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Training Bulletin: VES      

Training Bulletin: VES

VES is a quick, single-room search and rescue technique firefighters can use to search for and remove victims that can’t get out. Alex Langbell reviews some aspect of this tactic.


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FDIC International Lifetime Achievement Award Winner: William C. Peters

FDIC Conference Director Diane Rothschild recently spoke with William C. Peters, Apparatus Supervisor (Ret.), Jersey City (NJ) Fire Department, the recipient of the 2015 Tom Brennan Lifetime Achievement Award at the FDIC 2015 General Session, about the whole FDIC “experience.”

Firefighter Training Articles

Smiths Detection Expert to Present at International Association of Fire Chiefs 2015 Hazmat Conference

Smiths Detection hazmat expert Dr. Chris Weber has been selected to give two presentations at the industry's flagship...

Feds, state to host prescribed fire training in eastern SD

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) — Federal and state officials will be hosting two prescribed fire training sessions this spring i...

Take Time to STRETCH

Before you take over the world, take time to “STRETCH” and remember what it was that you wanted from your training of...

2 Turkish reconnaissance planes crash; 4 pilots killed

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's military says two of its RF-4E reconnaissance planes have crashed in central Turkey, k...

Firefighting Technology: Training with EVALS

In today's fire service training environment, we are all experiencing the challenges of the "new learner."

Fire Apparatus Driving: Drive to Survive: It Starts at the Top

Chris Daly-Are you ready to answer the difficult questions regarding the status and attitude of your driver training ...

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.


Education and Career Resources 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.


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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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: Are You Smarter Than a Rookie?

This next series of training drills from Forest Reeder pits veteran firefighters against new recruits, forcing them to test their knowledge about common firefighting concerns in their departments.


Fire Dynamics: It's Greek to Me: the Language of Modern Fire Protection

Glenn P. Corbett-Significant advances in fire behavior/dynamics study include computer modeling of fires and technical firefighting research. Is your basic glossary of terms up to date so you can keep up with these advances?

Fire Instructor Development

Take Time to STRETCH

Before you take over the world, take time to “STRETCH” and remember what it was that you wanted from your training officer, writes Brian Zaitz.

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.


Drill: Inexpensive VES Prop

Salem (VA) Fire-EMS Lieutenant C. "Mike" Elston brings you this new Traditions Training drill that offers an inexpensive way to train on vent-enter-search.   


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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February 2015
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