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Hoarder Homes: Piles of Hazards for Firefighters

April 18, 2021 @ 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM EDT


Event Free to Hancock County Fire Departments / $25 Outside Registrations – Payable day of the event.

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Fighting fires in hoarded homes is rapidly becoming a familiar occurrence in today’s fire service. While the mission is still the same, the tactics used when fighting these fires need to change to make for a safer environment. This presentation will put you in the first due unit arriving at a reported structure fire inside a Hoarded home. From hoarder recognition to salvage and overhaul students will be exposed to the different thought process used while fighting fires in hoarded homes. “Hoarder Homes: Piles of hazards for firefighters” will return you to quarters with the knowledge and tools to come home safe!

The intent of this presentation is to expose the students to the ins and outs of fighting a structural fire inside a house with a hoarder type conditions. Multiple variables will complicate the use of normal tactics when faced with areas that are no longer able to be used for their intended purpose. The learning objectives will be to identify factors such as hoarder front yards, tactical changes used while fighting these types of fires, and overhaul techniques used on massive amounts of belongings. This program hopes to introduce new ways of thinking when engaged in fire operations inside hoarded homes.

The target audience of this program is from the chief level to the street level firefighter. Knowing your stuff when faced with a hoarder fire is valuable to everyone on the department. During the program all aspects of a hoarder response will be covered. The knowledge gained can benefit everyone who attends, no matter what rank or level.

Ryan Pennington is the Captain-Paramedic currently serving with the Charleston WV. Fire Department. Ryan is assigned to  Engine 457 on the cities west side. He has over 27 years of fire-EMS experience serving in various types of departments and has been serving the Charleston WV Fire Department for 14 years.

Ryan has lectured and trained thousands of firefighters and fire departments from across the United States and internationally both at their departments and at large conferences like Firehouse Expo,FDIC, Firehouse World, and FDIC Atlantic (Canada).   He has been published in FireRescue Magazine, Fire Engineering, Firefighting in Canada Magazine,Firehouse, among others and has been interviewed on the top firefighter training podcasts and radio shows in the country.

He is the founder of ChamberofHoarders.com which is the leading Heavy Content Response Online Training Academy for fire departments worldwide.

Ryan blogs and podcasts about the views of a street level firefighter at JumpseatTraining.com and hosts a weekly podcast at Jumpseat Radio.

To Learn more about Heavy Content Firefighting and options for training your fire department, go to ChamberofHoarders.com or Contact Ryan at jumpseatviews@icloud.com and on twitter at @jumpseatviews



April 18, 2021
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM EDT


United Hancock County Firefighters Assication


Newell Wells Building
813 Washington Street
Newell, WV 26050 United States
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