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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 ...

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...

Traditions Training Drill: The "Well-Hole"

FDNY Lieutenant Douglas Mitchell Jr. offers this new Traditions Training drill that uses a "well-hole," a b...

Traditions Training Drill: Window Roll

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

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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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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 operating in your specific area? Check out a new Traditions Training drill.

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Why You Should Attend FDIC

FDIC is a major event for the fire service, bringing together tens of thousands of firefighters, instructors, and manufacturers to keep up with the latest developments, tactics, and equipment in the firefighting industry. Frank Viscuso has some reasons why firefighters should be sure never to miss attending.

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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.

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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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CSB Chairperson Warns Against Use of Methanol During Laboratory and Classroom Combustion Demonstrations

Last week a team of CSB investigators deployed to the Terry Lee Wells Discovery Museum (The Discovery) in Reno, Nevada, where a flash fire on September 3 injured children and adults viewing a science demonstration.

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ISFSI Debuts Principles of Modern Fire Attack Video

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Two New Training Programs on Active Shooter Response

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