The City of Petersburg Fire Department will be hosting a Fireground Management Class on Saturday January 31st from 8am-5pm and will conclude on Sunday February 1st from 8am-12pm. The class will be held at the Petersburg Fire Station located at 310 E. Taylor St. in Petersburg. The class will be taught by retired fire chief and retired Illinois Fire Service Institute Deputy director Roger Lunt. The host department will provide breakfast and lunch on Saturday, and breakfast on Sunday. The following is a brief overview of what to expect from the class:
This class is designed to include every member of the fire service organization. Fire Ground Management or Incident Command is often thought to be targeted at Chief and Company level officers. This class provides every participant with a working knowledge of "hands on" incident management with time tested management principles and an emphasis on workable communication skills. The first four hours deal with strategic and tactical priorities. The remainder of class provides the student experience in working as a command or company level officer in simulated fire ground activity.
Please contact Deputy Chief Eric Heubner via email at
firstname.lastname@example.org or at 217-899-3072 to reserve a spot in this class as space is limited, or with
Where: The Oak Lawn Fire Department. 6451 W 93rd Place Oak Lawn, Illinois
Questions? Contact Tom Richter @
email@example.com or Lew Lake @
This is a 12-16-hour course designed to assist the company officer in assessing the urban interface and wildland fire environment by examining the components, fuels, weather & topography and tactical options available to arriving companies to safely conduct fire operations in these dangerous situations.
MABAS (Mutual Aid Box Alarm System) in partnership with IEMA (Illinois Emergency Management Agency) have established a statewide, non-discriminatory mutual aid response system for fire, EMS and specialized incident operational teams. Sharing the effort are representatives from the Office of the State Fire Marshal, Department of Public Health - EMS Division and Illinois Fire Chiefs Association. The system defines a resource response plan to any location within the state when the Governor orders a Declaration of Disaster. A Memorandum of Understanding was signed on January 16, 2001, a first in Illinois history.
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