Now Available: Online Training on Overhaul

Firefighters spend more time in overhaul than in active firefighting. The overhaul environment poses safety and health risks that aren’t always immediately obvious. Overhaul: What’s the Worst that Can Happen? is a new online, on-demand training available in the National Volunteer Fire Council’s (NVFC) Virtual Classroom.

This course educates fire and rescue personnel on the criticality of continuing the use of SCBA during overhaul where smoke, products of combustion, and inhalation dangers still exist by identifying the hazards present in the atmosphere during overhaul and the effects of these products on an individual’s health, and recommending appropriate agency policies and procedures. The course is being offered FREE for a limited time only.

Instructor Brett Bowman is the Fire and Rescue Chief at the Manassas (VA) Fire and Rescue Department and has over 40 years of experience in both the career and volunteer fire and EMS service. Chief Bowman holds a Masters of Public Administration, is a graduate of the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer Program, and is a Certified Chief Fire Officer by the Commission on Professional Credentialing. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the International Association of Fire Chiefs Safety, Health, and Survival Section and is a Technical Committee Member for the NFPA 1500 Standard on Fire Department Occupational Safety and Health Programs. 

Register for Overhaul: What’s the Worst that Can Happen? today at For more online and in-person training opportunities from the NVFC, click here.