350x350 (1).png

Lecture Menu

When Seconds Count, We Count Seconds

Instructor: Howard Rinewalt

Length: 4 hours

This lecture is meant to challenge you. It is our goal to give you the tools and skills necessary to evaluate your current tactical deployment in a comparison-based method. We do this in an effort to confirm that your methods are the quickest, most efficient, and safest for your crew and most importantly, the citizens. This intensive training covers force multipliers, nozzles, ladders, clean cabs, fitness, proactive preparation, & a multitude of other topics.

Rapid Development Leadership

Instructor: Howard Rinewalt

Length: 4-8 hours

This is essential for the members who promote through rank at younger ages. It can also serve as a nice reminder to the seasoned members who may just want to reignite their passion for service based leadership. The department does incredibly well prepping recruits to be firefighters and then drops the ball when it comes to preparation for promotion. We must do more than saying, “Here is your badge! Good luck.” In Rapid Development Leadership, we cover management methods, leadership styles, documentation, and participate in group scenarios that could occur, placing emphasis on the best course of action to be taken in each of these.


Aggressive Command

Instructor: District Chief Mo Davis, Houston Fire Department

Length: 4-8 hours

Drawing on decades of experience working in the busiest houses in Houston, Chief Davis will discuss the lessons learned and the successes experienced. This course will cover commanding companies to achieve the highest level of confidence in each decision. It will also provide firefighters with a means to obtain these skills and reach that level.


The Initial Attack Line

Instructor: Captain Anthony Rowett, Mobile, AL.

Length: 4 hours

This lecture will cover the initial attack line and its functions. More than just speaking of an Engine, Captain Rowett dives into vertical stretching, standpipes, estimating stretches, weapon selection, and knowing your equipment. This class is rich in information and caters to the guys who want to learn the most that they can about water delivery.


Tactical Mindset

Instructor: Dennis Reilly, 43-year veteran

Length: 4-8 hours

He covers the mindset needed in the most difficult situations, lessons from the military and high-risk environments, incident phases, Cooper's scale of mental awareness, and popular trends in the fire service.



Essential Elements of Success

Instructor: Howard Rinewalt

Length: 2 hours

The ability to be successful is not, and never will be, an individual effort. In this course, students explore the factors that make companies, stations, divisions, and organizations successful.


Relevance From the Top

Instructor: Howard Rinewalt

Length: 1.5 hours

This course covers resources, reasons, and return on remaining relevant at the top. We cannot expect success from forced compliance. So, we will discuss the negative impacts that result from toxic leadership as well as the positive return from investment that is garnered with positive leadership strategies.


The Rescue

Instructor: District Chief Mo Davis

Length: 2 hours

Often overlooked in the shuffle of training topics with choices such as Engine Company Operations and Truck Company Operations are the functions and needs of the Rescue Company. Lessons learned from being assigned to the Rescue Company in the Houston Fire Department will be covered in depth during this class. Specifically, information from RIT deployments and technical rescues will be shared.


The First 5 Minutes

Instructor: Chief Clyde Gordon

Length: 2 hours

This class is 100% about your MOMENT in time. From personal loss to professional gain, your response matters, as does your growth from these experiences. You will walk away more fully prepared for handling emergency incidents and personal life. This course covers tactics and strategies for the fire ground as well as daily operations.

Lead Like A Warrior

Instructor: Chief Clyde Gordon

Length: 2 hours

Intentional leadership is crucial whether you are a rookie or a seasoned officer. This course takes participants back to the root of what we do, illuminates our purpose as first responders, and takes a brutal look at leadership failures and critical consequences of these failures. The personal and tactical changes that follow such failures are the secret to legendary leadership.


Cruel Intentions

Instructor: Kyle Romagus

Length: 2 hours

As a nozzleman, firefighters must be quick to think and act in accordance with the standards of an independent operator.  This class is a deep dive into understanding the goals of the first engine due, how to operate independently on the nozzle, and how to attack the fire with cruel intentions.


“The Stretch”

Instructor: Kyle Romagus

Length: 2 hours

This course covers the ins and outs of making and drilling on the stretch.  Leader lines, bundles, loading and deploying the flat load off the transverse, 2.5 deployments for blitz, and line choice for the first engine due are given attention.