may, 2019

15may3:00 pm4:45 pmThe Initial Attack Line3:00 pm - 4:45 pm Session Type:ClassroomTime Slot:3:00PM - 4:45PM


Class Details

The initial attack line is the backbone of every fireground operation and will have a greater impact on the outcome of a fire than any other fireground operation. As the first line goes so does the fire – so we must get it right. This course will focus on multiple aspects of the initial attack line operation including target flow rate; attack package (hoseline and nozzle) capabilities and limitations; attack package (hoseline and nozzle) selection; estimating the hose stretch; as well as a discussion on tactics and techniques for stretching, advancing, and operating the initial attack line. During this course we will discuss initial attack line tactical decision making for fires in single family dwellings, multiple family dwellings, commercial and industrial buildings, and standpipe equipped buildings as well as attic fires, cockloft fires, and basement fires.


(Wednesday) 3:00 pm - 4:45 pm

Speakers for this event

  • Anthony Rowett Jr.

    Anthony Rowett Jr.

    Captain, Mobile Fire Rescue, AL

    Anthony Rowett, Jr. is a Captain with the Mobile (AL) Fire Rescue Department. He was previously a firefighter with the Ogdensburg (NJ) Fire Department. He has an A.A.S in fire science technology, a B.S. in fire science, and an M.S. in emergency services management. He is a graduate of the Alabama Smoke Diver course. He is the owner of Port City Fire Training. He is a contributing author for multiple fire service publications. He has presented at multiple fire service conferences as well as locally. He also served as a lead H.O.T engine company operations instructor.

    Captain, Mobile Fire Rescue, AL