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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.
Flames shoot from the window of a building

Firefighting Basics: Aggressive Cooling and Preflashover Conditions

Mark van der Feyst looks at some elements to watch for in terms of flashover and aggressive cooling methods.
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.
Fire contained within energy-efficient structure

Firefighting Basics: Rapid Fire Development and Aggressive Cooling

Mark van der Feyst considers that nature of some modern fireground phenomena and why aggressive cooling can make a difference.

New Trends in Pumper Specifications

June 22, 2021 | 1 PM EDT
The horizon is changing on pumper apparatus specifications. In this webinar, we'll discuss new trends in pumper specification, including clean cab, clean air scrubbers, SAM systems and pump panel locations. Our job at Rosenbauer is to help you save lives and protect property. A pumper fire apparatus is a key component to that. This discussion will serve as a resource to you as you specify your next pumper apparatus.

Out of Air – Air Management Then and Now

June 8, 2021 | 1 PM EDT

For many years, the “Out of Air” video, produced by the Firesmoke Coalition, has been a powerful training tool used to supplement progressive Air Management programs in fire departments across the world. The personal stories of those impacted by being “out of air” and the wisdom of fire service luminaries such as John Norman, John Mittendorf, Bobby Halton and the late Alan Brunacini spoke to the critical need of making air management a priority.

Tony Carroll, Aaron Heller, Mike Richardson, Brian Zaitz, Steve Shaw, Larry Conley, and Bobby Halton

Humpday Hangout: Fire Training and FDIC

Tony Carroll and other members of ISFSI look forward to FDIC International 2021 and discuss how to become a presenter.
Jeff Chandler on hazmat detection

Hazmat: Detection and Metering for Civilian Rescue While Wearing Turnout Gear

Jeff Chandler reviews some methods of evaluating the environment during a hazmat rescue scenario.

FDIC Preview: Adam Hansen Looks at ‘Smells and Bells: Rooftop Units’

Adam Hansen offers a preview of some of the topics he'll be reviewing at his FDIC International 2021 class on HVAC rooftop units.
Steve Chikerotis teaching at FDIC

FDIC Q & A: Steve Chikerotis

"We still have to be aggressive on the fireground to save lives and property. We took an oath," says Steve Chikerotis, FDIC International 2021 keynoter.
John Buckheit and Mike Perrone on using a hook and halligan to overcome a metal door

Training Minutes: Forcing Entry on a Metal Door Using a Hook and a Halligan

John Buckheit and Mike Perrone show how a lone firefighter can use a hook and halligan to force entry on a metal door.
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue helicopter and ambulance

Video: Helicopter Landing Zone

Miami-Dade (FL) Fire Rescue recently shared a training video on helicopter landing zone procedures.

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