View From the Street: Residential and Multi-Family Dwellings

Wednesday May 14, 2014 | 1:00 PM ET | 12:00 PM CT | 11:00 AM MT | 10:00 AM PT
While many departments train extensively on commercial building fires, residential fires claim more firefighters and civilians annually. In this webcast, veteran FDNY Battalion Chiefs Richard Blatus and Thomas Richardson provide an in-depth look at operational tactics and procedures at a variety residential and multiple-dwelling fires. Construction hazards, operational difficulties, and tactical decisions will be reviewed with an emphasis on the types of information the incident commander needs from the crews to make crucial fireground decisions. The presentation offers a better understanding of what commanders and firefighters need to know when operating in both old and new types of residential construction.

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Tom Richardson Tom Richardson
Tom Richardson is a battalion chief in the FDNY assigned to Battalion 38 in Brooklyn. With 33 years in the fire service, he is a past chief with the Deer Park, NY, Volunteer Fire Department and an instructor at the Suffolk County Fire Academy and FDNY fire academy.
Richard Blatus Rich Blatus
Richard J. Blatus is a 33-year veteran of the fire service currently assigned to FDNY Rescue Battalion 1. A strong proponent of training, Chief Blatus has served as both a regional and national instructor/lecturer for many of the fire service trade publications and has participated in numerous conferences.


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