Fire Dynamics

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.

Take advantage of the cold weather to reacquaint yourself with some little-used equipment and tactics. Tom Kiurski presents a sample training evolution with two ice rescue scenarios.
Extrication Zone

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.
Fire Prevention & Protection

Comparing your SCBA units with those in neighboring departments can help eliminate surprises in case of a mutual aid situation. Tom Kiurski writes about coordinating this type of training evolution.