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Thu, Oct 23, 2014

SKIDCAR System Inc Receives 2014 Z-Man Achievement Award from ALERT International

Thu, Oct 23, 2014

SKIDCAR System, Inc. company President, Dane Pitarresi, was proud to receive the 2014 Z-Man Achievement Award from ALERT International.

Challenges for Today's National Fire Academy-full

Thu, Oct 23, 2014

Robert A. Neale-The National Fire Academy has trained the nation's responders in executive leadership and advanced technical tactics for the past 33 years. It faces new challenges with a changing student demographic that wants instruction delivered with a combination of face-to-face learning, self-study, mobile learning, and social media.

P.2 ~ Challenges for Today's National Fire Academy-full

Thu, Oct 23, 2014

Robert A. Neale-The National Fire Academy has trained the nation's responders in executive leadership and advanced technical tactics for the past 33 years. It faces new challenges with a changing student demographic that wants instruction delivered with a combination of face-to-face learning, self-study, mobile learning, and social media.

Challenges for Today's National Fire Academy-full

Thu, Oct 23, 2014

Robert A. Neale-The National Fire Academy has trained the nation's responders in executive leadership and advanced technical tactics for the past 33 years. It faces new challenges with a changing student demographic that wants instruction delivered with a combination of face-to-face learning, self-study, mobile learning, and social media.

Mobilization Exercises: Long Island USAR Training

Thu, Oct 23, 2014

Brett Martinez-Long Island, New York, has distinct issues in dealing with catastrophic events because of its population and geography. USAR training addresses these concerns with annual large-scale exercises that allow task force members to focus on all aspects of deployment.

When to seek help

Thu, Oct 23, 2014

For first responders, job-related stress and strain can be off the charts.

NTSB report cites Conrail in New Jersey derailment

Thu, Oct 23, 2014

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) staff is finalizing its formal report on the November 30, 2012, Consolidated Rail Corporation (Conrail) derailment in Paulsboro, New Jersey, resulting in the release of vinyl chloride.

Responding to Opioid Overdoses

Thu, Oct 23, 2014

Scenario: Your medic has been asked to respond to a residence in your first-due area known for high drug use and frequent overdose calls.

(fireengineering.com)

Thu, Oct 23, 2014

As operations deputy for the Toledo (OH) Department of Fire and Rescue, my first experience with compressed air foam systems (CAFS) was at a large fire in an apartment building of balloon construction.

Five Steps to a Successful Annual Training Plan

Thu, Oct 23, 2014

My boss, a former U.S. Army infantry battalion commander, would constantly give me his thoughts about using a "matrix."

Simplifying Hoseline Selection for the First-In Officer

Thu, Oct 23, 2014

New fire officers are trained in many areas: composing memos, resolving conflicts, developing standard operating guidelines (SOGs), creating incident action plans, implementing the incident command system, and a range of other managerial functions.

Humpday Hangout: Firefighter Training and Ebola

Wed, Oct 22, 2014

On today's Humpday Hangout chat, Fire Engineering Editor in Chief Bobby Halton and Fire Rescue Editor in Chief Erich Roden talk to Danny Sheridan of the FDNY and North Charleston's Matt McDowell about training.

ASTM International Reveals New Brand Identity

Tue, Oct 21, 2014

ASTM International introduced its new brand identity today at the fall meetings of the ASTM board of directors in Seoul, South Korea.

Ebola Resources and Safety Training for Firefighters

Tue, Oct 21, 2014

Mary Jane Dittmar has an update on the Ebola crisis and how it is affecting firefighters and front-line responders.

New SafEye 950/960 Toxic Gas Detectors

Tue, Oct 21, 2014

Spectrex, Inc. has released the newest additions to the SafEye Open Path Gas Detector range.

Crash Kills Missouri Fire Chief Heading to Fire

Tue, Oct 21, 2014

A Missouri fire chief on his way to a fire call was killed in a crash Monday.

Ebola Crisis in Spain Demonstrates the Need for Professional Crisis Management

Mon, Oct 20, 2014

Spain-based fire service instructor George Potter reviews that country's response to its Ebola cases and reviews some lessons learned for emergency responders to the crisis.

USFA Coffee Break Training: Fire Dynamics The A, B, C, D and K's of Fire

Sat, Oct 18, 2014

SKIDCAR System, Inc. Receives the 2014 Z-Man Achievement Award from ALERT International

Sat, Oct 18, 2014

SKIDCAR System, Inc. company President, Dane Pitarresi, was proud to receive the 2014 Z-Man Achievement Award from ALERT International.

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