Health & Wellness Web Exclusives

  • Weekly Drill: No. 133 - High-Rise Buildings

    If your jurisdiction has a high-rise building, is your fire safety bureau working with the occupants and educating them on proper fire prevention actions?

    Article • September 16th, 2013

  • Weekly Drill: No. 132 - SCBA Safety

    Fire incidents are not the only time firefighters should wear their SCBA. Readers will learn about the other times when wearing an SCBA is imperative.

    Article • September 8th, 2013

  • What Does the Future of the Fire Service Hold?

    The year is 2038. Many of you who are entering the fire service this year will be just about ready to pack it in and head off for a retirement home in the southwest. If I am still around, I hope to be a healthy 91-year-old guy, sitting out on my front...

    Article • September 6th, 2013

  • Municipal Government Finances: Tiptoeing Through the Political Tulips

    We strongly suggest that the chief fire officer who seeks to receive funds from a dedicated user-oriented fee schedule seek both political and legal advice before proceeding with such a program.

    Article • September 2nd, 2013

  • Weekly Drill: No. 131 - Incident Acceleration

    Readers will learn about the Incident Acceleration Timeline and what to expect at each interval.

    Article • September 1st, 2013

  • Weekly Drill: No. 130

    Drill #130: SCORE Readers will learn how to SCORE big when establishing their command structure by following the acronym SCORE. The drill is designed to be a single page of information to conjure up discussions among your crew members. Sit down and...

    Article • August 25th, 2013

  • Weekly Drill: No. 129 - Search and Rescue

    One of the most dangerous tasks performed at a fire is that of search and rescue. Readers will learn how to conduct a successful search in the safest possible way.

    Article • August 18th, 2013

  • How to Engage Your Firefighters During Training

    As firefighters we consider the term engagement as our way to attack a fire, or to put a pump into gear. In this article, “engagement” is going to cover a different topic; we are going to discuss engaging firefighters in training. Creating a drill...

    Article • August 15th, 2013

  • Weekly Drill: No. 128 - Vehicle Fires

    The components used in manufacturing new vehicles include components with extremely hazardous elements that can harm firefighters making a fire attack.

    Article • August 4th, 2013

  • Goldfeder: When is a Line-of-Duty-Death Not an LODD?

    When is a firefighter's line-of-duty-death not a line-of-duty-death? That seems like a simple question - but it's actually pretty complicated

    Article • August 3rd, 2013

  • Our Government is at it Again: The National Fire Academy

    Visitors to the National Fire Academy in Maryland are being asked to leave their photo ID with the security guards while touring the facility and being watched by camera. Those attending the NFFF memorial weekend are subject to a full blown background.

    Article • August 2nd, 2013

  • Weekly Drill: No. 127 - MVA Scene Safety

    Drill #127: MVA Scene Safety It is not unusual for the fire department to be dispatched to the scene of a motor vehicle accident (MVA), but how are you treating these incidents? Here are some tips to learn and follow. The drill is designed to be a...

    Article • July 28th, 2013

  • Weekly Drill: No. 126 - Window/Door Glass

    Drill #126: Window/Door Glass Have you ever given any thought to the many different types of windows firefighters confront over their career? We'll look at the four different types of glass we can be confronted with. The drill is designed to be...

    Article • July 21st, 2013

  • Training with Mutual Aid Partners for Smooth Operations

    We all have mutual aid companies, both in the career and volunteer service. Instead of just catching a fire they run, or being at their hall for one drill, invite them over the border to train with your department so everyone can be on the same page.

    Article • July 16th, 2013

  • Ten Things Training Officers Need to Know

    As a fire instructor and training officer for many decades, Lt. Michael Daley has found certain points that aid the training officer in developing a successful training program.

    Article • July 15th, 2013