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The Understaffed Engine

June 18 @ 08:00 - 09:45


In these cash strapped times, getting the first line into service is harder than ever. For the paid departments, staffing has been cut to the bone and departments are asked to do more with the bare minimum in staffing. In the volunteer world economic pressure meant dedicated volunteers must often choose the job that provides for their family leaving their departments strapped for manpower to get the “all important” first line in place. This Lecture class will focus on setting up your engine and your crew for the most efficient deployment possible. We will discuss common engine company pitfalls and how to set up your engine and crews to overcome them. This class is highly interactive with each student getting to apply and compare how their engines and staffing would overcome a number of scenarios so the entire class can benefit from the student’s experiences.

Presenter: Keith Niemann, Captain, Wichita Fire Department
Classroom Session
Room #204

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Understaffed Engine Co. Student RegistrationFreeOn-site registration will be accepted only if space is available.


June 18
08:00 - 09:45
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Ocean City Convention Center
4001 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD 21842 United States
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