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Training Minutes: Chain Removal for One Firefighter

Ric Jorge and Donny Stefani discuss the "Treasure Coast Tensioner," a technique that allows a single firefi...

Bid on TEEX/ESTI Training in the NVFC Auction

Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) and Emergency Services Training Institute (ETSI) have donated $3,6...

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 c...

Training Minutes: Securing a Ladder on Pavement

In this firefighter training video, Ric Jorge and company demonstrate a method for securing a ladder on pavement usin...

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.

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Camden (NJ) Firefighters Face Heavy Fire Conditions at 2-Alarmer

On Friday, May 22, 2015, a dwelling fire was reported at 6 a.m. at 1131 Kaighns Ave in Camden City, New Jersey.

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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

Drill: The Company Officer

Fire Department of New York lieutenant Douglas Mitchell Jr. offers this new Traditions Training drill that discusses the importance and the responsibiities expected of this vital fire department position.

Simulations

Visit the RescueSim Incident Command Simulator Showcase at Interschutz 2015

Once every five years the acclaimed Interschutz Expo comes back to town and for the 2015 edition we would like to cordially invite you to join us at our exhibition stand for a firsthand demonstration of the RescueSim Incident Command Simulator.  The simulator will be demonstrated at the stand of our German partner MDAI (Hall 012, stand nr. A02) during the Interschutz from 8-13 June 2015 at the Exhibition Grounds in Hannover, Germany.

Fire Instructor Development

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 in a chain to gain access.

Live Burns

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

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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.

SOPs/SOGs

A Duty to Respond: Translating Your Fire Safety Message to a Multicultural Community

We all have our reasons for being firefighters. Whether it is fulfillment of a lifelong dream or ambition, the inherent need to help people, or the calling of community service or pride, you have made a conscious decision to become part of an elite group of individuals.

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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 ammunition.

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