In this month's drill, Tony Carroll looks at an out-of-air emergency line-of-duty death and its implications for firefighter training.
The Rochester Drill outlines and illustrates how to rescue a firefighter who is trapped in a failed floor but who has not fallen through.
Jerry Knapp looks at a proven method for designing large-scale fire department training drills and outlines the steps to create one based on water flow testing.
Kevin Cashman explains the benefits of how conducting wildfire evacuation drills will prepare communities for the increasing likelihood of these destructive, increasingly common disasters.
Carl Meyer explains how having this training kit accessible on the apparatus can facilitate crews in practicing how to estimate hose stretches for fires in high-rises and other structures.
Bob Carpenter offers a summary of five “Laws of Adult Learning” that have become the blueprint for many productive departmentwide initiatives and company training.
Hazardous materials emergency responders William A. Henle and Steven L. Hermann go in-depth on how to improve training standards for greater, more transparent results with “full-scale exercises.”
This presentation from Raul Angulo answers the above question with numerous creative and exciting drills and ideas for engine and ladder companies and individual firefighter skills.
The use of shipping containers for live fire training at fixed sites or as mobile units has become very popular in North America over the past decade. Much of the training has value to participating personnel, but there are some concerns about direct or indirect dangers to the firefighters being trained and to the trainers.
Eric Grootendorst explains the benefits of maximizing the skills of your department’s technical rescue team.