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The Proactive Engine Driver: Doing More with Less

June 16, 2019 @ 10:00 - 11:45


In today’s time of financial and staffing strains, both career and volunteers are being asked to do more with less. One of the most underutilized positions within the fire service is the “engine driver.”

This course will give attendees a look at how to utilize the driver focusing on four key elements:

  • The first item discussed is before the incident, giving the driver a look at how to be an informal leader in the station, training to build confidence and efficiency, and how to get the next generation ready to take the driver’s seat.
  • The second item will be the emergency response, attitudes and behaviors to have and not to have.
  • The third item will be operating on the scene. The role of the driver is not just about water, but to assist with size-up, ensure proper positioning, crew accountability, being a safety officer, various tasks that can be accomplished to help ensure a positive outcome.
  • Finally, item number four as we’ll discuss after the incident, positive critique, ensuring apparatus is ready for the next run.

Instructor: Stephen Truesdell, Lieutenant, Annapolis Fire Department
Classroom Session
Room #204

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June 16, 2019
10:00 - 11:45
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Ocean City Convention Center
4001 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD 21842 United States
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