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Drills: The Fireground Playbook

Wed, Apr 29, 2015

How familiar are you with your fire department's standard response procedures? This next series of drills from Forest Reeder challenges firefighters to consider their "typical" actions in a given fireground scenario.

Drill: Roof Report

Fri, Apr 10, 2015

Prince George’s County (MD) Fire Department Captain Donald Fletcher Jr. offers this Traditions Training drill that requires companies to go out to structures in their first due, ladder the roof, and practice giving what their statement would be.

P2 ~ SCBA Boot Camp: A Firefighter's Survival School

Mon, Mar 30, 2015

Drills to hone your SCBA survival skills. Trevor Steedman

Firefighter Survival - SCBA Boot Camp: A Firefighter's Survival School

Mon, Mar 30, 2015

Drills to hone your SCBA survival skills. Trevor Steedman

Drill: Outside Vent Suitcase

Fri, Mar 27, 2015

Wichita (KS) Fire Department Lieutenant Samuel Hittle offers this Traditions Training drill which looks at the tasks of the outside vent position.

Drill: Was Humpty Dumpty Really an Egg?

Thu, Mar 12, 2015

Traditions Training's Samuel Hittle talks of how adaptions can become a dissimilar truth and encourages you to watch published content, read the studies, and interpret the data for yourself.

Drills: Are You Smarter Than a Rookie?

Fri, Feb 20, 2015

This next series of training drills from Forest Reeder pits veteran firefighters against new recruits, forcing them to test their knowledge about common firefighting concerns in their departments.

Yes, Your Engine Carries Ground Ladders!

Sat, Feb 14, 2015

Pittsburgh (PA) Bureau of Fire Lieutenant Dan Doyle offers fellow firefighters this Traditions Training drill to remind them the importance on the use and positioning of their ground ladders.

Standpipe Operations: Clearing a Clogged Fog Nozzle

Fri, Jan 23, 2015

Fredericksburg (VA) Fire Deptartment Firefighter Donald L. Wedding offers this Traditions Training drill which illustrates ways firefighters can fix a fog nozzle if it becomes clogged or comprised.

Drills: The Survival Essentials

Thu, Jan 22, 2015

Our next series of firefighter training drills from Forest Reeder focuses on developing firefighter survival skills.

The Professional Volunteer Fire Department, Part 18—Delivering the Drill

Mon, Jan 19, 2015

Remember, the training ground is the time to identify your department’s strengths and weaknesses. Repetition is one of the best ways to train to a competent level, writes Thomas A. Merrill.

Drill: The Louver Cut

Fri, Jan 16, 2015

This drill from Kyle Stephens looks at the "louver cut" and some advantages to this type of cut.

Drill: Vertical Fire Travel

Fri, Jan 2, 2015

Vertical fire spread can quickly make a "one-room job" escalate to a multiple alarm fire. Doug Mitchell discusses aspects of locating potential avenues for vertical fire spread.

Drills: Aerial Operations

Thu, Dec 18, 2014

Continuing our series of targeted firefighter training drill series, this week's group focuses on aerial operations and master streams.

Drills: Truck Company Work

Thu, Dec 11, 2014

Check out an assortment of drills from Forest Reeder reviewing some basic truck company skills that you can use to train your firefighters.

Drills: Engine Company Work

Wed, Dec 3, 2014

Check out a collected of engine company training drills from the Fire Engineering archive.

Improving by Evaluating

Wed, Nov 26, 2014

When one takes an open and honest look at his performance and measures it against established standards, it opens the door to improvement, personally and for the organization as a whole, writes Thomas N. Warren.

Drill: New Architecture = New Tactics

Fri, Nov 21, 2014

Fairfax County (VA) Fire and Rescue Lieutenant Scott Kraut offers this new Traditions Training dill focusing on one tactical challenge found in a hybrid of the Texas Doughnut and the Podium construction architecture.

The Professional Volunteer Fire Department, Part 17: Planning That Drill

Wed, Nov 19, 2014

It imperative that the drills be well thought-out, planned, and coordinated to deliver the maximum impact and to keep our members motivated to continue attending training sessions, writes Thomas A. Merrill.

TT Drill: "Give Us 15 Feet More"

Fri, Nov 7, 2014

Samuel Hittle offers this Traditions Training drill which focuses on how to gauge the amount of line to feed the nozzle team from the door or friction point when pushing, pulling, or making wheels.

Commercial Search Training Drill: Finding Lost Firefighters

Tue, Oct 28, 2014

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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