Training Web Exclusives

  • Commercial Vehicle Extrication Skills - Part 2

    We continue our discussion in the area of heavy commercial vehicle extrications with a focus on decisions that need to be made on the emergency scene, and what type of resources will be needed to mitigate the incident. As we noted last time in our...

    Article • September 10th, 2011

  • Firehouse.com Weekly Drill: No. 34

    Drill # 34: Dry Barrel Fire Hydrant Readers will learn about an often overlooked piece of equipment: the fire hydrant. This article concentrates on the Dry Barrel Fire Hydrant. The drill is designed to be a single page of information to conjure up...

    Article • September 4th, 2011

  • Firehouse.com Weekly Drill: No. 33

    Drill # 33: Drafting Readers will learn the basics of setting up and using drafting sites. The drill is designed to be a single page of information to conjure up discussions among your crew members. Sit down and talk about the exercises, and how...

    Article • August 28th, 2011

  • Basic Foam Operations - Part 6

    Applying foam is another part of the entire foam strategy that if not done correctly, can lead to injury and property loss. So far, we have talked about developing a foam setup by using the proper types of nozzles, appliances and hoselays. We have...

    Article • August 24th, 2011

  • Firehouse.com Weekly Drill: No. 32

    Drill # 32: Facts About Water Readers will learn about the role that atmospheric pressure plays on pumping operations. The drill is designed to be a single page of information to conjure up discussions among your crew members. Sit down and talk...

    Article • August 21st, 2011

  • 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

  • Firehouse.com 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

  • Firehouse.com 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

  • Firehouse.com 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