Training Minutes: Inward-Opening Metal Door

John Buckheit and Mike Perrone demonstrate forcible entry techniques a lone firefighter can use to defeat the locks on tight inward-opening metal doors.

The Fire Academy

The Fire Academy is a year-round interactive digital platform that brings you training from industry leaders for you to continue supporting your efforts in the communities you serve. More at thefireacademy.com.
Indianapolis firefighter in full gear with firefighter on a ladder in the background partly obscured by smoke

Alphabet Soup and the Application Process

What type of certifications are required to become a firefighter? Mandy George reviews some fundamentals of the application process.
Firefighter with multiple portable ladders at house fire

Firefighting Basics: Heel from the Front

Mark van der Feyst reviews some of the benefits of heeling a ground ladder from the front.
Clove hitch employed on ground ladder

The Halyard: Leave It Alone

Mark van der Feyst reviews a quick firefighter training drill on ground ladder use.
Firefighter using multiple ladders for vertical ventilation access

Firefighting Basics: Aggressive Cooling and Vertical Ventilation

Mark van der Feyst addresses the value of vertical ventilation and the issue of lightweight construction.

Your Last Breath: Strategies for Success

September 23, 2021 | 1 PM

perational time, and soon would be on your last breath? Instead of draining 100 percent of the air reserve with your last breath, what if you could last 15 to 30 minutes longer? Wouldn’t you want that chance for survival? It is possible to stretch your air supply 25 to 50 percent, and you can learn how to do it in this webcast.

Chief Michael Barakey, Suffolk (VA) Fire & Rescue

Critical Decision Making: Point-to-Point Leadership

September 24, 2021 | 11 AM EDT

Learn to understand, predict, and manage obstacles on the emergency incident scene. The closest distance between two points is not a straight line; achievement is the journey and the overcoming of obstacles to arrive at a successful outcome. Getting from point A to point B is a challenge on some emergency incident scenes, especially critical incidents.

Fallen Wilmington (DE) firefighters and the Mayday

Mayday Monday: Air Management and the Mayday

Lessons learned from the 2016 arson fire that killed Wilmington (DE) Fire Department Lieutenant Christopher Leach, Firefighter Jerry Fickes, and Firefighter Ardythe Hope.
Miami-Dade firefighter practices cutting on glass training prop

Videos: Impact-Resistant Glass-Cutting Training Props

Captain Juan Miguel of Miami-Dade (FL) Fire Rescue has designed and built two props for training on glass-cutting techniques.
Joe Alvarez on mask confidence training and firefighter bailout

Training Minutes: Mask Confidence Training and Firefighter Window Bailouts

Joe Alvarez and company demonstrate a mask confidence training course and offers a tip for bailing out of windows.
Indianapolis Fire Department firefighters battle garage fire

Firefighter Training Drill: Keep the Garage Door Open

Mark van der Feyst reviews a basics drill about maintaining door control at a garage fire.
Firefighters performing search with a TIC

Video: Large Area Residential Search

Miami-Dade (FL) Fire Rescue shared a firefighter training video on issues involved in large area residential search operations.
Firefighter knight confronting a drago

Drawn by Fire: How Many Dragons?

Just how many dragons does it take to kill or injure a knight? Paul Combs on the value of live fire training.

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