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  • 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

  • Weekly Drill: No. 132 - SCBA Safety

    Fire incidents are not the only time firefighters should wear their SCBA. Readers will learn about the other times when wearing an SCBA is imperative.

    Article • September 8th, 2013

  • Weekly Drill: No. 131 - Incident Acceleration

    Readers will learn about the Incident Acceleration Timeline and what to expect at each interval.

    Article • September 1st, 2013

  • Weekly Drill: No. 130

    Drill #130: SCORE Readers will learn how to SCORE big when establishing their command structure by following the acronym SCORE. The drill is designed to be a single page of information to conjure up discussions among your crew members. Sit down and...

    Article • August 25th, 2013

  • Weekly Drill: No. 129 - Search and Rescue

    One of the most dangerous tasks performed at a fire is that of search and rescue. Readers will learn how to conduct a successful search in the safest possible way.

    Article • August 18th, 2013

  • How to Engage Your Firefighters During Training

    As firefighters we consider the term engagement as our way to attack a fire, or to put a pump into gear. In this article, “engagement” is going to cover a different topic; we are going to discuss engaging firefighters in training. Creating a drill...

    Article • August 15th, 2013

  • Weekly Drill: No. 128 - Vehicle Fires

    The components used in manufacturing new vehicles include components with extremely hazardous elements that can harm firefighters making a fire attack.

    Article • August 4th, 2013

  • Our Government is at it Again: The National Fire Academy

    Visitors to the National Fire Academy in Maryland are being asked to leave their photo ID with the security guards while touring the facility and being watched by camera. Those attending the NFFF memorial weekend are subject to a full blown background.

    Article • August 2nd, 2013

  • Weekly Drill: No. 127 - MVA Scene Safety

    Drill #127: MVA Scene Safety It is not unusual for the fire department to be dispatched to the scene of a motor vehicle accident (MVA), but how are you treating these incidents? Here are some tips to learn and follow. The drill is designed to be a...

    Article • July 28th, 2013

  • Weekly Drill: No. 126 - Window/Door Glass

    Drill #126: Window/Door Glass Have you ever given any thought to the many different types of windows firefighters confront over their career? We'll look at the four different types of glass we can be confronted with. The drill is designed to be...

    Article • July 21st, 2013