Check out of few of the features we ran on the Fire Engineering Web site in March 2017.
You can find even more firefighter training articles at www.fireengineering.com/features.
In this episode of “The Battalion TV”, ride along with Fresno (CA) firefighters and Battalion Chief Lawrence French.
Chicago (IL) Battalion Chief Daniel DeGryse, a director for the Rosecrance Florian Program, offers insight into the program, which helps firefighters and other first responders who are battling a multitude of mental health and addiction issues.
Billy Greenwood recently presented a Webcast on “Extreme Leadership – The Next Generation of Leading, Coaching and Mentoring.” Read answers to some questions submitted by viewers.
In this week’s Humpday Hangout, Steve Kerber, Robin Zevotek, and Craig Weinschenk from UL FSRI speak with guests Lori Moore-Merrell from IAFF and Tyler Garner from the FireCares team as they discuss FireCares and fire data.
In this new Training Minutes video, Walt Lewis and company describe methods for opening two different systems controlling rolling gates.
Zach King asks, “When you hear someone say, ‘You need to take time to make time,’ what does that mean to you?”
Ted Nee has another firefighting simulation, this one dealing with a three-story apartment building fire.
Room-and-contents fires are staple responses for firefighters. But what happens when complications arise on the fireground during such “bread-and-butter” operations? Mark Cotter has some thoughts.
In the final part of his series on the “fog of the fireground,” Joseph Pronesti focuses on what can happen when fireground distractions keep us from conducting a 360° size-up.
In this week’s Humpday Hangout, Frank Ricci and Steven Hamilton discuss scenes of violence, how fire departments and law enforcement agencies can work more closely with one another, and how conflict between the two agencies can be diffused at the company level.
In this Training Minutes video, Ric Jorge and company demonstrate a technique to increase a firefighter’s chance of surviving a low-air situation during a Mayday.
In the final part of his series on firefighter mental health, Nathan Fuist writes, “My illness may be life-long, and it is possible I might have to go through this again. However, I know it won’t be as scary and nerve-wracking as it was the first time.”
In his new Construction Concerns, Gregory Havel examines these temporary structures that are for worker access during construction and remodeling.
In this new episode of Trusted Voices, Fire Engineering Editor in Chief Bobby Halton talks with well-known natonal fire service figure Ronnie Coleman.
As troubling as firefighters behaving badly is to most firefighters, there are by far many more stories of firefighters performing community service and saving lives during their off-duty time, writes Thomas N. Warren.
Learning to keep emotions from interfering during an altercation is difficult but not impossible, writes Michael Morse.
In this Humpday Hangout, Rick Lasky and Terry McGrath are joined by Chief Tim Tittle and Firefighter Ashley Stratton of Lewisville, Texas; Chief Eddie Buchanan of Hanover, Virginia; and Chief Darrell Brown of Grapevine, Texas. Join them as they discuss those who love the job, and those who don’t.
In this Training Minutes video, Paulie Capo and company discuss the benefits of stimulus response training–namely, developing automatic responses for firefighters, in this case when it comes to completing a quick, efficient search.
In Part 1 of their two-part series, Adam J. Hansen and Jason Hoevelmann look at common and uncommon but hazardous belowground access points in dwellings.
In Part 2 of his three-part series, Nathan Fuist continues sharing his experiences with mental health immediately following the birth of his son.
Old Man Winter is still here until March 19, but unpredictable weather events can hit at any time between the seasons. Raul Angulo has another drill for helping firefighters with fireground access.
Truck work, rapid intervention teams, and other fireground functions have ruled the training agenda for many years. They are, of course, vitally important, but the most vital tool on the fireground is still the nozzle and its precise use, writes Justin Mann.
On this week’s Humpday Hangout, Bill Gustin, Mike Dugan, and the rest of the panel look deeper into basement fires.
In this Training Minutes video, Jimm Walsh, Eric Wheaton, and company demonstrate methods for handling the can during search operations. The video also features a demonstration of effective oriented search with firefighters carrying the water can.
Gregory Havel’s latest Construction Concerns looks at buildings and other construction work that requires the use of temporary structures for support until they are complete enough to be self-supporting.
When it comes to rescuing a down firefighter, don’t rely on luck. Tony Carroll asks you to practice you plan for rapid intervention in this month’s drill.
In the first of this two-part drill, Wichita (KS) Fire Department Lieutenant Samuel Hittle looks at your next move when this all-important forcible entry technique fails.
In Part 1 of his three-part series, Nathan Fuist chronicles his journey from the adversity he faced as a teenager to the beginning of his fire service career, and how these events led him to his attempts in helping other firefighters deal with their own mental health issues.
This episode of “The Battalion TV” features the California State Firefighters’ Association (CSFA) and the fine work they do to train new firefighters and to give an opportunity to any member the opportunity to train with some of the best professional firefighter trainers in North America.
In this week’s Humpday Hangout, Brad French and his guests will cover best practices and challenges for training on high-risk, low-frequency incidents, such as technical rescue and hazardous materials.
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