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Monday, January 10 • 7:30am - 4:30pm
The 5 Reads

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Building on the outstanding training programs developed by Dave Dodson, The 5 Reads is a class developed by the Fire Dept Safety Officers Assoc for Company Officers, Incident Safety Officers, and Chief Officers where they can learn to take their ability to “Read 5 Critical Factors” to the next level.

This class is intended to try and fill that need between receiving your certification, and how to keep on top of your skills?

The class will review and emphasize the significance of The 5 Reads which includes:
  • Risk: Identification, Evaluation, Prioritization, Mitigation, and Monitoring
  • Buildings: Type, Era, Use, Size, Related Hazards and Predicting Collapse
  • Smoke: Volume, Velocity, Density, Color, Influencing Factors, and Predicting Fire Behavior
  • Hazardous Energy: Thermal, Mechanical, Wind, Chemical, Electrical, Water
  • Firefighters: Capabilities, Mental and Physical Status

Feedback after the introduction of the class at our Health and Safety Conference, January, 2019:
  • “A real world look at how to manage the fire ground from people that have been there.”
  • “The instructors were well versed in all topics and made the program very interactive.”
  • “It was a great program for firefighters that don’t run a lot of fires or operate as a full-time ISO.”
  • “This is a program that should be offered outside the FDSOA conference, so more firefighters have access to the very valuable information.”

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Adam Hoster

Deputy Chief, Scottsdale Fire
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Lance Vinson

Amarillo FD
Lance entered the Fire Service in 2001. At that time he was working for a large uniform delivery service company and decided to enroll in the local fire academy. During that year he became a member of a rural volunteer fire department. He was a member of the volunteer service for... Read More →

Monday January 10, 2022 7:30am - 4:30pm MST
Grande Ballroom E