low air alarms on SCBA

Firefighter Basics: Low-Air Alarms

Mark van der Feyst reviews some fundamental aspects of firefighter SCBA low-air alarms and air management.
Firefighter communicating on radio

Firefighter Basics: Maintaining Communications

Mark van der Feyst reviews some areas of concern for firefighters to consider training on when it comes to fireground communications.
Tucson firefighter with pike pole

Firefighter Training Tip: Poke the Ceiling

In this basics article, Mark van der Feyst reviews an evolution for developing the skill of searching for hidden fire.
Philadelphia fire recruits undertake physical training

Introduction to the Fire Academy

What can a recruit firefighter expect in the first part of their fire academy training? Mandy George has an overview.
SelectWell

Firefighter Heart Health in the Age of COVID

January 18, 2022 | 1 PM EST

Firefighters are more vulnerable to not only heart disease, but also to being a vulnerable firefighter that suffers a sudden heart attack while on active duty. Routine testing can miss up to 50% of at-risk firefighters. Many of these risks are also the same risks that place individuals at a higher risk of hospitalization and death from COVID-19. A firefighter-specific, research-based, heart health program is essential to reducing the numbers of Firefighters dying from heart attacks. This webinar will explore the scientific evidence, the testing and commonalities that exist between COVID-19 disease, deaths and heart disease.

Bob Keys

Firefighting Wear Trials – Best Practices and Lessons Learned

January 25, 2022 | 1 PM EST

This webcast will feature "best practices" and "lessons learned" used by various departments – large and small - for PPE wear-trials to better outfit and protect their firefighters.  The panel will feature former FDNY Battalion Chief Bob Keys, who served as Chief in Charge of Research and Development. Chief Keys has been assisting PPE Committees across North America to conduct wear-trials that evaluate a department’s current gear and compares it to new and different NFPA Certified products.  

High-Rises Under Construction Webcast

High-Rises Under Construction

January 27, 2022 | 1 PM EST

It is important to adopt a “Know before you go” mentality and perform building recon--gathering critical information to develop a more informed decision-based “battle plan” for the fireground. The focus of this Webcast is the creation of such a plan.

Matt Letourneau Firefighter LODD

Mayday Monday: Get Out in Your District

Tony Carroll examines lessons learned from the line-of-duty death of Philadelphia (PA) Fire Lieutenant Matt LeTourneau.
City of Watertown NY Fire Department

Fire Chief, Parents Criticize Investigation into Watertown (NY) Firefighter’s Death

Chief Matthew R. Timerman can't understand why instructors had no idea that Peyton L.S. Morse used six air cylinders before having a medical emergency.

Firefighter Training Video: Water-Jet Eductor

Lieutenant David Gates with Miami-Dade (FL) Fire Rescue reviews the use of a water-jet eductor and tandem operations.

Video: Christopher Roy, Worcester (MA) Fire Department

Worcester Firefighter Sean Sullivan, Provisional Lieutenant Steve McGurn, and Acting Deputy Chief Adam Roche discuss the 2018 LODD of Firefighter Christopher Roy.

Training Minutes: Inverted Dash Lift

Dave Dalrymple and his crew demonstrate how to remove a patient entrapped in the footwell of an overturned vehicle.
Firefighter communicating on radio

Firefighter Basics: Maintaining Communications

Mark van der Feyst reviews some areas of concern for firefighters to consider training on when it comes to fireground communications.

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