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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...

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...

SCBA: The Air Management Conundrum

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

Names in the News

Names of people in the news from around the fire service industry.

California State Firefighters Fired After Homicide Investigation

Two state firefighters were fired Wednesday and another has resigned after an ethics investigation prompted by the mu...

IFSI's John Leonard named Instructor of the Month

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

AFAC Releases New Research Cancer Study

In 2011, Monash was commissioned by the Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council (AFAC) to carry o...

How Well Do You Know Your Meters? Part 1

Kevin Yoos reviews two recent events that will hopefully make you think twice about a simple carbon monoxide alarm.

Construction Concerns: Hollow Core Precast Concrete Plank

In his new Construction Concerns, Gregory Havel looks indepth at the combustibility and uses of this common construct...

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...

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FIRE DYNAMICS

Three-Alarm Fire Damages Nine Homes in Baltimore

Firefighters battled a three-alarm fire in northwest Baltimore.

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: Are You Smarter Than a Rookie?

This next series of training drills from Forest Reeder pits veteran firefighters against new recruits, forcing them to test their knowledge about common firefighting concerns in their departments.

Simulations

Fire Dynamics: It's Greek to Me: the Language of Modern Fire Protection

Glenn P. Corbett-Significant advances in fire behavior/dynamics study include computer modeling of fires and technical firefighting research. Is your basic glossary of terms up to date so you can keep up with these advances?

Fire Instructor Development

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 officer, writes Brian Zaitz.

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

Drill: Inexpensive VES Prop

Salem (VA) Fire-EMS Lieutenant C. "Mike" Elston brings you this new Traditions Training drill that offers an inexpensive way to train on vent-enter-search.   

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

New Firefighter Leadership and Management Training Programs Available

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.

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