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McHenry (IL) Fire Protection District Firefighters Conduct Live-Fire Training

Fire photographer Tim Olk recently captured some photos of firefighters with the McHenry Township (IL) Fire Protection District conducting live-fir...

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

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

P4 ~ 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 balance and not every test bur...

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 liability for fire departments...

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 burns in acquired structures.

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 Engineering Department and the ...

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.

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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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FIRE DYNAMICS

What Would You Do? Downtown Commercial Fire

This fire occurs in a downtown commercial building. It has many apartments on the upper two floors and mercantile on the first floor. What would you do? Check out a new simulation from Skip Coleman.

Roundtable

Roundtable: Officer Development

What preparation for promotion does your department formally provide once the testing is complete and the list is established? Share your experienc...

Drills

Drill: Forcible Entry—Outward Opening Doors and Limited Space

Donald L. Wedding offers this new drill that demonstrates using the “spike” of the halligan to force narrow outward opening doors (less than 30 inc...

Simulations

What Would You Do? Car Accident, Wires Down

This firefighter training simulation from Skip Coleman involves a multi-car accident that causes a power line to fall on top of another vehicle.

Fire Instructor Development

Throw Back to Basics: Catching a Hydrant

This week's firefighting basics training bulletin from Brian Zaitz focuses on an activity that may not always be given much thought: catching the h...

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Lockport (NY) Firefighters Pursue Training Center

Firefighters with the city of Lockport, New York, have gotten approval to install a new fire training center in a former restaurant, according to a...

SOPs/SOGs

Xtralis VESDA-E VEA Named 2015 Campus Safety BEST Award Winner

The award is the 11th for VESDA-E series detectors since introduction in 2014.

ISFSI

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 ammuniti...

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