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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

Why You Should Attend FDIC

FDIC is a major event for the fire service, bringing together tens of thousands of firefighters, instructors, and manufacturers to keep up with the latest developments, tactics, and equipment in the firefighting industry. Frank Viscuso has some reasons why firefighters should be sure never to miss attending.

Firefighter Training Articles

CSB Releases Safety Bulletin in Wake of Several Serious Accidents During Educational Demonstrations

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) released a safety bulletin called "Key Lessons for Preventing Incident...

In Case You Missed It: Major Fire Stories This Week

This past week marked the two-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy's path of destruction on the New Jersey coast and e...

In Case You Missed It: October 2014 Fire Engineering Features

October is Fire Prevention Month, but much of the attention was on the expanding Ebola crisis and its potential impac...

Pilot identified in California jet crash

PORT HUENEME, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a civilian pilot killed in a jet crash during a military training exercis...

New Orleans Firefighter Dies During Training

A veteran New Orleans (LA) firefighter died recently while training in New Mexico, according to a news report.

Jet on Navy training mission crashes, kills pilot

PORT HUENEME, Calif. (AP) — A jet on a military training exercise crashed into an agricultural field near a Southern ...


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

Report: Pennsylvania Firefighters Knocked Down by Flashover

Two firefighters reportedly had a near miss when they were blown down a flight of stairs in a flashover at a structure fire in Nazareth, Pennsylvania.

Training Days

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

Commercial Search Training Drill: Finding Lost Firefighters

Alex Langbell reviews a large-scale drill conducted by the Yakima (WA) Fire Department Training Division simulating the attempt to rescue disoriented firefighters in a commercial occupancy.

Simulations

VIPs Tour PPES Guardian Prior to Shipment to Republic of Indonesia

With the Guardian Safety and Survival Training System Simulator ready for shipment overseas, PPES held a VIP demonstration on Tuesday, September 9, 2014, at the company's new manufacturing facility in Atglen, PA.

Fire Instructor Development

NVFC and Columbia Southern University Announce Winners of the 2014 Scholarships

The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) and Columbia Southern University (CSU) are pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 NVFC-CSU Scholarships: Joseph Ondrasek, Jr. and Marc Veilleux. 

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

Bull Products' Customized Fire Points Launched

The company has introduced a full customising service for fire points, enabling companies to select precisely what they require on a compact stand or mobile trolley.

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

Two New Training Programs on Active Shooter Response

The Firefighters Support Foundation's (FSF) two newest training programs are now available. Active Shooter: Rapid Response and Treatment Model, Operational Detail is a follow-on to last year's introductory Active Shooter Response: The Rapid Response & Treatment Model.

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October 2014
Volume 167, Issue 10
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