Highrise Tactics - HOT

  • October 27, 2023
  • 12:30pm-4:30pm
  • FESTI - Fire & Emergency Services Training Institute 2025 Courtneypark Drive, East, Mississauga

Facilitated by Capt Maurice Doyle, Acting Captain Pat Doyle and Chief Brent Brooks

High Rise firefighting presents unique challenges as more communities are building up and not out. Changes to the building and fire code have created residential structures constructed with wood. These buildings have fire protection systems and stand pipes not common to firefighters. Interior fire attack utilizing 65 mm hose is not new but few structural firefighters have experience with this evolution. Participants will have the opportunity to learn from two of Toronto Fire's most experienced experts in Highrise Firefighting.

PPE Requirements

Maurice Doyle

Maurice Doyle (Moe) is a forty year veteran of the Fire Service.

Moe started on the Ottawa Fire Department in 1983. Moe presently works as a Captain in a Pumper - Aerial Hall in Toronto. Moe teaches High Rise Firefighting with Brent Brooks of Highrisefirefighting.com and is a Pre Service Fire Course Instructor at Centennial College under the guidance of Captain Mike Wood of FWSO, TFS and Centennial College.

Patrick Doyle

Patrick Doyle is an Acting Captain for the Toronto Fire Services. His commitment to lifelong learning and his passion for the fire service shows as he instructs firefighters across Ontario. Doyle’s instruction is backed with 15+ years experience in an urban setting and on a multitude of fire companies including pumpers, ladders, and heavy rescues. Doyle will leave students with skill sets and decision making abilities, that can be implemented at their next fire scene.

Brent Brooks

Brent Brooks is an Acting District Chief for the Toronto Fire Services with 29 years of service. Brent's High Rise Unit assignment has enabled him to enhance Toronto's High-Rise Operations through innovative research and development.

Brent's Community of Practice has a wide reach, providing lectures and hands-on training throughout Ontario, Canada, and internationally. He aims to educate the next generation of firefighters on best practices for occupant survival and firefighter safety in High-Rise firefighting.

Brent is a proponent of best practices in the fire service and has specialized in high-rise firefighting. He presently serves on various committees national and international.