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The Professional Volunteer Fire Department, Part 21—A Typical Night in a Volunteer Firehouse

Thomas A. Merrill finds hope from a successful night of drilling at the firehouse.

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The Professional Volunteer Fire Department, Part 21—A Typical Night in a Volunteer Firehouse

Thomas A. Merrill finds hope from a successful night of drilling at the firehouse.

Throw Back to Basics: Webbing

This training bulletin from Brian Zaitz focuses on some uses for personal webbing, a tool that almost every firefighter carries in their gear.

Throw Back to Basics: Exposures

Brian Zaitz looks at one fire service topic that is rarely considered when discussing house fires: The location of these homes and the size of the ...

Throw Back to Basics: Bailout

Brian Zaitz has a new training bulletin on the fundamentals of firefighter self-rescue and bailout training.

Throw Back to Basics: Air Bags

Brian Zaitz offers this new drill on air bags which, while not routinely used for extrication, are a critical tool in the extrication cache.

Drill: Engine Company Operator Tools

Fairfax County (VA) Fire & Rescue Department Battalion Chief Dan Shaw presents this new drill that focuses on the successful actions of a disci...

Throw Back to Basics: Riding Assignments

Riding assignments and riding boards provide for clearly defined roles, tools assignments, and fireground expectations. Brian Zaitz provides an exa...

Drills You Won't Find in the Books: Roll-Up Doors--In or Out?

The second drill in this series deals with the forcible entry of roll-up doors. After you cut the door, do you push the panels into the building, o...

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...

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Main Street Roof Operations

Roof work may make or break firefighting operations in a “Main Street” building such as an attached taxpayer structure. Joe Pronesti has a review of some considerations for these type of fires.

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What Would You Do? Overturned Tanker Fire

This fire involves an overturned tanker with a 1203 placard. The fire appears to be from a leak of the front tank car near the cab area of the trac...

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What Would You Do? Overturned Tanker Fire

This fire involves an overturned tanker with a 1203 placard. The fire appears to be from a leak of the front tank car near the cab area of the tractor. Check out a new training scenario from Skip Coleman.

Fire Instructor Development

Throw Back to Basics: Rotary Saw

In his new Throw Back to Basics, Brian Zaitz looks at this vital fire service tool and how best to operate it when it is needed most.

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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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Identification Systems Group Announces Initiative to Improve Patient Safety

ISG offers exclusive products to provide complete systems of thermal wristbands, labels, printers that also include on-site consultation and ongoin...

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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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August 22, 2015 FORT BENNING, Georgia (AP) — The Army's new chief of staff, Gen. Mark Milley, is taking a calculated approach to argu...

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