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Course Description:

Fire within a structure produces physical evidence of firegrowth phase and occupant survivability. This 'forensic' evidence can also be used to determine risk versus value, go or no-go. Just as law enforcement use physical evidence to determine the history of a crime, structure fire physical evidence provides a historical record of firegrowth. Fireground Size-Up Forensics will abolish the notion that a meaningful size-up can be done through-the-windshield.

Mark Emery

After 40-years of service, Mark Emery recently retired as the Fire Chief at East Valley Fire Department in Yakima County, WA. Mark self-published the ITAC Strategic Development manual, and has published numerous articles for Firehouse magazine, FireRescue magazine, and for the FDSOA Health and Safety Newsletter. Mark is co-developer of the Integrated Tacti­cal Accountability System (ITAC), and creator of the popular ITAC Command Competency Clinic. Chief Emery was selected as the 2015 George D. Post Instructor of the Year at FDIC, and serves as the Region 10 Director of the National Fire Academy Alumni Association.