On Demand

Firefighter Fitness and Conditioning: Impacts on Fireground Decision Making

Thu, Jul 10 2014 12:00:00

This webcast discusses clinical findings that provide insights into the physical effects on firefighter cognition that could support training, policy, and improved safety features that may decrease firefighter injuries and deaths. It explores what has come to be commonly understood: Firefighters with higher levels of overall fitness make better decisions under stress.


Lessons Learned from the SC Fatal Sofa Store Fire

Thu, Jun 26 2014 12:00:00

On June 18, 2007, the Charleston (SC) Fire Department (CFD) lost nine firefighters at a furniture store fire. The instructor was the engineer on the first-arriving engine. Since then, the CFD has become a department that is leading the way in education and training nationally as a result of organizational learning.


Challenges to Implementing PPA

Thu, Jun 12 2014 12:00:00

This class reviews the past 35 years of study and implementation of positive pressure attack (PPA).


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.


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.