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  • Location, Location, Location: The First-Due Truck

    The success of the first-arriving truck company is contingent on a number of factors: they should be properly equipped, well trained, adequately staffed and respond using the safest and most efficient path of travel from the station to the incident scene...

    Article • May 22nd, 2012

  • Firehouse.com Weekly Drill: No. 71

    Drill #71: Ventilation Part I Readers will learn the principles of ventilation and the correct times to use vertical or horizontal ventilation. The drill is designed to be a single page of information to conjure up discussions among your crew...

    Article • May 20th, 2012

  • Firehouse.com Weekly Drill: No. 70

    Drill #70: RECEO-VS Readers will learn the seven strategies that can help stabilize fireground operations: Rescue, Exposures, Confinement, Extinguishment, Overhaul, Ventilation and Salvage (RECEO-VS). The drill is designed to be a single page of...

    Article • May 13th, 2012

  • "Natural" Decision Making for Incident Commanders

    After years of study, the academic world has identified numerous ways that individuals can make decisions. For the fire service, there are two ways in which we typically make decisions without consciously knowing it sometimes. The “Natural” (also...

    Article • May 11th, 2012

  • Firehouse.com Weekly Drill: No. 69

    Drill #69: Standpipe Classifications Readers will learn the three classifications of standpipe systems designated by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). The drill is designed to be a single page of information to conjure up...

    Article • May 6th, 2012

  • Firehouse.com Weekly Drill: No. 68

    Drill #68: Functions Within Logistics Readers will learn the role that the Logisitics Section Chief plays in developing and implementing the Incident Action Plan. The drill is designed to be a single page of information to conjure up discussions...

    Article • April 29th, 2012

  • Firehouse.com Weekly Drill: No. 58

    Drill #58: Functions Within Planning Readers will learn what the Planning Section Chief (PSC) is responsible for at an incident, and who is there to assist him in his duties. The drill is designed to be a single page of information to conjure up...

    Article • February 19th, 2012

  • Firehouse.com Weekly Drill: No. 57

    Drill # 57: Vehicle Fires Readers will learn about the various hazards associated with vehicle fires, including alternative fuel vehicles. The drill is designed to be a single page of information to conjure up discussions among your crew members...

    Article • February 12th, 2012

  • Firehouse.com Weekly Drill: No. 56

    Drill # 56: Stretching Hose    Readers will learn the six distinctive questions that firefighters should be asking themselves as to why they are stretching hose. The drill is designed to be a single page of information to conjure up...

    Article • February 5th, 2012

  • Firehouse.com Weekly Drill: No. 55

    Drill # 55: SCBA Air Management The author describes a test in which firefighters can learn how long they can operate before the low-air warning on their SCBA goes off and how much time they have after that before they run out of air. The drill...

    Article • January 29th, 2012

  • Firehouse Weekly Drill: No. 54 - Safety Around Vehicles

    Readers will learn about the dangers inherent with the different engine types on the road today.

    Article • January 22nd, 2012

  • Firehouse.com Weekly Drill: No. 53

    Drill # 53: Elevator Operations Readers will learn the ins and outs and the importance of taking control of the elevators during a high-rise fire. The drill is designed to be a single page of information to conjure up discussions among your crew...

    Article • January 15th, 2012

  • Firehouse.com Weekly Drill: No. 49

    Drill # 49: Post-Fire AnalysisReaders will learn the importance of post-fire analysis and some items worth noting during that analysis. The drill is designed to be a single page of information to conjure up...

    Article • December 18th, 2011

  • Riding Assignments for Firefighters - Part 2

    The second of the four elements in using riding assignments effectively is the tool assignments for each person depending on where they are sitting in the apparatus. If the first- and second-due ladder companies have to conduct tasks such as forcible...

    Article • December 14th, 2011

  • Firehouse.com Weekly Drill: No. 48

    Drill # 48: Securing UtilitiesReaders will learn how to secure the three main utilities on the fireground: the electric, the gas and the water.. The drill is designed to be a single page of information to conjure up...

    Article • December 11th, 2011

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