Truck Company Operations Without the Truck, Part 2

This event was recorded Tue, Apr 10, 2018 12:00 PM CDT{LOCAL_TZ} and is now available for on demand viewing.

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Lexington (KY) Fire Captain Arthur Ashley continues his in-depth presentation on the importance of developing truck company skills. In Part 2 of "Truck Company Operations Without the Truck", we will look at putting it all together for that company operating as a ladder company.  Those decisions have to be made to do ladder work for rescue or support of the attack.

Truck companies are tasked with a wide variety of tasks, all of which are essential for a successful outcome. However, during many fireground operations, there are a limited number of truck companies or none! Truck work is about the skill, not the "Truck." Even if you operate without a ladder truck, the tasks of a truck company must still be performed. Truck company operations take place at every working fire, from basic to advanced. This webcast is designed to provide firefighters with the knowledge and skills to operate effectively while performing truck company operations. This includes accomplishing multiple tasks in multiple locations simultaneously and safely. From forcible entry to ladders, search, ventilation, and beyond, basic skills with some street-smart tips and tricks will be passed on.  

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Arthur Ashley
Lexington (KY) Fire Department

Arthur Ashley has been a firefighter since 1986. He has been with the City of Lexington, Kentucky for 23 years, assigned to both engine and ladder companies. Arthur is a Captain assigned to Ladder Company 1 in downtown Lexington, the 34th busiest firehouse in the U.S. Arthur is a Kentucky Level II Instructor and is a Kentucky State Fire School instructor, an instructor with Lexington Fire Training Academy,. Arthur travels throughout the state of Kentucky and around the country teaching hands on training sessions and speaking on leadership and crew management. Captain Ashley is a co-creator and administrator of Truckie Talk, a social media based training page focused on passing along training tips and highlighting the rich tradition of the fire service. Arthur is also a promotional assessor, traveling to departments around the country assisting with their promotional processes. Arthur’s strong belief in doing the right thing fuels his passion for the greatest job in the world.

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