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The 360 Degree Size-Up & More Webinar

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The 360 Degree Size-Up & More Webinar sponsored by Five Alarm Task Force with Steve Greene:


Firefighters are well aware of the value of a 360 degree size-up on the fire ground. Numerous LODD’s cite the failure to a 360 degree size-up as one of the consistent contributing factors to these firefighter deaths. In addition to this, the lack of a 360 degree size-up, missed cues, and critical fire ground factors on a size-up often contribute to the loss of the structure during the incident. With only seconds to assess a building and develop an incident action plan, firefighters must be more educated, highly trained, and possess more building construction & fire behavior knowledge than ever before. Our humble contribution to assist firefighters in this endeavor is to offer a round table of experienced fire service leaders who will offer their piece of the puzzle of knowledge in this area. The following guests will offer their unique perspective on this subject:

Commissioner Jared Renshaw

Jared has over 20 years of experience in the fire service. He started his fire service career with the Fairview Volunteer Fire Department, in South Fayette Township, PA. He has since served with career departments in South Carolina, California, and since 2015 has been serving as the Fire Commissioner with the Western Berks Fire Department. Jared has numerous certifications to include a bachelor’s degree in Fire Service Administration, and is also a designated Fire Officer through the Center for Public Safety Excellence. Jared also serves as a Peer Reviewer for the CPSE, and as a member of the Board of Directors for the Pennsylvania Fire and Emergency Services Institute. He has presented at the state and local level, to include presenting at the Northeastern Fire Summit in 2018.You can reach Commissioner Renshaw on Twitter @WBFDcommish

Captain Andrew Roach:

Capt. Andrew Roach has been in the fire service for 15 years, 14 with the California City Fire Department and 1 with the new Victorville Fire Department. He currently serves as Fire Captain with Victorville , additional assignments as the Wildland Division Coordinator and a USAR team member. He has an Associates Degree in Fire Science from Columbia Southern University. He is a certified State of California Firefighter 1 and 2, Driver/Operator, Fire Officer, Chief Fire Officer, Fire Investigator, Hazardous Materials Technician and State Fire Training Instructor and Skills Evaluator. He is also a licensed Paramedic. He teaches Fire Technology at Victor Valley College where he is also an instructor in the Firefighter 1 Academy and the Wildland Fire Academy. I have been a Local Union officer for 10 years, serving the last eight years as President. His hobbies are carpentry, hiking, water sports and spending time with my wife Kristi and three daughters: Morgan, Kamryn and Zoe. 

You can reach Capt. Roach at roachfire@hotmail.com

Lt. Jason Liska:

Jason Liska’s public safety career began as a tele-communicator in south Florida (Palm Beach County) and progressed to a Firefighter/Paramedic with Putnam County. Jason currently serves as a Lieutenant/Paramedic with Lake County Fire Rescue and has since 2008. Jason serves on the Lake County Fire Rescue Venom Team (Venom 2) which provides services capturing dangerous snakes and release them into the wild. The team also provides victims of snake bites, as well as hospitals, with anti-venom medications providing a service unlike that of other agencies in this area. Jason is a member of the Florida Fire Chiefs’ Association and serves on several committees to further the fire service agenda. Jason also has a background in radio broadcasting, predominately in South Florida prior to entering public safety. Jason has an Associate’s degree in Fire Science and a Bachelor’s degree in Public Safety Administration, both from Keiser University. Jason is certified as a Level B EMS Instructor, Fire Officer I & II, Fire Instructor II and certified Pump Operator.Jason has been married for 22 years, has 4 children, enjoys going to theme parks, boating, skeet shooting, and traveling abroad.Jason can be reached on Instagram @canman

Battalion Chief Andrew Starnes:

Andy is a lifelong student of the fire service and has been involved with the fire service as a volunteer since 1992 and as a career firefighter since 1998. He is a fire service website contributor on the topics of thermal imaging, fire behavior, leadership, behavioral health, and faith-based devotions. He also is the founder of www.bringingbackbrotherhood.org, a nonprofit organization designed to encourage and provides guidance for firefighters in the area of behavioral health, counseling, and more. He serves on the CISM team, peer support team, and assists members within his own department in the area of behavioral

health. He has been featured on numerous podcasts, taught internationally, developed an internationally recognized thermography-based fire service curriculum credentialed through Infrared Training Centers. His work and curriculum are now in use in the From Knowledge To Practice program in Ottawa Canada and has written in the subject of Thermal Imaging in Euro Firefighter 2, and numerous fire service publications such as Fire Engineering, Fire House, Fire Apparatus Magazine, & International Firefighter Magazine. He currently serves as a Battalion Chief in a large career department in NC and is the founder of Insight Training LLC which is internationally recognized for thermal imaging training and education. He also serves as the Deputy Chief for KTF Burns Division, and holds a Level II Thermography Certification, consults & teaches in the areas of Tactical Thermal Imaging. He is a certified NC Fire Officer III and has a bachelor’s degree in Fire Science Administration.

Each guest will offer their unique perspective on:

  • Creating an Aggressive Size-up/360 Culture
  • Current Curriculum vs Improvements
  • How to improve competency
  • Tips/Tricks/Experiences with unique structures in your area

After each guest speaks for approximately 20 minutes each, we reconvene to a roundtable format and put the pieces together. Each guest will offer their specific knowledge and experiences on a variety of structures that firefighters may face today in their response area such as the following:

  • Single story family dwelling
  • Apartment building
  • Mixed Use
  • Commercial/High Risk
  • Type III Ordinary with Brick facade
  • Target Hazards

This class will be 3 hours offered via Zoom Video Conferencing on a Live Webinar Format on February 26thfrom 6:45pm to 9:45 pm. This session will be recorded and viewers who aren’t able to attend can download the training and view it at a later date.

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