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Rochester (MN) Firefighters Learning How to Rescue Their Own

Every now and then firefighters practice scenarios they hope to never use, and on Wednesday crews in Rochester got so...

Drill: Roof Report

Prince George’s County (MD) Fire Department Captain Donald Fletcher Jr. offers this Traditions Training drill that re...

P2 ~ SCBA Boot Camp: A Firefighter's Survival School

Drills to hone your SCBA survival skills. Trevor Steedman

Firefighter Survival - SCBA Boot Camp: A Firefighter's Survival School

Drills to hone your SCBA survival skills. Trevor Steedman

Drill: Outside Vent Suitcase

Wichita (KS) Fire Department Lieutenant Samuel Hittle offers this Traditions Training drill which looks at the tasks ...

Drill: Was Humpty Dumpty Really an Egg?

Traditions Training's Samuel Hittle talks of how adaptions can become a dissimilar truth and encourages you to watch ...

Drills: Are You Smarter Than a Rookie?

This next series of training drills from Forest Reeder pits veteran firefighters against new recruits, forcing them t...

Yes, Your Engine Carries Ground Ladders!

Pittsburgh (PA) Bureau of Fire Lieutenant Dan Doyle offers fellow firefighters this Traditions Training drill to remi...

Standpipe Operations: Clearing a Clogged Fog Nozzle

Fredericksburg (VA) Fire Deptartment Firefighter Donald L. Wedding offers this Traditions Training drill which illust...

Drills: The Survival Essentials

Our next series of firefighter training drills from Forest Reeder focuses on developing firefighter survival skills.

The Professional Volunteer Fire Department, Part 18—Delivering the Drill

Remember, the training ground is the time to identify your department’s strengths and weaknesses. Repetition is one o...

Drill: The Louver Cut

This drill from Kyle Stephens looks at the "louver cut" and some advantages to this type of cut.

Drill: Vertical Fire Travel

Vertical fire spread can quickly make a "one-room job" escalate to a multiple alarm fire. Doug Mitchell dis...

Drills: Aerial Operations

Continuing our series of targeted firefighter training drill series, this week's group focuses on aerial operations a...

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...

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Rochester (MN) Firefighters Learning How to Rescue Their Own

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How do you force entry on a door when your vision is obscured by smoke? Walt Lewis and company on how firefighters can perform forcible entry blind on both inward- and outward-opening doors.

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Investigators are digging into training reports that show Hartford firefighter Kevin Bell, who died in a fire last October, had not participated in live fire training in more than a year and a half. The state requires every firefighter to participate in a drill or be called out to at least one live fire every year

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Practice at and become efficient in the “Spike the Jamb” forcible entry technique, and I can guarantee it will be your go-to move when forcing an inward swinging door with a wooden jamb, writes Carl Meyer.

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