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Upcoming "The 5 Reads" Classes

    • 11/20/2023
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada

    Ontario Associations of Fire Chiefs
    Annual Meeting

    Registration and more information coming

    5 Reads Class

    November 20, 2023
     7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    $175.00 Per Person

    One year FDSOA membership included!

    Class Location:
    Niagara Falls

    Onsite Contact:


    Features and Benefits

    Building on the outstanding training programs developed by Dave Dodson, The 5 Reads is a class developed by the Fire Department Safety Officers Association (FDSOA) for Company Officers, Incident Safety Officers and Chief Officers where they can learn to take their ability to Read the 5 Critical Factors at any emergency response to the next level. The class will review and emphasize the significance of The 5 Reads which include:

    • RiskIdentification, Evaluation, Prioritization, Mitigation, and Monitoring
    • BuildingsType, Era, Use, Size, Related Hazards and Predicting Collapse
    • SmokeVolume, Velocity, Density, Color, Influencing Factors, and Predicting Fire Behavior
    • Hazardous EnergyThermal, Mechanical, Wind, Chemical, Electrical, Water
    • FirefightersCapabilities, Mental and Physical Status

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