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  • Firehouse.com Weekly Drill: No. 89

    Drill #89: Strip Malls Readers will learn how strip mall fires can pose several different types of safety issues to firefighters. The drill is designed to be a single page of information to conjure up discussions among your crew members. Sit down and...

    Article • October 7th, 2012

  • Firehouse.com Weekly Drill: No. 88

    Readers will learn what to look for and how to attack a fire in a combustilble-filled lumberyard.

    Article • September 30th, 2012

  • Firehouse.com Weekly Drill: No. 86

    Drill #86: Emergency Management With large-scale disasters happening more frequently, readers will learn the responsibilities of the emergency manager during such an event. The drill is designed to be a single page of information to conjure up...

    Article • September 16th, 2012

  • Firehouse.com Weekly Drill: No. 85

    Drill #85: Directing and Penetrating Hose Stream Readers will about the science behind how to direct the hose stream. The drill is designed to be a single page of information to conjure up discussions among your crew members. Sit down and talk about...

    Article • September 9th, 2012

  • Firehouse.com Weekly Drill: No. 84

    Drill: Hazmat Cylinders

    Article • September 2nd, 2012

  • Firehouse.com Weekly Drill: No. 82 - Hotel Incidents

    Readers will get understand the various size-up points for these high risk structures that often require additional alarms for suppression and life safety efforts.

    Article • August 19th, 2012

  • Firehouse.com Weekly Drill: No. 81

    Drill #81: Incident Action Plans: Part 2 Part 2 of this two-part series on Incident Action Plans (IAP) breaks down the five levels of the command sequence: Incident Priorities; Size-up; Strategies; Tactics; and Tasks. The drill is designed to be...

    Article • August 12th, 2012

  • Firehouse.com Weekly Drill: No. 80

    Drill #80: Incident Action Plans: Part 1 Readers will learn how the Incident Action Plan (IAP) assists the IC indecision making and identifying problems. The drill is designed to be a single page of information to conjure up discussions among your...

    Article • August 5th, 2012

  • 'Bilco' Doors: Entering, Ventilating Below-Grade Fires

    When discussing strategic and tactical considerations for structural fires, one hot-button issue that divides many incident commanders is the use of “Bilco” doors. When they say Bilco, most people in the fire service are referring to below-grade...

    Article • July 31st, 2012

  • Firehouse.com Weekly Drill: No. 79 - Cellar Pipes

    Firefighters will review tactics using cellar pipes (also known as distributors) and how they can get water on the fire in cases that are too dangerous or impossible for firefighters to reach.

    Article • July 22nd, 2012

  • Firehouse.com Weekly Drill: No. 78

    Drill #78: 13-Point Size-Up Readers will learn about WALLACE WAS HOT, the mnemonic to help them remember all of the key aspects of the all-important 13-point size-up. The drill is designed to be a single page of information to conjure up discussions...

    Article • July 15th, 2012

  • Firehouse.com Weekly Drill: No. 76

    Readers will learn how to properly direct a stream so it will be most effective as it pertains to fireground operations.

    Article • July 1st, 2012

  • Firehouse.com Weekly Drill: No. 74

    Drill #74: Basement Fires Readers will learn three ways to attack the most dangereous of all fires...the basement fire. The drill is designed to be a single page of information to conjure up discussions among your crew members. Sit down and talk...

    Article • June 17th, 2012

  • Firehouse.com Weekly Drill: No. 73

    Drill #73: Hoseline Selection Readers will learn how to select the proper size and length of hose for the task at hand. The drill is designed to be a single page of information to conjure up discussions among your crew members. Sit down and talk...

    Article • June 10th, 2012

  • Firehouse.com Weekly Drill: No. 72

    Drill #72: Ventilation Part 2 Readers will learn about two more types of ventilation – Negative-Pressure Ventilation and Positive-Pressure Ventilation. The drill is designed to be a single page of information to conjure up discussions among your...

    Article • May 27th, 2012

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