The commercial occupancy presents numerous challenges that the fire service needs to train on and preplan, including access, water supply, and rope search.
Stephen Green offers this vital new way for removing a down firefighter down a tight hallway.
With rotary saws, training lessons learned are essential. The article outlines the importance of knowing how and how not to use the rotary saw, including lessons learned from past incidents.
G. Howard Blythe describes how a fire department achieved measurable improvements in performance by instituting a training program that focused on proficient execution of individual tactics and then permitting personnel to determine when to apply the improved skills into operations.
Anthony Rowett Jr. and Clay Magee discuss the lengths of the ladders most commonly used by fire departments and their functions.
John Macdonald offers a new, multifaceted way to extinguish fire on a flat roof.
Jeremy Rifflard and William White offer readers their department’s experiences with these easy-to-make, low-cost structural support devices.
Joe DeVito looks at the increasing capacity of thermal imaging both during and after a response.
Instructors should plan for their classes in a way that enhances their own development and helps to ensure a positive experience for the students.
Robin House explains how conducting this classic game with your crews can improve their knowledge of your response area.