New England FOOLS to host lecture day

Join the New England FOOLS as they round out their 15th anniversary year with a lecture day.

Our ‘Tactical Tutelage Tour’ stops in Nashua NH at The Flight Center, 97 Main St, www.flightcenterbc.com .


This FREE event is open to ALL firefighters. 

Deputy Dave LeBlanc will be speaking about

Mindset: Critical Thinking for the Fire Service

With all the sources of information available today for firefighters, critical thinking is a skill the must be developed and honed so that firefighters are able to sort through the rhetoric and decide what they need to apply to their situation to be the most effective.

This class will focus on preparation and stress related reactions, and also evaluate some of the new ideas that are trending with a critical eye toward adhering to the principals of service that are the foundations of the Fire Service.

 

Dave LeBlanc

Currently a Deputy Chief for Fire Department in the Northeast, Dave’s Fire Service experience spans three decades including having worked as a call firefighter, a volunteer firefighter, a career fire alarm operator, fire fighter and company officer.

Dave’s views were first heard on www.backstepfirefighter.com and he has also been published online at Fire Engineering and Firefighter Nation/Fire Rescue.  He currently teaches as an adjunct instructor for a local community college, works as a fire academy instructor, and presented and the New England FOOLS Northeast Fire Summit and Makin’ the Stretch in Harrisburg.

Dave is married and the father of two daughters.

New England FOOLS Unveils New Logo

Over fifteen years ago, the idea of a FOOLS Chapter in New England was batted around by some like-minded firemen, mostly via emails, and AIM messaging. From that, the New England FOOLS were born in 2003. Fast forward a year or so, and we co-opted the UMass Minuteman into our own logo that has withstood the test of time, with some improvements and refining over the years.
 
We felt that it was time for an upgrade, and a major overhaul. We contacted our friend Paul Combs, and he FAR exceeded our wildest dreams for an updated New England FOOLS logo.
 
We here at the New England FOOLS are PROUD to present to the world our new logo.
 
We hope you all like it as much as we do.

New England FOOLS and Charter Oak FOOLS Present: Fall Fire Forum 2018

New England and Charter Oak FOOLS proudly present, along with the Dayville CT Fire Department a weekend of Combined Company Operations On The Fireground Friday Nov. 2 through Sunday, Nov. 4.
The Forum will be held at the Dennis R. Lemery Training Center, 530 Litchfield Ave., Rogers, Connecticut.
$150 for non-FOOLS members
$135 for FOOLS membersFriday evening November 2nd keynote lecture with Captain Mike Dugan FDNY

Saturday the 3rd will be hands-on skill stations
Sunday the 4th will be hands-on with live fire evolutionsThe New England FOOLS are headed to Southern New England, and we’re bringing the Charter Oak FOOLS from CT with us.

We all go to fires, some more often than others. This weekend will provide firefighters with hands-on evolutions of engine and truck company techniques for the type of fires we go to most often, specifically designed for the reality of our short-staffed crews.

Saturday skill evolutions will include hose stretches, hoseline handling operations, hose movement to upper and lower floors, ground ladders, search techniques, ventilation/roof operations, vent-enter-search techniques.

During the Sunday scenarios attendees will work as operating companies under live fire conditions to practice skills and techniques learned and discussed earlier in the weekend.

If you’ve never experienced a FOOLS class, now is the time before the holidays kick in.

Join us. Hone your craft. Reignite your passion for the fire service.

To sign up, download the form here and follow the instructions.

Fall Firefighting HOT and First Due Boss registration is open

There are two parts to this weekend program. Firefighting HOT, and First-Due Boss, which will be held Friday-Sunday, Nov. 9-11 in Kennebunk, Maine.

This weekend will provide firefighters with hands-on evolutions of engine and truck company techniques for the type of fires we go to most often, in single family occupancies, and specifically designed for the reality of our short-staffed crews.

The First Due Boss course is designed to teach and enhance the skills of those Firefighters and Fire Officers who are responsible for initial command actions on the fire ground.
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The Combined Company Operations Firefighting evolutions will include hose stretches, hose line handling operations, hose movement to upper and lower floors, ground ladders, search techniques, ventilation/roof operations, and vent-enter-search techniques.

During the Sunday scenarios, attendees will work as operating companies under live fire conditions to practice skills and techniques learned and discussed earlier in the weekend.
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First Due Boss:

DAY 1: The students will be learning and reviewing skills in the subjects of; Incident Size-up, Building Construction, Incident Stabilization Priorities and Effective Command Tactics.

DAY 2: The students will be acting in various command roles as part of firefighting teams operating in the Live Fire portion of the Combined Company Operations course. Students will rotate through the positions of a First Due Company Officer, Sector Officer and Command Staff.
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There will be a Friday evening lecture to both portions of the weekend.

NOTE: Hands-on evolutions will be done at an acquired structure in Kennebunk Maine

Further details will be forthcoming.

Program cost is $165 for non-FOOLS members, $150 for FOOLS members.

First Due Boss program will be limited to the first dozen (12) PAID registrations received.