Michael Hazell

Become a Firefighter for a Day at NFPA Conference & Expo

Blog Post created by Michael Hazell Employee on Mar 8, 2013

At this year’s C&E you can get a small taste of what it is like to train like a fire fighter. NFPA is offering you the opportunity to spend the day at Chicago’s Robert J. Quinn Fire Academy. http://nfpa.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8351b9f3453ef017ee8f7717f970d-pihttp://nfpa.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8351b9f3453ef017ee8f77243970d-pihttp://nfpa.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8351b9f3453ef017ee8f76d2e970d-piCpfta-trainingYou will start the day with a brief overview of how NFPA standards are applied within the fire service. After that (and after you sign the waivers holding NFPA harmless of course), you’ll don personal protective equipment and participate in several training evolutions. You won’t be entering burning buildings, but you will be advancing hose lines up a staircase, performinhttp://nfpa.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8351b9f3453ef017ee8f77243970d-pig search and rescue, using extinguishers on flammable liquid fires, performing an exterior fire attack http://nfpa.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8351b9f3453ef017ee8f77243970d-piand getting an overview on fire apparatus.  NFPA staff participated in a similar program at the Massachusetts Fire Academy. Check out this video to see what it is all about. If you're interested in joining NFPA for this unique opportunity register now, because space is limited.

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