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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.

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?


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.

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