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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.

Firefighter Training Drill: Venting Top-Floor Windows from the Roof

Washington, D.C., Fire Department Captain Danny Troxell offers this drill to aid roof personnel in venting top-floor ...

Firefighter Training Drill: Truck Work Before the Truck

This drill details getting essential tools and personnel to the fireground to start performing truck company duties w...

How to Ensure That Your Department Fulfills Its Vision

Why are we here? Why does the fire department exist? What are we trying to achieve each time we show up for our duty ...


The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute have been ...

Firefighter Training Drill: Maintaining Access and Egress

FDNY's Dan Saalfrank of Traditions Training, LLC brings you this drill which focuses on forcible entry and egress wit...

Firefighter Training Drill: Forcing Double Doors with Cross Bar Panic Hardware

This firefighter training drill focuses on one particular method for accessing double doors with cross bar panic hard...

Firefighter Training Drill: Opening Up on Cape Cod-Style Homes

The Cape Cod-style home offers unique challenges within its building components. This training drill is designed to s...

Firefighter Training Drill: Outside-the-Box Apparatus Positioning

Apparatus positioning is paramount at the fire scene. In this "tabletop" drill, make use of your collectibl...

Emergency Power Units

Emergency power unit (EPU) systems, which allow operators to bypass the normal system in a malfunction, are common in...

Firefighter Training Drill: Portable Ladder Tips

Pull your ladders down or slide them out today! Doug Mitchell Jr. of Traditions Training provides a drill on portable...

Firefighter Training Drill: Out of Sight, Out of Mind

This drill provides insight into the importance of observation and response district familiarization. You will also f...

Firefighter Training Drill: Template for Quick Drills

Download a sample template for placing your department's procedures and information to be covered in weekly skills dr...

Traditions Training Drill: Forcing Round Padlocks Encased in Steel Guards on Roll-Down Gates

This drill focuses on one particular procedure that can be used on manual roll down gates that are secured with round...

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Has your fire department changed any tactics, evolutions, or procedures because of the findings of recent fire behavior studies? Share your comments with other firefighters from around the nation and world.


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 macro search functions.


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VectorCommand, in UK operational command support software for the emergency services and the oil and gas industry, and VSTEP, developer of advanced emergency response training simulators, today announced an exclusive partnership to integrate their products and offer enhanced emergency response training.

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FDIC 2014: Steve Kerber of UL

Steve Kerber of Underwriters Laboratories, this year's winner of the George D. Post/Fire Engineering Instructor of the Year Award, will be discussing fire dynamics and research during today's FDIC 2014 live Google Hangout.

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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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Still Time to Apply for the Action Training Systems Training Giveaway

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ISFSI Releases Position Statement on Fire Dynamics Research and Tactics

Given the latest research in fire dynamics and the potential impact on firefighter safety, the ISFSI board of directors unanimously releases this position statement.

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