Brian Kazmierzak, EFO, CTO
Division Chief of Training
Penn Township Fire Department, Mishawaka, IN
Brian P. Kazmierzak, EFO, CTO is the Division Chief of Training for the Penn Twp. Fire Dept. in Mishawaka, IN and also serves as the Co-Chair of the Indiana Fire Chiefs Association Technical Rescue Team. He has a bachelor’s degree in fire service administration from Southern Illinois University and serves as the Director of Operations for www.firefighterclosecalls.com. Brian was the recipient of the 2006 F.O.O.L.S. International Dana Hannon Instructor of the Year Award, the 2008 Indiana Fire Chiefs Training Officer of the Year Award Recipient and the 2011 ISFSI/FDIC George D. Post Fire Instructor of the Year.
- DFS: 4-Incident Safety Officer
Continuing Education Unit (CEU)
Basement fires are one of the hardest and most dangerous fires we fight. In 2017, a joint research study between the ISFSI and UL FSRI looked at basement fire attack tactics. Explore an overview of the research and the lessons learned as well as how you can take the science to the street in your department the next time you respond to a basement fire. Topics in this session will include a fire dynamics overview, the fire attack and your PPE, basement fires, building construction, transitional attack, opinions and facts, and much, much more!