Training Web Exclusives

  • Training with Mutual Aid Partners for Smooth Operations

    We all have mutual aid companies, both in the career and volunteer service. Instead of just catching a fire they run, or being at their hall for one drill, invite them over the border to train with your department so everyone can be on the same page.

    Article • July 16th, 2013

  • Ten Things Training Officers Need to Know

    As a fire instructor and training officer for many decades, Lt. Michael Daley has found certain points that aid the training officer in developing a successful training program.

    Article • July 15th, 2013

  • Weekly Drill: No. 125 - The On-Scene Report

    Russell Merrick shares why the on-scene report is so important to firefighting operations and fireground coordination.

    Article • July 14th, 2013

  • Discipline: A Learning Tool for all Seasons

    Rather than dwell on the authorization aspects, the goal should be the creation of a fire department environment wherein discipline is an accepted tool of organizational demarcation and delineation.

    Article • July 10th, 2013

  • Four Factors for Stretching the Initial Attack Hoseline

    One of the most important, if not the most important aspect of structural firefighting is getting a sufficient amount of water for an attack on the seat of the fire. The initial arriving engine company must select the correct attack line for this...

    Article • July 2nd, 2013

  • Weekly Drill: No. 124

    Drill #124: The Listening Process Listening is a very important part of this job and having good listening skills will only make it easier. Learn how to overcome the barriers that get in the way of becoming a good listener.  The drill is designed...

    Article • June 30th, 2013

  • Weekly Drill: No. 123

    Drill #123: Standards/Regulations There is one thing we all know and that is the fire service is inundated with standards and regulations. But do we know where these standards and regulations come from? Let's take a look at some of the organizations...

    Article • June 23rd, 2013

  • Weekly Drill: No. 122 - Risk Analysis

    Drill #122: Risk Analysis The acceptable level of risk is directly related to the potential to save lives or property. Oftentimes we have heard it stated as “risk vs. gain” or “risk vs. benefit.” Readers will learn the three basic rules we...

    Article • June 16th, 2013

  • Weekly Drill: No. 121 - Mentoring

    Drill #121: Mentoring Readers will learn how mentoring programs can and should be used to inspire and encourage our future leaders. The drill is designed to be a single page of information to conjure up discussions among your crew members. Sit down...

    Article • June 10th, 2013

  • Fire Officers: What Would You Do When No One is Watching?

    Firefighters must insist on competent, effective leaders in our fire departments to serve as officers. It isn't enough to just be lucky, these days you have to excel at commanding operations on the fireground.

    Article • June 6th, 2013

  • Weekly Drill: No. 120 - The Mayday

    Drill #120: The Mayday Have you ever had to called a Mayday or been with a firefighter who has? Readers will learn the basics of what (and what not) to do in an emergency situation. The drill is designed to be a single page of information to conjure...

    Article • June 2nd, 2013

  • Weekly Drill: No. 119 - When Things Change

    For some firefighters, accepting change is not easy; however, it is very important that the fire department be able to change. This weekly firefighter training drill addresses change.

    Article • May 26th, 2013

  • Weekly Drill: No. 118 - Fireground Orientation

    Drill #118: Fireground Orientation How importtant is fireground orientation? A common denominator in many firefighter fatalities is the firefighter being lost or disoriented within the structure! In this drill, readers will learn the best ways to...

    Article • May 19th, 2013

  • Weekly Drill: No. 117 - The Officer's Role

    Have you ever wondered, what "other" roles fire officers play? Readers will learn the officer's responsibilities when they are not at the incident scene.

    Article • May 12th, 2013

  • Weekly Drill: No. 116 - Future Firefighters

    Readers will learn a few tips to get their departments started with youth fire exploring or junior firefighter programs.

    Article • May 5th, 2013