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Principles of Truckmanship

Thursday, September 24, 2020
Classroom Sessions

Walk into a firehouse, and the workbench probably has a layer of dust on it. That's a problem. This class aims to bring back the culture of craftsmanship in our trade, starting with the tools, techniques, and requisite skills a truckie must possess before, during, and after the fire. Topics will include discussions on our blue collared influences and where mission creep has led our focus; hand tool maintenance, techniques, and tips; what truck work on the fireground actually is; overhauling methodology in legacy construction; and other basic tenets of truckmanship you won’t find in textbooks.

Speakers
Christopher Tobin, Firefighter - St. Louis (MO) Fire Department

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