Firefighters are encountering finger joint wood trusses more frequently on the fireground. Sal Ancona offers details on this construction feature and what it means for fire suppression operations.
Freddie Batista says that eLearning can help your fire department fill the gaps when it comes to dealing with the exigencies of the COVID-19 pandemic.
As firefighters, our obligation is to be there when others need us and the more reliable, consistent, and dependable we are, the better we will become as individuals and leaders, writes David Lewis.
When you're on a call at 2 a.m., some of the subtleties of vehicle stabilization may elude you. Clinton Crafton shares some tips to keep you on top of your extrication game.
This video with Miami-Dade (FL) Fire Captain Bill Gustin examines the function and requirements for valves that control the flow of water into fire suppression systems and onto a fire.
The blitz attack is one way firefighters can get water to and on the fire quickly. Mark van der Feyst reviews the fundamentals of this approach.
Paul Watlington looks at some of the factors effective driver/operators must deal with when it comes to fulfilling this critical fireground function.
Success on the fireground hinges on the quality of the messages sent and the understanding of those listening. Jared Newcombe discusses a program for training firefighters to communicate under difficult conditions.
The time has come to stop arguing over what we call something and put our energy into learning the “when” and “how” to effectively apply water to our firegrounds in the quickest way possible, writes P.J. Norwood and Nick J. Salameh.
Mark van der Feyst presents a back-to-basics drill on making sure your firefighters' self-contained breathing apparatus connections are solid.