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  • CDP Offers New Subway Training Module

    The CDP established a subway, as part of its newest training venue. The subway features four full-size cars complete with lighting, smoke, seating, video capability, and even realistic commercial signage that is common in subways.

    Article • October 8th, 2012

  • Firehouse.com Weekly Drill: No. 89

    Drill #89: Strip Malls Readers will learn how strip mall fires can pose several different types of safety issues to firefighters. The drill is designed to be a single page of information to conjure up discussions among your crew members. Sit down and...

    Article • October 7th, 2012

  • Firehouse.com Weekly Drill: No. 88

    Readers will learn what to look for and how to attack a fire in a combustilble-filled lumberyard.

    Article • September 30th, 2012

  • Goldfeder: Death of the Near-Miss Reporting System

    The continued funding of the National Fire Fighter Near-Miss Reporting System has officially been rejected and has not been awarded through the Fire Prevention and Safety Program of DHS. Since the program's inception, DHS/FEMA has provided $7 million to...

    Article • September 25th, 2012

  • Firehouse.com Weekly Drill: No. 87

    Drill #87: Incident Safety Officer Readers will learn that the primary function of the Incident Safety Officer (ISO) is to monitor and assess safety hazards or unsafe acts and situations and develop measures for ensuring the personal safety of all...

    Article • September 23rd, 2012

  • Firehouse.com Weekly Drill: No. 86

    Drill #86: Emergency Management With large-scale disasters happening more frequently, readers will learn the responsibilities of the emergency manager during such an event. The drill is designed to be a single page of information to conjure up...

    Article • September 16th, 2012

  • Firehouse.com Weekly Drill: No. 84

    Drill: Hazmat Cylinders

    Article • September 2nd, 2012

  • Firehouse.com Weekly Drill: No. 83

    Drill #83: Functions of a Quint Readers will learn the functions of the quint, which is a specialty apparatus that brings five major operational components to the fireground on only one piece of apparatus. The drill is designed to be a single page...

    Article • August 26th, 2012

  • Firehouse.com Weekly Drill: No. 80

    Drill #80: Incident Action Plans: Part 1 Readers will learn how the Incident Action Plan (IAP) assists the IC indecision making and identifying problems. The drill is designed to be a single page of information to conjure up discussions among your...

    Article • August 5th, 2012

  • The Firefighter Recruit Instructor

    Effective recruit training requires an instructor cadre that can mold these civilians into firefighters, but this requires a strong command and authoritative presence. Authoritative yes, but bullies, no!

    Article • August 1st, 2012

  • Firehouse.com Weekly Drill: No. 76

    Readers will learn how to properly direct a stream so it will be most effective as it pertains to fireground operations.

    Article • July 1st, 2012

  • Headaches and Solutions to Company-Level Training – Part 3

    In Part 1 of this series, we took a look at some of the reasons for stress the company officer might experience when it comes to training at the company level. In Part 2 , we began to address ways our company officer can enhance the safety of his...

    Article • June 25th, 2012

  • Firehouse.com Weekly Drill: No. 75

    Drill #75: Intelligence/Investigations Readers will get a refresher course on the often forgotten section of the Incident Command classes – that of Intelligence/Investigations. The drill is designed to be a single page of information to conjure...

    Article • June 24th, 2012

  • Firehouse.com Weekly Drill: No. 74

    Drill #74: Basement Fires Readers will learn three ways to attack the most dangereous of all fires...the basement fire. The drill is designed to be a single page of information to conjure up discussions among your crew members. Sit down and talk...

    Article • June 17th, 2012

  • Tactics for Commercial Vehicle Extrication – Part 1

    Mike Daley talks about the many challenges a responder faces at incidents involving large vehicles. He also identifies some of the specialized equipment used at these events.

    Article • June 12th, 2012