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The 5 Reads

A NEW program for Incident Safety Officers who have completed FDSOA ISO training!

This is a one day, 8 hour class.
$175.00 Per Person


Using key information gained from reading the 5 Critical Factors, strategies and tactics can be formulated and put into action to insure both effective and safe emergency response operations.

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Building on the outstanding training programs developed by Dave Dodson, The 5 Reads is a class developed by the Fire Department Safety Officers Association (FDSOA) for Company Officers, Incident Safety Officers and Chief Officers where they can learn to take their ability to Read the 5 Critical Factors at any emergency response to the next level. The class will review and emphasize the significance of The 5 Reads which include:

  • RiskIdentification, Evaluation, Prioritization, Mitigation, and Monitoring
  • BuildingsType, Era, Use, Size, Related Hazards and Predicting Collapse
  • SmokeVolume, Velocity, Density, Color, Influencing Factors, and Predicting Fire Behavior
  • Hazardous EnergyThermal, Mechanical, Wind, Chemical, Electrical, Water
  • FirefightersCapabilities, Mental and Physical Status

“A real world look at how to manage the fireground from people that have been there.”

“It was a great program for firefighters that don’t run a lot of fires or operate as a full-time ISO.”

“This is a program that should be offered outside the FDSOA conference, so more firefighters have access to the very valuable information.”

Comments from our class attendees!

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