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.

The acquisition of two side-by-side houses provided Tom Kiurski the chance to practice laddering and venting evolutions. Tom discusses drills you can perform to keep these basic skills sharp.