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Firefighter Training Drill: The House on the Hill

Fri, Mar 21, 2014

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

Fri, Mar 14, 2014

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

Firefighter Training Drill: Truck Work Before the Truck

Fri, Mar 7, 2014

This drill details getting essential tools and personnel to the fireground to start performing truck company duties when the truck is delayed or there is no truck company.

How to Ensure That Your Department Fulfills Its Vision

Wed, Mar 5, 2014

Why are we here? Why does the fire department exist? What are we trying to achieve each time we show up for our duty shift or are toned out to an emergency?

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Tue, Mar 4, 2014

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute have been working with some larger and some smaller fire departments on firefighting tactics.

Firefighter Training Drill: Maintaining Access and Egress

Fri, Feb 28, 2014

FDNY's Dan Saalfrank of Traditions Training, LLC brings you this drill which focuses on forcible entry and egress with an emphasis on door chocks. 

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

Fri, Feb 14, 2014

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

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

Fri, Feb 7, 2014

The Cape Cod-style home offers unique challenges within its building components. This training drill is designed to start some discussion at your kitchen table.

Firefighter Training Drill: Outside-the-Box Apparatus Positioning

Fri, Jan 31, 2014

Apparatus positioning is paramount at the fire scene. In this "tabletop" drill, make use of your collectibles to train on the driving and operating process.

Emergency Power Units

Tue, Jan 28, 2014

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

Firefighter Training Drill: Portable Ladder Tips

Fri, Jan 24, 2014

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

Firefighter Training Drill: Out of Sight, Out of Mind

Fri, Jan 17, 2014

This drill provides insight into the importance of observation and response district familiarization. You will also find some tips for the first-arriving companies of how to handle the particular issue at hand.

Firefighter Training Drill: Template for Quick Drills

Fri, Jan 10, 2014

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

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

Fri, Jan 10, 2014

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

Traditions Training Drill: Is Your Ladder Box Combat Ready?

Fri, Jan 3, 2014

This drill/review is to reinforce the importance of ground ladder proficiency on the fireground and briefly discuss the pros and cons to ground ladder storage and deployment.

Firefighting Drill Ideas for the New Year

Thu, Dec 26, 2013

To help you kick-start your calendar of training events, Fire Engineering presents 75 Company Level "Quick Drills" that you can use to improve the basic skill sets of your members.

Wayfinding in Zero Visibility

Fri, Dec 20, 2013

In their formative years, firefighters learn the necessary skills for day-to-day "wayfinding" as a slow, incremental, and almost innate process.

Firefighter Training Drill: When Is a Safety Officer Due to Respond?

Wed, May 22, 2013

In this drill, identify specific types of incidents in which a safety officer is due to respond or should be assigned by the incident commander.

Firefighter Training Drill: Safety Officer: Time Management

Wed, May 15, 2013

In this drill from Forest Reeder, firefighters are asked to consider important time-related benchmarks during a fire incident.

Safety Officer Drill: Defensive Operations

Fri, Apr 5, 2013

For the incident safety officer, exterior operation duties have specific hazards that extend beyond establishing and protecting collapse zones. In this drill, review these factors and hazards that occur during defensive firefighting operations.

Safety Officer Drill: Incident Communication Red Flags

Thu, Feb 7, 2013

In this week's safety officer drill, firefighters are asked to review the sample incident communications and complete the questions based on their experiences and options.

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