Drills

Though not every fire department responds to these types of incidents routinely, it is still important to make sure the members of your department are thoroughly familiar with the guidelines that apply to these types of incidents.
Drills

Comprising four evolutions, this week's drill focuses on developing proficiency in advancing hoselines to upper floors of a structure and extending the lines downstairs to extinguish a simulated basement fire.
Drills

Reevaluating the target hazards in your first-due helps you keep pace with changes to these structures. Plus while en route to these targets, you may find a few more you didn't know existed previously. This week's drill provides the framework to conduct your own review of target hazards in your first-due.
Drills

While helicopter landings may occur infrequently in your jurisdiction, periodically reviewing your department's medevac helicopter operations will keep your members abreast of any changes in your department's or various medevac agencies' SOPs.
Drills

Teamwork is essential to hoseline advancement. It's needed not only between ventilation crews and the hose team, and the search and rescue crew and the hose team, but it is also critical among hose team members.