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Donald L. Wedding offers this new drill that demonstrates using the “spike” of the halligan to force narrow outward opening doors (less than 30 inches) or doors with limited work areas on either side when the “adz” cannot be set to gap and force the door.
Wichita (KS) Fire Department Lieutenant Samuel Hittle offers this Traditions Training drill which looks at the tasks of the outside vent position.
Salem (VA) Fire-EMS Lieutenant C. "Mike" Elston offers this Traditions Training drill which uses a short ladder as an alternative to a stokes basket.
FDNY Lieutenant Douglas Mitchell Jr. offers this new Traditions Training drill which uses wax sheets to practice working in light smoke conditions.
In Part 2 of this two-part series on search drills, Samuel Hittle offers this Traditions Training drill regarding micro search functions.
Brian Zaitz offers this new drill on air bags which, while not routinely used for extrication, are a critical tool in the extrication cache.
Fairfax County (VA) Fire & Rescue Department Battalion Chief Dan Shaw presents this new drill that focuses on the successful actions of a disciplined engine company and the tools and skills needed to affect that outcome.
Kyle Stephens offers this new drill that aids firefighters in positioning ground ladders for entering/exiting upper floors.
Fire Department of New York lieutenant Douglas Mitchell Jr. offers this new Traditions Training drill that discusses the importance and the responsibiities expected of this vital fire department position.
Pittsburgh (PA) Bureau of Fire Lieutenant Dan Doyle offers fellow firefighters this Traditions Training drill to remind them the importance on the use and positioning of their ground ladders.