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Training Minutes: Access to Gated Communities

In this firefighter training video, Walt Lewis and company look at different means of obtaining entrance to gated communities, including tips to bypass access gates for fire apparatus.

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Mike Wilbur: Aerial Apparatus Operational Footprint and Scrub Area

Mike Wilbur discusses what the aerial apparatus footprint and scrub area is needed for each fire house.

Firefighter Training Articles

Training Minutes: Access to Gated Communities

In this firefighter training video, Walt Lewis and company look at different means of obtaining entrance to gated communities, including tips to by...

Throw Back to Basics: SCBA Check

The self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) provides us the opportunity to conduct interior operations, make aggressive tactical decisions, and s...

Emporia (VA) Firefighter Rescues Woman from Burning Building

An Emporia firefighter is being hailed as a hero after taking action and saving a woman inside a burning apartment.

FHWA and NFA Announce Educational Opportunity

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and National Fire Academy (NFA), are pleased to announce an educational opportunity to participate in the...

Seville, Spain, Air Crash Mobilizes Public Emergency Services

George H. Potter examines the response of Spanish emergency services to the crashing of an Airbus Defense & Space Company A4000 ATLAS Airlifte...

Report: 'Illegal Dumping' Actually Indicator of Firefighter Training

A recent report looked at how a suspected illegal dumping ground in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, turned out to be a site for countywide firefigh...

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

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.



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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What Would You Do? Downtown Commercial Fire

This fire occurs in a downtown commercial building. It has many apartments on the upper two floors and mercantile on the first floor. What would you do? Check out a new simulation from Skip Coleman.


Roundtable: Officer Development

What preparation for promotion does your department formally provide once the testing is complete and the list is established? Share your experienc...


Drill: Forcible Entry—Outward Opening Doors and Limited Space

Donald L. Wedding offers this new drill that demonstrates using the “spike” of the halligan to force narrow outward opening doors (less than 30 inc...


What Would You Do? Car Accident, Wires Down

This firefighter training simulation from Skip Coleman involves a multi-car accident that causes a power line to fall on top of another vehicle.

Fire Instructor Development

Throw Back to Basics: Catching a Hydrant

This week's firefighting basics training bulletin from Brian Zaitz focuses on an activity that may not always be given much thought: catching the h...

Live Burns

McHenry (IL) Fire Protection District Firefighters Conduct Live-Fire Training

Fire photographer Tim Olk recently captured some photos of firefighters with the McHenry Township (IL) Fire Protection District conducting live-fir...


Lockport (NY) Firefighters Pursue Training Center

Firefighters with the city of Lockport, New York, have gotten approval to install a new fire training center in a former restaurant, according to a...


Xtralis VESDA-E VEA Named 2015 Campus Safety BEST Award Winner

The award is the 11th for VESDA-E series detectors since introduction in 2014.


Ideologues and Their Bad Behavior

There are some in the fire service today who speak about and write about how we should change. About what we should change.

Firefighters Support Foundation

Video on Effects of Fire on Stored Ammunition

The Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers Institute (SAAMI) has produced a free 30-minute video showing the effects of fire on stored ammuniti...

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