The Art of Reading Smoke by Deputy Chief Phil Jose
This is a two-day seminar, with the same material being delivered both days to accommodate even the busiest of schedules.
Through dynamic teaching and the use of fire-ground video, attendees will learn the skill of reading smoke. You will learn about the attributes of smoke including Volume, Velocity, Density, and Color. Explore how those attributes will indicate Fire Size, Fire Location, and Predict Fire Behavior. Your strategic and tactical decision-making will improve through this class. The course was originally developed by Chief Dave Dodson who selected Phil as an adjunct instructor for the Reading Smoke curriculum after teaching with Phil at FDIC.
Phil Jose is a Deputy Chief of Operations and Shift Commander in Seattle Fire Department with over 30 years’ experience. He has been teaching at major national conferences including FDIC since 2004. Phil is the co-author of “Air Management for the Fire Service”, Pennwell 2008 as well as other book and video products. Phil is the recipient of the FDIC Tom Brennan Training Achievement Award. He teaches nationally on Reading Smoke, Tactical Decision-making, Instructional Craftsmanship, and Air Management.
Dress Code: We respectfully request that all attendees wear their Department uniforms with a collared shirt or dress business casual.