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In this new Training Minutes video, Walt Lewis and company discuss some considerations for firefighters getting dressed prior to making entry at a structure fire.
The “fog” can be thickest when we first arrive to an event where actions of other companies are already taking place and we have to take command, writes Joseph Pronesti.
Michael Kreuger writes, “Perhaps the question might be: Do I want a personal record today, or do I still want to be training 10 years from now?”
Raul Angulo recounts how some outside-the-box thinking at an emergency helped Seattle firefighter accomplish a rescue–and kept a young patient safe.
Engine work is critical for success on the fireground. In part one of this new series, Nick Papa reviews some of the initial considerations for the engine company and offers some simple company-level drills.
In this week’s Humpday Hangout, Bobby Halton is joined by Dan Kerrigan and Jim Moss from Firefighter Functional Fitness and Jordon Ponder founder of Firefighter Dynamic Performance Training.
Strength is only one of the four foundations of tactical fitness, but it is the most vital aspect of fireground safety, writes Ty Wheeler.
In this Training Minutes video, Ric Jorge reviews three different techniques for helping firefighters control their breathing during stressful situations.
For his new Construction Concerns, Gregory Havel looks at the various heating systems and enclosures resonders should note when on a call.
Following are the nominees for the 2017 Ray Downey Courage and Valor Award, excluding the winner Firefighter James Lee Jr, Fire Department of New York.
In this new episode of Trusted Voices, Fire Engineering Editor in Chief Bobby Halton talks with Loveland-Symmes (OH) Deputy Chief Billy Goldfeder, head of The Secret List and FirefighterCloseCalls.com and author of the FireRescue Magazine column “Nozzlehead.”
So what exactly is the definition of a “senior man”? Anthony Rowett looks at this distinction and how the role can impact individual firefighters as well as the company and department as a whole.
Michael Morse writes, “Impaired consciousness is a legitimate medical emergency. Try not to become jaded. Cynicism breeds contempt, which leads to poor patient care.”
On today’s Humpday Hangout, Rick Lasky and Terry McGrath are joined by special guests Jack Murphy and Tim Ippolito, Lewisville Fire Marshal. Don’t miss this hangout as they discuss pushing fire prevention to the front lines.
In this Training Minutes video, Paulie Capo and company demonstrate a technique that can enable a single firefighter to remove a down colleague from a confined-space on the fireground.
“We are facing a world where the buildings on fire will actually be able to talk to us!” writes Bart van Leeuwen.
Ed Mills and Mark Golaszewski from FirstNet discuss the latest in firefighter simulation technology.
What happened to the sense of “brotherhood” in the fire service? John D’Allesandro relates an episode that illustrates the special bond and commitment firefighters can establish.
Loudoun County (VA) Department of Fire and Rescue Captain Daniel J. Neal imparts his experiences and lessons learned before and after taking his department’s promotional exam for the position of battlalion chief.
How we treat people defines our culture. Fire Engineering Editor in Chief Bobby Halton on how you can get involved in rectifying a situation that unfairly penalizes firefighters and other public servants with pensions.
In this week’s Humpday Hangout, Jason Hoevelmann and the panelists will tackle the age-old controversy about where to stretch the first attack hose line for a fire in an attached garage.
In this new Training Minutes video, Jimm Walsh and Erich Wheaton discuss some modifications to make the water can easier to use and more accessible.
In his new Construction Concerns, Gregory Havel discusses high-risk and low-frequency situaitions and writes, “We can reduce the urgency of these situations by training for them and by planning for events that are in locations known to be hazardous.”
You are never too old to learn something new, that is for sure. Mike Dugan and Bobby Halton visit a building complex under construction and note some features that may be of concern to firefighters.
Tony Carroll has a drill on effective fireground radio communications while you’re wearing your gloves.
The core components of developing a command presence are skills that any fire officer can master, writes Thomas N. Warren.
In this new Training Minutes video, Walt Lewis and company explore one option for staffing-constrained fire departments to get water on the fire quickly.
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