Lead from the Front

Lead from the Front: Fireground Tactics and Leadership

March 26, 2021 at 11:00 AM EDT / 10:00 AM CDT / 8:00 AM PDT / 3:00 PM GMT

Learn tricks of the trade that “slow the fireground down” and help you stay in control to avoid confusion and chaos at incidents. The instructor presents case studies and leadership lessons from his experiences gained in a 36-year career on the Chicago (IL) Fire Department. Modern tactics are compared to traditional tactics from the perspective of what has changed and why.

Wildland Fire Preplan

A Technology-Based Approach to Preplanning Your Community for the Wildland Event

March 30, 2021 at 1 PM EDT / 12 PM CDT / 10 AM PDT / 5 PM GMT

Preplan your community for a wildland fire: identify target hazards, accurately create an incident action plan, and create an overall strategy for the local fire department and responding agencies to follow, ensuring their involvement with hazard mitigation techniques.

Health and Wellness for Women in the Fire Service

March 19, 2021 at 2:00 PM EDT / 1:00 PM CDT / 11:00 AM PDT / 6:00 PM GMT

This webcast is based on the U.S. Fire Administration study “Emerging Issues for Women in the Fire Service.” Topics include cardiac health, cancer, and behavioral and mental health. You will be presented with the results of recent studies by the Women’s Biomonitoring Collaborative, including attention-grabbing resources meant to inspire firefighters about the importance of post-incident decon.

Row frame construction

Firefighters and Construction: Row Frames

Sal Ancona looks at major concerns in this type of construction, in particular the potential for horizontal fire spread.
Fire marshal advising residents on fire safety

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Fire inspections are not the most glamorous task that fire departments must undertake, but they are crucial to community safety.
Bill Gustin on pressure-reducing valves

Video: Fire Suppression Systems, Part 3: Pressure-Reducing Valves

Bill Gustin examines the purpose and function of pressure reducing-valves. Video by Robert Hernandez.
Row homes

Understanding Fire Spread in Continuous Structures

Danny Stratton takes this look the challenges firefighters face when responding to “continuous” structures.
Chris Naum on building construction

Podcast: BuildingsonFire: A Primer on the Anatomy of Building Construction

Chris Naum offers a primer on the anatomy of building construction.
Podium-style building under construction

Firefighters and Construction: Podium Wood-Frame Multiple Dwellings

Podium-style buildings using combustible materials represent an enormous challenge for the fire service, writes Sal Ancona.

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