Instructor: Tim Klett, FDNY
Date: May 23, 2018
Time: 9am – 5pm
Location: Carol Stream Fire District Station 28, 365 N. Kuhn Rd., Carol Stream, IL 60188
This seminar takes an in depth look at managing risk on the fire ground, we will discuss the key factors that lead to a risk based decision and the reality of who eventually makes those decisions. It will cover the risk vs. reward analysis and preventative risk aversion training. For the company level officer keeping his firefighters during operations is of paramount importance and risk passed decisions should never be taken lightly. We will also discuss the transmission of MAYDAYS and URGENTS and the information that should accompany each. Our best survival training is awareness and our ability to react to the signs of a changing fire situation, and sound rick based decisions.
Tim Klett is a 30-year veteran of the fire service and is currently a Lieutenant with FDNY serving on 88 Engine, located in the 7th Division in the Bronx. Tim began his career as a volunteer firefighter with the Newington, CT, Fire Department and worked as a full-time firefighter with the City of New Britain, CT, Fire Department before joining FDNY. As an FDNY firefighter, Tim spent 12 years on 69 Engine, one of the FDNY’s busiest Engines located in Harlem, prior to his promotion.
Tim was a lead HOT instructor for live fire training at both FDIC and FDIC West and has lectured at FDIC, Firehouse, Orlando Fire Conference, Wichita HOT Conference and many other state and national fire service symposiums. Tim is also a New York State fire instructor and an Adjunct Instructor with the Connecticut State Fire School. Tim was a member of FDNY’s research and development team responsible for the department’s PSS safety system.
Tim developed the Engine Company Operations course for the Fire Department Training Network and serves as the lead engine instructor at the FDTN Academy. In addition to being a frequent contributor to FDTN’s Fire Training, Tim has written many articles for Fire Engineering, Firehouse, Firehouse.com, the New York State Fire Chief’s Association Size-Up. Tim is also the author of Stretching and Operating the First Line and the upcoming Standpipe Operations for Engine Companies, both part of FDTN’s FireNotes series of training manuals.