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FireRescue Magazine Announces Erich Roden as Editor-in-Chief

Fri, Jul 11, 2014

Lt. Gregory Pickard's widow accepts Ray Downey Courage and Valor award at FDIC

Mon, Jun 23, 2014

Lt. Gregory Pickard, of the Bryan (TX) Fire Department (BFD), who died of the burn injuries he incurred while attempting to rescue a fellow firefighter in a fire in a social hall, was named the recipient of the 2014 Ray Downey Courage and Valor Award at the Opening Ceremony of the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) in Indianapolis in April. Lt. Pickard was part of the rapid intervention team.


Mon, Jun 23, 2014

We are learning new concepts related to initial fire operations because of the Underwriters Laboratories and National Institute of Standards and Technology studies.

Effective Teaching Strategies

Mon, Jun 23, 2014

I have served as an officer in the fire service for five years.

Names in the News

Mon, Jun 23, 2014

DAVE BLETSCHER, a second-generation firefighter and captain with the Gifford (IL) Fire Protection District (GFPD), received a Special Service Award for his "Extraordinary Commitment to Fire Service Training" as an FDIC volunteer staff member at the 2014 Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Safety and Health Week: The Safety Officer

Wed, Jun 18, 2014

The safety officer, or anyone designated to fill this role on the fireground, has a lot more to consider on the fireground than a single company officer, or even the incident commander (IC) himself.

ISFSI to Unveil New Training Program 'Principles of Modern Fire Attack'

Fri, Jun 6, 2014

The International Society of Fire Service Instructors (ISFSI) is releasing a training program soon, "Principles of Modern Fire Attack," that aims to incorporate many of the findings of modern fire dynamics research.

Evacuating medical facilities

Fri, May 23, 2014

I enjoyed "Fires in Hospitals and Nursing Homes: Be Prepared for the Unexpected" by Dan Sheridan (Fire Engineering, February 2014).

Ten Steps to Creating a Successful E-Learning Course

Tue, May 20, 2014

Freddie Diaz-Batista returns to discuss the best and most proper ways to construct your e-learning fire service course.

Construction Concerns: Remodeling Older Buildings

Mon, Apr 28, 2014

Under fire conditions, firefighters should not assume that remodeling has used materials similar to the original construction materials, Greg Havel writes.

IFSI Recognizes Instructors for LARA

Sun, Apr 27, 2014

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

Names in the News

Fri, Apr 25, 2014

CHIEF DAVE CASEY was appointed as Director of Louisiana State University's Carrol L. Herring Fire & Emergency Training Institute.


Fri, Apr 25, 2014

I remember something I learned in the State of Ohio Fire Service Instructors course that I took in the mid-1980s.

Constructing and Implementing the Complete Training Program

Fri, Apr 25, 2014

Regardless of where you hang your turnout gear, the fire service is constantly facing challenges, from budget cuts and new technology to a consistent decline in basic firefighting skills.

Van Johnson Selected as First Recipient of $5,000 in Spartan Erv's '€Forged by Fire' Campaign

Mon, Apr 21, 2014

Spartan ERV (Emergency Response Vehicles) ("Spartan" or the "Company"), a business unit of Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPAR), debuted its "Forged by Fire" marketing campaign in January of this year to celebrate the firefighter and the many untold stories from the front line.

Air Bag Avoidance, Part 1: Air Bag Locations

Thu, Apr 17, 2014

In part 1 of this four-part series, Brock Archer examines the types of air bags responders will encounter and where they are located in vehicles.

FDIC 2014: Steve Kerber of UL

Fri, Apr 11, 2014

Steve Kerber of Underwriters Laboratories, this year's winner of the George D. Post/Fire Engineering Instructor of the Year Award, will be discussing fire dynamics and research during today's FDIC 2014 live Google Hangout.

Morris: We Are Obligated to Practice Risk Management

Fri, Apr 11, 2014

Walter Morris, training program manager of the Maine Fire Service Institute, is a staunch believer in the statement, "Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it."

Pierce Introduces All-New Saber Chassis at FDIC 2014

Thu, Apr 10, 2014

Pierce unveiled an enhanced version of its Saber custom chassis today at the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) in Indianapolis.

FDIC 2014: Operating Above the Fire

Wed, Apr 9, 2014

Milwaukee (WI) Battalion Chief Erich Roden discusses overachievers and innovators in the fire service during his FDIC 2014 keynote.

FDIC 2014: Riley, Schultz on Fireground Red Flags

Mon, Apr 7, 2014

Students in Monday’s FDIC 2014 workshop “Company Officer Development: Red Flags on the Fireground,” were taught how to identify “red flags” on the fireground that indicated impending danger or risk.

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