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Drills: Truck Company Work

Check out an assortment of drills from Forest Reeder reviewing some basic truck company skills that you can use to tr...

Drills: Engine Company Work

Check out a collected of engine company training drills from the Fire Engineering archive.

Improving by Evaluating

When one takes an open and honest look at his performance and measures it against established standards, it opens the...

Drill: New Architecture = New Tactics

Fairfax County (VA) Fire and Rescue Lieutenant Scott Kraut offers this new Traditions Training dill focusing on one t...

The Professional Volunteer Fire Department, Part 17: Planning That Drill

It imperative that the drills be well thought-out, planned, and coordinated to deliver the maximum impact and to keep...

TT Drill: "Give Us 15 Feet More"

Samuel Hittle offers this Traditions Training drill which focuses on how to gauge the amount of line to feed the nozz...

Commercial Search Training Drill: Finding Lost Firefighters

Alex Langbell reviews a large-scale drill conducted by the Yakima (WA) Fire Department Training Division simulating t...

Firefighter Training Drill: The "Outboard" Forcible Entry Saw

D.C. Fire Captain Danny Troxell shares a drill that describes converting a rotary saw blade to the outboard side of t...

Five Steps to a Successful Annual Training Plan

My boss, a former U.S. Army infantry battalion commander, would constantly give me his thoughts about using a "m...

Tagline Searchline Essentials

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

USFA Coffee Break Training: A Screening Method for Juveniles Involved in Firesetting

The United States Fire Administration (USFA) has a new training drill out in their Coffee Breaking&nbs...

Key in Knob Through-the-Lock

Baltimore City (MD) Fire Department's Kyle Stephens offers this new Traditions Training drill that can be used to gai...

Traditions Training Drill: Improving Fireground Radio Transmissions

District of Columbia Fire Department Captain Danny Troxell offers this Traditions Training drill that can be used to ...

Traditions Training Drill: Reducing Visibility

FDNY Lieutenant Douglas Mitchell Jr. offers this new Traditions Training drill which uses wax sheets to practice work...

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 ...

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Exterior Attack: When to Use It

Dan Madrzykowski of NIST recently shared the following information on one fire department's experience fighting an attached garage fire.

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Roundtable

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.

Drills

Drills: Truck Company Work

Check out an assortment of drills from Forest Reeder reviewing some basic truck company skills that you can use to train your firefighters.

Simulations

NIST Video Examines Fire Dynamics in Chicago Line-of-Duty Death

A video from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) examines the fire dynamics involved in a fire that killed a Chicago (IL) firefighter in 2012

Fire Instructor Development

Construction Concerns: Trenching and Excavating

In his new Construction Concerns, Gregory Havel warns first responders of the dangers of entering these construction areas.

Live Burns

Tactical Safety: Back to the Future

Those who clamor for early adoption of new firefighting tactics have to realize that people's lives will hang in the balance and not every test burn will end up successful, Ray McCormack writes.

Props

Traditions Training Drill: Less Expensive Metal Cutting Props

Kentland (MD) Volunteer Fire Department Deputy Chief Roger A. Steger Jr. offers this new Traditions Training drill focusing on creating affordable rotary saws for firefighters.

SOPs/SOGs

Maintaining a Second Means of Egress

Daniel P. Sheridan says, take that extra time in your size-up and ensure that you have a way out, off the roof, or a general means of egress depending on the situation.

ISFSI

Humpday Hangout: The ISFSI and Firefighter Training

Fire Engineering Editor in Chief Bobby Halton talks firefighter training with Steve Pegram and Chad Hoefle of the International Society of Fire Service Instructors (ISFSI).

Firefighters Support Foundation

Ventilation: East Coast vs. West Coast

This training program from the Firefighters Support Foundation addresses the differences in regional ventilation techniques and provides some "tricks of the trade" for more efficient and effective application of techniques.

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