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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...

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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.

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Oregon Firefighters Knocked Back at Strip Mall Fire

Firefighters knocked backward by explosive flames while fighting a three-alarm fire at a Oregon City strip mall early Wednesday sustained just minor injuries thanks to their protective suits.

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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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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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The Nine Tire Drill

On March 7, 2008, two firefighters from the Salisbury (NC) Fire Department were killed when they were trapped by rapidly deteriorating fire conditions inside a millwork and manufacturing facility.

Simulations

FDNY Christens BullEx Shipboard Simulator

The FDNY christened a new BullEx Shipboard Simulator named “Port Security” at the Fire Academy on August 26.

Fire Instructor Development

The Spectrum Model of Organizational Change, Part 1

Mark Wallace discusses some of the problems fire departments face when trying to implement change and introduces the acronym SPECTRUM to help identify the various aspects of organizational change.

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.

SOPs/SOGs

HP Recalls Six Million Laptop Power Cords for Fire and Burn Hazard

HP issued the voluntary recall on Tuesday, explaining that a recently discovered overheating issue made the cords a “fire and burn hazard.”

ISFSI

ISFSI Debuts Principles of Modern Fire Attack Video

In a new video, International Society of Fire Service Instructors (ISFSI) Past President and Hanover (VA) Division Chief Eddie Buchanan discusses fire attack and the SLICERS acronym.

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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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