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  • Weekly Drill: No. 103 - Ropes & Knots - Part 3

    Drill #103: Ropes & Knots: Part 3 In the first two parts of this three-part series, we looked at the different materials and types of ropes. This segment looks at the different knots used today in the fire service. The drill is designed to be a...

    Article • January 27th, 2013

  • Weekly Drill: No. 102 - Rehabilitation

    Drill #102: Rehabilitation Readers will learn that rehabilitation encompasses more than just “taking five” to catch your breath. The drill is designed to be a single page of information to conjure up discussions among your crew members. Sit down...

    Article • January 20th, 2013

  • Weekly Drill No. 101 - Ropes & Knots - Part 2

    Drill #101: Ropes & Knots: Part 2 In Part 1 of this three-part series (Weekly Drill #98), readers learned about the different materials being used in the manufacturing of fire service ropes. In Part 2, we are going to review some the construction...

    Article • January 13th, 2013

  • Weekly Drill: No. 100 - Chemistry of Fire

    Understanding the reactions of the various chemicals will have on a fire during the combustion process is essential for the safety of the firefighters.

    Article • January 6th, 2013

  • Weekly Drill: No. 99 - Lockout/Tag Out

    Drill #99: Lockout/Tag Out All firefighters need to understand the hazards of not following “Control of Hazardous Energy” 29CFR part 1910.147, better known as Lockout/Tag Out. Readers will learn the difference between Lockout and Tag Out and...

    Article • December 30th, 2012

  • Download: Weekly Drill 98 - Ropes & Knots Part 1

    Drill #98: Ropes & Knots: Part 1 The fire service uses a plethora of different tools. One that is often overlooked, but worth its weight in gold, is the rope. In Part 1, readers will learn about the variety of materials being used for fire service...

    Article • December 23rd, 2012

  • Firehouse.com Weekly Drill: No. 97

    Drill #97: Sprinkler Heads The most important component of the sprinkler system is the sprinkler heads. Sprinkler heads must be appropriate in design for them to function to their maximum capability. Readers will learn about the different types of...

    Article • December 16th, 2012

  • Weekly Drill: No. 96: The Physics of Fire

    Understanding of the chemical and physical properties of fire can help firefighters when it comes to controlling it. Having the ability to predict what the fire will do with the fuel available and where it will head will make it easier for choosing the...

    Article • December 9th, 2012

  • Weekly Drill: No. 95 - MSDS Part 2

    Drill #95: The MSDS: Part 2 One of the rare, but welcomed pieces of information at a Hazardous Material incident is the material safety data sheet (MSDS). The MSDS is comprised of 16 sections that will assist you in managing the incident and keeping...

    Article • December 2nd, 2012

  • Weekly Drill: No. 94 - The MSDS: Part 1

    Drill #94: The MSDS: Part 1 One of the rare, but welcomed pieces of information at a Hazardous Material incident is the material safety data sheet (MSDS). The MSDS is comprised of 16 sections that will assist you in managing the incident and keeping...

    Article • November 19th, 2012

  • Firehouse.com Weekly Drill: No. 93 - High Rise Operations

    Having a thorough knowledge of a high-rise building’s systems is important. Improper or careless ventilation techniques may be disastrous to both occupants and firefighters.

    Article • November 11th, 2012

  • Firehouse.com Weekly Drill: No. 92

    Drill #92: Rules of the Road The safety of our firefighters is our number one concern. These "Rules of the Road" will ensure our firefighters get to, and return from, calls safely. The drill is designed to be a single page of information to conjure...

    Article • October 28th, 2012

  • Firehouse.com Weekly Drill: No. 91

    Fire Station Safety

    Article • October 21st, 2012

  • Three Lessons from the Fire Behavior Lab

    Today’s firefighters are experiencing an old danger that has come full circle to affect everyone.  Flashovers are becoming a more common problem due to many factors.  Why are we seeing more and more of them when we arrive?  I believe that it is due...

    Article • October 19th, 2012

  • Firehouse.com Weekly Drill: No. 90

    Drill #90: Building Collapse Readers will learn about the different types of wall collapses and the warning signs of a building collapse. The drill is designed to be a single page of information to conjure up discussions among your crew members...

    Article • October 14th, 2012