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Training Minutes: Rapid Intervention Team (RIT) Operations

Watch a set of Training Minutes videos dealing with the Mayday, down firefighter removal, and the actions of the rapid intervention team (RIT)

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Training Minutes: Rapid Intervention Team (RIT) Operations

Watch a set of Training Minutes videos dealing with the Mayday, down firefighter removal, and the actions of the rapid intervention team (RIT)

Throw Back to Basics: Down Firefighter Air Supply

This week's firefighter basics training bulletin reviews procedures the rapid intervention crew must take to assist a down firefighter.

The Effects of Staffing Levels on Critical Decision Making

Keeping the officer in a role that allows him to function as a leader and not be focused on tasks will result in better situational awareness, comm...

Training Minutes: Advanced Stair Drags and Carries

In this firefighter training video, Paulie Capo and company have some additional methods for moving a down firefighter up and down stairs.

Training Minutes: Moving a Down Firefighter Up Stairs

In this firefighter training video, Paulie Capo and company demonstrate the "two-man method" for transporting a down firefighter up stairs.

FIREFIGHTER NEAR MISSES

Mayday, At Least Two Dead, Several Injured including Firefighter in Louisville (KY) Fire

Two people were killed and five people injured, including a firefighter, during a large fire early this morning in Louisville, Kentucky.

Mayday, New Hampshire Firefighters Escape Injury in 2-Alarm Fire

Firefighters became trapped and issued a Mayday during a two-alarm fire that displaced nine people last night in Franklin, New Hampshire, according...

Four Firefighters Injured After Falling Through Roof During California Casino Fire

Four firefighters were injured after falling through the roof at a three-alarm structure fire late Thursday in Los Angeles County, Califo...

Chattanooga (TN) Firefighter Injured in Duplex Fire

A Chattanooga (TN) firefighter was injured Sunday morning while working to extinguish a duplex fire.

Mayday, Firefighters Injured in Maryland House Fire

Five firefighters were injured after a roof collapsed on them during an early morning house fire in Montgomery County, Maryland.

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Training Minutes: Radio Tips

Communications are essential on the fireground. In this new Training Minutes video, Nick Martin provides some information and tips on wearing your ...

SUBURBAN FIREFIGHTING

Big Storms, Big Emergencies

In this course, discuss the reason unusual conditions lead to unusual problems during big storms and discover how to preplan with your local utilit...

First Due Battalion Chief

Firefighting and Preserving the Fire Scene: Finding the Balance

The company officers and firefighters all play a huge role in every fire investigation, Danny Sheridan and Steve Chasteen write.

FDIC International

Mike Wilbur: Aerial Apparatus Operational Footprint and Scrub Area

Mike Wilbur discusses what the aerial apparatus footprint and scrub area is needed for each fire house.

FDIC International

Mike Wilbur: Aerial Apparatus Operational Footprint and Scrub Area

Mike Wilbur discusses what the aerial apparatus footprint and scrub area is needed for each fire house.

Dunn's Dispatch

Dunn's Dispatch: Rekindle Fires

Preventing a rekindle is a team responsibility. Vincent Dunn discusses the implications of a rekindle and the importance of overhaul operations.

Engine

What Would You Do? Car Accident, Wires Down

This firefighter training simulation from Skip Coleman involves a multi-car accident that causes a power line to fall on top of another vehicle.

Industrial Firefighting

Thousands Go Home After Tennessee Train Fire Forced Evacuation

About 5,000 residents evacuated after the derailment of a freight train carrying flammable and toxic gas in eastern Tennessee were allowed home on ...

RIT

Training Minutes: Rapid Intervention Team (RIT) Operations

Watch a set of Training Minutes videos dealing with the Mayday, down firefighter removal, and the actions of the rapid intervention team (RIT)

Wildland Firefighting

Record-Breaking Heat Taking Toll on Firefighters

Fire season is upon us, and the heavy workload and hot temperatures are taking a toll on emergency responders.

HAZMAT

See Center for Domestic Preparedness Training in Action on YouTube

Responders interested in training at the Center for Domestic Preparedness can now view video descriptions of courses, as well as news sto...

PREINCIDENT INTELLIGENCE

All-Seasons Intelligence

Embracing a year-round approach to preincident preparedness will improve the readiness of a fire department to protect the permanent and transient ...

Top News

Hawaii Firefighters Rescue Hiker After Four-Day Search

July 5, 2015

A man hiking a trail in Hawaii was found alive Saturday afternoon after he was reported missing four days ago.

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