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Throw Back to Basics: Catching a Hydrant

This week's firefighting basics training bulletin from Brian Zaitz focuses on an activity that may not always be given much thought: catching the hydrant and establishing a water supply.

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Drill: Forcible Entry—Outward Opening Doors and Limited Space

Donald L. Wedding offers this new drill that demonstrates using the “spike” of the halligan to force narrow outward opening doors (less than 30 inc...

Throw Back to Basics: Catching a Hydrant

This week's firefighting basics training bulletin from Brian Zaitz focuses on an activity that may not always be given much thought: catching the h...

Drills: Fire Behavior and Building Construction

In this set of firefighter training drills by Forest Reeder, he takes a look at some aspects of building construction and their impacts on fire dyn...

Firefighter Training Drill: Extending Ladders?

There may be an instance that calls for just a few more feet out of the ladder when you have nothing left. In this firefighter training drill, Scot...

The 12 Saw Positions Drill

Columbia (SC) Fire DepartmentBattalion Chief Nick Martin offers this new drill that focuses on building comfort and familiarity with “uncomfortable...

Throw Back to Basics: Forcible Entry for the Lone Firefighter

This training bulletin focuses on the one-firefighter force of an inward swinging door, commonly found on the front of most single-family residenti...

Lawsuit: Oakland Firefighter Rolled Fire Truck at Airport to Avoid Plane

A veteran Oakland firefighter rolled his fire truck at the Oakland International Airport last year because he was swerving to avoid a way...

Throw Back to Basics: Buddy Breathing

This simple drill from Brian Zaitz will ensure that if your firefighters face a low-emergency they are trained and proficient in how to handle it.

Firefighter Training Drill: Elevator and Stairwell Identification

Drills You Won't Find in the Books: Elevator and Stairwell identification Drill

In the first of his new drill series, Raul Angulo has a firefighter training drill on stairwell and elevator identification, including instructions...

Drill: The Company Officer

Fire Department of New York lieutenant Douglas Mitchell Jr. offers this new Traditions Training drill that discusses the importance and the respons...

Throw Back to Basics: Ladder Locks

This firefighter training bulletin shows three alternatives to the traditional leg lock, all designed to lock you into the ladder while affording t...

Throw Back to Basics: Forcible Entry: Inward-Swinging Door

Forcible entry is a task that can make or break a fireground. Brian Zaitz has a new training bulletin on one of our foundational skills.

Candles Caused Smoky Mattress Fire at USC Dorm

USC students knee deep in final exams evacuated a dormitory where a mattress caught fire Sunday night

Overcoming Panic: Stress-Induced Training and Education

You have just arrived for a fire with a report of people trapped. It's hot, and the smoke is heavy with no real drift or indication of the source.

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Mayday, New Hampshire Firefighters Escape Injury in 2-Alarm Fire

Firefighters became trapped and issued a Mayday during a two-alarm fire that displaced nine people last night in Franklin, New Hampshire, according to a report.

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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 experienc...

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What Would You Do? Car Accident, Wires Down

This firefighter training simulation from Skip Coleman involves a multi-car accident that causes a power line to fall on top of another vehicle.

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Throw Back to Basics: Catching a Hydrant

This week's firefighting basics training bulletin from Brian Zaitz focuses on an activity that may not always be given much thought: catching the h...

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McHenry (IL) Fire Protection District Firefighters Conduct Live-Fire Training

Fire photographer Tim Olk recently captured some photos of firefighters with the McHenry Township (IL) Fire Protection District conducting live-fir...

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Lockport (NY) Firefighters Pursue Training Center

Firefighters with the city of Lockport, New York, have gotten approval to install a new fire training center in a former restaurant, according to a...

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Xtralis VESDA-E VEA Named 2015 Campus Safety BEST Award Winner

The award is the 11th for VESDA-E series detectors since introduction in 2014.

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Ideologues and Their Bad Behavior

There are some in the fire service today who speak about and write about how we should change. About what we should change.

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Video on Effects of Fire on Stored Ammunition

The Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers Institute (SAAMI) has produced a free 30-minute video showing the effects of fire on stored ammuniti...

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