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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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FDIC International Special Coverage

Patrick J. Kenny: “Mayday” for Mental Health

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

Firefighter Training Articles

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

Documenting Performance and Evaluations

Understand what you need to accomplish in an evaluation and how to explain it to firefighters in terms they understand. With a sidebar by RANDALL M...

Bucs' C.J. Wilson placed on reserve/retired list

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback C.J. Wilson has been placed on the reserve/retired list while he recovers from losing two finger...


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: Air Bags

Brian Zaitz offers this new drill on air bags which, while not routinely used for extrication, are a critical tool in the extrication cache.

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

MORE Intelligence

When a tool is left to deteriorate and personnel skills are not consistently reinforced, the expected end result is ineffectiveness, writes Eric G....

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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