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  1. Firefighter Drills : Search Drill, Part 2 - Micro Search

    Online Articles

    Fri, 4 Apr 2014

    In Part 2 of this two-part series on search drills, Samuel Hittle offers this Traditions Training drill regarding micro search functions.

  2. Firefighting Drill : Throw Back to Basics: Air Bags

    Online Articles

    Thu, 23 Jul 2015

    Brian Zaitz offers this new drill on air bags which, while not routinely used for extrication, are a critical tool in the extrication cache.

  1. Firefighting Drill : Drill: Forcible Entry—Outward Opening Doors and Limited Space

    Online Articles

    Fri, 26 Jun 2015

    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.

  2. Firefighting : Drill : Engine Company Operator Tools

    Online Articles

    Fri, 10 Jul 2015

    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.

  3. Firefighting Drill : Butting Ladders

    Online Articles

    Fri, 5 Jun 2015

    Kyle Stephens offers this new drill that aids firefighters in positioning ground ladders for entering/exiting upper floors.

  4. Firefighting Drill : Outside Vent Suitcase

    Online Articles

    Fri, 27 Mar 2015

    Wichita (KS) Fire Department Lieutenant Samuel Hittle offers this Traditions Training drill which looks at the tasks of the outside vent position.

  5. Firefighting Drill : The Company Officer

    Online Articles

    Fri, 29 May 2015

    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.

  6. Firefighting Drill : "To the Roof"

    Online Articles

    Fri, 6 Mar 2015

    "Green is in," says Traditions Training, LLC's Douglas J. Mitchell Jr., and firefighters must be aware.

  7. Firefighting Drill : Standpipe Operations: Clearing a Clogged Fog Nozzle

    Online Articles

    Fri, 23 Jan 2015

    Fredericksburg (VA) Fire Deptartment Firefighter Donald L. Wedding offers this Traditions Training drill which illustrates ways firefighters can fix a fog nozzle if it becomes clogged or comprised.

  8. Firefighting Drill : Yes, Your Engine Carries Ground Ladders!

    Online Articles

    Sat, 14 Feb 2015

    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.