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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.

Residents Jump to Safety, 100 Displaced in PA Apartment Fire

Wed, Jan 28, 2015

The fire began shortly before 1 a.m. Wednesday on the second floor of the Washington Tower Apartments in Fort Washington

IFSI Earns Re-Accreditation from Pro Board

Tue, Jan 27, 2015

The Illinois Fire Service Institute ((IFSI) achieved a five-year re-accreditation from Pro Board. The award was presented at the Pro Board's annual meeting in San Diego in mid-January. IFSI's Deputy Director, Jim Keiken and Kurt Glosser, Program Director for Curriculum and Testing were in San Diego to receive the official notice.

Fire Fighting Enterprises becomes FFE

Sat, Jan 24, 2015

Key Appointment Announced for Advanced USA

Fri, Jan 23, 2015

Standpipe Operations: Clearing a Clogged Fog Nozzle

Fri, Jan 23, 2015

Fredericksburg (VA) Fire Deptartment Firefighter Donald L. Wedding offers this Traditions Training drill which illustrates ways firefighters can fix a fog nozzle if it becomes clogged or comprised.

Kansas Firefighter Dies After Air Management Training

Fri, Jan 23, 2015

A 49-year-old Kansas firefighter died yesterday after participating in air management training.

Training Helped NJ Firefighters Escape Burning Building

Thu, Jan 22, 2015

Seven New Jersey firefighters were inside a High Bridge building when colleagues outside noticed that the smoke was changing color, from gray to a very rich black. That was a sign that "there's a lot going on, things are starting to be (quickly) consumed," firefighter Jeff Smith explained.

Drills: The Survival Essentials

Thu, Jan 22, 2015

Our next series of firefighter training drills from Forest Reeder focuses on developing firefighter survival skills.

California State Firefighters Fired After Homicide Investigation

Wed, Jan 21, 2015

Two state firefighters were fired Wednesday and another has resigned after an ethics investigation prompted by the murder of a CalFire battalion chief's girlfriend.

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