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These free firefighter training programs usually include a video and a Powerpoint presentation. Many address advanced fire service topics or topics that are not often covered. Others reinforce the basics. They are targeted at both agency trainers and individuals.

Turnkey training. Agencies can use the programs by using the Powerpoint slides as distributed notes, running the video presentation, and pausing the video frequently to discuss the material presented. In this way, the training is consistent from session to session, trainer preparation time is greatly reduced, and the training is completely documented.

To be notified of future programs. Please send a note to staff@ffsupport.org with your comments on any of our programs. If you want to be notified when we post new programs (about every two months), include your email address.

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Two New Training Programs on Active Shooter Response

Wed, Sep 3, 2014

The Firefighters Support Foundation's (FSF) two newest training programs are now available. Active Shooter: Rapid Response and Treatment Model, Operational Detail is a follow-on to last year's introductory Active Shooter Response: The Rapid Response & Treatment Model.

Firefighter Training: Neural-Based Learning for Firefighters

Wed, Jul 2, 2014

The Firefighters Support Foundation's (FSF) newest training program is now available. Neural-Based Learning for Firefighters is a unique program, detailing for the first time several techniques based on advanced in neuroscience that can immediately enhance a fire fighters performance under extreme stress.

Where's the Cavalry? Training on Fire Response with Limited Staffing

Thu, May 1, 2014

Where's the Cavalry? Initial Management of a Structure Fire with Limited Manpower address the problems of volunteer and combination departments that, of necessity, often have skeleton crews initially responding to fires.

Firefighter Training Program: Responding to Gunfire

Wed, Mar 5, 2014

A new training program from the Firefighters Support Foundation addresses the types of gunfire events that first responders may find themselves at, what their actions should be to protect themselves, and what to do while waiting for SWAT to arrive on-scene.

ICS: Rightsizing for Each Event

Fri, Jan 3, 2014

ICS: Rightsizing for each Event addresses the misconceptions surrounding the Incident Command System (ICS) and demonstrates the practicality, advantages, and necessity of ICS at almost every scene and event, from the smallest to the largest.

Dealing with the Mentally Ill

Tue, Nov 5, 2013

The focus of this free training program from the Firefighters Support Foundation is obtaining time-critical information in short time frames during the chaos of any emergency scene.

Active Shooter Response: The Rapid Treatment Model

Wed, Sep 4, 2013

This 30-minute video program and accompanying 29-slide PowerPoint presentation from the Firefighters Support Foundation focuses on getting aid to the wounded within the golden hour, even while law enforcement is still clearing the structure.

New Firefighter Leadership and Management Training Programs Available

Tue, Jul 2, 2013

The Firefighters Support Foundation (FSF) has released its two newest free video programs, Leadership Principles for Public Safety Agencies, and Management Principles for Public Safety Agencies.

Firefighter Training: Hurricane Planning for Small- and Mid-Sized Agencies

Wed, May 1, 2013

This training program from the Firefighters Support Foundation addresses the phases of the hurricane event and the preparatory actions that agencies should be taking during each of them.

Firefighter Training: Terrorism Planning and Response for Mid- and Small-Size Public Safety Agencies

Fri, Mar 1, 2013

The Firefighters Support Foundation's (FSF) newest training program is now available. Terrorism Planning and Response for Mid- and Small-Size Public Safety Agencies addresses the role of public safety agencies in preparing for and responding to the grave potential threat of small-scale terrorism in the majority of the country

Video on Effects of Fire on Stored Ammunition

Mon, Jan 7, 2013

The Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers Institute (SAAMI) has produced a free 30-minute video showing the effects of fire on stored ammunition.

Firefighter Training: New Free Field Interviews Program Available

Thu, Jan 3, 2013

In this free training program from the Firefighters Support Foundation, Stan Walters, A.K.A. "The Lie Guy", describes a powerful narrative-based approach to gathering accurate, actionable information from both cooperative and uncooperative subjects.

FSF Provides Fire Service Response to Mass Shootings Program

Mon, Dec 17, 2012

The Firefighters Support Foundation's (FSF) training program, Preparation for and Response to Mass Shootings, is available free by download.

Free Firefighter Training Program on Basic Mayday Concepts

Tue, Nov 6, 2012

The Firefighters Support Foundation's (FSF) newest training program is now available. Mayday Basic Concepts addresses the various response strategies available to a firefighter who finds himself in a Mayday situation.

New Free Mass Casualty Emergency Care Program Available

Tue, Sep 4, 2012

This free training program from the Firefighters Support Foundation presents the basics of Tactical Casualty Combat Care (TCCC), an approach developed in combat zones over the last decade that has saved thousands of lives.

New Free Initial Scene Size-Up Program Available

Tue, Jul 10, 2012

The Firefighters Support Foundation's (FSF) newest free training program, Initial Scene Size-up, is now available.

New Free Emergency Management for the Fire Service Program Available

Wed, May 2, 2012

The Firefighters Support Foundation's (FSF) newest free training program, Emergency Management for the Fire Service, is now available.

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Wed, Apr 18, 2012

Firefighters Support Foundation today published its Charting Impact Report. The report demonstrates to FSF's support base and to the firefighting community its commitment to making a greater difference in the world.

New Free Fire Safety Officer Program Available

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The Firefighters Support Foundation's (FSF) newest free training program, The Fire Safety Officer: Roles and Responsibilities, is now available.

Firefighter Training: New Free Fire Scene Communications Program Available

Mon, Jan 16, 2012

The Firefighters Support Foundation's newest free firefighter training program defines communications and its elements, discusses best practices, and presents tactics that ensure that information is being effectively disseminated on the fireground.

Free Fire EMS Response to Civil Unrest Program

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