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Firefighting Fridays: Large-Scale Fires

Jeff Shupe and other members of Strategic Fire Training review a large fire from Shupe's career in Cleveland in the early 2000s.
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Firefighting Basics: Flowing Foam

Mark van der Feyst reviews the fundamentals of foam concentrate systems for engine company operations.
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Firefighting Fridays: Engine Company Leadership

Members of Strategic Fire Training take one of Jeff Shupe’s leadership classes and apply its lessons to being an engine company officer.
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Engine Company Ops: Checking the Pattern

So why do firefighters check the nozzle before making entry into a burning structure? Mark van der Feyst reviews some of the tactical considerations.

Considerations of the First-Due Engine Company Officer on Residential Structural Fires

Greg Sellers offers a few considerations for engine company officers as they prepare for what could be the fire of their careers.
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Easing the Strain of the 2½-Inch Hose

Alexander Degnan offers these tips on how to handle the force and strain that using medium-sized hose exerts on a firefighter’s body.

Podcast: Generation Engine: Sean Duffy

Todd Edwards and Anthony Rowett talk engine company operations and more with Sean Duffy.
MDFR firefighters put together a hose bundle

Video: Triple U Standpipe Deployment

This firefighter training video from Miami-Dade (FL) Fire Rescue demonstrates how to configure and deploy standpipe bundles for limited space situations.
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Humpday Hangout: Engine Company Operations and Training

In this week’s Humpday Hangout, Rick Riley and other members of Traditions Training talk engine work.
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The Long and Short of It: Maximizing Primary Search on the Suburban Fireground

Many fire departments don’t have the luxury of dedicated truck companies. Nick Peppard discusses search and fire attack.