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Drill: Outside Vent Suitcase

Fri, Mar 27, 2015

Wichita (KS) Fire Department Lieutenant Samuel Hittle offers this Traditions Training drill which looks at the tasks of the outside vent position.

It Wasn't Always This Way: Remembering Chief Bennett

Thu, Mar 26, 2015

Thomas N. Warren remembers former Providence (RI) Battalion Chief James Bennett and his contributions to firefighter health and safety.  

Fire Smoke Coalition Offers Special Promotion During FDIC

Wed, Mar 25, 2015

Every year the Coalition offers a "special" rate membership during FDIC.

High-Rise Boom Leads to New Training for Austin Firefighters

Tue, Mar 24, 2015

The downtown Austin skyline has changed with high rises in recent years and the Austin Fire Department has taken notice. Plans and exercises on how to fight fires several stories above the ground are now part of their training

Construction Concerns: Roofs: Snow Load

Mon, Mar 23, 2015

Gregory Havel's new Construction Concerns looks at the amount of snow load that a roof is designed to hold according to building code requirements among other variables.

Sean DeCrane: The Fire Service and Tunnel Vision

Mon, Mar 23, 2015

FDIC Conference Director Diane Rothschild recently spoke with Sean DeCrane, Battalion Chief, Cleveland (OH) Fire Department, who will give his keynote on “What Every Firefighter Needs to Know” at the FDIC 2015 General Session, about the whole FDIC “experience.”

Hurst Jaws of Life Announces End-User Preventative Maintenance Course Dates

Sat, Mar 21, 2015

Hurst Jaws of Life®, in the global manufacturer of rescue tools industry, will hold two End-User Preventative Maintenance courses this year. These classes include a mixture of traditional classroom instruction as well as demonstrations where attendees will be able to interact with the tools.

International Society of Fire Service Instructors Announces Instructor of the Year

Thu, Mar 19, 2015

The International Society of Fire Service Instructors is pleased to announce the 2015 Fire Engineering/ISFSI George D Post Instructor of the Year Award recipient, Eddie Buchanan.

Operational Resilience

Thu, Mar 19, 2015

G. Howard Blythe examines this operational structure which can continually be refined and expanded to include all operations in which emergency services provide.

FEMA's Fire Prevention and Safety Grant Application Period Now Open

Wed, Mar 18, 2015

Apply for FEMA's Fire Prevention and Safety grant to help fund your department's fire prevention and safety efforts. The grant supports projects that enhance the safety of the public and firefighters from fire and related hazards.

Holmatro Rescue Experience: The 35,000 Euro Extrication Challenge

Tue, Mar 17, 2015

During this years' INTERSCHUTZ exhibition - from 8-13 June 2015 in Hannover, Germany - we will organize a special edition of our Holmatro Rescue Experience: The 35,000 Euro Extrication Challenge. This international event is supported by the INTERSCHUTZ organisation (Deutsche Messe) and will be hosted outside on the exhibition ground, in an area of 1500 m2

What Would You Do? Four-Story Apartment Building

Tue, Mar 17, 2015

Check out a new training scenario from Skip Coleman on fire response to a four-story apartment building.

Fire-Dex Growth Continues, Now Operating a 2nd Shift

Sun, Mar 15, 2015

Fire-Dex has had another ground breaking historical event.  On March 2, 2015 they started a 2nd shift operation. As they continue to grow, it is their intention to provide world class products with the best delivery in the industry. Second shift operations will allow them to meet the growth demands and further leverage their site capacity and state-of-the art factory. Fire-Dex has been preparing for this for some time by training a supervisor, operators, and support staff. The 2nd shift has begun as a small crew with the infrastructure being set in place for continued growth opportunities.

Spike the Jamb

Fri, Mar 13, 2015

Practice at and become efficient in the “Spike the Jamb” forcible entry technique, and I can guarantee it will be your go-to move when forcing an inward swinging door with a wooden jamb, writes Carl Meyer.

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service’s Incident Command Training Suite Wins National Award

Thu, Mar 12, 2015

The Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service was announced as the winner of the Driving Efficiency Through Technology award at the LGC Awards ceremony in London on Wednesday 11th March.

Drill: Was Humpty Dumpty Really an Egg?

Thu, Mar 12, 2015

Traditions Training's Samuel Hittle talks of how adaptions can become a dissimilar truth and encourages you to watch published content, read the studies, and interpret the data for yourself.

Dr. Denis Onieal to Be Honored at National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner

Wed, Mar 11, 2015

The Congressional Fire Services Institute's Board of Directors selected Dr. Denis Onieal, Superintendent of the National Fire Academy, as the recipient of the 2015 CFSI/Motorola Solutions Mason Lankford Fire Service Leadership Award.

FDIC International Keynoter Steve Kerber: Fire Service Needs to Find the Right Partners

Tue, Mar 10, 2015

FDIC Conference Director Diane Rothschild recently spoke with Stephen Kerber, Director, UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute, who will give his keynote on “Finding a Voice for Fire Service Progress” at the FDIC 2015 Opening Ceremony, about the whole FDIC “experience.”

Hurst Jaws of Life Announces End-User Preventative Maintenance Course Dates

Sun, Mar 8, 2015

Hurst Jaws of Life®, an industry leading global manufacturer of rescue tools, will hold two End-User Preventative Maintenance courses this year. These classes include a mixture of traditional classroom instruction as well as demonstrations where attendees will be able to interact with the tools.

Pittsburgh Firefighters Agree to 4-Year Contract

Sat, Mar 7, 2015

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto's administration successfully negotiated its first major public safety contract with a union that supported Peduto's opponent in the primary election.

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