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Lessons Learned from a Bakken Crude-Oil Train Derailment

12 November 2015

In April 2014, the Lynchburg (VA) Fire Department responded to a Bakken Crude Oil train derailment. This presentation covers the challenges responders faced and lessons learned from this incident.


On Demand

Main Street Fires: Is Your Department Ready?

8 October 2015

Joe Pronesti reviews various types of construction firefighters may encounter in the “Main Street” sections of their response areas and their impact on firefighting operations.


Gaining the Tactical Advantage

8 September 2015

Employing scientific principles and training strategies, this class provides a template to increase efficiency, mental awareness, visual processing, and overall scene safety. The objective is to boost performance, both skills related and task/movement efficiency, to far higher levels and then hone them in various environments, making you faster, more precise, and ultimately far more capable in performance when it counts. The emphasis is on training for the game of life, where the knowledge and skills learned in training will one day translate over to the streets, determining life or death.


Clearing the Air: What Do You Get for “30 Minutes”?

3 September 2015

Critical decisions are made on the fireground, on the training ground, and in the boardroom based on “air.” How much air is still available? How much air has been consumed? How do we train firefighters to be critically aware of their air? How much air do we need to provide to keep our members safe? Recent research is shedding new light on this subject. The class covers the effects of working in self-contained breathing apparatus on the human body in terms of heat stress and its impact on injury risk and a firefighter’s ability to do the job on the fireground. The audience will see new data on how a firefighter’s physical abilities change with the second air cylinder and how this can be related to a firefighter’s preparation for the job. The tradeoffs between 30-minute and 60-minute bottles are also covered.

Please join us for this webcast sponsored by Avon Protection.


Rural Water Delivery

27 August 2015 register:WEBCAST