Training Magazine Articles

  • Truss Truce: Part 1

    truss — A framework of triangulated forms in which all loads are carried by compression or tension in each member of the frame. It is time for the fire service to make peace with an old nemesis: the truss. For too long, the fire service has vilified...

    Article • February 3rd, 2010

  • Baby, It's Cold Outside

    Holes in the ozone, energy conservation, global warming, rising sea levels, green living, green building, global calamity on a scale never before seen by man. Depending on which media pundit you listen to, life as we know it should be coming to an end...

    Article • November 4th, 2009

  • The Truth Behind Temperature Sensing — Part 2

    Last month, we opened the discussion on temperature sensing with your thermal imager. As a quick review, the actual name for temperature sensing is radiometry. Temperature sensing is a generic term used by the fire service referring to the ability of a...

    Article • July 22nd, 2009

  • The Success of SAFECOM

    This column provides a comprehensive look at the makeup and reviews the successes of the Department of Homeland Security SAFECOM Program.

    Article • June 1st, 2009

  • Overcoming Barriers To Testing Fire Hose

    The old saying, "putting the wet stuff on the red stuff" has built into it the huge assumption that the "wet stuff" will exit the nozzle with enough pressure to protect firefighters while extinguishing the fire as quickly as possible. There are two...

    Article • June 1st, 2009

  • Money and Its Impact On Fire Service Training Operations

    An important part of every fire officer's responsibilities involves teaching and training people to do their jobs properly. This is a difficult and challenging job, but one that ultimately is rewarding. Success requires an intimate familiarity with the...

    Article • April 1st, 2009

  • Training Idea: Roof Operations With a Power Saw

    By request of the author, this article is not available online.

    Article • January 31st, 2009

  • Live-Fire Training - Part 2

    Dominic Colletti discusses human error as it relates to preparing for and conducting structural live-fire training.

    Article • February 29th, 2008

  • Why Can't We Train With Live Fire Safely?

    By request of the author, this article is not available online.

    Article • August 1st, 2007

  • Burning Ambition: Fire Protection Engineers Use Their Skills to Save Lives

    Andrew Valente presents academic options for those interested in pursuing fire protection engineering as a career.

    Article • September 1st, 2006

  • The Dangers of Redundant Power Supplies: Part 21- Distributed Generation Technology

    Curtis S.D. Massey discusses how a commercial building can meet some or all of its power demand in the event is it removed from the local electrical grid.

    Article • June 1st, 2006

  • Eductor Basics

    Dominic Colletti Jr. details the use of eductors as an easy and less-expensive way to become involved in the application of nozzle-aspirated Class A foam.

    Article • June 1st, 2006

  • What's Missing from Recruit Training?

    Article • February 28th, 2006

  • Understanding the Core: Part 2

    Curtis S.D. Massey introduces the second installment in this series with "Techniques of Stairwell Operations And Utilizing Building Services In High-Rise Commercial Fires".

    Article • July 1st, 2005

  • Notebook Nuggets – The Truck Company: Basic Ventilation

    Richard J. Blatus and Thomas J. Richardson discuss the basic tactic that needs to be reviewed: vertical and horizontal ventilation.

    Article • July 1st, 2005