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  • 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

  • Firehouse.com Weekly Drill: No. 45

    Drill # 45: Incident Command System - Part 2Readers will learn about the key positions in the Incident Command System (ICS) and the responsibilites each position holds. The drill is designed to be a single page of information to...

    Article • November 20th, 2011

  • Firehouse.com Weekly Drill: No. 44

    Drill # 44: Incident Command System - Part 1Readers will learn how the Incident Command System (ICS) can be used more efficiently. The drill is designed to be a single page of information to conjure up discussions among...

    Article • November 13th, 2011

  • Riding Assignments for Firefighters - Part 1

    Fire departments seeking to maximize their capabilities should consider just how effective it would be to implement riding assignments as part of their daily routine.

    Article • November 12th, 2011

  • Weekly Drill: No. 43 - Wet Barrel Fire Hydrants

    Learn how wet barrel fire hydrants, which are used exclusively in milder climates, function compared to dry hydrants.

    Article • November 6th, 2011

  • Firehouse.com Weekly Drill: No. 42

    Drill # 42: Heat SourcesReaders will learn about the four basic sources of heat and how to determine which one caused the fire. The drill is designed to be a single page of information to conjure up discussions among your crew...

    Article • October 30th, 2011

  • Standpipe & High-Rise Packs - Part 3

    We have covered a lot of ground as it relates to hose-pack systems in the first two parts of this series. We now know that it’s not as simple as throwing 150 feet of 1 1/2-inch hose with a 95 gallon per minute (gpm) fog nozzle in a bag and then on top...

    Article • October 26th, 2011