Training Web Exclusives

  • Weekly Drill: No. 145 - Portable Lighting

    Readers will learn some of the hidden benefits of portable lighting systems.

    Article • February 23rd, 2014

  • Weekly Drill: No. 144 - Oil Burners

    When neglected, oil burners can cause problems for the fire department. Readers will learn what to do when confronted with oil burner mishaps.

    Article • February 16th, 2014

  • Change the Culture of Firefighter Training – Part 2

    One way to evaluate your fire department's training is by evaluating the programs and instructors.

    Article • February 10th, 2014

  • Water and Magnesium Fires: Developing an Attack Plan

    Eric James explains the changes that fire departments need to consider when responding to magnesium fires.

    Article • January 27th, 2014

  • Firefighters: Building Construction is Still Your Enemy

    Frank Brannigan's mantra, "The building is your enemy, know your enemy" still rings true. Lt. Michael Daley shares some hazards and problems he has found while doing pre-plan inspections, construction site visits and more in and around his community.

    Article • January 27th, 2014

  • Change the Culture of Firefighter Training – Part 1

    Erik Wood examines the current culture of firefighter training, including how it is approached and accepted.

    Article • January 23rd, 2014

  • My Friends Are You a Prisoner of the Past?

    Harry Carter has termed those who fear change, Prisoners of the Past. Is this you?

    Article • January 6th, 2014

  • It's 2014: Is Your Training Good Enough?

    Late last year, Lt. Michael Daley had a conversation with his son regarding Tae Kwon Do training. His 7-year-old son said "I think I'm good enough for now." While he's only a kid, he probably doesn’t know any better… what’s your excuse?

    Article • January 1st, 2014

  • Weekly Drill 143 - What Went Wrong?

    Drill #143: What Went Wrong? During size-up, the first-arriving officer has to really dissect the incident to avoid having to answer the question no one wants to hear, "What went wrong?" The drill is designed to be a single page of information to...

    Article • December 29th, 2013

  • Weekly Drill: No. 142 - Public Assembly

    Readers will learn what to do when a fire breaks out and what steps to take to reduce the chances of a catastrophe ever happening.

    Article • December 22nd, 2013

  • Weekly Drill: No. 141 - Hose Lays

    With all the modern apparatus infiltrating the fire service these days, none are successful in bringing the right amount of water and that’s why we establish relays.

    Article • December 15th, 2013

  • Weekly Drill: No. 140 - The National Fire Academy

    Drill #140: The National Fire Academy? If you have never taken a class at the Nation Fire Academy (NFA) in Emmitsburg, MD, now is the time and here's how. The drill is designed to be a single page of information to conjure up discussions among your...

    Article • December 8th, 2013

  • Weekly Drill: No. 139 - Building Collapse

    Readers will learn the three types of collapses that most firefighters should be aware of and what to look for before the collapse occurs.

    Article • December 1st, 2013

  • Weekly Drill: No. 138 - Recognition & Awards

    Some steps to get your department recognizing firefighters for their outstanding performances.

    Article • November 24th, 2013

  • Weekly Drill: No. 137

    Drill #137: BLEVE In almost all incidents involving a BLEVE, the end results are generally catastrophic. This drill will dissect the BLEVE to get a better understanding of what is involved.  The drill is designed to be a single page of...

    Article • November 17th, 2013