Webcasts


Upcoming

Company Officer Development: Red Flags on the Fireground

Thu, Dec 11 2014 12:00:00

Red flags are indicators of impending danger or risk. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has identified five of the top factors contributing to firefighter line-of-duty deaths: lack of command and control, inadequate risk assessment, inadequate communication, lack of accountability, and a lack of or failure to follow standard operating procedures. In this interactive session, students will view video and listen to audio that relate to these predictable problems; best practices for officers will then be discussed.

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On Demand

House Fires: Modern Strategies and Tactics for Aggressive Operations

Thu, Nov 20 2014 12:00:00

Residential fires are responsible for 75 percent of working fires for most departments in the United States and three-quarters of all fire deaths. Private dwelling fires are our most important and often our most dangerous alarms. This webcast offers a comprehensive examination of critical tasks that must be successfully executed at every house fire.

Please join us for this webcast sponsored by Avon Protection.

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Size Up for Safety and Effectiveness

Thu, Nov 13 2014 12:00:00

This webcast will examine why the strategy chosen by first-arriving companies and the tactics they perform can be entirely appropriate in the initial stages of a firefighting operation but may become ineffective and unreasonably dangerous later in an incident.

Sponsored by Key Hose.

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Under Construction - The Fire Department Training Program

Tue, Nov 4 2014 12:00:00

The training program is a living and dynamic tool combining resource demands, subject area distributions and other time sensitive information.  Many instructors and training officers will tell you it's best written out in pencil and it's always changing.  The old time circus act of the plates spinning on a stick illustrate the challenges of this important planning tool.  New things spin fast and get stuck up on their stick with ones that are wobbly due to inattention, lack of sexiness in the subject or the inevitable label that "they" said we had to train on this.

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Firefighter Mental Health: Helping Your Own

Thu, Oct 23 2014 12:00:00

This focus is on fire and EMS personnel suicides. Anecdotal evidence indicates that firefighters' suicides have been increasing. Firefighters are known for their ability to help others, but when it comes to helping themselves or their own, they are at a loss, particularly when it involves mental health issues and suicide. When a firefighter takes his or her life, the family, friends, and coworkers are left with the questions: What happened? Why did it happen? How did we not see it coming? How could we have stopped it? This presentation answers these questions--and more. It also provides attendees with tools to help them recognize signs and symptoms, assess the risk level, and create appropriate resources within their departments and communities for addressing this serious issue.

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