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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

Honeywell and UL Team Up to Launch the 2015 FDIC Scholarship Program

Honeywell (NYSE:HON), in personal fire protective equipment industry, and UL, whose Firefighter Safety Research Institute (FSRI) is dedicated to reducing injuries and deaths in the fire service, announced today they are teaming up to provide financial support for 25 firefighters from across North America to attend the 2015 FDIC trade show.

Firefighter Training Articles

Exterior Attack: When to Use It

Dan Madrzykowski of NIST recently shared the following information on one fire department's experience fighting an at...

Humpday Hangout: Extrication

Hosts Bobby Halton and Erich Roden talk to a panel of extrication experts--Aaron Heller, Isaac Frazier, and Dave Dalr...

Closed Door Helps Limit Fire Spread in Pittsburgh Fire

One firefighter was injured in an overnight fire in a duplex in the South Side Slopes section of Pittsburgh, Pennsylv...

Man arrested after Portland shooting, 2 sought

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland police say a 22-year-old man arrested in connection with a shooting outside an alterna...

One Killed in Columbus (OH) School Bus Accident

One pedestrian was killed and another injured following a crash involving a school bus and a truck in downtown Columb...

Drills: Truck Company Work

Check out an assortment of drills from Forest Reeder reviewing some basic truck company skills that you can use to tr...


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

Exterior Attack: When to Use It

Dan Madrzykowski of NIST recently shared the following information on one fire department's experience fighting an attached garage fire.

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

Drills: Truck Company Work

Check out an assortment of drills from Forest Reeder reviewing some basic truck company skills that you can use to train your firefighters.

Simulations

NIST Video Examines Fire Dynamics in Chicago Line-of-Duty Death

A video from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) examines the fire dynamics involved in a fire that killed a Chicago (IL) firefighter in 2012

Fire Instructor Development

Construction Concerns: Trenching and Excavating

In his new Construction Concerns, Gregory Havel warns first responders of the dangers of entering these construction areas.

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

Maintaining a Second Means of Egress

Daniel P. Sheridan says, take that extra time in your size-up and ensure that you have a way out, off the roof, or a general means of egress depending on the situation.

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

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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November 2014
Volume 167, Issue 11
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