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Training Options for Your Dive Team

Thu, Sep 4, 2014

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

The Nine Tire Drill

Tue, Aug 19, 2014

On March 7, 2008, two firefighters from the Salisbury (NC) Fire Department were killed when they were trapped by rapidly deteriorating fire conditions inside a millwork and manufacturing facility.

RIT Operations: Short Ladder for Firefighter Removal

Fri, Aug 15, 2014

Salem (VA) Fire-EMS Lieutenant C. "Mike" Elston offers this Traditions Training drill which uses a short ladder as an alternative to a stokes basket.

Traditions Training Drill: The "Well-Hole"

Fri, Aug 1, 2014

FDNY Lieutenant Douglas Mitchell Jr. offers this new Traditions Training drill that uses a "well-hole," a buiding feature that can reduce the amount of lengths you must stretch to reach upper floors.  

Traditions Training Drill: Window Roll

Fri, Jul 25, 2014

Wichita (KS) Fire Department Lieutenant Chad Cox offers this Drill which allows a firefighter to make a more efficient entry through a window.

Firefighter Training Drill: Vent, Enter, Isolate, Search (VEIS)

Fri, Jul 18, 2014

This drill focuses on a particular tactic that involves venting a room or area of a dwelling, entering the search area, and performing a search of that specific area.

Firefighter Training Drill: Parapet Walls

Fri, Jul 4, 2014

Doug Mitchell of Traditions Training provides an awareness drill on the dangers presented by parapet walls on buildings.

RIT Operations: Making the Stairs

Fri, Jun 27, 2014

Fredericksburg (VA) Fire Department Firefighter Donald L. Wedding offers this Tradidions Training drill which focuses on the sublevel removal of a downed firefighter.

Effective Teaching Strategies

Mon, Jun 23, 2014

I have served as an officer in the fire service for five years.

Making Sure Your Entire Water Delivery System is Combat Ready

Fri, Jun 13, 2014

Traditions Training's Dan Shaw emphasizes the importance of checking your hoselines for delamination of the liner from the exterior jacket of the hose.

Solo Forcible Entry and Saving Your Progress

Fri, Jun 6, 2014

Lieutenant Scott Kraut of Fairfax County (VA) Fire and Rescue presents this new Traditions Training drill focusing on forcible entry challenges.

Traditions Training Drill: Forcing Drop Bars

Fri, May 30, 2014

District of Columbia Fire Department Firefighter Raymond Edwards offers this Traditions Training drill which focuses on forcing these secondary locking devices.

Positions for Forcible Entry with the Rotary Saw

Fri, May 23, 2014

Kentland (MD) Volunteer Fire Department Deputy Chief Roger A. Steger Jr. offers this Traditions Training drill that looks at forcible entry using rotary saws.

Firefighter Training Drill: Door Chocks

Fri, May 16, 2014

This quick drill from Traditions Training covers various applications for door chocks, the most cost-effective means of door control available to firefighters.

Firefighter Training Drill: Residential Cell Phone Site

Fri, May 9, 2014

Fire Department of New York Lieutenant Douglas J. Mitchell, Jr. offers this Traditions Training drill which focuses on responses to residential cell phone sites. 

Training Drill: Forcing HUD Windows with Hand Tools

Fri, May 2, 2014

Baltimore City (MD) Fire Department's Kyle Stephens offers this Traditions Training Drill on Forcing HUD windows.

Creating Dynamic, Real-World Multicompany Training Drills

Fri, Apr 25, 2014

As any fire department training officer will tell you, the position's responsibilities vary widely from managing the mundane details of scheduling and records management to the more active and engaging tasks of designing and instructing single- and multicompany drills.

Search Drill, Part 2 - Micro Search

Fri, Apr 4, 2014

In Part 2 of this two-part series on search drills, Samuel Hittle offers this Traditions Training drill regarding micro search functions.

Search Drill, Part 1 - Macro Search

Fri, Mar 28, 2014

In Part 1 of this two-part series on search drills, Samuel Hittle offers this Traditions Training drill regarding macro search functions.

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.

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