Using this new technique as a lone firefighter to force an outward swinging door will minimize damage while decreasing frustration.
What if smoke was showing on arrival? What if this simple call turned into something more serious? What if this was a working fire and the crew with you at that moment was all you had during the event's first 10 minutes?
In this Training Minutes video, Walt Lewis and company demonstrate the use of a K Tool for forcible entry situations and discusses its application.
It is becoming increasingly evident that firefighters are at a much higher risk for cardiovascular disease than workers in any other profession.
This second part of Samuel Hittle's two-part training drill focuses on attacking the hinges.
In 1961, 15-year-old Bob Murray was sworn in as the newest member of the Five Points Delaware Junior Firefighter program.
In the first of this two-part drill, Wichita (KS) Fire Department Lieutenant Samuel Hittle looks at your next move when this all-important forcible entry technique fails.
Tanker shuttle operations are a fundamental fireground function for many fire departments, so it is important to fully understand the role each apparatus play in the operation and how your apparatus best operates to maximize efficiency on the fireground, writes Brian Zaitz.
Joe Pronesti examines the January 26, 2014, line-of-duty deaths of Toledo (OH) Fire Department members Stephen Machcinski and James Dickman.
Each year, hundreds of fire departments around the nation participate in exercises to test their readiness for hazards ranging from hazardous materials spills to mass casualty incidents and severe flooding.