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Drill: New Architecture = New Tactics

Fairfax County (VA) Fire and Rescue Lieutenant Scott Kraut offers this new Traditions Training dill focusing on one t...

The Professional Volunteer Fire Department, Part 17: Planning That Drill

It imperative that the drills be well thought-out, planned, and coordinated to deliver the maximum impact and to keep...

TT Drill: "Give Us 15 Feet More"

Samuel Hittle offers this Traditions Training drill which focuses on how to gauge the amount of line to feed the nozz...

Commercial Search Training Drill: Finding Lost Firefighters

Alex Langbell reviews a large-scale drill conducted by the Yakima (WA) Fire Department Training Division simulating t...

Firefighter Training Drill: The "Outboard" Forcible Entry Saw

D.C. Fire Captain Danny Troxell shares a drill that describes converting a rotary saw blade to the outboard side of t...

Five Steps to a Successful Annual Training Plan

My boss, a former U.S. Army infantry battalion commander, would constantly give me his thoughts about using a "m...

Tagline Searchline Essentials

Fairfax County (VA) Fire and Rescue Lieutenant Scott Kraut offers this new Traditions Training drill focusing on the ...

USFA Coffee Break Training: A Screening Method for Juveniles Involved in Firesetting

The United States Fire Administration (USFA) has a new training drill out in their Coffee Breaking&nbs...

Key in Knob Through-the-Lock

Baltimore City (MD) Fire Department's Kyle Stephens offers this new Traditions Training drill that can be used to gai...

Traditions Training Drill: Improving Fireground Radio Transmissions

District of Columbia Fire Department Captain Danny Troxell offers this Traditions Training drill that can be used to ...

Traditions Training Drill: Reducing Visibility

FDNY Lieutenant Douglas Mitchell Jr. offers this new Traditions Training drill which uses wax sheets to practice work...

Firefighter Training Drill: Ingenuity in Firefighting Operations

How many times have the members of your fire department come up with a great simple tool that makes life easier when ...

Training Options for Your Dive Team

The Fort Wayne (IN) Fire Department is a mid-size department that has a very established and solid dive team with a m...

The Nine Tire Drill

On March 7, 2008, two firefighters from the Salisbury (NC) Fire Department were killed when they were trapped by rapi...

RIT Operations: Short Ladder for Firefighter Removal

Salem (VA) Fire-EMS Lieutenant C. "Mike" Elston offers this Traditions Training drill which uses a short la...

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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.

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Drill: New Architecture = New Tactics

Fairfax County (VA) Fire and Rescue Lieutenant Scott Kraut offers this new Traditions Training dill focusing on one tactical challenge found in a hybrid of the Texas Doughnut and the Podium construction architecture.

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What Would You Do? Fire in an Old Auto Repair Garage

Skip Coleman provides a new training scenario on response to a fire in an older ordinary constructed auto repair garage.

Fire Instructor Development

FCIA Releases Firestop Containment Worker Education Program and Manual

The Firestop Contractors International Association (FCIA) is dedicated to the education and promotion of the importance of Life Safety Firestop Systems and Effective Compartmentation to interested parties all over the world. The first step to widespread implementation begins with the education of the specialized Firestop Containment Workers performing this work.

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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.

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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.

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NAFA's FLEETSolutions Magazine Dives Head-First into Winter Weather

On the morning of November 19, the citizens of Buffalo, New York woke to find their region had been hit with snow piled taller than most human beings.

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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).

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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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