Region 3 Fire Training Presents

“The Nozzle Forward”

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Dates:  June 12-13, 2021  Saturday (0830-1800 hours), Sunday (0830-1800 hours) 


Location:  Whatcom County Fire District #4, St. 12

        4142 Britton Loop

Bellingham, WA 98226

Cost:  $250.00 per student; includes lunches

                      Application Deadline:  June 1, 2021 Maximum:  40 Students

Masks and proper social distancing will be required during all classroom activities.

The Nozzle Forward program 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.