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Training Days: The John Nance Drill

Training Days: The John Nance Drill

Tom Kiurski and his crews train in a drill based on the scenario that killed Engineering John Nance of the Columbus (OH) Fire Department.
National Effort to Eliminate Novelty Lighters

National Effort to Eliminate Novelty Lighters

Oregon State Fire Marshal Nancy Orr is leading a nationwide effort in calling for the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to prohibit the sale and distribution of novelty lighters.
Training Days: Auto Extrication

Training Days: Auto Extrication

With the help of a member who owned a backhoe, Tom Kiurski and his department's extrication team were able to develop a number of challenging stabilization and rescue evolutions.
Connecting with the Community: Studying Campus Fire Safety

Connecting with the Community: Studying Campus Fire Safety

It's back-to-school time, and fire deaths are on the rise at U.S. colleges and universities. Remind your community about campus fire safety and how to react during a fire.
EMS Week Is Right Around The Corner

EMS Week Is Right Around The Corner

For firefighters, here is yet another opportunity to help educate your citizens on the job you do and how they can be safer.
Training Days: Partial Collapse Evolution

Training Days: Partial Collapse Evolution

Tom Kiurski shares a drill he created in which firefighters must remove their SCBA but remain on air while trying to navigate a narrow passage.
Keep Fires in their Place: Fireplace Safety

Keep Fires in their Place: Fireplace Safety

Fireplaces can be a great gathering place in the home over the winter months, but they also represent a serious fire hazard. Take a few extra minutes to ensure a safe atmosphere for your community.
Start Planning for Fire Prevention Week

Start Planning for Fire Prevention Week

Use this Fire Prevention Week as an opportunity to reach out to new audiences in your community.
Training Days: Enlarging an Opening

Training Days: Enlarging an Opening

Tom Kiurski describes a training session in which firefighters from his department practiced methods for turning windows into doors using an old shed that was to be demolished.
Training Days: Flashover Chamber

Training Days: Flashover Chamber

Tom Kiurski recounts his department's training with a Swede Survival System Phase I Flashover Chamber, which allows firefighters to observe and experience fire behavior up close.