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Illinois Society of Fire Service Instructors Announces Training Program Manager

Sat, Oct 10, 2015

Training Program Manager (TPM) is a new Illinois certification course aimed at those who wish to understand all areas of management of an emergency service training program.

AFSA Announces New Arkansas Chapter

Mon, Oct 5, 2015

The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) is proud to announce the addition of the Arkansas chapter to its network of nationwide chapters.

What Would You Do? Single-Family Dwelling Fire

Mon, Oct 5, 2015

This fire occurs in a single-family dwelling at daybreak. Check out a new training simulation from John "Skip" Coleman.

Firefighter Training Drill: Alternate Tower Ladder Setups

Fri, Oct 2, 2015

This drill from Nick Martin discusses some options to reduce this distance and encourage you to learn your apparatus' specifications and capabilities before the fire.

Throw Back to Basics: Ground Ladder Tip Placement

Thu, Oct 1, 2015

In his new Throw Back to Basics, Brian Zaitz talks about the importance of proper ground ladder placement when working at windows on the fireground.  

Your Ability to Call a Mayday Depends on How You Wear Your Radio

Thu, Oct 1, 2015

Raul Angulo offers a perspective on firefighters using a leather radio strap and holster to carry their portable radio under their bunker coat during operations and identifies a potential danger in the case of getting pinned down.

Some Alarming Facts for National Fire Prevention Week

Fri, Sep 25, 2015

The National Fire Protection Association’s National Fire Prevention Week takes place this year from October 4 to 10. As a company that specializes in safety products and services, Apollo Safety, Inc. is getting the word out early on how to prevent fires in the home and business.

Turnaround: You Can Get There from Here

Fri, Sep 25, 2015

You've undoubtedly heard, "You can't get there from here"-probably in an impossible traffic situation, or you may have uttered it when trying to give directions to a difficult-to-reach location.

Firefighter Training Drill: Ladder Company Positioning

Fri, Sep 25, 2015

This drill from Nick Martin is a reminder of the importance of proper positioning along with some of the factors that must be considered to achieve it.

More Boundary Management

Fri, Sep 25, 2015

A timely management topic we started to discuss last month is how organizational boundaries are established, maintained, and revised-they pretty much establish the lane we all personally and occupationally "drive in" and describe what is acceptable behavior/performance as we go along in our lane. 

The Single-Firefighter Double-Horseshoe Below-Grade Rescue

Fri, Sep 25, 2015

While preparing for Tulsa (OK) Fire Department's fall company drill on below-grade fires, I became aware that most of our tactics for firefighter rescue rely on more people than will be available.

Flakka: a New EMS Challenge

Fri, Sep 25, 2015

It's a cool spring evening, and you have just finished the evening meal and settled in for your stint as "house watch." The bay doors are open, and you lean back in the chair to watch the passersby.

Throw Back to Basics: Nozzle Placement

Thu, Sep 24, 2015

In his new Throw Back To Basics, Brian Zaitz offers this drill that emphasizes correct nozzle placement and handling to exponentially improve the effectiveness of the entire hoseline crew.

Rapid Intervention Drill: Finding the PASS Device

Thu, Sep 24, 2015

When you consider rapid intervention training, most of your time and energy is spent on teaching a new technique (a drag, 2-1 advantage, and so on) or working on your proficiency with a particular maneuver.

Volunteer Recruit Training Programs: a Recipe for Success

Thu, Sep 24, 2015

Developing a volunteer recruit training program is not an easy task. Training officers often become frustrated when their research results in a "buffet" of recruit training programs located in their county, region, or state.

Sacred Obligation, Failure Is Unacceptable

Thu, Sep 24, 2015

Beyond all the rules and regulations, beyond all the laws and ordinances lies a much higher and much more relevant standard of living. Back in the day before everything was catalogued and categorized, they were called natural laws, God’s laws of nature, or God’s natural law.

IFSI's Jamar Sullivan named Instructor of the Month

Wed, Sep 23, 2015

The University of Illinois Fire Service Institute (IFSI) recognizes instructors who exemplify quality instruction, student engagement, professional demeanor and knowledge base. Jamar Sullivan is IFSI's September Instructor of the Month. He was nominated by Fred McClellan who is a field instructor for IFSI.

Criminologist Suggests Using MO Firefighters as Police Officers

Wed, Sep 23, 2015

University of St. Louis-Missouri criminologist Rick Rosenfeld, who is also an informal advisor to St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson, brought up the idea during a St. Louis Safety meeting Tuesday.

MagneGas2 Selected for Firefighter Steel Structural Collapse Training, Multiple Cities to Participate

Tue, Sep 22, 2015

MagneGas Corporation ("MagneGas" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: MNGA), the developer of a technology that converts liquid waste into MagneGas(r) fuel, announced today that MagneGas(r) has been selected for use in Fire & Rescue Steel Structural Collapse Training to occur this week in Clearwater, Florida. 

Four Children Hurt in Atlanta House Fire

Sat, Sep 19, 2015

Quick thinking by determined neighbors and years of firefighter training resulted in a dramatic late-night rescue Wednesday of a mother and her four children trapped behind burglar bars at a southwest Atlanta home

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The Latest: Worst floods may be over on coast, official says

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The latest on the rainstorm that pounded parts of the East Coast (all times local):

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