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Size-Up

Are you paying attention to the bigger picture on the fireground? Alex Langbell reviews the fundamentals of size-up.

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FDIC News

National Fire Department Honor Guard Competition Coming to FDIC International

The National Fire Department Honor Guard Competition will be held on Friday, April 24, 2015, at FDIC International in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Firefighter Training Articles

2 Marines identified in deadly California helicopter crash

TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. (AP) — Two Marine Corps officers killed when their helicopter crashed during a training exer...

Fire Fighting Enterprises becomes FFE

Key Appointment Announced for Advanced USA

Kansas Firefighter Dies After Air Management Training

A 49-year-old Kansas firefighter died yesterday after participating in air management training.

Training Helped NJ Firefighters Escape Burning Building

Seven New Jersey firefighters were inside a High Bridge building when colleagues outside noticed that the smoke was c...

Drills: The Survival Essentials

Our next series of firefighter training drills from Forest Reeder focuses on developing firefighter survival skills.


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

Jack Murphy Discusses Huge Edgewater (NJ) Fire

Fire Engineering board member and John Jay professor Jack Murphy was on WABC to discuss the recent huge fire at an apartment complex in Edgewater, New Jersey.

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

Standpipe Operations: Clearing a Clogged Fog Nozzle

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.

Simulations

San Diego County Releases Butane Hash Oil Study

Various forms of marijuana hash have been in use since Egyptian times.  In the 1960’s it is believed that major hashish production and distribution started in Morocco.  A new method of extracting THC from marijuana has caught on like wildfire in the last few years, Butane Hash Oil (BHO) or some call it Butane Honey Oil (BHO).  This is a method where flammable butane gas dissolves the THC resin and concentrates it when the butane boils off.  That is the problem with this dangerous method.  The flammable butane vapors accumulate low to the ground and can find ignition sources causing an explosion.  These explosions have severely burned the BHO lab operators.  Not only do the lab operators get burned this often results in major damage to the dwelling structures where this BHO lab was in operation.  Often innocent people are involved in these incidents as the fire spreads.  

Fire Instructor Development

California State Firefighters Fired After Homicide Investigation

Two state firefighters were fired Wednesday and another has resigned after an ethics investigation prompted by the murder of a CalFire battalion chief's girlfriend.

Live Burns

Tactical Safety: Back to the Future

Those who clamor for early adoption of new firefighting tactics have to realize that people's lives will hang in the balance and not every test burn will end up successful, Ray McCormack writes.

Props

Traditions Training Drill: Less Expensive Metal Cutting Props

Kentland (MD) Volunteer Fire Department Deputy Chief Roger A. Steger Jr. offers this new Traditions Training drill focusing on creating affordable rotary saws for firefighters.

SOPs/SOGs

It’s All About the Experience

Frank Ricci, Justin McCarthy, and P.J. Norwood offer indespensible advice on how to be the best fire service customer representative your department could hope for.

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

Ventilation: East Coast vs. West Coast

This training program from the Firefighters Support Foundation addresses the differences in regional ventilation techniques and provides some "tricks of the trade" for more efficient and effective application of techniques.

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December 2014
Volume 167, Issue 12
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