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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

LSE and ESC Announce Launch of New MSc Training

LSE Health and the European Heart Academy (EHA) of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) are pleased to announce t...

The Dangers of Hoarder Fires

The dangers don't stop when the fire goes out, writes Ryan Pennington.

Ladder Truck Incident at Training Facility Injures Three Georgia Firefighters

Hall County fire officials said a ladder truck incident at the county's training center Tuesday afternoon has injured...

US: No link to Russian gov't in plane downing

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior U.S. intelligence officials said Tuesday that Russia was responsible for "creating the condi...

US: Russia 'created the conditions' for shoot-down

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior U.S. intelligence officials said Tuesday that Russia was responsible for "creating the condi...

Los Angeles to Hire 165 New Firefighters

With a new fire chief awaiting confirmation and thousands of expected applicants, the city of Los Angeles is beginnin...


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

Akron (OH) Police and Firefighters Investigate Suspected Arson

Police and firefighters are investigating the link between a domestic fight and a suspected arson at the same apartment two days later.

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

Firefighter Training Drill: Vent, Enter, Isolate, Search (VEIS)

Firefighter Training Drill: Vent, Enter, Isolate, Search (VEIS)

This drill focuses on a particular tactic that involves venting a room or area of a dwelling, entering the search area, and performing a search of that specific area.

Simulations

Training EMTs for "Real-Life" Responses

Emergency medical tech- nicians (EMTs) are assaulted every week.

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

Continental Girbau Gear Washers and Dryers Qualify for AFG Grants

Fire departments can soon apply for grants to purchase equipment needed to heighten firefighter safety, including Continental Girbau Inc. (Continental) ExpressWash™ Washers and ExpressDry™ Gear Dryers.

ISFSI

ISFSI to Unveil New Training Program 'Principles of Modern Fire Attack'

The International Society of Fire Service Instructors (ISFSI) is releasing a training program soon, "Principles of Modern Fire Attack," that aims to incorporate many of the findings of modern fire dynamics research.

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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