Keeping your department well trained and abreast of new evolutions is a very difficult task. In career departments, drill schedules can be based around work schedules-so many tours per month mean so many subjects.

Since the first days of the American fire service, the fire service has either embraced change or fought it with intensity. Programs, ideas, and innovations have come and gone. New ones have flourished, and old ones have been resurrected.
Truck Company

As the truck company ap-proaches the fireground, the firefighters prepare to go to work. Not sure of the exact type of building to which they are responding, they start to assemble the standard tool assignment. Being a four-member company, they know that the type of building will have an impact on their tool assignments.