AERIAL LADDER & TOWER LADDER
OPERATIONS AND PLACEMENT
Training will be
conducted in the proper placement and operation of aerial devices.
Topics covered will be the characteristics and operating features of
rearmount, tractor drawn aerials, platforms and quint apparatus. Special
emphasis will be made on truck company placement for various types of
occupancies, rescue and life safety strategies and tactical work of
quint apparatus. Finally strategies and tactics will be discussed in the
operation of and proper position of aerial ladders and tower ladders
and how to successfully deploy both at the scene of a fire.
Students will then employ this knowledge in a series of outside hands on demonstrations.
This Dynamic Course is a
must for firefighters, fire Officers Company and chief officers, drivers
and engineers. Each rank will derive benefits from this training
Participants in this
class will have a new found admiration for the aerial devices that they
operate. This class will cause aerial operators to maximize the use of
these very expensive yet under utilized and misunderstood pieces of
apparatus. With this greater understanding of aerial devices and their
uses, fire ground operations will be enhanced and fire scene safety will
Michael Wilbur has been a career firefighter with the New York City Fire Department for 27 years, and is also a volunteer firefighter.
In FDNY, Mike was assigned to Ladder Company 56 for 15 years 8 as
an apparatus operator and in 1995 was promoted to the rank of Lt. and is
presently assigned to Ladder Company 27 in the Bronx.
Lt. Wilbur also serves on
the FDNY apparatus purchasing committee, and has given state
certification to the FDNY chauffeurs school.
Mike is also a contributing editor for Firehouse Magazine and Fire Apparatus Journal.
He has also served on the IFSTA validation committees for the Apparatus Operator and Aerial Operator Manuals.
Lt. Wilbur in nationally recognized in Emergency Vehicle Operations, Apparatus Placement and Purchasing.
- Aerial Ladders Light Medimum & Heavy Duty
- Aerial Device History
- Apparatus Flaws
- Purchasing Rehabing & Selling Aerials
- Responding Safely
- Ladder Failures
- Ladder Testing
- Aerial Ladder Operations
- Tower Ladder Operations
- 6 Hours Classroom Training
- 2 Hours Practical / Hands-On Training
- Instructor: Michael Wilbur