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Throw Back to Basics: SCBA Check

Thu, Jul 2, 2015

The self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) provides us the opportunity to conduct interior operations, make aggressive tactical decisions, and save lives. Brian Zaitz has a reminder on performing a check of this crucial piece of firefighting equipment.

Emporia (VA) Firefighter Rescues Woman from Burning Building

Wed, Jul 1, 2015

An Emporia firefighter is being hailed as a hero after taking action and saving a woman inside a burning apartment.

FHWA and NFA Announce Educational Opportunity

Wed, Jul 1, 2015

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and National Fire Academy (NFA), are pleased to announce an educational opportunity to participate in the National Traffic Incident Management (TIM) Responder Training Train-the-Trainer (T-t-T) program, which is a critical component of the Strategic Highway Research Program 2 (SHRP).

Seville, Spain, Air Crash Mobilizes Public Emergency Services

Wed, Jul 1, 2015

George H. Potter examines the response of Spanish emergency services to the crashing of an Airbus Defense & Space Company A4000
ATLAS Airlifter this past May 9 at Seville Airport.

Report: 'Illegal Dumping' Actually Indicator of Firefighter Training

Tue, Jun 30, 2015

A recent report looked at how a suspected illegal dumping ground in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, turned out to be a site for countywide firefighter training.

Construction Concerns: Fuels and Fire Behavior

Mon, Jun 29, 2015

In his new Construction Concerns, Gregory Havel looks at the different ways and definitions of how temperature is measured and how it applies to fire behavior.

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

Mon, Jun 29, 2015

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

Free Training Materials for Transportation Rail Incidents

Sat, Jun 27, 2015

A firefighter has been taken to a Flagstaff hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation after a mobile home fire in Doney Park.

Drill: Forcible Entry—Outward Opening Doors and Limited Space

Fri, Jun 26, 2015

Donald L. Wedding offers this new drill that demonstrates using the “spike” of the halligan to force narrow outward opening doors (less than 30 inches) or doors with limited work areas on either side when the “adz” cannot be set to gap and force the door.

Organizational Empowerment

Thu, Jun 25, 2015

Organizational empowerment is a lofty goal. The process takes time and effort to implement and realize all of the benefits both organizationally and individually.

Throw Back to Basics: Catching a Hydrant

Thu, Jun 25, 2015

This week's firefighting basics training bulletin from Brian Zaitz focuses on an activity that may not always be given much thought: catching the hydrant and establishing a water supply.

Drills: Fire Behavior and Building Construction

Thu, Jun 25, 2015

In this set of firefighter training drills by Forest Reeder, he takes a look at some aspects of building construction and their impacts on fire dynamics and firefighting tactics.

Firefighter Deaths in the United States Declined Last Year

Tue, Jun 23, 2015

The number of on-duty firefighter deaths in America declined sharply last year.

Training Minutes: Rapid Intervention Team (RIT) Operations

Tue, Jun 23, 2015

Watch a set of Training Minutes videos dealing with the Mayday, down firefighter removal, and the actions of the rapid intervention team (RIT)

Training Minutes: Ric Jorge on Roof Safety

Tue, Jun 23, 2015

In this firefighter training video, Ric Jorge and company demonstrate a method for securing viable working space when dealing with "steep, slippery, or sketchy" roof areas.

Fire Service CSI

Mon, Jun 22, 2015

It is imperative that fire service students take advantage of learning opportunities to improve personal and organizational readiness for future incidents, writes Eric G. Bachman.

Lockport (NY) Firefighters Pursue Training Center

Mon, Jun 22, 2015

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 news report.

Peninsula Firefighters Train for Passenger Rail Disasters

Sat, Jun 20, 2015

About 70 Peninsula-area firefighter medics drilled this week to learn how to respond to train disasters.

Firefighter Training Drill: Extending Ladders?

Fri, Jun 19, 2015

There may be an instance that calls for just a few more feet out of the ladder when you have nothing left. In this firefighter training drill, Scott Kraut shares a technique you can try with your equipment.

Training Officer's Toolbox: Air Consumption

Fri, Jun 19, 2015

How well do you know your crew's air consumption capabilities? In this week's training bulletin, Brian Ward provides two air consumption drills for you and your firefighters.

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