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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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Firefighter RIT, Mayday, and self-rescue videos.

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Achieving Radio Discipline

Your success on the fireground as a firefighter or an officer centers around your training and self-discipline. Part of your responsibilities while...

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.

FIREFIGHTER NEAR MISSES

Video: Nevada Firefighter Discusses Near Miss at Explosion

A Clark County (NV) firefighter recounted a near miss he experienced on a recent call.

Massachusetts Fire Chief Stable After Fall from Deck

A Massachusetts fire chief was in stable condition after falling several feet while responding to an incident last week.

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...

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SURVIVAL ZONE

VEIS: The Engine Company's Perspective

Dan Kerrigna writes, From the engine company perspective, failure to consider adjusting tactics in response to VEIS operations can potentially incr...

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

Patrick J. Kenny: “Mayday” for Mental Health

Patrick J. Kenney discusses the awareness of mental health in the fire service.

FDIC International

Patrick J. Kenny: “Mayday” for Mental Health

Patrick J. Kenney discusses the awareness of mental health in the fire service.

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

Positive Power

In last month's column, we continued our discussion about how a boss personally uses the power that goes with his position. We included a fairly lo...

Industrial Firefighting

Industrial Fire Burns at Sacramento Recycling Plant

Firefighters have a handle on an industrial fire that smoldered late into the night.

RIT

Achieving Radio Discipline

Your success on the fireground as a firefighter or an officer centers around your training and self-discipline. Part of your responsibilities while...

Wildland Firefighting

Spanish Wildfire Firefighters Go on Strike

Hundreds of people have been evacuated in Catalonia due to wildfires that are still raging, while Spain's forest firefighting brigade announce an i...

HAZMAT

New Hurricane PSAs Urge Residents to Prepare

The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (HCOHSEM) has produced new Public Service Announcements (PSAs) urging hurr...

PREINCIDENT INTELLIGENCE

MORE Intelligence

When a tool is left to deteriorate and personnel skills are not consistently reinforced, the expected end result is ineffectiveness, writes Eric G....

Top News

Judge Urges Resolution in New Orleans Firefighters' Back-Pay Dispute

July 29, 2015 New Orleans firefighters remain in mediation talks with Mayor Mitch Landrieu's administration, leaving a motion ...

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