Firefighters pumping water on a fire apparatus

Firefighting Basics: Getting Water to and on the Fire, Part 3

Mark van der Feyst takes a look at coordinated pump operations in his latest piece on firefighting fundamentals.
Firefighters pull a down firefighter through the floor using a hoseline

Firefighter Basics: Calling the Mayday

Mark van der Feyst reviews a simple drill you can use to refresh your firefighters' proficiency in calling Mayday if they get into trouble on the fireground.
Firefighter using a portable ground monitor

Firefighting Basics: The Blitz Attack

The blitz attack is one way firefighters can get water to and on the fire quickly. Mark van der Feyst reviews the fundamentals of this approach.
SCBA quick connect

The SCBA Tug: Ensure You Are Connected

Mark van der Feyst presents a back-to-basics drill on making sure your firefighters' self-contained breathing apparatus connections are solid.

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.

PPE Evaluations: From Risk Assessment to Selection

March 16, 2021 at 1:00 PM EDT / 12:00 PM CDT / 10:00 AM PDT / 5:00 PM GMTThis webcast is based on five successful firefighter evaluations of personal protective equipment (PPE) from risk assessment through evaluation and selection. It explores the nuances and time lengths (which differed because of fiscal time constrictions) of the processes for the items typically associated with firefighter PPE: helmet, hood, gloves, coat and pant, and boots. The presentation includes pilot programs, evaluation solicitations, evaluation forms, requests for proposal, and language suggestions for requirements. Successful personnel engagement strategies and practices are also discussed.

What Lessons Has EMS Learned from the COVID-19 Pandemic?

February 18, 2021 1 PM EST / 12 PM CST / 10 AM PST / 6 PM GMTPlease join Jonathan Washko and Matt Zavadsky as they discuss what we have learned from the COVID-19 pandemic. Coronavirus has changed EMS forever – from our role in the communities we serve, how we care for our workforce and in our approach to patient care. Both presenters offer realistic, humorous and controversial discussion that will help you understand how we can shape the future of EMS delivery in a positive way.
Manual pump shift override

Video: Manual Pump Shift Override

This video from Miami-Dade (FL) Fire Rescue is intended to familiarize driver/operators with manual pump shift override procedures.
Paul Dansbach on wood-frame construction

Training Minutes: Wood-Frame Building Under Construction

Paul Dansbach looks at some of the dangers firefighters face when fighting a fire at a wood-frame building under construction.
FE podcast sponsored by UniMac

Podcast: Fire and Training: Live Fire Training

Host Doug Cline and his guest Dave Casey talk about live-fire training, the NFPA standards associated with this type of training, and more.
Ragtop Industries

Ragtop Industries, Capital City Fire Helmets Announce Ragtop Division of Training

Ragtop Industries in conjunction with Capital City Fire Helmets has announced a new venue in the Northeast region that offers classroom and indoor hands-on training classes.
Firefighters using a ladder and a rope to remove a firefighter

Training Minutes: Ladder High-Point Removal

Dan DiRenzo shows how to remove a firefighter from a second-floor window by using the personal harness in a ladder high-point removal.
Row homes

Understanding Fire Spread in Continuous Structures

Danny Stratton takes this look the challenges firefighters face when responding to “continuous” structures.

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