An engine company officer needs to be flexible and
ready for the unexpected. Are you? In Video #3: Engine
Company Operations, John Norman shows you how to
effectively manage the engine company operations by
• the three stages of fire.
• the methods of attack as they relate to the three
• using technology wisely.
30 Minutes/DVD/2008 $59.00 us
#4: HOSELINE SELECTION,
STRETCHING AND PLACEMENT
Every fireground is different – make sure you select
the proper hoseline & placement. In Video #4: Hoseline
Selection, Stretching and Placement, John Norman covers:
• hoseline selection, stretching and placement.
• choosing the right diameter hose for the job.
• the amount of hoseline needed to get the job done.
• the different types of nozzles, both straight stream
and fog nozzles alike.
• specialty nozzles, tips and foams.
31 Minutes/DVD/2008 $59.00 us
In Video #5: Water Supply, John Norman discusses the
importance of delivering a steady and reliable supply
of water to the fireground. Chief Norman teaches the
basics of hydraulics, and why a good fire officer needs to
understand the dynamics of water pressure and volume
in order to successfully put out the fire. Norman uses his
expertise as a sprinkler engineer (he didn’t always wear
a white hat) to instruct the viewer about PSI, friction loss,
flow charts, relay pumping, LDH, and more.
31 Minutes/DVD/2008 $59.00 us
#8: LADDER COMPANY OPERATIONS
In Video #8: Ladder Company Operations, John
• tasks including LOVERS U (Laddering, Overhaul,
Ventilation, Forcible Entry, Rescue and Search,
Salvage, and control of Utilities).
• the importance of developing a plan of action so
that you may assign apparatus, manpower, and
• ladder company functions at structural fires.
42 Minutes/DVD/2008 $59.00 us
#9: FORCIBLE ENTRY
Before we can fight fires and save lives, we need to
get into the building. Quite often the building owner
is nowhere to be found. Worse yet, they may be
trapped inside. In Video #9: Forcible Entry, John Norman
walks us through the various types of forcible entry—
conventional, hydraulic, as well as through the lock. It’s
an essential skill to master for the true firefighter.
36 Minutes/DVD/2009 $59.00 us
There is more to firefighting than just getting into the
building. The challenge is being able to stay there long
enough to complete your mission. Ventilation is a key
factor in deciding whether a building is saved or burns
to the ground. It is important to know when and how to
properly vent, to avoid making matters worse. In Video
#10: Ventilation, John Norman fills us in on “venting for
fire,” “venting for life,” and the importance of knowing
when to perform vertical and horizontal ventilation.
46 Minutes/DVD/2009 $59.00 us
#13: PRIVATE DWELLINGS
Fires in private dwellings represent the greatest threat
to civilian life and are responsible for more than 70
percent of annual civilian fire deaths. In Video #13:
Private Dwellings, John Norman discusses the real-world tactics used to fight fires in private dwellings.
With more than 425,000 one- and two-family private
dwelling fires per year, it is a situation that eventually
every firefighter will be faced with, many on a weekly
30 Minutes/DVD/2009 $59.00 us
#14: MULTIPLE DWELLING/GARDEN
In Video #14: Multiple Dwelling, Garden Apartment
and Townhouse Fires, John Norman outlines the issues
and tactics specific to these types of fires. Fires in
multiple dwellings are an all-too-common occurrence,
and they present a high life hazard to occupants and
firefighters alike. Although garden apartments and
townhouses share many common characteristics with
other residential occupancies, Chief Norman outlines
the tactical differences to help ensure a positive
outcome at your next fire.
42 Minutes/DVD/2009 $59.00 us
#15: STORE FIRES
In Video #15: Store Fires, John Norman takes a look at
the common types of construction used in these types
of “taxpayer” and “strip mall” buildings, and some of
the hazards they present. Chief Norman discusses the
general problems with commercial fires and the various
tactics and practices to help ensure a positive outcome,
and make sure that everyone goes home.
34 Minutes/DVD/2009 $59.00 us
#18: STRUCTURAL COLLAPSE
In Video #18: Structural Collapse, Chief John Norman
guides you through the tactics and procedures that
help keep firefighters safe when dealing with structural
collapses, and that give the best chances of saving
those in harm’s way. Chief Norman discusses building
classes and the varying dangers of structural collapse
associated with those structures; issues that lead to
collapse; establishment of collapse zones, and more.
50 Minutes/DVD/2010 $59.00 us
#19: TERRORISM AND HOMELAND
In Video #19: Terrorism and Homeland Security, Chief
John Norman discusses the fire department’s role
in terrorism and homeland security, and firefighters’
unique position to thwart terrorists’ plans in order to
keep ourselves, our families, and our country safe. Chief
Norman looks at the history of terrorist activities on
American soil, how terrorist tactics have changed over
the years, and responding to terrorist attacks, such as
dirty bombs, chemical attacks, and biological incidents.
52 Minutes/DVD/2010 $59.00 us
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