My name is Lt. Michael Scotto, the owner and one of the instructors. I am a 33 plus year member of the F.D.N.Y. and a Lieutenant since 1997. I have been assigned to companies in Manhattan & Brooklyn. I'm currently assigned to the Bronx.
My staff and I will help train your department through insightful and informative lectures combined
with HANDS-ON evolutions.
We are committed to ensuring that your member's are better prepared to operate safely and effectively on the fire ground. Legacy's training techniques provide your members with a refreshed perspective of our profession. We base our classes on your operational procedures and your manpower. This allows for a more personal training experience.
RIT: A power point review is given prior to practice stations for hands on evolutions in Firefighter removal. After the review, students will go through may-day scenarios with blacked out facepieces or in smoke conditions. Using ropes, ladders and necessary tools, removal tactics are then rehearsed. The class will also train you on managing a May-Day scenario. This allows for a more complete training session. We utilize a unique removal technique for a more effective rescue for you and your members. (Note: see Legacy Facebook page for video) This is the least used evolution, but the most important! Ladder Ops: Discussion & practice on the proper use of tools, ladders and apparatus positioning, with available manpower, helps students understand the importance of knowing their assignments and how to complete them. Your departments SOP's are phsyically performed, giving students the real feel of operations.
Engine Ops: Charging and operating different size lines with different tips, lets students get a grasp of what it takes to move in and operate. Either up or down stairs, in a large area or tight building, students move the line as needed in varied scenarios. Hi-rise standpipe ops are also trained on, where requested.
Searching Techniques: We discuss tactics used to locate trapped civilians. Then using ropes and handlines, students go through different types of building situations. Several methods of searching techniques are used. We allow students to figure out, on their own, what works and what doesn't, then we all review those decisions.
Forcible Entry/Thru the Lock: Members practice forcing locks and how to find the quickest and best way to accomplish this important task. Much like a game of pool, positioning makes all the difference.
Hi-Rise/Positive Pessure Vent: Power point and group discussion explain clearly how to function at Hi-Rise fires. Tactics and procedures rehearsed at an available structure in full gear. With manpower a critical issue with all departments, this training will help your members operate more effectively.
Breaching/Survival: After a power point discussion on methods of breaching and survival tactics, students go through actual scenarios . In this way students get the needed practice on these critical skills. Following a handline or a search rope students negotiate obstacles designed to simulate what they may encounter while escaping. Breaching methods are practiced so students phsyically understand what's needed for self extrication. This training will reinforce May-Day abilities for yourself. These evolutions are done in full gear and on air, for a real situational effect. Sweating is optional!
All of our INSTRUCTORS have extensive training experience in Career, Combined, and Volunteer Department settings.
PROFESSIONAL to PROFESSIONAL,
our INSTRUCTORS speak to you,
NOT AT YOU.......
Lt. Mike Scotto, FF.Duane Davis, FF. Tom Wutz,
& FF. Jason Brezler
WE APPLY THE PAST
TO THE PRESENT,
SO AS TO SHAPE THE FUTURE!