From the Books to the Battleground- Positional Assignments and Their Impacts
Saturday June 15, 2024
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Through this outside of the box approach, we will look at how the fireground is impacted by having members in “acting” roles or in the first arriving roles of a career, combination, and wholly volunteer department. We will break down what the book world discusses to the battleground and how the decision-making process, the file box/flash drive is lacking storage of information of each position from the Incident Commander to the Officer and the Engineer. along with the Senior or Lead Firefighter. Often the subtleties are overlooked, which do have an impact on the current fire scene, but does this have an impact on fire scenes down the road? Are we dealing with a real understanding of the whole or just an impersonation of those we are around? We will look at how to bridge the gap and increase our overall fireground effectiveness by bringing the books together with the fireground. Join me, for a mind provoking look at something that is rarely talked about.
Scott Feather currently serves as Battalion Chief in charge of fire training for Colleton County Fire-Rescue. Chief Feather joined the fire service in 1992 as a volunteer firefighter in Tennessee and subsequently served in the United States Air Force (1993-2001) providing aircraft rescue firefighting and structural response. In 2001, he joined Colleton County Fire-Rescue, where he has progressed across all ranks from firefighter to Battalion Chief. He is a Paramedic, is certified as a Fire Instructor II, Fire Officer III, Haz-Mat IC, and has been twice decorated with Awards for Valor. Feather is a member of the S.C. Society of Fire Service Instructors. Feather is the past Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Board for the Lowcountry Regional EMS Council and directs Colleton County Fire-Rescue’s Explorer Post. Chief Feather is an instructor for the South Carolina Fire Academy and the FDTN Rapid Intervention Team Program at the local level and has traveled across the state providing expert leadership about command and control. He lives in Walterboro with his wife Melissa and their four children.