Webcasts


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Lessons Learned from a Near-Miss Mayday in Texas

Thu, May 22 2014 12:00:00

A first-hand experience. The Flower Mound Fire Department responded to a residential structure fire on June 17, 2011. While conducting a primary search of the second floor, an error was made and the wall was opened up, allowing the room to fill with flames. This disorientated the firefighters, who became lost in the fire room. A Mayday was transmitted, and the firefighters were able to self-extricate through a small set of windows seconds before the room flashed.

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The First Five Minutes: Effective Size-Up, Decision Making, and Communications

Wed, May 7 2014 12:00:00

This presentation focuses on the importance of the initial-arriving company officer's effectively sizing-up an incident scene, creating an initial incident action plan, and implementing/directing tasks to accomplish the incident objectives within the first five minutes after arrival.

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Lessons Learned from the 25 Most Deadly Fires in Firefighting History

Thu, Apr 24 2014 14:00:00

Hackensack. Vendome. Texas City. Station. Worcester. Each of these single word "descriptors" immediately conjures up images of incidents resulting in disaster for responding firefighters and civilians. In this class, the most important fires in American history are analyzed through a variety of lenses, including building construction, fire behavior, human behavior, and strategy and tactics. Emphasis will be on distilling the lessons from each fire.

Please join us for this webcast sponsored by Streamlight.

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Extrication Zone: Principles of Extrication

Thu, Mar 6 2014 12:00:00

Regardless of the degree of vehicle damage and the resulting level of entrapment, it is the responsibility of the responders to safely and effectively mitigate motor vehicle collisions. The foundation for successful mitigation is a solid, strong set of strategies based on the incident conditions.

Please join us for this Fire Engineering webcast sponsored by Amkus.

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Behavioral Health and Preventing Suicide in the Fire/EMS Service

Tue, Feb 25 2014 12:00:00

This presentation, sponsored by The National Volunteer Fire Council,  examines the tragedy of firefighter/EMT suicides and prevention measures that can be taken.

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