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Experience-Based Scenarios Enhance Survival Training

BY FRED P. LaFEMINAFirefighter rescue is at the forefront of fire service training programs because, unfortunately, we continue to have distressed members in need of removal at incidents. The fire service has developed and taught many techniques on this subject, an important part of training for experienced and junior firefighters.The Fire Department of New York (FDNY) Rescue School wanted to take this training to another level. In past years, rescuing and removing trapped firefighters has always been a rescue company duty. In FDNY, squad company members are trained to function at the same level as rescue firefighters. A number of FDNY squad officers and firefighters, all of whom had at l...

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