Drills

More and more firefighters succumb to heart-related injuries each year. This week's drill will provide members with an opportunity to evaluate their own physical fitness and create a goal-setting worksheet.
Drills

This week's drill is the second component of Howard A. Chatterton's two-part SCBA drill found in his Volunteer Training Drills-A Year of Weekly Drills. The drill's objective is to review the procedures for using SCBA and to develop proficiency in its use. Working as a team, members will search a large open area with aisles.
Drills

Search proficiency is a big part of safety and survival. This week's drill covers procedures for using SCBA and developing proficiency in its use. To achieve this proficiency, members will be timed as they don their protective gear including SCBA and will search a room in the dark while identifying certain obstacles as they come upon them.
Apparatus & Equipment

Many companies already have everything in place for a yearly driver proficiency drill, even if they do not conduct such drills on a quarterly or yearly basis. Some of the steps each driver in you company or department goes through to become a qualified driver can be completed in the yearly drill.
Drills

Conducting a drill is not as simple as assembling a group of firefighters, giving them a quick rundown of what is to take place, and then telling them to have at it.
Apparatus & Equipment

If you are not the water supply officer but find your self looking at a pump panel and a lot of hose on either end of your truck, you have as much work ahead of you as the water supply officer.