Training Web Exclusives

  • 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

  • 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