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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 ...

Training Options for Your Dive Team

The Fort Wayne (IN) Fire Department is a mid-size department that has a very established and solid dive team with a m...

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...

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Two firefighters reportedly had a near miss when they were blown down a flight of stairs in a flashover at a structure fire in Nazareth, Pennsylvania.

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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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Commercial Search Training Drill: Finding Lost Firefighters

Alex Langbell reviews a large-scale drill conducted by the Yakima (WA) Fire Department Training Division simulating the attempt to rescue disoriented firefighters in a commercial occupancy.

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VIPs Tour PPES Guardian Prior to Shipment to Republic of Indonesia

With the Guardian Safety and Survival Training System Simulator ready for shipment overseas, PPES held a VIP demonstration on Tuesday, September 9, 2014, at the company's new manufacturing facility in Atglen, PA.

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NVFC and Columbia Southern University Announce Winners of the 2014 Scholarships

The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) and Columbia Southern University (CSU) are pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 NVFC-CSU Scholarships: Joseph Ondrasek, Jr. and Marc Veilleux. 

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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.

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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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Panel to Discuss Controversy of Releasing or Withholding 911 Recordings

In New York City in November, the Christian Regenhard Center for Emergency Response Studies and The Academy for Critical Incident Analysis at John Jay College are presenting "911 Recordings--To Release or Withhold: Journalistic, Legal, Public Safety, and Family Perspectives."

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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).

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Two New Training Programs on Active Shooter Response

The Firefighters Support Foundation's (FSF) two newest training programs are now available. Active Shooter: Rapid Response and Treatment Model, Operational Detail is a follow-on to last year's introductory Active Shooter Response: The Rapid Response & Treatment Model.

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