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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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Anthony Piontek: Essential Engine Company Operations

Anthony Piontek discusses training topics for the engine company in the fire service.

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Program Preps Students to be Detroit Firefighters

The City of Detroit and its public schools are launching a two-year pilot project to train high school students to become firefighters in...

Marine Firefighting Inc. joins Gas Technology Institute to Deliver LNG Awareness and LNG Bunkering Safety

Last week Gas Technology Institute (GTI) joined with Marine Firefighting Inc. to train more than 150 stakeholders and first responders about liquef...

Don't Bet Your Life: The Sin of Complacency

Choosing to engage in the fight against complacency will make you a better firefighter and a leader for others to follow, writes Robert Stumpf.

Oregon Nation Guard Supplies 250 Newly Trained Firefighters

Additional members of the Oregon National Guard completed their week of wildland firefighter training at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem ...

Military Training with Explosives Sparks 120-Acre Wildland Fire

Crews are fighting a brush fire on about 120 acres at Camp Williams Friday, and officials stated the fire was sparked during military training invo...

MI Fire Department Awarded $4.3 Million Grant

U.S. Representative Debbie Dingell said today that the Taylor (MI) Fire Department will get a $4.3 million grant form the federal government which ...

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.



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.



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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Main Street Roof Operations

Roof work may make or break firefighting operations in a “Main Street” building such as an attached taxpayer structure. Joe Pronesti has a review of some considerations for these type of fires.


What Would You Do? Overturned Tanker Fire

This fire involves an overturned tanker with a 1203 placard. The fire appears to be from a leak of the front tank car near the cab area of the trac...


Is There Any Benefit to the Traditional Timed Donning Drill?

We have all experienced the training session of timed donning: the evaluation of a trainee's speed and proficiency to go from normal street clothes...


What Would You Do? Overturned Tanker Fire

This fire involves an overturned tanker with a 1203 placard. The fire appears to be from a leak of the front tank car near the cab area of the tractor. Check out a new training scenario from Skip Coleman.

Fire Instructor Development

Throw Back to Basics: Rotary Saw

In his new Throw Back to Basics, Brian Zaitz looks at this vital fire service tool and how best to operate it when it is needed most.

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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...


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...


Identification Systems Group Announces Initiative to Improve Patient Safety

ISG offers exclusive products to provide complete systems of thermal wristbands, labels, printers that also include on-site consultation and ongoin...


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.

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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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2 soldiers still hospitalized after Black Hawk accident

September 3, 2015 CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (AP) — Fort Carson says two soldiers injured when their Black Hawk helicopter landed hard in a sub...

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