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Construction Concerns: Trenching and Excavating

In his new Construction Concerns, Gregory Havel warns first responders of the dangers of entering these construction ...

Water Supply: The Great Debate

Dealing with limited water supply situations is tough; we are trying to box with one hand tied behind our backs, writ...

Getting It Just Right: Don't Micromanage

Chuck French-Some subordinates accuse managers of "micromanaging" when they are simply managing. Learn the ...

Humpday Hangout: Tactics, Training, and FDIC

Fire Engineering Editor in Chief Bobby Halton and FireRescue Editor in Chief Erich Roden talk training and firefighti...

Construction Concerns: Adhesives in Manufactured Lumber

In his new Construction Concerns, Gregory Havel looks into the history and combustibility of adhesives in manufacture...

FCIA Releases Firestop Containment Worker Education Program and Manual

The Firestop Contractors International Association (FCIA) is dedicated to the education and promotion of the importan...

Humpday Hangout: UL and NIST on Fire Research

In today's Humpday Hangout, Fire Engineering Editor in Chief Bobby Halton and FireRescue Editor in Chief Erich Roden ...

Coffee Break Training: Challenges for Instructors of Adult Learners

The United States Fire Administration (USFA) has a new training drill out in their Coffee Breaking Tra...

NVFC and Columbia Southern University Announce Winners of the 2014 Scholarships

The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) and Columbia Southern University (CSU) are pleased to announce the winners...

Washington Resident's Quick Action Helps Slow Fire Spread

The simple closing of a door may have significantly impacted a recent fire in Washington state that injured a firefig...

IFSI's Randy Schlichter Named Instructor of the Month

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

IFSI's Steve Williams Honored at St. Louis Firefighter's Ball

Steve Williams, long-time field instructor for the University of Illinois Fire Service Institute (IFSI), was honored ...

Traditions Training Drill: Reducing Visibility

FDNY Lieutenant Douglas Mitchell Jr. offers this new Traditions Training drill which uses wax sheets to practice work...

Humpday Hangout: Firefighting Coast to Coast

So what are the real differences between East Coast and West Coast firefighting? In this week's Humpday Hangout, host...

Why You Should Attend FDIC

FDIC is a major event for the fire service, bringing together tens of thousands of firefighters, instructors, and man...

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FIRE DYNAMICS

Exterior Attack: When to Use It

Dan Madrzykowski of NIST recently shared the following information on one fire department's experience fighting an attached garage fire.

Training Days

Roundtable

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.

Drills

Drills: Truck Company Work

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

Simulations

NIST Video Examines Fire Dynamics in Chicago Line-of-Duty Death

A video from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) examines the fire dynamics involved in a fire that killed a Chicago (IL) firefighter in 2012

Fire Instructor Development

Construction Concerns: Trenching and Excavating

In his new Construction Concerns, Gregory Havel warns first responders of the dangers of entering these construction areas.

Live Burns

Tactical Safety: Back to the Future

Those who clamor for early adoption of new firefighting tactics have to realize that people's lives will hang in the balance and not every test burn will end up successful, Ray McCormack writes.

Props

Traditions Training Drill: Less Expensive Metal Cutting Props

Kentland (MD) Volunteer Fire Department Deputy Chief Roger A. Steger Jr. offers this new Traditions Training drill focusing on creating affordable rotary saws for firefighters.

SOPs/SOGs

Maintaining a Second Means of Egress

Daniel P. Sheridan says, take that extra time in your size-up and ensure that you have a way out, off the roof, or a general means of egress depending on the situation.

ISFSI

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).

Firefighters Support Foundation

Ventilation: East Coast vs. West Coast

This training program from the Firefighters Support Foundation addresses the differences in regional ventilation techniques and provides some "tricks of the trade" for more efficient and effective application of techniques.

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November 2014
Volume 167, Issue 11
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