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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 Oc...

P4 ~ Conducting NFPA 1403-Compliant Live Burn Training in Acquired Structures

A comprehensive guide to safe, effective, and compliant live burn training. Greg Fisher

Live Fire Training - Conducting NFPA 1403-Compliant Live Burn Training in Acquired Structures

A comprehensive guide to safe, effective, and compliant live burn training. Greg Fisher

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 ...

John K. Murphy on Training Liability: Q & A

John K. Murphy, attorney and retired fire chief from Washington state, recently presented a free Webcast on training ...

FDIC 2014 Preview: Live Burn Training in Acquired Structures

Greg Fisher, who heads the annual live burning training at FDIC, discusses safety and other considerations to live bu...

Report on Fire Service Training Fires Available

Under the auspices of the NFPA Fire Protection Research Foundation and in conjunction with the UMCP Fire Protection E...

Video: UL Attic Burn, Day Two

Check out video below from today's live burn by Underwriters Laboratories

Live from the UL Attic Burn Testing: Live Burn

Live from the UL Attic Burn Testing: Live Burn

Check out video from this morning's live burn during attic fire research at UL's Northbrook (IL) facility.

Live from the UL Attic Burns: Bobby Halton Chats with Fire Service Members

Chief Bobby Halton talked to Chris Hasbrook, P.J. Norwood, and others at today's live burn testing at UL.

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UL Fire Safety Journal 1

In Underwriter Laboratories' Fire Safety Journal series you can learn more about the impact that new materials, construction techniqes and emerging technologies have on Fire Safety today.

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SuperVacFans Provide FDIC Recap

They attended UL's presentation on the preliminary results of the latest PPV studies.

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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.

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Throw Back to Basics: Forcible Entry: Inward-Swinging Door

Forcible entry is a task that can make or break a fireground. Brian Zaitz has a new training bulletin on one of our foundational skills.

Fire Instructor Development

Bid on TEEX/ESTI Training in the NVFC Auction

Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) and Emergency Services Training Institute (ETSI) have donated $3,660 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.

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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

Ignite Fire Safety Awareness at U.S. Colleges

May is when families across the U.S. begin planning for their college-age children’s fall semester and either on- or off-campus housing needs. While there are more than 21 million college students in the U.S., unfortunately many of them are living in housing lacking fire sprinklers, smoke detectors and other critical fire safety protections.

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

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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