NOVATO, CA – Marin Professional Firefighters, IAFF Local 1775 will host a program for elected and appointed officials, as well as members of the media, known as Fire Ops 101. This day long program will give our local decision makers the chance to be a firefighter/paramedic for a day. They will perform hands on firefighting and rescue operations under the watchful eyes of career firefighters from various Marin County Fire Departments.
This workshop will demonstrate many aspects of fire and emergency medical service operations, from wearing the proper protective gear to actually fighting fires. Participants will be confronted with multiple emergency scenarios (descriptions attached) and given the opportunity to do what Marin Firefighters and Paramedics faces on a daily basis. Each participant will learn how to wear a self-contained breathing apparatus, essential for operating in smoky conditions, as well as other tools of the trade including thermal imaging cameras and cardiac defibrillators.