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Welcome to Gustin Fire Training

Bill Gustin, a 39 year veteran of fire service is captain of Miami Dade Fire Rescue and lead instructor in his department’s officer training programs. Gustin currently serves on the editorial board and is a technical advisor for Fire Engineering Magazine. He began his fire service career in the Chicago area and teaches fire training programs in Florida and other states.



“A Message from Captain Gustin”

We can avoid line of duty deaths and career-ending injuries by learning from the experiences and tragedies of other fire fighters who have been there. We do this through rigorous training and research. Every lesson that you learn from what went wrong at a fire that YOU DIDN’T GO TO is another bullet that you dodge.

Hoseline Operations for Fires in Multiple Dwellings, Part 3

If you encounter a fire floor hallway filled with smoke, you will have to initially stretch hose on the floor below the fire and in the stairwell, if it is relatively clear of smoke. Then, charge the line and advance it to the fire apartment. You must be disciplined to first locate the fire, as explained in Part 1, before beginning to stretch hose. If not, you risk stretching short or from the wrong stairway. One of the leading causes … >>