Open the Nozzle: Push Forward

Summer Fire School

Mark Cannon

Training Chief
Joplin Fire Department


Mike Cherry

Chief (RET), Regional Training Coordinator
MU Fire and Rescue Trainnig Institute

Bruce Parton

Chief (RET), Regional Training Coordinator
MU Fire and Rescue Trainnig Institute


  • Start: 8:00 A.M., Friday, May 31, 2019
  • End: 12:00 P.M., Saturday, June 1, 2019
• 12 Hours
Early Registration
Late Registration

The building is on fire and it will not get any safer for anyone until the fire goes out. One of the key components to a successful fire attack at the scene of a fire is a coordinated and consistent effort. You must have a plan of attack and be trained and prepared to carry out the plan every time you hit the street. If you’re ready for an intensive hands-on program, then this is a class for you. Participants will learn new and efficient skills for the all-important task of getting water on the fire. Open the Nozzle: Push Forward will cover initial on-scene reports, advancing hose lines into structures, fire extinguishment and tactics, duties by position, stretching “big” lines, basement fire tactics, and ascending stairs with charged lines. Safe and efficient fire ground operations don’t happen by luck or chance, they happen when we provide clear expectations and accountability.



  • Full PPE, SCBA and a spare, full air cylinder is required. Please bring gear with you the first day of class. All air cylinders must be within hydrostatic date or will not be refilled. Please ensure that you bring one spare cylinder and that all equipment is sufficiently marked for ownership. See SCBA and PPE Requirements
  • This course requires significant physical exertion and stamina. See Health Warning