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  • 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

  • Using Forcible Entry to Begin Fireground Operations

    Two key items to consider for entry points at structure fires in the event of a catastrophic failure of the structure: how will the company make their way out? How does the rapid intervention crew enter to facilitate rescue of the company?

    Article • June 8th, 2012

  • Firehouse.com Weekly Drill: No. 72

    Drill #72: Ventilation Part 2 Readers will learn about two more types of ventilation – Negative-Pressure Ventilation and Positive-Pressure Ventilation. The drill is designed to be a single page of information to conjure up discussions among your...

    Article • May 27th, 2012

  • Firehouse.com Weekly Drill: No. 71

    Drill #71: Ventilation Part I Readers will learn the principles of ventilation and the correct times to use vertical or horizontal ventilation. The drill is designed to be a single page of information to conjure up discussions among your crew...

    Article • May 20th, 2012

  • Firehouse.com Weekly Drill: No. 70

    Drill #70: RECEO-VS Readers will learn the seven strategies that can help stabilize fireground operations: Rescue, Exposures, Confinement, Extinguishment, Overhaul, Ventilation and Salvage (RECEO-VS). The drill is designed to be a single page of...

    Article • May 13th, 2012

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