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Learning and Leading

You begin as a learner and then become a leader-teaching others. It's "the circle of fire service life." PATRICK J. CHAMPAGNE   ...

Size-Up: Why Can't Johnny Read the Building?

Why some probies miss critical scene size-up information and some officers miss what is right in front of them. Frank Ricci and Sam Villani III&nbs...

Leading Today's Fire Service Youth: Using History to Understand Motivation

Although two qualities of today's youth-narcissism and entitlement-may not be conducive to the fire station or the fireground, their sense of civic...

Transgressions and Forgiveness

A friend called the other day and asked a question and hoped it would not insult me, but he was very upset and needed to vent to someone. 

Construction Concerns: Porches, Decks, and Stairs

In his new Construction Concerns, Gregory Havel looks at these common structures that responding firefighters may overlook.

Throw Back to Basics: Ground Ladder Markings

Ground ladders are critical firefighting tool; get them off the rig, practice with, them and ensure they are marked for use on the fireground, writ...

National Volunteer Fire Council Call for Presentations

The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) is now accepting presentation proposals from qualified instructors to educate first responders on i...

Throw Back to Basics: Catching a Hydrant

This week's firefighting basics training bulletin from Brian Zaitz focuses on an activity that may not always be given much thought: catching the h...

Training Minutes: Ric Jorge on Roof Safety

In this firefighter training video, Ric Jorge and company demonstrate a method for securing viable working space when dealing with "steep, sli...

Training Officer's Toolbox: Air Consumption

How well do you know your crew's air consumption capabilities? In this week's training bulletin, Brian Ward provides two air consumption drills for...

Throw Back to Basics: Down Firefighter Air Supply

This week's firefighter basics training bulletin reviews procedures the rapid intervention crew must take to assist a down firefighter.

Training Officer's Toolbox: Influence

As an officer, of any rank, there are several ways you influence your team members. Discuss this week's topic with your team and see where your tea...

Training Minutes: Chain Removal for One Firefighter

Ric Jorge and Donny Stefani discuss the "Treasure Coast Tensioner," a technique that allows a single firefighter to rapidly remove a link...

Bid on TEEX/ESTI Training in the NVFC Auction

Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) and Emergency Services Training Institute (ETSI) have donated $3,660 worth of training to the NV...

Ideologues and Their Bad Behavior

There are some in the fire service today who speak about and write about how we should change. About what we should change.

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FIRE DYNAMICS

NIST, IAFF Sponsor Event Focusing on Firefighting Tactics and Technology

The International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) and the National Institute of Standards and Technolgoy (NIST) are sponsoring an event at NIST.

Roundtable

What Would You Do? Sewer Fire

This fire involves a fire of unknown origin and materials in a city sewer system.  All traffic in the area has been stopped. Skip Coleman has ...

Drills

Throw Back to Basics: Air Bags

Brian Zaitz offers this new drill on air bags which, while not routinely used for extrication, are a critical tool in the extrication cache.

Simulations

What Would You Do? Sewer Fire

This fire involves a fire of unknown origin and materials in a city sewer system.  All traffic in the area has been stopped. Skip Coleman has another firefighting simulation for you and your crew to consider.

Live Burns

McHenry (IL) Fire Protection District Firefighters Conduct Live-Fire Training

Fire photographer Tim Olk recently captured some photos of firefighters with the McHenry Township (IL) Fire Protection District conducting live-fir...

Props

Lockport (NY) Firefighters Pursue Training Center

Firefighters with the city of Lockport, New York, have gotten approval to install a new fire training center in a former restaurant, according to a...

SOPs/SOGs

The Professional Volunteer Fire Department, Part 20—Safe Driving Policies

Thomas A. Merrill follows up his previous article on apparatus driver programs with this article, which offers just a few of the many important pol...

ISFSI

Ideologues and Their Bad Behavior

There are some in the fire service today who speak about and write about how we should change. About what we should change.

Firefighters Support Foundation

Video on Effects of Fire on Stored Ammunition

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

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