Date: November 2, 2017                                                    PIO Number: 17-11-5

FIRE OPS 101- "FEEL THE HEAT"


PHOTO OP:

8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m., November 3, 2017

Broward Fire Academy

2600 S.W. 71st Terrace, Davie

This Friday, November 3, Broward Sheriff's Office firefighters and the International Association of Firefighters Local 4321 will be hosting a "Fire Ops 101" event at the Broward Fire Academy. This national program is a one-day introduction into the challenges firefighters face on the fireground for civilians and elected officials as well as members of the media. Attendees will learn the challenges faced by firefighter/paramedics treating critically-injured and ill patients in the out-of-hospital environment, how victims are extricated from badly-damaged vehicles, how fires are rapidly extinguished and how victims are searched for and rescued.

THIS REPORT BY:

Assistant Fire Chief Todd LeDuc