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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

Center Lights Way for Air Force Wildland Fire Management

Each year, more than 1,000 wildland fires occur on Air Force lands, burning more than 300,000 acres in some years. Th...

IAFC's VCOS and TargetSolutions Announce Winner of 2014 Training Officer Recognition Award

Every year TargetSolutions attends Fire-Rescue International, it is special. The annual conference, scheduled Aug. 13...

Ordinary People and Fire Extinguishers

William D. Hicks reports on a study done to refute the common fire service assertion that "civilians cannot safe...

National Fire Academy Announces New Managing Officer Program

The United States Fire Administration's National Fire Academy (NFA) announces a new training program aimed at improvi...

NTSB: New Jersey Train Derailment and Hazardous Material Release Caused by Lack of Crew Training to Identify Locked Bridge

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) determined today the probable cause of a derailment at Paulsboro Brid...

Former Georgia runner dies in car accident

CORDELE, Georgia (AP) — Former University of Georgia 400-meter runner Torrin Lawrence has died in a car accident. He ...


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

DICERS-VO: Protecting the Egress

Ray McCormack on how applying the DICERS-VO model allows you to protect your egress point on the fireground.

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

Traditions Training Drill: Window Roll

Wichita (KS) Fire Department Lieutenant Chad Cox offers this Drill which allows a firefighter to make a more efficient entry through a window.

Simulations

Training EMTs for "Real-Life" Responses

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

Fire Instructor Development

Mentoring for Success

A mentoring program can help prepare your team for victory and encourage new recruits and leaders to step up.

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

NTSB: New Jersey Train Derailment and Hazardous Material Release Caused by Lack of Crew Training to Identify Locked Bridge

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) determined today the probable cause of a derailment at Paulsboro Bridge in New Jersey, which resulted in a hazardous material release.

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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