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Firefighter Training Drill: Vent, Enter, Isolate, Search (VEIS)

Firefighter Training Drill: Vent, Enter, Isolate, Search (VEIS)

This drill focuses on a particular tactic that involves venting a room or area of a dwelling, entering the search are...
Firefighter Training Drill: Parapet Walls

Firefighter Training Drill: Parapet Walls

Doug Mitchell of Traditions Training provides an awareness drill on the dangers presented by parapet walls on buildin...

RIT Operations: Making the Stairs

Fredericksburg (VA) Fire Department Firefighter Donald L. Wedding offers this Tradidions Training drill which focuses...

Effective Teaching Strategies

I have served as an officer in the fire service for five years.

Making Sure Your Entire Water Delivery System is Combat Ready

Traditions Training's Dan Shaw emphasizes the importance of checking your hoselines for delamination of the liner fro...

Solo Forcible Entry and Saving Your Progress

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

Traditions Training Drill: Forcing Drop Bars

District of Columbia Fire Department Firefighter Raymond Edwards offers this Traditions Training drill which focuses ...

Positions for Forcible Entry with the Rotary Saw

Kentland (MD) Volunteer Fire Department Deputy Chief Roger A. Steger Jr. offers this Traditions Training drill that l...
A new firefighter training drill on door chocks from Traditions Training.

Firefighter Training Drill: Door Chocks

This quick drill from Traditions Training covers various applications for door chocks, the most cost-effective means ...

Firefighter Training Drill: Residential Cell Phone Site

Fire Department of New York Lieutenant Douglas J. Mitchell, Jr. offers this Traditions Training drill which focuses o...

Training Drill: Forcing HUD Windows with Hand Tools

Baltimore City (MD) Fire Department's Kyle Stephens offers this Traditions Training Drill on Forcing HUD windows.

Creating Dynamic, Real-World Multicompany Training Drills

As any fire department training officer will tell you, the position's responsibilities vary widely from managing the ...

Search Drill, Part 2 - Micro Search

In Part 2 of this two-part series on search drills, Samuel Hittle offers this Traditions Training drill regarding mic...

Search Drill, Part 1 - Macro Search

In Part 1 of this two-part series on search drills, Samuel Hittle offers this Traditions Training drill regarding mac...

Firefighter Training Drill: The House on the Hill

Join Pittsburgh (PA) Bureau of Fire Firefighter Dan Doyle as he presents this drill lecture at FDIC 2014.

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Akron (OH) Police and Firefighters Investigate Suspected Arson

Police and firefighters are investigating the link between a domestic fight and a suspected arson at the same apartment two days later.

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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.

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Firefighter Training Drill: Vent, Enter, Isolate, Search (VEIS)

Firefighter Training Drill: Vent, Enter, Isolate, Search (VEIS)

This drill focuses on a particular tactic that involves venting a room or area of a dwelling, entering the search area, and performing a search of that specific area.

Simulations

Training EMTs for "Real-Life" Responses

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

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.

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Continental Girbau Gear Washers and Dryers Qualify for AFG Grants

Fire departments can soon apply for grants to purchase equipment needed to heighten firefighter safety, including Continental Girbau Inc. (Continental) ExpressWash™ Washers and ExpressDry™ Gear Dryers.

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.

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 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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