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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.

Safety Officer Drill: Monitoring Crew Progress

Mon, Jan 21, 2013

In this firefighter training drill, consider the indicators of company progress that are provided and answer the sample scenarios as if you were the incident safety officer at a fire scene.

Safety Officer Drill: Monitoring Scene Operations and Conditions

Fri, Jan 4, 2013

What does the safety officer evaluate at a fire scene? In this drill, firefighters will review scene hazards or  operations and then list the ways they will identify it, if necessary.

Firefighter Training Drill: Safety Officer: Monitoring Incident Communications

Wed, Dec 26, 2012

This firefighter training drill discusses the importance of monitoring radio communications as an evaluation tool of imminent and potential safety hazards.

Firefighter Training Drill: Safety Officer: Initial Scene Duties

Fri, Dec 14, 2012

This training drill puts firefighters in a face-to-face meeting with the incident commander and asks students to establish an understanding of a number of incident factors.

Firefighter Training Drill: Safety Officer: Prioritize Hazards

Thu, Dec 6, 2012

In this fire training drill, firefighters will identify and prioritize hazards on the fireground and discuss how they would notify other members about them.

The Five-Minute Drill

Sat, Dec 1, 2012

A measurement of how well your crew performs fundamental fireground skills is whether or not they have to think of the steps to accomplish basic tasks-in other words, are they unconsciously competent?

Firefighter Training Drill: Safety Officer: Basic Duties

Thu, Nov 29, 2012

In this firefighter training drill, safety officers will identify hazardous situations they might encounter on the fireground and their responses to them.

Don't Touch the Roof: Aerial Drill

Thu, Nov 1, 2012

YOU MUST USE THE aerial device, like any other piece of equipment, regularly to be proficient with it.

Firefighter Training Drill: Hazard Zones

Wed, Oct 24, 2012

In this drill, determine which firefighting personnel and activities could take place in each zone of operation.

First Responders Test Disaster Preparedness at Newark Airport

Sun, Oct 21, 2012

The Port Authority held a full-scale emergency drill involving two airplanes at Newark Liberty International Airport (NJ)

FEMA Urges National Participation in Great Shakeout

Tue, Oct 16, 2012

In less than two days, more than 13 million people nationwide are expected to participate in the Great ShakeOut earthquake drill.

FEMA Encourages Participation in Earthquake Drill

Mon, Oct 15, 2012

FEMA is encouraging families, schools, businesses, tribes and state and local governments to participate in the first ever Great SouthEast ShakeOut, a regional earthquake drill in which participants -- from the District of Columbia, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia -- simultaneously practice the recommended action to take during an actual earthquake.

Firefighter Training Drill: Self-Survival Skills

Fri, Oct 12, 2012

In this drill by Forest Reeder, firefighters are asked to look at applications for self-survival skills and then consider the context that caused them to be used in the first place.

Water and Fire Damage Restoration Company Offers Tips

Wed, Oct 3, 2012

Paul Davis Restoration, Inc., a national franchise company and leading provider of fire, water and mold damage restoration services for residential and commercial properties is participating in this year's National Fire Protection Association's (NFPA) Fire Prevention Week, October 7-13.This year's theme is, Have 2 Ways Out and for children, Be Rabbit Ready.

Bel Air Company Burns House in Drill

Tue, Oct 2, 2012

Members of the Bel Air Volunteer Fire Company (MD) had the rare opportunity to burn a house to the ground during a training drill.

Window Safety a Common Theme in Awareness Campaigns

Tue, Sep 25, 2012

Multiple national safety awareness campaigns in October are leading homeowners nationwide to focus attention on their windows and doors. Fire Prevention Week (October 7-13), Crime Prevention Month and National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (October 21-27) are all being observed during the month of October.

Firefighter Training Drill: Officer Development: Management Functions

Fri, Aug 17, 2012

In this drill, firefighters are asked to consider how various terms and principles apply (or don't apply) to your organization.

Summer Olympic Drills

Wed, Aug 1, 2012

A summer training program is essential for providing firefighters with hands-on practice.

Firefighter Training Drill: Fire Department Infrastructure and Operations

Mon, Jul 30, 2012

In this drill, firefighters are tasked with becoming better acquainted with the organization processes and infrastructure of their department.

Firefighter Training Drill: Mentoring Program

Thu, Jul 19, 2012

As a company officer, one of the most valuable organizational development processes you can perform is to mentor your replacement.

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