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Taking It to the Streets™
Strategic & Tactical Training for Survival

The Command Institute at EMAC International is proud to offer the timely and critically acclaimed Taking It to the Streets™ Series of specialized courses addressing


Taking It To the Streets Series

fundamental and emerging strategic and tactical operational, risk reduction, and survival skills affecting structural combat fire engagement for various occupancies in the built environment. These courses elevate the foundation of knowledge on strategic and tactical fire suppression and integrate inherent building construction hazards awareness with “street smart” understandings built upon years of street level fire responses and experiences within the designated occupancy types. The series integrates traditional fire suppression operations with cutting edge perspectives and insights into the emerging philosophies of tactics, command safety, risk reduction, and visionary structural fire suppression.

Taking It to the Streets™ reinforces the need for a return to basic training in day-to-day deployment demands of the response company with a focus on the lessons learned from case studies, LODD’s and investigative reports for tactical survival. These essential courses designed for firefighters and company officers bridge the gap between basic tactical deployment, building construction awareness, and the need to expand street level company proficiencies.

Balancing an awareness of inherent occupancy hazards, these courses explore contemporary factors for firefighter survivability during task assignments. The courses integrate command safety with effective risk assessment to ensure

that during structural combat fire engagement, personnel and company safety is paramount and that the lessons learned from historical fire events are not repeated.

Taking It To the Streets™ examines the elements of building construction as they relate to fire involvement and fire dynamics. The courses use case studies to demonstrate intrinsic building performance and structural stability factors, and universal strategic and tactical protocols that form the constants in structural combat fire engagement. Participants will learn how it all fits together in the interaction of fire suppression efforts and support operations by firefighters, company and command officers orchestrated under the prevailing theories of risk reduction, strategic command, measured tactical deployments and task assignments.


These vital training courses prepare participants for the increasing challenges and demands of future structural combat fire assignments. The program will assist those who have minimum experience under actual combat fire suppression incidents. They will have the opportunity to expand their skill development in enhanced recognition-primed decision-making, structural anatomy knowledge of buildings and tactical deployment options.

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The Taking It to the Streets™ Series is far more than just a tactical series. These programs return the focus to street level skills developed over years of actual fire responses and operations. They will provide refreshing insights for the current and upcoming generation of firefighters, company officers and incident commanders. Above all, the courses will provide awareness and insights required for firefighter survivability that will help reduce and ultimately eliminate contributing factors for line-of-duty deaths and fireground injuries.

The Taking It to the Streets™ Series courses can be adapted to address pertinent local and regional issues for participants. These can range from anything affecting agency specific tactical operations, protocols and standard operating procedures, deployment and response factors, command and safety considerations, specific occupancies, building types or target hazards within your jurisdiction or response area. Program length can vary and can be developed based upon client needs and specifications. These programs can be offered as short version presentations and presented in conjunction with REACT™ tabletop command simulator boards to bridge classroom concepts with hands-on simulation training opportunities for skill development.


Taking It To the Streets Series

Taking It to the Streets Series Courses

TS 100

Taking It to the Streets™:
Strategic Risk Management, Safety, and Operational Concerns
for the Command Officer

TS 101

Taking It to the Streets™:
Tactical Risk Management, Safety, and Operational Concerns
for the Company Officer

TS 102

Taking It to the Streets™:
Tactical Assignments, Safety, and Survival for the Firefighter

TS 103

Taking It to the Streets™:
Combat Structural Engagement in New Residential Fires

TS 104

Taking It to the Streets™:
Combat Structural Engagement in Balloon Frame Residential Fires

TS 105

Taking It to the Streets™:
Combat Structural Engagement - Garden Apartment Fires

TS 106

Taking It to the Streets™:
Combat Structural Engagement - Strip Mall Fires

TS 107

Taking It to the Streets™:
Combat Structural Engagement - Taxpayer Fires

TS 108

Taking It to the Streets™:
Combat Structural Engagement - Warehouse Fires

TS 109

Taking It to the Streets™:
Combat Structural Engagement - “Big Box” Fire Operations

TS 110

Taking It to the Streets™:
Combat Structural Engagement - Low and Highrise Fires

TS 111

Taking It to the Streets™:
Combat Structural Engagement - Horizontal “Highrise” Offices

TS 112

Taking It to the Streets™:
Combat Structural Engagement - Truck Company Roof Operations

TS 113

Taking It to the Streets™:
Combat Structural Engagement - Search and Rescue Operations

 

Taking It To the Streets Series

TS 100 - Taking It to the Streets™:
Strategic Risk Management, Safety, and Operational Concerns for the Command Officer
Strategic Command Officer decision-making during structural fire operations demands a focused and continuing assessment of structural integrity, fire behavior and construction performance to ensure safety and integrity of tactical company missions within the incident action plan. Suppression, ventilation, rescue and support task assignments require tactical executions that take into consideration specific inherent risks associated with various construction and occupancy types.

TS 101 - Taking It to the Streets™:
Tactical Risk Management, Safety, and Operational Concerns for the Company Officer

Tactical Company Officer decision-making during structural fire operations demands a focused and continuing assessment of structural integrity, fire behavior and construction performance to ensure safety and integrity of tactical company missions within the incident action plan. Suppression, ventilation, rescue and support task assignments require tactical executions that take into consideration specific inherent risks associated with various construction and occupancy types.

TS 102 - Taking It to the Streets™:
Tactical Assignments, Safety, and Survival for the Firefighter

A broad-based program that explores and defines the correlation of the characteristic tactical assignments assigned during combat structural fire operations and the impacts they may have on company level and firefighter level safety and survivability. Exploring recent case studies and events, this program identifies safety and survival skills and techniques when you’re in the street ready to do fire combat.

TS 103 - Taking It to the Streets™:
Combat Structural Engagement - in New Residential Occupancies

The focus on the newest generation of residential occupancy fires and construction, with street level perspectives on materials, construction and building configurations that have significantly changed the way engine, truck and rescue companies respond, deploy and engage within these large volume, expansive and challenging fires.

TS 104 - Taking it to the Street™:
Combat Structural Engagement - in Balloon Frame Residential Fires

Street tactics for quick and effective decision-making for fire deployment to balloon frame structures. Structures can include single or multiple occupancy residential dwellings, the 2-1/2 story wood frame, Victorian, Queen-Anne, flats, Deckers or Triples, row-frames or row-houses. This program provides insights for effective tactical engagement with the emphasis on company and personnel safety.

TS 105 - Taking It to the Streets™:
Combat Structural Engagement - Garden Apartment Fires

Tactical decision-making, multiple company coordination and understanding inherent fire travel and building characteristics that influence tactical assignments, resources and time pressures, are the lessons learned and shared on effective techniques for combat fires in Garden Apartment occupancies. The program emphasizes multiple company resource needs and their effective deployment and assignments, action planning and safety.

TS 106 - Taking It to the Streets™:
Combat Structural Engagement - Strip Mall Fires

Tactical decision-making, multiple company coordination and understanding inherent fire travel and building characteristics that influence tactical assignments, resources and time pressures, are the lessons learned and shared on effective techniques for combat fires in Strip Mall occupancies.

TS 107 - Taking It to the Streets™:
Combat Structural Engagement - Taxpayer Fires

Tactical decision-making, multiple company coordination and understanding inherent fire travel and building characteristics that influence tactical assignments, resources and time pressures, are the lessons learned and shared on effective techniques for combat fires in Taxpayer occupancies.

TS 108 - Taking It to the Streets™:
Combat Structural Engagement - Warehouse Fires

Tactical decision-making, multiple company coordination and understanding inherent fire travel and building characteristics that influence tactical assignments, resources and time pressures, are the lessons learned and shared on effective techniques for combat fires in Warehouse occupancies. Special hazards, large area operations, building performance and support protective systems impacts will be presented.

TS 109 - Taking It to the Streets™:
Combat Structural Engagement - “Big Box” Fire Operations

The Big-Box Commercial center fires. There are new lessons to be learned from these occupancies which will require insights and awareness of the unique strategic and tactical issues facing company response and operations. These are not your everyday-routine fire response; they require special attention, insights, protocols and company level skills to increase surviving the tactical assignment.

TS 110 - Taking It to the Streets™:
Combat Structural Engagement - Low and Highrise Fires

Tactical decision-making, multiple company coordination and understanding inherent fire travel and building characteristics that influence tactical assignments, resources and time pressures, are the lessons learned and shared on effective techniques for combat fires in low and high-rise occupancies.

TS 111 - Taking It to the Streets™:
Combat Structural Engagement - Horizontal “Highrise” Offices

Tactical decision-making, multiple company coordination and understanding inherent fire travel and building characteristics that influence tactical assignments, resources and time pressures, are the lessons learned and shared on effective techniques for combat fires in the newest and emerging large-scale business and corporate office park occupancies. These occupancies expand out horizontally and may be only 3 or 4 stories in height versus the high-rise definition, but have similar challenges and tactical impacts.

TS 112 - Taking It to the Streets™:
Combat Structural Engagement - Truck Company Roof Operations

Tactical Roof assignments are crucial elements to support combat structural fires. However, the considerations and risks associated with these tactical assignments and the benefits versus risk assessment may not always balance. Understanding the factors for effective and safe truck company roof operations, structural roof risk assessment and monitoring, and the tactical options available provide useful insights into this tactical street assignment.

TS 113 - Taking It to the Streets™:
Combat Structural Engagement - Search and Rescue Operations

Search and Rescue assignments are high-risk, mission critical tactical directives to support combat structural fires. However, the considerations and potential risks to firefighters associated with these tactical assignments, and the benefits versus risk gains may not always balance. Firefighters must understand the survival factors for effective and safe search and rescue operations; occupancy risks; monitoring, advancement and progress of fire involvement; and structural stability. All of these factors will pose challenges and require a solid understanding of fire suppression, construction, occupancy profiles and tactical options. Operating experience, case studies and proven street level insights and experience can make the difference in this tactical street assignment.

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