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Steve White: Big Truck Extrication: A Different Animal

Steve White provides a basic overview of large truck extrication. Practical hands-on training reinforced by detailed classroom instruction is key components for preparing to respond and operate at a large truck accident. Rescuers must have a working knowledge of large truck weight, construction, hazards, and systems to stabilize, gain access, and perform extrication.

Firefighter Training Articles

Navy says pilot safely ejected when plane went off runway

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A pilot safely ejected into San Diego Bay on Friday when a training jet went off the end of a runway...

The Multigas Meter

It is important to always refresh your memory by training and reviewing the proper operation of your meters to keep y...

What Would You Do? Two-Story Residential

This fire occurs in a two-story residential occupancy on a Friday morning at 1030 hours. Try a new training scenario ...

Training Minutes: Attacking the Lock

Watch some Training Minutes videos on forcible entry, specifically segments related to overcoming...

Throw Back to Basics: Forcible Entry: Inward-Swinging Door

Forcible entry is a task that can make or break a fireground. Brian Zaitz has a new training bulletin on one of our f...

Training Minutes: Overcoming Problems at the Fire Hydrant

In this new firefighter training video, Walt Lewis and company discuss some quick tips to dealing with problems you m...


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

SuperVacFans Provide FDIC Recap

They attended UL's presentation on the preliminary results of the latest PPV studies.

Roundtable

Roundtable: Officer Development

What preparation for promotion does your department formally provide once the testing is complete and the list is established? Share your experience and knowledge with other firefighters from around the nation and world.

Drills

Throw Back to Basics: Forcible Entry: Inward-Swinging Door

Forcible entry is a task that can make or break a fireground. Brian Zaitz has a new training bulletin on one of our foundational skills.

Simulations

Visit the RescueSim Incident Command Simulator Showcase at Interschutz 2015

Once every five years the acclaimed Interschutz Expo comes back to town and for the 2015 edition we would like to cordially invite you to join us at our exhibition stand for a firsthand demonstration of the RescueSim Incident Command Simulator.  The simulator will be demonstrated at the stand of our German partner MDAI (Hall 012, stand nr. A02) during the Interschutz from 8-13 June 2015 at the Exhibition Grounds in Hannover, Germany.

Fire Instructor Development

Bid on TEEX/ESTI Training in the NVFC Auction

Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) and Emergency Services Training Institute (ETSI) have donated $3,660 worth of training to the NVFC Auction, which benefits the NVFC Foundation. A total of six tuitions are available to the Texas A&M Municipal Fire School being held July 19-24, 2015. Each tuition is valued at $610.

Live Burns

Investigators Examining Training Issues in Hartford (CT)

Investigators are digging into training reports that show Hartford firefighter Kevin Bell, who died in a fire last October, had not participated in live fire training in more than a year and a half. The state requires every firefighter to participate in a drill or be called out to at least one live fire every year

Props

Spike the Jamb

Practice at and become efficient in the “Spike the Jamb” forcible entry technique, and I can guarantee it will be your go-to move when forcing an inward swinging door with a wooden jamb, writes Carl Meyer.

SOPs/SOGs

Ignite Fire Safety Awareness at U.S. Colleges

May is when families across the U.S. begin planning for their college-age children’s fall semester and either on- or off-campus housing needs. While there are more than 21 million college students in the U.S., unfortunately many of them are living in housing lacking fire sprinklers, smoke detectors and other critical fire safety protections.

ISFSI

Humpday Hangout: The ISFSI and Firefighter Training

Fire Engineering Editor in Chief Bobby Halton talks firefighter training with Steve Pegram and Chad Hoefle of the International Society of Fire Service Instructors (ISFSI).

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 ammunition.

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