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  • 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

  • Firehouse.com Weekly Drill: No. 68

    Drill #68: Functions Within Logistics Readers will learn the role that the Logisitics Section Chief plays in developing and implementing the Incident Action Plan. The drill is designed to be a single page of information to conjure up discussions...

    Article • April 29th, 2012

  • Training the Technical Rescuer

    While we generally cover skills in this section, it has come to my attention that a lot of instructors visit venues like Firehouse.com to pick up different ideas, tips, tricks and maybe learn about a new topic they have in their crosshairs. So...

    Article • January 10th, 2012

  • Start the New Year by Resetting Your Moral Compass

    We are at the beginning of yet another new year. Was it not just Jan. 3 1, 2011? As I grow older, I begin to see the wisdom imparted to me by a senior buddy years ago. He told me that in many ways life is like a roll of toilet paper. He told me that the...

    Article • January 5th, 2012

  • Firehouse.com Weekly Drill: No. 52

    Drill # 52: Latent Heat of Vaporization Readers will learn the meaning of latent heat vaporization and the mathmatical equation needed to figure it out. The drill is designed to be a single page of information to...

    Article • January 4th, 2012

  • Firehouse.com Weekly Drill: No. 50

    Drill # 50: EthicsReaders will learn the role ethics can play in improving the image of their department . 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...

    Article • December 25th, 2011

  • Firehouse.com Weekly Drill: No. 49

    Drill # 49: Post-Fire AnalysisReaders will learn the importance of post-fire analysis and some items worth noting during that analysis. The drill is designed to be a single page of information to conjure up...

    Article • December 18th, 2011

  • Riding Assignments for Firefighters - Part 2

    The second of the four elements in using riding assignments effectively is the tool assignments for each person depending on where they are sitting in the apparatus. If the first- and second-due ladder companies have to conduct tasks such as forcible...

    Article • December 14th, 2011

  • Firehouse.com Weekly Drill: No. 48

    Drill # 48: Securing UtilitiesReaders will learn how to secure the three main utilities on the fireground: the electric, the gas and the water.. The drill is designed to be a single page of information to conjure up...

    Article • December 11th, 2011

  • Firehouse.com Weekly Drill: No. 47

    Drill # 47: Carbon MonoxideReaders will learn about the dangers of carbon monoxide and the different affects for the different levels of exposures. The drill is designed to be a single page of information to conjure up...

    Article • December 4th, 2011

  • Firehouse.com Weekly Drill: No. 46

    Drill # 46: Exposure ConcernsReaders will learn the A, B, C's of finding and addressing fire exposures. The drill is designed to be a single page of information to conjure up discussions among your crew members...

    Article • November 27th, 2011