Get Ready to FEEL THE HEAT!


Saturday, October 3,2015
Washington, DC Fire and EMS Training Academy
4600 Shepard Parkway SW
Washington, DC 20036

Learn What YOUR Washington, DC professional fire fighters and paramedics do every day to protect YOUR city!

Sponsored by the District of Columbia Fire Fighters Association, IAFF Local 36, the Washington, DC Fire and EMS Department and the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) Fire Ops 101 puts elected and appointed officials directly in the action of a proffessional fire fighter.

Click here to reserve your spot at Fire Ops 101 on Tuesday August 25, 2015.

Fire fighters risk their lives every day while protecting the citizens in your state. Fire Ops 101 will give you a unique opportunity to learn first-hand what it takes to respond to emergencies, so when your day at the Fire Academy is finished you will have a greater understanding of the support fire fighters need in your communities.

Participants will don fire fighter protective clothing (hoods and helmets, turnout coats, pants, boots), strap-on self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) and go to work, fighting actual fires, working in blackout smoke conditions, extricating victims and performing lifesaving emergency medical care.

Feel the heat, the adrenaline rush, and the physical stress and strain that fire fighters face when responding to an emergency.

Learn what fire fighters mean when they talk about how many people it takes to do their job. Feel how heavy the equipment is, understand why having the right equipment can mean the difference between life and death and why proper training is vital.

Fire Ops is conducted under the controlled supervision of Prince Georges County Professional Fire Fighters and Paramedics.

So, while you will get a real taste of what it's like to be a fire fighter and respond to fires and medical emergencies and be a fire fighter, your life will not be in danger.

Reserve your spot today!

For more information, contact Matthew Vinci, IAFF Director of Education, at 202-824-1533 or