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Bid on TEEX/ESTI Training in the NVFC Auction

Sat, May 9, 2015

Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) and Emergency Services Training Institute (ETSI) have donated $3,660 worth of training to the NVFC Auction, which benefits the NVFC Foundation. A total of six tuitions are available to the Texas A&M Municipal Fire School being held July 19-24, 2015. Each tuition is valued at $610.

Training Minutes: Securing a Ladder on Pavement

Tue, Apr 28, 2015

In this firefighter training video, Ric Jorge and company demonstrate a method for securing a ladder on pavement using some hand tools.

Training Minutes: Blind Forcible Entry

Tue, Apr 14, 2015

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.

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

Mon, Mar 30, 2015

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

Forcible Entry: Defeating a Swing Arm Security Latch

Mon, Mar 30, 2015

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

Training Minutes: Securing a Ground Ladder

Tue, Mar 24, 2015

In this Training Minutes video, Ric Jorge demonstrates another method for stabilizing an unattended ground ladder using rope and carabiners.

Operational Resilience

Thu, Mar 19, 2015

G. Howard Blythe examines this operational structure which can continually be refined and expanded to include all operations in which emergency services provide.

Training Minutes: Throwing Multiple Ladders

Tue, Mar 17, 2015

In this Training Minutes video, Walt Lewis and company demonstrate a way to efficiently and effectively throw multiple ladders on the fireground.

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

Tue, Mar 10, 2015

FDIC Conference Director Diane Rothschild recently spoke with Stephen Kerber, Director, UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute, who will give his keynote on “Finding a Voice for Fire Service Progress” at the FDIC 2015 Opening Ceremony, about the whole FDIC “experience.”

Take Time to STRETCH

Thu, Feb 26, 2015

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.

Training Minutes: Maze Confidence

Tue, Feb 24, 2015

In this firefighter training video, Ric Jorge discusses the concepts of training on entangelment scenarios and how to building confidence in students in survival situations.

Firefighting Technology: Training with EVALS

Mon, Feb 23, 2015

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

Intraosseous Access: What's Out There?

Mon, Feb 23, 2015

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

Wed, Feb 18, 2015

The University of Illinois Fire Service Institute (IFSI) recognizes instructors who exemplify quality instruction, student engagement, professional demeanor and knowledge base. Joe Drennan is IFSI's February Instructor of the Month.

Training Minutes: Ground Ladders on Concrete

Tue, Feb 17, 2015

In this training video, Walt Lewis, Firefighter Jake O'Connell, and company show a method for safely overcoming obstacles when throwing a ground ladder on a difficult surface and in difficult circumstances.

SCBA: The Air Management Conundrum

Thu, Feb 5, 2015

Michael A. Clark discusses the importance of SCBA training and a method he implemented to help ensure firefighters aren't running low on air during structure fires.

Names in the News

Thu, Jan 29, 2015

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

Training Minutes: Footing the Ladder

Tue, Jan 27, 2015

In this fire training video, Palm Beach County (FL) Firefighter Ric Jorge and company demonstrate a method for stabilizing a ladder with a single firefighter for reduced staffing situations.

California State Firefighters Fired After Homicide Investigation

Wed, Jan 21, 2015

Two state firefighters were fired Wednesday and another has resigned after an ethics investigation prompted by the murder of a CalFire battalion chief's girlfriend.

IFSI's John Leonard named Instructor of the Month

Tue, Jan 20, 2015

The University of Illinois Fire Service Institute (IFSI) recognizes instructors who exemplify quality instruction, student engagement, professional demeanor and knowledge base.  

Training Minutes: Withdrawing Hose During Fire Attack

Tue, Jan 20, 2015

In this video, Orlando (FL) District Chief Walt Lewis and company discuss training on withdrawing hose when changing tactics during fire suppression.

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