Cody Trestrail- Portland Fire

Searching For THEM: Why We Go Inside

Firefighters have been attacking fires from the interior for at least 200 years. The reason? It puts you in the best position to apply water directly to the seat of the fire and it puts you in position to occupy the areas of the structure where victims are found. This class will focus on the second half of that reasoning. We will use experience, data (from actual documented rescues), fire behavior and building construction / layout knowledge to prepare ourselves to put THEM first.

Bio: Cody started his Fire Service career in 1995 at a small combination department in WA State. He followed his dream and hard work paid off and he was hired by the FDNY, working on Ladder 119 in Brooklyn, then becoming a member of the special operations command (SOC), assigned to Squad 1 in Brooklyn. He left the FDNY to put his family first and now works back in his home town for Portland Fire & Rescue, assigned to Engine 31. He is the founder of the training group Brothers In Battle, LLC with whom he has taught both nationally and internationally and is the founder of the Firemanship Conference Portland (FC PDX). He is a founding member of the First Whip Fools and a member of the non profit organization Sons Of The Flag. Cody is happily married to his incredible wife Andrea and they have two beautiful daughters.