CFPC: 2016 Seminar Series

Seminar Series


Firefighting Operations in Mega-Mansions


Seats are still available. Training is being held at the Connecticut Fire Academy on August 12th. (Application below.) For any questions, please contact Program Manager Jason Decremer at 860-264-9242 or



Greg Jakubowski, P.E., CSP, FSFPE Past Chief, Lingohocken (PA) Fire Company

Christopher J. Naum, SFPE Chief of Training, Command Institute (DC|NY)


Program Description:

Today’s residential homes are being built larger than ever and in all community settings from rural to suburban to urban. These occupancies present significant risks and operational challenges to commanders and firefighters, who must have increased knowledge and more skill sets to employ the operational models that must be used in these structures. The program examines building construction, engineered systems, design configurations, and characteristics of common mega-mansions--homes ranging from 4,000 to 40,000 square feet, with operational focus on the 6,000-18,000 SF residential footprint. Among the areas of discussion are the predictability of building performance; occupancy risk and reading the building; strategic command considerations, adaptive operational tactics and the latest on fire behavior; flow path and compartment control with insights on accessibility, limited water supply factors, and coordinated operational and incident management principles. This program has been designed and developed for all operational levels and organizational compositions.   


You can attend any one or all of the seminars.

Completed applications should be submitted to the:

Connecticut Fire Academy Training Registrar

34 Perimeter Road

Windsor Locks, CT 06096

fax 860-654-1889 

Student application


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