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    Default Training videos/dvd's etc.

    Looking for a good source for fire training videos/dvds/powerpoint etc.
    Most of our videos are ancient!
    Anyone have experience with Action Training Systems?
    Are they reasonably up to date with the changes in todays training?
    (2in2out/risk management/TIC/BBP/RIT/etc./etc.)
    Thanks!


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    Default cd's etc.

    www.etsrescue.com makes a couple of good ones. Pocketmobility.com has a few worth checking out as well.

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    I may have just answered my own question!
    Jones and Bartlett Publishers-Fundamentals of Fire Fighter Skills and Drills.
    New 8-dvd based video program based on their text, which I use and think is the best thing since IFSTA to come along in a long time.
    Now all I have to do is have a bake sale so I can afford to buy it!

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    I just got the J&B DVD series in the mail the other day for a free 30-day trial. They called me at the station so they must be pushing it pretty hard. Haven't looked at it yet, but it sounds like a pretty good series.
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    We purchased the entire J&B program a couple of months ago, and the DVD's just arrived last month.

    I have looked at them, and some are very good, some are lacking.

    For example; there is a video section entitled Response & Size Up. I was expecting a description of what happens in the engine on route, as well as immediately after you arrive on scene. All it contained was a 30 second clip on how to dismount the apparatus. A little dissappointing.

    I also could not find a good S&R clip. They do cover a little on fire suppression, although it is flawed IMO. They show the crew absolutely drowning the ceiling to cool the thermal layer in a hot situation, but in reality, that could steam them pretty quick. There was also nothing on how to conduct a right or left handed search, securing doors behind you, or physically searching room for victims. The section entitled Search & Rescue was nothing but victim drags and carries.

    The sections on Ladders, and hose work (rolling, packing, advancing, etc) was excellent, but overall the package needs a little work. Especially considering it is $1500 CAD.
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    Captain36:
    I suggest you try Working Fire Training (www.workingfire.com). They supply an annual subscription of incident-based and hands-on training for firefighters and EMS plus CE credits throught the University of Cincinnati. Every DVD has training materials in a downloadable PDF format and a PowerPoint show. You can call them at 800-516-3473 for a free sample or email them at info@workingfire.com.

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    Have you tried:http://feti.lsu.edu/municipal/NFA/TRADE/
    Lots of Power points and at the right price.

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