New York mag’s Mike Vorderhagen reports that the dustbusters course has become a popular event, with more than 40,000 people attending at one point.
“You get the best of both worlds, the training and the competition,” says one of the instructors, whose name we won’t use to protect the instructors identity.
“The course is extremely competitive.
You have to be a very skilled and very fast fire fighter.”
While the dustbuster course is a great opportunity for a person to sharpen their skills, many people in the industry are hesitant about jumping into the dust.
“I can’t imagine anybody not wanting to take the time to learn the fundamentals and then take on that course,” says the instructor, who also has a firefighting certification.
“But at the same time, it’s not something you can take a course in on your own, or on your lunch break.”
According to the instructor and others who have attended the course, dustbuster courses are often too expensive, and that many of the students who have taken the course are either overqualified or don’t have the financial resources to pay for it.
“They can get a lot of money out of it for training, but I think the biggest issue is that you’re competing against other fire fighters who are taking the same course,” the instructor says.
The course also teaches a basic firefighting technique called the “sand trap” to prevent the spread of flammable materials.
While this technique has been around for a long time, this particular technique is new.
“We used to have this whole thing called the sand trap, and people used to say, ‘Oh, the old school guy, he’s the guy who’s going to break that thing,'” the instructor explains.
“That’s not how it works.”
The instructor is hopeful that more and more people are coming to the dustbusting course.
“The course has been great for me.
I’ve had so many great people come to learn it,” he says.
“And we have some very good teachers there, as well.
They’re really nice people.
We’ve had some great teachers.
They make the courses fun for everybody.”
There is no word yet on whether or not the course will be discontinued.