Training Magazine Articles

  • Thermal Imaging Training: Covering The Basics

    Mike Richardson outlines the essentials of training firefighters to use thermal imaging technology to its fullest advantage.

    Article • March 31st, 2001

  • Practice Like You Play": Rapid Intervention Teams

    Mark Beirne and William Simpson point out that rapid intervention means having the tools, training and attitude to separate brother or sister firefighters from whatever jams they are in - and do it rapidly!

    Article • February 28th, 2001

  • Post-Operation Critiques

    Dr. Harry R. Carter offers a structured approach to learning from your fireground experience, and offers a unique perspective on fire service training.

    Article • January 31st, 2001

  • Washington State Fire Training Academy: Specialized Training For Demanding Needs

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    Article • December 31st, 2000

  • Thermal Imaging Cameras: Training & Awareness

    Rick Crickenberger and Ben Sojka report on why firefighters must understand how the thermal imaging camera changes their behavior so as not to let it increase the danger when used.

    Article • October 1st, 2000

  • Warehouse Fires: An Easy Checklist For An Offensive Operation

    Robert C. Drennen provides a systematic approach to mounting an offensive attack on a fire in a warehouse-type structure.

    Article • February 29th, 2000

  • Amtrak Unveils The "Acela": What First Responders Should Know

    Christopher Palmisano reviews the training being given to firefighters and other emergency responders who protect America's railroads and passengers.

    Article • August 1st, 1999

  • A Firefighter's Story

    Article Available Online Soon!

    Article • May 1st, 1999

  • A Success Story In Fire Service Training

    Ask fire chiefs what their most perplexing problems are and they will come up with similar answers - budget constraints, compliance with mandated standards, acquiring and keeping quality people, training, morale and personnel issues. Some fire chiefs...

    Article • October 31st, 1998

  • Drilling In The Desert

    When the city of Tucson, AZ, decided to costruct a Regional Public Safety Academy, it consulted the most important people of all: the rank and file. Bryn Bailer examines the results and discusses how the $14.3 million cutting-edge facility meets the...

    Article • August 1st, 1998

  • "Abbottville" Tabletop Simulator Training

    Don and Bev Abbott describe how responders learn to control incidents by using case studies.

    Article • June 1st, 1998

  • Making The Grade In Fire Services Tests - Part 2

    Henry Morse offers suggestions on what steps job applicants as well as candidates for promotion can take when faced with a good or bad test.

    Article • October 31st, 1997

  • The Fire Instructor

    The training program in any fire department is the backbone of its service.

    Article • October 1st, 1996

  • Training Academy

    When it comes to learning how to fight a fire, there's nothing like the real thing. So when the Baltimore County Fire Department learned that the Ramada Inn in Woodlawn, MD, was slated for demolition, thoughts turned to using the 234-room hotel as a...

    Article • March 31st, 1996

  • Hands-On Training

    James B. Straseske outlines a four-step approach to teaching firefighting skills.

    Article • March 31st, 1996