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  1. Firefighting Drill : Traditions Training Drill: Reducing Visibility

    Online Articles

    Fri, 26 Sep 2014

    FDNY Lieutenant Douglas Mitchell Jr. offers this new Traditions Training drill which uses wax sheets to practice working in light smoke conditions.

  2. Firefighting Drill : Laddering Upper Floors

    Online Articles

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015

    Ashburn (VA) Volunteer Fire and Rescue Assistant Chief Kyle Stephens offers this new Traditions Training drill that shows the step-by-step procedure that will assist in accurate ladder placement on the first attempt despite any fireground obstacle.

  3. Firefighting Drill : Traditions Training Drill: Improving Fire Ground Radio Transmissions

    Online Articles

    Fri, 3 Oct 2014

    District of Columbia Fire Department Captain Danny Troxell offers this Traditions Training drill that can be used to improve the quality of radio transmissions.

  4. Firefighting Drill : RIT Operations: Short Ladder for Firefighter

    Online Articles

    Fri, 15 Aug 2014

    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.

  5. Firefighting Drill Ideas for the New Year

    Online Articles

    Thu, 26 Dec 2013

    To help you kick-start your calendar of training events, Fire Engineering presents 75 Company Level "Quick Drills" that you can use to improve the basic skill sets of your members.

  6. Fire/EMS Training Tips

    Magazine Articles

    Thu, 1 Jan 2009

    are just a by-product of firefighting drills . Vehicle extrication leads to a patient ..... requires the same procedure for firefighting drills , with some subtle but distinct ..... create a lesson plan. Firefighting drill planning for many officers

  7. Drill of the Week: Building Construction and Fire Behavior, Scenario 2

    Online Articles

    Tue, 1 Jun 2010

    In this second installment of a series of firefighting drills on fire behavior and construction, Forest Reeder asks you to consider the tactical considerations you would face in a fire at a particular type of construction.

  8. Drill of the Week: Building Construction and Fire Behavior, Scenario 5

    Online Articles

    Fri, 25 Jun 2010

    When fire extends into structural elements of this type of construction, it adds many dimensions of fire extension and travel that may not occur in other construction types. In this firefighting drill , consider the type of challenges firefighters may face when fighting a fire at this type of ...

  9. Drill of the Week: Generators and Portable Power

    Online Articles

    Tue, 2 Feb 2010

    Many incidents require some type of generator-based power supply for fans, lights, and other equipment. In this firefighting drill , discuss extended operations and servicing of these units and the hazards of electrical safety when using portable power supplies.

  10. Drill of the Week: Specific Occupancy Hazards

    Online Articles

    Wed, 10 Mar 2010

    Each occupancy type presents specific hazards to firefighters. In this firefighting drill , “profile” each occupancy type and identify specific hazards that are present.