Training Web Exclusives

  • It's 2014: Is Your Training Good Enough?

    Late last year, Lt. Michael Daley had a conversation with his son regarding Tae Kwon Do training. His 7-year-old son said "I think I'm good enough for now." While he's only a kid, he probably doesn’t know any better… what’s your excuse?

    Article • January 1st, 2014

  • Weekly Drill 143 - What Went Wrong?

    Drill #143: What Went Wrong? During size-up, the first-arriving officer has to really dissect the incident to avoid having to answer the question no one wants to hear, "What went wrong?" The drill is designed to be a single page of information to...

    Article • December 29th, 2013

  • Weekly Drill: No. 142 - Public Assembly

    Readers will learn what to do when a fire breaks out and what steps to take to reduce the chances of a catastrophe ever happening.

    Article • December 22nd, 2013

  • Weekly Drill: No. 141 - Hose Lays

    With all the modern apparatus infiltrating the fire service these days, none are successful in bringing the right amount of water and that’s why we establish relays.

    Article • December 15th, 2013

  • Weekly Drill: No. 140 - The National Fire Academy

    Drill #140: The National Fire Academy? If you have never taken a class at the Nation Fire Academy (NFA) in Emmitsburg, MD, now is the time and here's how. The drill is designed to be a single page of information to conjure up discussions among your...

    Article • December 8th, 2013

  • Weekly Drill: No. 139 - Building Collapse

    Readers will learn the three types of collapses that most firefighters should be aware of and what to look for before the collapse occurs.

    Article • December 1st, 2013

  • Weekly Drill: No. 138 - Recognition & Awards

    Some steps to get your department recognizing firefighters for their outstanding performances.

    Article • November 24th, 2013

  • Weekly Drill: No. 137

    Drill #137: BLEVE In almost all incidents involving a BLEVE, the end results are generally catastrophic. This drill will dissect the BLEVE to get a better understanding of what is involved.  The drill is designed to be a single page of...

    Article • November 17th, 2013

  • Simple and Inexpensive Hands-on Training Drills

    Take a few minutes to look around your station and you can find materials for props from ice rescue to water supply to self-survival. Michael Daley offers a number of ideas that can be the basis for your next drill.

    Article • October 30th, 2013

  • The Tale of Two Fire Engines

    This tale revolves around a new pumper assigned to a busy neighborhood and one assigned to a quiet community. Despite having the same offerings, the firefighter's have different needs where they need to focus their training.

    Article • October 30th, 2013

  • YouTube: Firefighter Training at Your Fingertips

    Sean Wilkinson illustrates how a training officer can spend a short amount of time on YouTube and create real-life training scenarios for their department.

    Article • October 30th, 2013

  • Weekly Drill: No. 136 - Exposures

    Drill #136: Exposures If you have any time in the fire service, you should have some understanding of exposure fires. Readers will learn the differences in fighting and/or containing interior and exterior exposure fires. The drill is designed to...

    Article • October 20th, 2013

  • Weekly Drill: No. 135 - Natural Gas Emergencies

    Firefighters will learn how to deal with the three types of natural gas emergencies: inside leaks; outside leaks; and leaks that start fires.

    Article • September 29th, 2013

  • Weekly Drill: No. 134

    Drill #134: Hose Stretches The only effective way to get water on the fire is to stretch hoselines. Readers will learn how to choose the best nozzle for the job and how to properly strech the line to avoid kinks and obstructions. The drill is...

    Article • September 22nd, 2013

  • Weekly Drill: No. 133 - High-Rise Buildings

    If your jurisdiction has a high-rise building, is your fire safety bureau working with the occupants and educating them on proper fire prevention actions?

    Article • September 16th, 2013