Drills, Firefighter Training

Drills You’re Not Going to Find in the Books

Issue 04 and Volume 173.

By RAUL A. ANGULO Company drills prepare you for battle. The battle includes saving lives, extinguishing fires, and bringing your entire crew back home safe and alive. The first half of this article talks about that preparation. The second half will give you five drills you’re not going to find in the books. RELATED FIREFIGHTER TRAINING Q & A: Raul Angulo on Drills You Won’t Find in the Books Plastic Tubing Ax Scabbards Drills You Won’t Find in the Books: Bangor Ladder Rescue for H-Shaped Buildings Drills You Won’t Find in the Books: Stokes Snow Sled Drill Most, if not all, of the drills for the firefighter are found in the Firefighter I and II curriculum. Once firefighters make it into the company, the department training calendar becomes bombarded with required and certified annual training. For example, this could include incident command system/incident management system training, hazmat, emergency medical services…

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