concord Fire and Life Safety

Luke Barnhardt, Tyler Untz and the Burn Instructor - Mark Gauss

Saturday June 22, 2013 Battalion Chief Tyler Untz
of the Concord High School Fire Academy
was able to complete his first Live Burn Fire Training exercise. 

The house was a Baloon Frame Constructed home 
with a basement and a Shotgun type layout


There are 11 videos at the end 

How To Prepare for the CPAT

All Eight events including the 3 Minute and 20 Second Stair Climb
must be completed in 10 Minutes and 20 Seconds or less.
Hose Drag
Equipment Carry
Ladder Raise
Breech and Break
Crawl through Dark Maze
Mannequin Drag
Ceiling Breech - Pull

This entry is to assist our Recruits that may wish to take the CPAT
or Civilian Physical Agility Test
to qualify for a full time position in a Career Fire Department.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Assistant Chief Amber Cline's First Live Burn

What do you get with two Assistant Chief's?   A house on the Ground!
Chief Jimmy and the Fire Academy Crew

At the Door Ready To Go!
First Run - Not Too Hot
 Cooling Down

Tabbi "Pothole" had to be there for moral support

Assistant Chief Amber Cline gets her first taste of Fighting Live Fire with her first Live Burn on Tuesday night June 4th, 2013.  Amber was able to complete her training with a good number of her "Brothers" that graduated from the Fire Academy last year and one of her "Best Buddies" former Assistant Chief Tabbi "Pothole" Beck.

After getting a good number of burns from the house, Allen Fire - Rescue let the house go.  Then the cleanup began.  Starting at 6 pm the tired recruits and firefighters left the station at around 2 am. 

Cabarrus County Foam Trailer 2013

The Cabarrus County Foam Trailer housed at Midland Fire - Rescue was brought to the Concord HS Fire Academy on Friday May 31st for a demonstration of its capabilities and to assist the recruits with an understanding of the capabilities of Firefighting Foam.  

Advanced Studies in Fire Department Operations Portfolio Presentations

Discussing the contents of the Portfolios
In this case, vendor material from the NC Association of Fire Chief's Midwinter Conference.

Portfolios and the Tabletop Simulator

Explaining the use of the Tabletop Simulator

Student Assistant Chief Amber Cline and Battalion Chief Tyler Untz finished up their class in Advanced Studies in Fire Department Operations by presenting their Portfolios and coursework to a review panel for the purpose of completing their Final Exam.  The review panel consisted of Shirley Phifer of the Cabarrus County Schools Central Office and Ray Allen - Deputy Chief of Operations for Concord Fire and Life Safety.  

In addition to the Portfolios, these two recruits designed and built a Tabletop Simulator for use with Communications, Command, Tactical Scenarios, Fire Control Scenarios and more...

Very Impressive!

 The Logs of Hours and actual Calls for Service completed by these two recruits was Outstanding.
 Asst. Chief Amber Cline is a Volunteer Firefighter with Allen Fire - Rescue
Battalion Chief Untz is a Volunteer Firefighter with Odell Fire - Rescue.

This class required that the recruits read Chief Rick Lasky's book "Pride and Ownership" and that a PowerPoint be produced that could be shared with future classes in the Fire Academy.  This PowerPoint was to showcase what the book was about and what the Pride and Ownership concept was all about.  A number of Operational and Tactical Firefighting articles were also read and summarized as well as a good number of Videos produced by Blue Card Command - Alan Brunacini.  
These two recruits also had to complete their OSFM  44 hour Haz Mat Awareness and Operations Class.

A log of Training Hours, Calls Run, and shifts worked at their respective stations was also part of the Advanced Studies Package.  Nearly 1000 hours of training, and shift work were completed by these recruits as well as 38 calls for service.  
In addition, these two students assisted with instruction with the Fire Technology I class.  

A Super Job by two very dedicated Recruits.  

CHS Fire Academy Awards Night 2013

The Auditorium set up for the event
 Chief Roger Cline delivers the Keynote Address

Chief Tracy Love of the CHS EMT Academy also participated
The Concord High School Fire Academy held its 3rd Annual Fire Academy Awards Night on Tuesday May 28th 2013.  Attendance was good and we had members from our Partner Agency in attendance as well.  

Concord Fire and Life Safety Graduates Recruit Class 19-8

Friday May 24th Concord Fire and Life Safety Graduated Recruit Class 19-8.  
Great Job Guys!  Stay Safe and Welcome to the Brotherhood.