Training News

  • Drills Help Firefighters Know What to Do at 'The Big One'

    High risk, low frequency events challenge firefighters nationwide, but FDNY Lt. Rob Brown said drills help mitigate problems before they happen.

    News • July 26th, 2013

  • The Similarities of Fire Grounds and Battle Grounds

    The operations of both are conducted in uncertain environments with limited resources.

    News • July 25th, 2013

  • Firefighters Hone Skills at Firehouse Expo HOT Classes

    Firefighters are spending two days honing extrication and firefighting skills, and learning from the experts at Firehouse Expo.

    News • July 24th, 2013

  • June Firehouse iPad, Android App Available

    The new edition of the Firehouse for the tablet includes thermal imaging camera drills, truck company skills, a trench rescue quiz and more.

    News • June 18th, 2013

  • Hands-on Training Filling Up for Firehouse Expo

    There are a limited number of opening for select hands-on training programs at Firehouse Expo in Baltimore in late July.

    News • June 5th, 2013

  • N.J. Firefighter Reflects on EMS Week, Training

    Danielle Hazen, a firefighter and emergency medical technician (EMT) from Morris Township, N.J., Fire Department, said it is significant to recognize EMS and bring attention to the medical personnel and the services they provide.

    News • May 23rd, 2013

  • May Tablet Edition of Firehouse for iPad, Android Out

    The May edition of the Firehouse Limited Edition Tablet App features a fire chief's interview, "10 Tips" series, "The Views From the Jumpseat" column and more exclusive content.

    News • May 17th, 2013

  • Dispatchers, Reporter Participate in Wash. Live Burn

    About 60 firefighters from Kittitas Valley Fire and Rescue, Kittitas Fire Department and Fire District 1 in Thorp participated in a practice fire that also included a reporter and two dispatchers.

    News • February 13th, 2013

  • NFFF Aims to Keep Responders Safe From Violence

    The NFFF has joined forces with leading fire service organizations to develop training materials to keep firefighters and responders out of harm’s way during violent situations.

    News • January 31st, 2013

  • S.C. Study May Change The Way Firefighters Do Business

    Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) are spear-heading the project studying the effects of firefighting techniques with the help of career and volunteer firefighters.

    News • January 28th, 2013

  • Texas School for the Blind Helps Train Firefighters

    The classes are designed to help firefighters maintain control and not panic when vision is lost.

    News • October 25th, 2012

  • Fla. Instructor Burned by Live-Fire Demo

    A Miami-Dade firefighting instructor was burned Friday morning when a live-fire demonstration flashed, reports CBS Miami.Lt. Kevin McCrea, an 11-year veteran of the department, was taken to Ryder Trauma Center by air rescue.Fire officials told the media...

    News • November 18th, 2011

  • New Ohio Firefighter Feels Born Into Career

     Nov. 04--Casey Willoughby was born to be a firefighter. There was really never any question of his career choice. It was there every day for him to see. His grandfather, George, retired as an Akron fire district chief in 1998. His father, James, is a...

    News • November 7th, 2011

  • Pa. Fire Lt. Collapses and Dies at Fire School

    Keith Rankin was a big man. A real "teddy bear of a guy" who constantly did for others. For his fellow firefighters, that's the tough part. "He would do absolutely anything for anyone, and in the end, when it was our turn to do something...

    News • September 26th, 2011

  • MCI Drill Showcases Vegas-Area Teamwork

    LAS VEGAS -- The scene was surreal: a bus on its side with two heavily damaged vehicles smashed against it, one on its roof against a backdrop of the glitzy Las Vegas skyline, with several hundred spectators seated on bleachers watching the rescue...

    News • September 1st, 2011