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Training Minutes: Blind Forcible Entry

How do you force entry on a door when your vision is obscured by smoke? Walt Lewis and company on how firefighters ca...

Forcible Entry: One-Firefighter Operation: Gaining Entry with a Rotary Saw

Many fire departments around the country face short-staffed firegrounds.

Forcible Entry: Defeating a Swing Arm Security Latch

Fire departments across the country often face swing arm security latches on doors.

Training Minutes: Securing a Ground Ladder

In this Training Minutes video, Ric Jorge demonstrates another method for stabilizing an unattended ground ladder usi...

Operational Resilience

G. Howard Blythe examines this operational structure which can continually be refined and expanded to include all ope...

Training Minutes: Throwing Multiple Ladders

In this Training Minutes video, Walt Lewis and company demonstrate a way to efficiently and effectively throw multipl...

FDIC International Keynoter Steve Kerber: Fire Service Needs to Find the Right Partners

FDIC Conference Director Diane Rothschild recently spoke with Stephen Kerber, Director, UL Firefighter Safety Researc...

Take Time to STRETCH

Before you take over the world, take time to “STRETCH” and remember what it was that you wanted from your training of...

Training Minutes: Maze Confidence

In this firefighter training video, Ric Jorge discusses the concepts of training on entangelment scenarios and how to...

Firefighting Technology: Training with EVALS

In today's fire service training environment, we are all experiencing the challenges of the "new learner."

Intraosseous Access: What's Out There?

Emergency medical services (EMS) have grown considerably since our humble beginnings in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

IFSI's Joe Drennan Named Instructor of the Month

The University of Illinois Fire Service Institute (IFSI) recognizes instructors who exemplify quality instruction, st...

Training Minutes: Ground Ladders on Concrete

In this training video, Walt Lewis, Firefighter Jake O'Connell, and company show a method for safely overcoming obsta...

SCBA: The Air Management Conundrum

Michael A. Clark discusses the importance of SCBA training and a method he implemented to help ensure firefighters ar...

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Firefighters Battle 2-Alarm Bloomfield (NJ) House Fire

Firefighters responded today to a working house fire in Bloomfield, New Jersey, that went to two alarms.


Roundtable: Officer Development

What preparation for promotion does your department formally provide once the testing is complete and the list is established? Share your experience and knowledge with other firefighters from around the nation and world.


Rochester (MN) Firefighters Learning How to Rescue Their Own

Every now and then firefighters practice scenarios they hope to never use, and on Wednesday crews in Rochester got some hands on drills.


Allied Specialty Vehicles Announces Exclusive Partnership with Westport for Natural Gas Alternative Fuel System

Allied Specialty Vehicles (ASV), a manufacturer of motor vehicles for commercial, fire & emergency and recreation markets, today announced an exclusive partnership with Westport, a global leader in alternative fuel, low-emissions transportation technologies. 

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Training Minutes: Blind Forcible Entry

How do you force entry on a door when your vision is obscured by smoke? Walt Lewis and company on how firefighters can perform forcible entry blind on both inward- and outward-opening doors.

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Investigators Examining Training Issues in Hartford (CT)

Investigators are digging into training reports that show Hartford firefighter Kevin Bell, who died in a fire last October, had not participated in live fire training in more than a year and a half. The state requires every firefighter to participate in a drill or be called out to at least one live fire every year


Spike the Jamb

Practice at and become efficient in the “Spike the Jamb” forcible entry technique, and I can guarantee it will be your go-to move when forcing an inward swinging door with a wooden jamb, writes Carl Meyer.


One NASCAR Crew Member Remains Hospitalized After Pit Fire

NASCAR plans to review the circumstances surrounding a pit fire that injured three pit crew members during Friday night's Xfinity Seriesrace at Richmond International Raceway


Humpday Hangout: The ISFSI and Firefighter Training

Fire Engineering Editor in Chief Bobby Halton talks firefighter training with Steve Pegram and Chad Hoefle of the International Society of Fire Service Instructors (ISFSI).

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