When it comes to training in the fire service unless you’re the firefighter with the nozzle nothing about engine ops is sexy. What I mean by that all the other duties of the Engine are not considered exciting, stimulating or appealing like that of forcing doors, cutting roofs and laddering windows for search and rescue. The facts are it is the engine that puts out the fire, with the teamwork of the members that comprise the team. This presentation will expound upon the challenge, fire behavior, and the efficiency of operations that will get you home safe from the fire ground.
About Battalion Chief Gerald Tracy, FDNY (Ret.)
Chief Tracy retired as a Battalion Commander with the FDNY, with more than 30 years of service. He developed numerous training programs for the FDNY for the ranks of firefighter, first line and chief officers. He has authored numerous articles for Fire Engineering magazine and FDNY’s training publication WNYF.
Chief Tracy was the catalyst to the research conducted by NIST, UL and NYU Polytechnic Institute on fire behavior and most specifically, Wind Driven Fires. He was a member of the NFPA Project Technical Panel reviewing “Firefighting Tactics under Wind Driven Conditions.”