The Truck Company Chauffeur (Setting Up for Success)
Saturday, June 17, 2023
1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
A structure fire is dispatched, and you are driving the truck! Are you arriving on scene and just parking the apparatus or are you positioning it? Out of all the units on the fire ground, the truck company has the least room for error. Knowing your truck is not only crucial for appropriate positioning, but also for proper operation. This class will cover straight stick and platform aerial apparatus including stabilizers, controls, forces, loads, overrides, access points, master streams, setup tips/techniques and more! Students will leave the classroom with a better understanding of the capabilities and limitations of different ladder trucks and will be given multiple ways to improve their setup and operation techniques on the fire ground.
Ryan Murphy is a Master Firefighter-EMT with the Myrtle Beach Fire Department, currently assigned to Truck 4. He has 15 years of experience serving as a paid and volunteer firefighter. He has served on several specialty teams including South Carolina Regional Hazmat 2, South Carolina Task Force 1 and Myrtle Beach Fire Department Ocean Rescue. Ryan has spent countless hours training in truck company operations and is excited to pass on his knowledge.