Civilian Rescue: The Reason We Exist

July 27, 2021 | 1 PM EDT

This webcast emphasizes the need to refocus the fire service on civilian rescue. The fire service has done a great job of emphasizing the need for firefighter safety, especially over the past 25 years. Rapid intervention, two out, the 16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives, Project Mayday, and many other efforts have been a critical part of the overall firefighter safety enterprise.

SPONSORS: Columbia Southern University Education Program

DATE: July 27, 2021 | 1 PM EDT

DURATION: 1 Hour.

CEU: A certificate of attendance will be offered.

PRESENTED BY: Anthony Kastros, Brian Brush

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This webcast emphasizes the need to refocus the fire service on civilian rescue. The fire service has done a great job of emphasizing the need for firefighter safety, especially over the past 25 years. Rapid intervention, two out, the 16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives, Project Mayday, and many other efforts have been a critical part of the overall firefighter safety enterprise. These groundbreaking efforts have undoubtedly saved firefighter lives.

The time has come to place an equal emphasis on civilian rescue, including quantitative and qualitative data collection, tactical considerations, and command techniques that can increase our success rate toward civilian rescue. We will look at the latest statistical data regarding civilian rescue and how this awareness may increase emphasis and training culture toward the civilian victim. 

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Presented By:

Anthony Kastros, a 33-year veteran of the fire service, is a retired battalion chief with the Sacramento (CA) Metro Fire Department and the owner of Trainfirefighters.com. He is the author of Mastering the Fire Service Assessment Center , 2nd Edition; the video series Mastering Fireground Command-Calming the Chaos ! and the video Mastering Unified Command (Fire Engineering). He was the keynote speaker for FDIC 2013 and the 2019 George D. Post Instructor of the Year. He teaches command, tactics, leadership, promotion, and officer development to fire departments throughout America.

Brian Brush, a 20-year veteran of the fire service, is a Training Division sergeant at Edmond (OK) Fire Rescue. He has a bachelor’s degree in fire and emergency services administration and a Fire Officer designation from CPSE. He instructs on a national level and writes for Fire Engineering.

Sponsored By: Columbia Southern University Education Program

Developed by distinguished names in the U.S. fire industry, Columbia Southern University’s fire education programs cover fire safety, investigation, leadership, administration and more. CSU’s online B.S. in fire administration is recognized through Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE), a network of the U.S. Fire Administration’s National Fire Academy.

Call (877) 347-6050 or visit ColumbiaSouthern.edu/FE to learn more.

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