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Student Dies in Ontario Firefighter Training Exercise

Mon, Feb 9, 2015

A 30-year-old student died during a firefighter training event Sunday in Hanover, Ontario.

USFA Coffee Break Training: Hazardous Materials - Fuel Hoarding and Container Sizes

Sun, Feb 8, 2015

The student will be able to identify maximum allowable flammable and combustible liquid container sizes.

Union: Less Than Half D.C. Firefighters Have Specialized Metro Emergency Training

Sun, Feb 8, 2015

After last month's deadly smoke incident on Metrorail at the L’Enfant Plaza station, the interim fire chief is promising changes after the firefighters union revealed that D.C. firefighters have received much less specialized training for Metro emergencies than other fire departments in the region.

UC Davis Student Firefighters Get Hands-On Opportunity

Sat, Feb 7, 2015

UC Davis has its own fire department, but what makes it even more unique is that the department actually employs a group of student firefighters in one of only three programs like it in the nation

Drill: Inexpensive VES Prop

Fri, Feb 6, 2015

Salem (VA) Fire-EMS Lieutenant C. "Mike" Elston brings you this new Traditions Training drill that offers an inexpensive way to train on vent-enter-search.   

SCBA: The Air Management Conundrum

Thu, Feb 5, 2015

Michael A. Clark discusses the importance of SCBA training and a method he implemented to help ensure firefighters aren't running low on air during structure fires.

NIOSH Report on California Firefighter's Death During Physical Fitness Training

Wed, Feb 4, 2015

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recently reviewed the 2012 of a California firefighter during physical fitness training.

Training Minutes: Moving the Attack Line

Tue, Feb 3, 2015

In this Training Minutes video, Nick Martin and company demonstrate the role of the backup firefighters in advancing the attack line and circumnavigating obstacles en route to the fire room.

Chattanooga Firefighter Upgraded Condition After Being Struck by Car

Mon, Feb 2, 2015

One Chattanooga firefighter is in the hospital recovering after being hit by a car

Cheshire FRS Incident Command Training Suite Shortlisted for Prestigious National Award

Sun, Feb 1, 2015

The Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service is proud to announce that their Incident Command Training Suite (ICTS), a virtual training facility using the RescueSim Incident Command Simulator has been shortlisted for the ‘Driving Efficiency Through Technology' award, which is part of the acclaimed LGC (Local Government Chronicle) Awards.

Edison (NJ) DPW Explosion Destroys Facility, Equipment and Highlights a Long-Standing Challenge

Fri, Jan 30, 2015

Mary Jane Dittmar has news on a recent four-alarm fire that destroyed the Edison (NJ) Department of Public Works facility.

"Mortgage Professor" to Help Long Island Firefighters Buy Homes

Thu, Jan 29, 2015

Nassau County Firefighters Museum in Garden City has invited a mortgage expert from Evolve Bank & Trust to speak with Nassau County firefighters and their families at a special session at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25th.

Training Bulletin: VES

Thu, Jan 29, 2015

VES is a quick, single-room search and rescue technique firefighters can use to search for and remove victims that can’t get out. Alex Langbell reviews some aspect of this tactic.

Names in the News

Thu, Jan 29, 2015

Names of people in the news from around the fire service industry.

Tactical Considerations for Spray Polyurethane Foam

Thu, Jan 29, 2015

This is not the same as traditional attic insulation; it requires different ventilation tactics and poses different concerns about flame spread, smoke production, stability, and added static loads, to name a few. P. J. Norwood and Sean M. Gray

The Power of Checklists

Wed, Jan 28, 2015

We have been trudging through a discussion about how the capability of a boss can be attached to a place on a vertical list of how that person operates within his job function.

EMS Respiratory Protection Made Easy

Wed, Jan 28, 2015

Scenario: It is the fifth day of a statewide health emergency.


Wed, Jan 28, 2015

January begins another exciting season of Training Minutes.

The Smartphone Photo Hunt

Wed, Jan 28, 2015

Cell phones and smart-phones: These days, almost everyone has at least one.

Fireground Accountability: Where Are We Failing?

Wed, Jan 28, 2015

The incident commander's (IC's) job as an "incident manager" has been consistently discussed and evolving since the birth of the American fire service.

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