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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...

Drills: Engine Company Work

Check out a collected of engine company training drills from the Fire Engineering archive.

Improving by Evaluating

When one takes an open and honest look at his performance and measures it against established standards, it opens the...

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...

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Drills: Are You Smarter Than a Rookie?

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