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.


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.


On Demand

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.


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.


Understanding the Physical Effects of Firefighting

Thu, Feb 20 2014 12:00:00

The course reviews current research in firefighter health and safety as it pertains to the cardiovascular (CV) stress associated with structural fire suppression operations. Types, magnitudes, and sources of CV stress are discussed within the setting of fireground operations; real incident data (physiological, video, etc) are used to illustrate stress in action. Research findings are translated into discussion points as they pertain to the individual firefighter, command and control decision making, and administrative planning and policy making.

Please join Fire Engineering for this webcast sponsored by W. L. Gore & Associates.