Training News

  • National Fire Academy Announces Second Semester Enrollment Period Is Now Open

    The United States Fire Administration’s (USFA) National Fire Academy (NFA) is now accepting applications for its second semester residential program, which begins April 1, 2004 and ends September 30, 2004.

    News • November 4th, 2003

  • Baltimore City 'Operation Down Under' Rescheduled

    On November 15 – 16, 2003 the Baltimore City Fire Department will host a regional training exercise, “Operation Down Under”, in East Baltimore simulating a domestic terrorist attack on the Baltimore Metro Subway’s Johns Hopkins station.

    News • October 29th, 2003

  • Florida Training Drill Closes Patrick Gate, Parking Lot

    Police and fire engine activity at Patrick Air Force Base is part of an exercise drill that will continue throughout the week

    News • October 28th, 2003

  • Pennsylvania Emergency Teams Respond To Terrorism Drill

    More than 200 police, firefighters and emergency medical teams participated in a readiness drill on the West Busway Sunday morning. The drill was designed to help emergency personnel prepare for a possible terrorist attack

    News • October 20th, 2003

  • Tennessee Disaster Drill Hits 911 Phone Snag

    During a mock disaster drill at Rossville Middle School on Tuesday, a 911 cell phone call from the school secretary was routed to Chattanooga, which delayed EMS crews, Rossville Fire Chief Bill Eaves said.

    News • October 9th, 2003

  • Ontario Search & Rescue Workshop Set

    Search and rescue experts from across Canada and around the world will be converging on Kingston, Ontario from October 15 to 18, 2003 for SARSCENE 2003, Canada's largest symposium on search and rescue.

    News • October 9th, 2003

  • Seattle, Washington Battalion Chief Tied To Training Injury

    A battalion chief who led a class of Seattle fire recruits two years ago when one man was critically hurt has again been connected to a training injury that sent a firefighter to the hospital.

    News • October 8th, 2003

  • Unfriendly Confines In Iowa

    A series of new three–foot tunnels buried under Central Fire Station help Burlington firefighters train for rescuing those trapped in confined spaces

    News • October 1st, 2003

  • Pembroke Pines, Florida To Build Its Own Fire-Training Facility

    Pembroke Pines firefighters will soon be training in their own backyard

    News • October 1st, 2003

  • Iowa 'House Fire' Exercise Helps Train Firefighters

    In the old days, the only way to practice battling blazes in buildings was to light an abandoned house on fire and send in firefighters. Thanks to high-tech training equipment provided by the state, firefighters can get safer hands-on practice

    News • September 25th, 2003

  • Florida Firefighters to Use Abandoned High-Rise for Training

    Walter Industries has agreed to let the Tampa and Hillsborough fire departments use its abandoned headquarters on N Dale Mabry Highway to train for disasters.

    News • September 12th, 2003

  • London Police Simulate Chemical Attack

    Police staged a chemical weapons attack on the London Underground on Sunday, simulating a terror strike underneath the heart of the financial district near the mayor's residence

    News • September 7th, 2003

  • Training Gives Tools For Idaho Rescues

    Deep inside a Litehouse tanker truck, a hollow voice rings out for help

    News • September 2nd, 2003

  • North Carolina City Donates Old Truck to Community College

    For about a year, Randy Evans, assistant coordinator of fire service training at Rockingham Community College, had been looking for a good deal on a used firetruck.

    News • August 27th, 2003

  • A Burning Desire To Teach Fire Safety In Indiana

    The Pendleton Fire Department and Emergency Ambulance open house happens every year. But this will be the first one since the dedication of the large new fire station on South Broadway last fall

    News • August 25th, 2003