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  • Standpipe & High-rise Packs - Part 1

    Preparation before an emergency is commonplace to us in the fire service. For fires in standpipe-equipped buildings, this statement couldn't be truer. Is your department prepared to respond to a fire in a standpipe-equipped building? In particular, can...

    Article • August 19th, 2011

  • Weekly Drill: No. 31

    Drill # 31: Sprinkler Systems - Part 2Readers will learn about the different types of sprinkler heads and how to distinguish their temperature ratings.The drill is designed to be a single page of information to conjure up discussions among your crew...

    Article • August 14th, 2011

  • Weekly Drill: No. 30

    Drill # 30: Sprinkler Systems - Part 1Readers will learn about the different types of sprinkler systems and why they may sometimes fail.The drill is designed to be a single page of information to conjure up discussions among your crew members. Sit down...

    Article • August 7th, 2011

  • Weekly Drill: No. 29

    Drill # 29: Initial On-Scene ReportReaders will look at three key questions to develop an effective and conscise on-scene report for company officers.

    Article • July 31st, 2011

  • Manufacturers Roundtable: Firefighter Training Facilities

    Firehouse Magazine recently asked a sampling of manufacturers of firefighter training facilities to participate in a roundtable discussion focused on issues such as ways in which their facilities help firefighters meet their training goals, after-the-sale...

    Article • July 11th, 2011

  • From Vision to Reality - Part 1

    Working together has become a template for success in one county in upstate New York. Even with the challenges of shrinking budgets, members of the Monroe County fire service keep moving into the future by embracing the concept of working as partners...

    Article • June 14th, 2011

  • Basic Foam Operations - Part 5

    Another important piece in the foam delivery system is understanding the application rates of foam. This is specifically geared towards fuel spills that have ignited. In order to blanket the spill so that the foam blanket is not destroyed from the heat...

    Article • June 7th, 2011

  • Assessing What They LACK: Fire Service Leadership Skills

    Editor's Note: The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation’s Courage to be Safe program identified four area where fire officers needed to improve their awareness, training and skills: leadership, accountability, culture and knowledge (LACK). This...

    Article • May 25th, 2011

  • Basic Foam Operations - Part 4

    Up to this point, we have covered a lot of valuable points. The proper proportioning of foam concentrate is another critical piece in the foam application process. Our goal is to mix the foam concentrate with the water in the proper ratio so that after it...

    Article • May 16th, 2011

  • The Training Choice

    Our chosen profession is one steeped in tradition. We are proud to don the Maltese Cross and place fire related logos in every conceivable place. Patches, embroidered shirts and a slew of those "hero" shirts are worn with all sorts of phrases indicating...

    Article • April 23rd, 2011

  • Incident Command Training Advanced at Firehouse World

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- There was a whole lot of learning going on Sunday in preconference training sessions for Firehouse World at the San Diego Convention Center.

    Article • February 28th, 2011

  • Whiteboard Drills Simulate Tactical and Leadership Skills

    The next time you come back from an incident, try using the whiteboard in the fire station to critique the incident. You might be amazed at how helpful something as simple as the whiteboard can be to enhance the message.

    Article • February 5th, 2011

  • Let Us Use the Knowledge Wisely

    Like many of you, I spent yesterday afternoon downloading and reviewing the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) report on the fatal fire in Charleston, SC, back in 2007. The two-part treatise on the fire and their investigation of it was...

    Article • October 29th, 2010

  • Weekly Drill: No. 25

    This drill examines the three modes of operation to combat a structural fire. 

    Article • September 26th, 2010

  • Weekly Drill: No. 24

    Drill # 24: Truck Company Operations - Part 2This drill details the acronym LOVERS U for the basics of truck company operations at structure fires. Whether your departments operates a "true" truck or not, these components are essential to every...

    Article • September 19th, 2010