Region 3 Fire Training Presents

“The Nozzle Forward”

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Synopsis:  Drilling for Function (Friday from 1000-1600) is a class designed to discuss instructional techniques and information on how to help you be a better instructor and make your drills and training more successful. “Drilling for Function” will help you understand how firefighters learn and retain the information you are presenting in a training environment. This isn’t a lecture designed to check a box or pad your resume’ – it’s designed to help you be a better teacher.

The Nozzle Forward program (Saturday and Sunday from 0830-1730) was developed to gain more mechanical advantage and “create a system rather than a grab bag of techniques.”  Nozzle Forward is a systematic study and methodology for hose line management, movement, and fire attack.  Nozzle Forward skills are adapted from many sources, reconstructed around simple principles that maximize mechanical advantage.

Nozzle Forward techniques have been adopted in full or part by fire service agencies across America.  The principles of hose line management taught in Nozzle Forward apply to every engine, every fire, and every firefighter.

Friday’s Drilling for Function class will be lecture only and does not require any PPE.  Nozzle Forward on Saturday and Sunday will require a complete set of turnout gear.  SCBAs are not required.

Lead Instructor:  Aaron Fields is a firefighter with the Seattle Fire Department. He is the recipient of the 2017 Fire Engineering/International Society of Fire Service Instructors (ISFSI) George D. Post Instructor of the Year Award, He is a Washington state fire instructor and has taught at the state fire academy for recruit school and department-wide for engine company operations training. He is the founder of the Nozzle Forward program, which has been running for 10 years and has taught more than 10,000 students in more than 300 classes in more than 35 states. He teaches hands-on training at FDIC International, Andy Fredericks Training Days, Wichita HOT, and at other seminars. He was a member of the UL/NIST Panel for Fire Streams. 

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