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Implementing a Suicide Prevention Program

If you have considered including suicide prevention in your training regime but keep pushing it further down your list of priorities, think again, writes Mary VanHaute.

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FDIC News

Globe and 3M Donate $20,000 to Terry Farrell Firefighter Fund

Globe Manufacturing Company kicked off its partnership with the Terry Farrell Firefighter Fund at FDIC 2014, the nation's largest firefighter training conference and exhibition held April 7-12 in Indianapolis.

Firefighter Training Articles

Which Supplements Do You Need?

Sacramento (CA) Fire Department Strength and Conditioning Coach John Hofman returns with this informative look at the...

Montana Firefighter Dies After Training

A volunteer firefighter in Montana died after fire department training, according to the U.S. Fire Administration (US...

Tennessee Firefighters' CPR Video Helps Minnesota Rescuers

Rescuers trying to aid a man who collapsed at a Minnesota park were able to adminster CPR properly thanks to one man'...

Chief Keith Bryant Sworn in as IAFC President

The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) has installed Chief G. Keith Bryant, fire chief of Oklahoma ...

USFA Coffee Break Training on ICS: Medical Branch Director

The United States Fire Administration (USFA) has released a new firefighter training drill on the medical aspects of ...

FDNY Probies Contract MRSA at Academy

Several probationary firefighters contracted methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections at the Fir...


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

North Haven Citizen Helps Rescue Residents From Burning Condo

As fire tore through a condo complex in New Milford on Thursday morning, a North Haven dad who was delivering school supplies to children of soldiers injured in war became a hero for residents and saved lives.

Training Days

DHS Teams Up With NASA to Find Heartbeats in Rubble

The Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), in partnership with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory will demonstrate the latest prototype of the Finding Individuals for Disaster and Emergency Response (FINDER)--a radar technology device designed to detect heartbeats of victims trapped in wreckage.

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

RIT Operations: Short Ladder for Firefighter Removal

Salem (VA) Fire-EMS Lieutenant C. "Mike" Elston offers this Traditions Training drill which uses a short ladder as an alternative to a stokes basket.

Simulations

Fire Gloves for Fires

Fire Department of New York Lieutenant and Traditions Training Instructor Douglas Mitchell Jr. offers another quality drill that stresses the importance of your fire gloves.

Fire Instructor Development

The Spectrum Model of Organizational Change, Part 1

Mark Wallace discusses some of the problems fire departments face when trying to implement change and introduces the acronym SPECTRUM to help identify the various aspects of organizational change.

Live Burns

FDIC 2014 Preview: Live Burn Training in Acquired Structures

Greg Fisher, who heads the annual live burning training at FDIC, discusses safety and other considerations to live burns in acquired structures.

Props

Firefighter Training Prop: Smooth Bump/Bump to the Pump

Firefighters from Spotsylvania County (VA) Department of Fire, Rescue & Emergency Management have created a training tool to remind students how to use a hose coupling to find their way when disoriented.

SOPs/SOGs

Durbin, Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance Announce Grant for Firefighter Suicide Prevention Initiatives

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) and the Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance, announced today that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), part of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), has awarded a $23,750 grant to the Palatine, Illinois non-profit. Today's funding will help support the group's work in providing suicide awareness and prevention workshops for fire departments and firefighters in Illinois and around the country.

ISFSI

ISFSI Debuts Principles of Modern Fire Attack Video

In a new video, International Society of Fire Service Instructors (ISFSI) Past President and Hanover (VA) Division Chief Eddie Buchanan discusses fire attack and the SLICERS acronym.

Firefighters Support Foundation

 Marcus Wynne, the world's foremost training designer for high-stress occupations, discusses neural-based learning for firefighters.

Firefighter Training: Neural-Based Learning for Firefighters

The Firefighters Support Foundation's (FSF) newest training program is now available. Neural-Based Learning for Firefighters is a unique program, detailing for the first time several techniques based on advanced in neuroscience that can immediately enhance a fire fighters performance under extreme stress.

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