Being competent at what you do depends a lot on getting back to the basics and reinforcing the basics during an incident. Mike Ciampo on door size-up and control.
In this Urban Essentials firefighter training video, Bob and Rex Morris demonstrate tactics to overcome doors that swing toward you.
Mike Ciampo shares a trick of the trade regarding a homemade tool to make through-the-lock forcible entry access simpler.
Mark van der Feyst reviews some of the common hazards firefighters may encounter while performing searches.
In this Training Minutes video, John Buckheit demonstrates how to defeat a push-bar lock, common in places of public assembly, without doing damage.
In this Training Minutes video, Rex Morris of the FDNY explains the intricacies of going through the lock on a mortise lock using a K tool and key tool.
In this episode of Training Minutes, Mike Ciampo reviews some tips on cutting operations from the tower ladder bucket.
If you train on this tactic of two ladders in a relatively close position from the start, you’ll find out that it’s easier and quicker to remove an unconscious victim to the ground.
Clay Magee and Brandon Lewis use this specialized search technique created for students of their Magic Truck Company Academy to teach how best to survey a fire building floor while performing essential fireground tasks.
Fairfax County (VA) Fire and Rescue Department Lieutenant Bill Schnaekel takes a look at ways to improve your chances of making a save through better laddering following the death of a child in a Pennsylvania house fire.