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Training Minutes: Access to Gated Communities

In this firefighter training video, Walt Lewis and company look at different means of obtaining entrance to gated communities, including tips to bypass access gates for fire apparatus.

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Patrick J. Kenny: “Mayday” for Mental Health

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

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10 Things to Know for Friday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:

Boston's bummer summer: Sox slump, Olympics snub, Brady out

BOSTON (AP) — After the winter of their discontent, it's been one bummer of a summer for Bostonians.

Innovative Collapsed Building Simulator to Appear at Keystone Fire Conference

"Imagine a hockey player showing up for training camp having not worked out all summer," said Riley Cote, former left winger for the Phil...

Ocala Fire Rescue Receives Public Education Training Tool from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation Grant

Ocala Fire Rescue has been awarded an Intelligent Training System from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation to expand the department's existing ...

Size-Up: Why Can't Johnny Read the Building?

Why some probies miss critical scene size-up information and some officers miss what is right in front of them. Frank Ricci and Sam Villani III&nbs...

Developing Leaders for the Next Generation

Professional development should encompass education, training, experience, and self-development. DOUGLAS K. CLINE


UL Fire Safety Journal 1

In Underwriter Laboratories' Fire Safety Journal series you can learn more about the impact that new materials, construction techniqes and emerging technologies have on Fire Safety today.

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FireScience.org

Education and Career Resources

FireScience.org will help you determine whether a career in fire science is right for you, which of the many fire science or public service career paths to pursue, and what kind of training you’ll need to be successful. They'll also help you sort through the many training and education options to find ones that that best fit your needs.

 

YOUR TURNOUT GEAR

Frank Ricci and P.J. Norwood on bunker gear.

See videos on inspecting and testing your bunker gear, including one above featuring Frank Ricci and P.J. Norwood.

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FIRE ENGINEERING UNIVERSITY

FIRE ENGINEERING UNIVERSITYView courses from some of the leading instructors in the fire service. Use them for to develop your knowledge or for in-house training.

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FIRE DYNAMICS

NIST, IAFF Sponsor Event Focusing on Firefighting Tactics and Technology

The International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) and the National Institute of Standards and Technolgoy (NIST) are sponsoring an event at NIST.

Roundtable

What Would You Do? Sewer Fire

This fire involves a fire of unknown origin and materials in a city sewer system.  All traffic in the area has been stopped. Skip Coleman has ...

Drills

Throw Back to Basics: Bailout

Brian Zaitz has a new training bulletin on the fundamentals of firefighter self-rescue and bailout training.

Simulations

What Would You Do? Sewer Fire

This fire involves a fire of unknown origin and materials in a city sewer system.  All traffic in the area has been stopped. Skip Coleman has another firefighting simulation for you and your crew to consider.

Fire Instructor Development

Learning and Leading

You begin as a learner and then become a leader-teaching others. It's "the circle of fire service life." PATRICK J. CHAMPAGNE   ...

Live Burns

McHenry (IL) Fire Protection District Firefighters Conduct Live-Fire Training

Fire photographer Tim Olk recently captured some photos of firefighters with the McHenry Township (IL) Fire Protection District conducting live-fir...

Props

Lockport (NY) Firefighters Pursue Training Center

Firefighters with the city of Lockport, New York, have gotten approval to install a new fire training center in a former restaurant, according to a...

SOPs/SOGs

The Professional Volunteer Fire Department, Part 20—Safe Driving Policies

Thomas A. Merrill follows up his previous article on apparatus driver programs with this article, which offers just a few of the many important pol...

ISFSI

Ideologues and Their Bad Behavior

There are some in the fire service today who speak about and write about how we should change. About what we should change.

Firefighters Support Foundation

Video on Effects of Fire on Stored Ammunition

The Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers Institute (SAAMI) has produced a free 30-minute video showing the effects of fire on stored ammuniti...

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