Training Seminars

Christopher Naum
The Structural Anatomy of
Buildingsonfire

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

A Buildingsonfire.com and Command Institute Production and Training Series

Executive Producer, Christopher J. Naum, SFPE

An intense and concentrated examination of 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 firefighting operations, firefighter survivability and the command decision-making process. Escalating trends in firefighter fatalities and injuries, and the decline in structural fire incidents has impacted the current generation of firefighters who have limited structural firefighting experience but have a profound need to understand building systems and occupancy performance under fire conditions. 

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, fire behavior and combat fire suppression operations. 

These programs, lectures and seminars examine crucial construction elements and occupancy types and correlates 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. These fast paced programs will utilize extensive multimedia materials, interactive activities, case study activities and simulations to reinforce course content and subject areas, providing exceptional learning opportunities. 

Download the NEW 2012 Buildingsonfire PDF  Listing: 2012 Buildingsonfire.com Training Brochure Building Construction and Systems Training for Commanders, Company Officers and Firefighters

Lectures, Seminar and Training Programs

Building Construction for the Firefighter, Company  and Command Officer for Today’s Evolving Fireground

  • The Rules of Combat Fire Engagement & Tactical Operations 
  • Reading the Building: Predictive Occupancy Profiling
  • Reading the Building; Size-up and Tactical Risk
  • The New Fireground: Engineered Systems, Construction &  Tactics
  • Building Construction and Tactical Operations
  • Adaptive Fireground Management
  • The Anatomy of Buildingsonfire 2012 NEW
  • Five Star Command & Fire Fighter Safety
  • The Doctrine of Combat Fire Operations 2012 NEW
  • Adaptive Strategies and Tactical Patience NEW
  • Predictive Management of Today’s Fireground NEW
  • Fireground Leadership  for Company & Command Officers
  • Extreme Fire Behavior & Fireground Operations NEW
  • Firefighter Safety  and Tactical Entertainment
  • Dynamic Risk Assessment & Firefighting Operations
  • Tactical Renaissance:  Building Construction & Tactical Excellence
  • Occupancy Risk Profiling and Firefighting Strategy & Tactics NEW
  • Command Institute’s Fire Ground Leadership Series NEW
  • CI Fire Ground Leadership for Company Officers (Silver Series) NEW
  • CI Fire Ground Leadership for Company Officers (Gold Series) NEW
  • Operational Safety at Buildings of Ordinary & Heavy Timber Construction
  • Operational Safety at Residential Occupancies
  • Operational Safety at Commercial & Big Box Occupancies
  • Operational Safety at Garden Apartment & Townhouses
  • Operational Safety at Buildings under Construction
  • Keynotes ,Lectures, Special Presentations & Programs Available
  • Other Building Construction , Command, Tactics, Fire Fighter Safety and Operations programs available
  • Contact us with your special or site specific needs

Contact us for Keynote Addresses, Special Presentation and Program offerings 

Integrating the Art & Science of Building Construction, Firefighting and Command Risk Management for Enhanced Field Operations, Firefighter Safety, Strategic & Tactical Operational Decision-making. 

Select Program Descriptions

Tactical Operations and the New Rules of Combat Fire Engagement 2012

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 and the new IAFC Rules of Engagement.

 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.

Building Construction for the Company and Command Officer

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 versus occupancy type. Presenting insights on building and occupancy profiling, 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 and appropriate tactics for firefighters, company and command officers. Integrating extensive case studies, history repeating event, the latest testing and research findings on vent path theory, fire behavior, structural system integrity, wind driven fire theory and fire suppression theory will complement interactive exercises and group discussions.  

The Doctrine of Combat Fire Engagement and Five Star Command 2012

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 2012 and beyond.  (This is an integrated version of Tactical OPS and The ROE and Five Star Command)

Adaptive Fireground Management for Command & Company Officers

This program will present insights into emerging concepts and methodologies related to the unique challenges during combat structural fire engagement that require new strategic, tactical and operational modeling due to extreme fire behavior, building construction and occupancy risk. Predictive Risk Management, Command Compression, Tactical Patience and Five-Star CommandTM theories will be presented. Integrated into the program will be the latest insights into emerging fire ground tactical theory, suppression needs for effective combat operations and methodologies for operational excellence and firefighter safety.

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. This program examines current trends and methods in building construction that affect command and company level risk assessment and strategic and tactical decision-making in the development of incident action plans. Topics include construction and occupancy risk assessment, structural and construction systems and their direct relationship on structural firefighting operations, firefighter survivability and the command decision-making process.  

Buildings on Fire: Engineered Structural Systems & Fireground Operations 

The modern fire ground involves structures that perform differently under structural fire conditions, are affected by fire behavior and require significantly different strategic and tactical operating considerations. Understanding the principles of engineered structural systems [ESS] and assemblies, the concepts of light weight construction and firefighting operations and the inherent structural characteristics, materials usage, performance and supporting systems for engineered systems and truss construction provides students with a defined understanding of these systems and their stability and expected performance under structural fire conditions. Current research investigative studies and case studies will reinforce concepts presented with a greater degree of understanding and awareness of risk factors for deployment and company operations. 

 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 survival 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. 

Defining Fire Service Safety: What’s Your Role?
The shifting fire service paradigms related to an evolving safety conscious work environment is beginning to resonate throughout the fire services. Changing the safety culture of the fire services and the way we do business in the streets requires redefining firefighter safety and how the fire service manages safety as a natural part of all fire and emergency services operations. This program explores the elements for developing an integrated safety program within your organization and the fundamental core elements that define an intelligent and safe approach towards unified safety, risk reduction, operational superiority and an integrated safety focus within the fire service. 

 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.  Implementing dynamic risk assessment performance indicators for various occupancies will directly influence the relationship of structural firefighting operations, firefighter survivability and the command decision-making process. Expanding and promoting the dynamic management of risk in buildings & occupancies and institutionalizing this into mission critical elements of strategic and tactical decision-making during combat structural fire operations will provide 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. 

Building Construction and the Rules of Structural Fire Engagement-2012 

Did anyone tell you the Rule of Fireground Operations have changed? A practical and thought provoking look at what is needed to make the cultural changes the fire service talks about in the areas of firefighter safety and LODD reduction, but may not be willing to meet the necessary demands for immediate and measurable initiatives, through deliberate and conscientious actions. This program provides key insights and presents 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 

Changing the safety culture of the fire services and the way we do business in the streets requires redefining firefighter safety methodologies during combat structural fire engagement and incident operations. 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.  

Call to discuss specific program needs and content. Over forty (40) other dynamic programs available. Content, focus, duration and presentation format can all be customized to meet with venue needs.

Building Knowledge = Firefighter Safety

Contact;   Christopher J. Naum  •  315-247-7327   

Christopher.naum@gmail.com     •      Buildingsonfire@gmail.com 

Download the NEW 2012 Buildingsonfire PDF  Listing: 2012 Buildingsonfire.com Training Brochure Building Construction and Systems Training for Commanders, Company Officers and Firefighters

Building Construction for the Fire Service Training for Firefighters, Company and Command Officers New Programs for Today's Evolving Fireground

 

 

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