Street Smart Tactical Truck Tips & Tricks

On every fire scene whether it’s at a private dwelling or commercial building fire, truck companies will have to perform many functions from forcible entry, laddering, search and overhaul. However, with today’s decline in members responding or reduced staffing levels, firefighters can expect to have to do more with less. In this lecture firefighters will learn many tactical tips on how to operate when short-handed and how to perform new and improved tactics in all facets of truck work. These tips and tactics (i.e. Punch technique, HILL & HELL Leg Lock, Arm Lock maneuvers) are presented to assist firefighters in performing the tasks at hand, reduce their exertion levels while increasing their overall safety level.


About Michael Ciampo

Michael Ciampo is a lieutenant with the Fire Department City of New York (FDNY) where he has served for 24 years. He was previously a firefighter with the District of Columbia Fire Department for five years. Prior to his career experience, Ciampo joined the Wyckoff (NJ) Volunteer Fire Department in 1979 and was a fourth generation volunteer firefighter. He has a bachelor’s degree in fire science from John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Ciampo is the lead instructor for FDIC’s Hands-On Training portable ladders class and is a frequent lecturer on truck company operations at FDIC. He is a contributing editor and editorial advisor for Fire Engineering and authored the portable ladder chapter in the soon to be released textbook Firefighter 1 & 2. A certified New York state fire instructor, Ciampo is also a NYSAFC Hands-On Training Program instructor in truck company operations and live burn evolutions. He has also instructed at the Firehouse Expo and numerous other fire service tradeshows across the country.

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