Drills

Captain Vincent Fowler, RIT, and SCBA buddy breathing

Mayday Monday: Getting Air to the Down Firefighter

This month's drill is dedicated to the memory and legacy of Captain Vincent Fowler of the Fire Department of New York.
Ground ladder raised above roofline and two hoselines

Go High: Rungs Above the Roofline

When it comes to throwing ladders, how many rungs should be above the roofline? Mark van der Feyst offers some thoughts and a drill.
Pike pole tip

Firefighter Training Drill: Reverse Hold of Pike Pole or Roof Hook

Mark van der Feyst reviews a simple tool tip to make opening up a ceiling more efficient.
Twisting a hoseline on the FDC

Firefighter Training Drill: Do the Twist: FDC Hook Up

Mark van der Feyst shares a drill for your firefighters to practice securing the FDC using the twist method with the hose.
Oscar Armstrong of Cincinnati Fire

Mayday Monday: Firefighter Survival and the Basics

Tony Carroll reviews the tragic incident that claimed the life of Cincinnati (OH) Firefighter Oscar Armstrong III.
Chicago firefighters laddering a building

Firefighter Training Drill: Laddering the Building

Throwing ground ladders to all windows of the structure provides immediate access to the building as well as immediate access out it.
Indianapolis firefighter with full SCBA and face piece

Firefighter Training Drill: Face Piece Communications

Mark van der Feyst reviews a simple drill to train on achieving clear communications on the fireground.
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.
Hydrant kit bag

Firefighter Training Drill: The Hydrant Kit

Mark van der Feyst offers a simple training drill to review the contents of the hydrant kit, review/practice its deployment, and practice equipment placement.

Firefighter Training Drill: Gate Valve the Hydrant

Mark van der Feyst offers this new drill on practicing securing a hydrant for a water source by adding gate valves to all ports.