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Traditions Training Drill: Reducing Visibility

Fri, Sep 26, 2014

FDNY Lieutenant Douglas Mitchell Jr. offers this new Traditions Training drill which uses wax sheets to practice working in light smoke conditions.

Humpday Hangout: Firefighting Coast to Coast

Wed, Sep 24, 2014

So what are the real differences between East Coast and West Coast firefighting? In this week's Humpday Hangout, hosts Bobby Halton and Erich Roden talk to guests Anthony Avillo of California and Anthony Kastros of New Jersey on some of the differences in firefighter operations in their two locales.

Why You Should Attend FDIC

Mon, Sep 15, 2014

FDIC is a major event for the fire service, bringing together tens of thousands of firefighters, instructors, and manufacturers to keep up with the latest developments, tactics, and equipment in the firefighting industry. Frank Viscuso has some reasons why firefighters should be sure never to miss attending.

We Will Always Remember 9/11/2001

Tue, Sep 9, 2014

An overview of the many events scheduled to commemorate Thursday, September 11, 2014, the thirteenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks involving the 2001 World Trade Center (WTC), the Pentagon, and Pennsylvania, confirms that the nation "will always remember."

We Will Always Remember 9/11/2001

Tue, Sep 9, 2014

An overview of the many events scheduled to commemorate Thursday, September 11, 2014, the thirteenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks involving the 2001 World Trade Center (WTC), the Pentagon, and Pennsylvania, confirms that the nation "will always remember."

The Spectrum Model of Organizational Change, Part 1

Thu, Aug 21, 2014

Mark Wallace discusses some of the problems fire departments face when trying to implement change and introduces the acronym SPECTRUM to help identify the various aspects of organizational change.

ISFSI Debuts Principles of Modern Fire Attack Video

Thu, Aug 14, 2014

In a new video, International Society of Fire Service Instructors (ISFSI) Past President and Hanover (VA) Division Chief Eddie Buchanan discusses fire attack and the SLICERS acronym.

Chief Keith Bryant Sworn in as IAFC President

Thu, Aug 14, 2014

The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) has installed Chief G. Keith Bryant, fire chief of Oklahoma City (OK) Fire Department, as president and chairman of the board for 2014-2015. He was sworn in at the general session of Fire-Rescue International (FRI) in Dallas.

IFSI Recognizes Joe Jay as Instructor of the Month

Tue, Aug 12, 2014

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

Construction Concerns: Fire Extinguisher Testing

Mon, Aug 11, 2014

In his new Construction Concerns, Gregory Havel discusses the use of portable fire extinguishers as well as the results from an Underwriters Laboratories ratings test.

Four IFSI Instructors Deployed for Idaho and California Wildfires

Thu, Aug 7, 2014

Three Illinois Fire Service Institute (IFSI) Wildlland Program firefighting instructors have been deployed to the Upper Micah Complex Fire outside St. Maries, Idaho. The instructors are part of a Type II Initial Attack Hand Crew.

State Fire Marshal Chris Connealy Receives National Award

Wed, Aug 6, 2014

The National Association of State Fire Marshals (NASFM) recently presented the President's Award to Texas State Fire Marshal Chris Connealy at the NASFM annual conference in St. Pete Beach, Florida.

Mentoring for Success

Tue, Jul 22, 2014

A mentoring program can help prepare your team for victory and encourage new recruits and leaders to step up.

"Those who can, do. Those who cannot, teach."

Tue, Jul 22, 2014

Since George Bernard Shaw scripted those words more than 60 years ago, the quote has been used to imply that people who are unable to succeed in the real world will instead get a job instructing others in how to do the job they cannot do themselves.

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.

(fireengineering.com)

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.

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