Training Web Exclusives

  • 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

  • Weekly Drill: No. 41 - Rescue Size-Up

    Readers will learn about the three critical factors that size-up must embrace when preparing for search and rescue operations.

    Article • October 23rd, 2011

  • Firehouse.com Weekly Drill: No. 40

    Drill # 40: The Blitz AttackAs tank capacities on fire engines increase, the blitz attack is becoming more popular. Readers will learn when to use a blitz attack and the pros and cons of the concept. The drill is designed to be a single...

    Article • October 16th, 2011

  • The Trench Cut - When, Where and How

    Many of the ventilation tactics used on today's fireground are in support of an offensive fire attack, while the trench cut is used in many capacities.

    Article • October 14th, 2011

  • Firehouse.com Weekly Drill: No. 39

    Drill # 39: Deck Gun OperationsReaders will learn when and why deck gun operations are needed. 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...

    Article • October 9th, 2011

  • Firehouse.com Weekly Drill: No. 38

    Drill # 38: Life Safety RulesReaders will learn about the five basic rules that should be followed to keep the fireground operations focused on life safety. The drill is designed to be a single page of information to conjure up...

    Article • October 2nd, 2011

  • Standpipe & High-Rise Packs - Part 2

    In our first article in this series, we broke the ice as to the need for a standpipe hose system that consists of multiple items. The “system” that we identified consists of three elements that are each carried by a firefighter to the floor below...

    Article • September 29th, 2011

  • Firehouse.com Weekly Drill: No. 36

    Drill # 36: Personal Protective Equipment - Part 2Readers will learn about the proper personal protective equipment (PPE) for aircraft-rescue firefighting operations, also known as proximity gear, and wildland firefighting operations, more commonly...

    Article • September 18th, 2011

  • Basic Foam Operations - Part 7

    A motor vehicle accident has occurred at the intersection of a heavily traveled area of a commercial downtown area. It has involved a commercial tanker truck holding about a thousand gallons of diesel fuel, most of which has spilled. The occupants are...

    Article • September 14th, 2011

  • From Vision to Reality - Part 2

     

    Article • September 13th, 2011

  • Firehouse.com Weekly Drill: No. 35

    Russell Merrick reviews the proper use of personal protective equipment in this one page downloadable drill.

    Article • September 11th, 2011

  • 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