Training & Tactics Talk

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  • Training & Tactics Talk: Creating a Comprehensive Training Calendar

    This podcast helps you create a comprehensive yearly training calendar that is focused on developing sharp and well-trained personnel.

    Podcast • January 4th, 2010

  • Training & Tactics Talk: Winter and Cold Weather Emergencies

    Cold weather brings new challenges to the fire service. If you mix snow and ice with the cold, a new dimension is created. Join host Douglas Cline and his guest, Daniel Bernardy, training officer for the Inver Grove Heights, MN, Fire Department, as...

    Podcast • December 14th, 2009

  • Training & Tactics Talk: How the Powell Doctrine can Influence Firefighting

    Derrick Clouston talks about the Powell Doctrine, created by General Colin Powell, to lead military troops into the Gulf War.

    Podcast • August 4th, 2009

  • Training & Tactics Talk: Choosing the Proper Hoseline and Postion

    On this month's edition of Training & Tactics Talk, Chief Douglas Cline examines hoseline selection and deployment for fire attack. Chief Cline takes a real world approach as both volunteer and career departments are seeing a decrease in manpower...

    Podcast • May 29th, 2009

  • Training & Tactics Talk: Fireground Coordination

    This month's edition of Training & Tactics Talk examines the importance of coordinating engine and truck company operations on the fireground. Host Douglas Cline and a panel of fire service veterans discuss the critical components of positioning units and...

    Podcast • May 7th, 2009

  • Training & Tactics Talk: The First-Due Engine - Setting the Pace for an Incident

    The old saying of "How well the first hose comes off the apparatus dictates how well the fire will go..." is echoed throughout fire stations and academiesa across the country. The reality is initial arriving engine companies set the tone for how well...

    Podcast • March 26th, 2009

  • Training & Tactics Talk: Size-Up Skills Under Fire

    On this edition of Training and Tactics Talk, host Douglas K. Cline looks at the role of size-up in today's "strategy and tactics" on the fireground. Chief Cline and Christopher J. Naum focus this program on equipping fire officers and firefighters with...

    Podcast • February 24th, 2009

  • Training & Tactics Talk: Examining Text Book Strategy & Tactics

    "Strategy and Tactics" is a common phrase that you may hear around any firehouse kitchen or in any training classroom. But what exactly is strategy and tactics? What components do you need to know. This month on Training and Tactics Talk, Fire Chief...

    Podcast • January 26th, 2009

  • Training and Tactics Talk: Ground Ladder Skills

    In this edition of Training & Tactics Talk, Chief Douglas K. Cline talks with Battalion Chief Kyle Smith of Frankfurt, KY, Fire and EMS about effective tactics and training with ground ladders. The two fire service veterans discuss the proper...

    Podcast • January 7th, 2009

  • Training & Tactics Talk: Training Today's Fire Service

    In this edition of Training & Tactics Talk, Chief Douglas Cline talks with South Carolina State Fire Training Academy's Resident Training Coordinator Phillip Russell about the courses needed for today's fire service. One of the key topics is attitude...

    Podcast • October 30th, 2008

  • Training & Tactics Talk: Go or No Go Strategy & Tactics

    Host Douglas K. Cline and Battalion Chief Les Stephens, of the Garland, TX, Fire Department, look at "Go or No Go Strategy & Tactics" for the fire service. They will explore tactics used in dwellings and commercial buildings. Both chiefs feel that...

    Podcast • September 29th, 2008

  • Training & Tactics Talk: Training Philosophies

    Welcome to the rebirth of the Training and Tactics Talk podcast on Firehouse.com. The new host is Fire Chief Douglas Cline, of the Eden, NC, Fire Department. This podcast is dedicated to training our firefighters and officers in the streets. The program...

    Podcast • July 9th, 2008

  • Training and Tactics Talk: Truck Company Operations

    This month's show focuses on truck company tactics, and includes the non-traditional tasks involving technical rescue, chemical protective operations and hazmat response. How do officers juggle all the training required for the many jobs now facing...

    Podcast • May 22nd, 2007

  • Training & Tactics Talk: Engine Company Operations

    Every time an engine company rolls out the door, there are a number of differences between each city, while the common goal is contain the fire. This show begins with a discussion of engine company responsibilties in their respective department's...

    Podcast • April 12th, 2007

  • Training & Tactics Talk

    Here's the scenario: It's 10:30 PM and you arrive at a 2,500-square-foot house with heavy smoke showing from two sides and dispatch tells you that the next company is seven minutes out. It's you as the engine company officer, a driver and two...

    Podcast • December 13th, 2006

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