Training Web Exclusives

  • Firehouse.com Weekly Drill: No. 11

    Drill # 11: Hose Testing - Part 1 Prepared by Russell Merrick 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 they may apply to your company...

    Article • July 6th, 2008

  • Firehouse.com Weekly Drill: No. 10

    In the second installment of Firehouse.com Weekly Drills looking at smoke, this drill focuses on the characteristics of velocity and color.Drill # 10: What Does The Smoke Tell Us? Part 2 The Firehouse.com Weekly Drills will be updated every week.

    Article • June 29th, 2008

  • Firehouse.com Weekly Drill: No. 9

    This week we look at some of the basic skills that emergency vehicle operators need to remember to respond and arrive safely at the scene of an emergency.The Firehouse.com Weekly Drills will be updated every week. The drill is designed to be a single...

    Article • June 22nd, 2008

  • Weekly Drill: No. 8: What Does The Smoke Tell Us?

    This drill reviews the volume and density characteristics of smoke and the importance of a smoke size-up.

    Article • June 16th, 2008

  • Firehouse.com Weekly Drill: No. 7

    This week's drill reviews the use and inspection considerations of fire extinguishers. 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 they may...

    Article • June 8th, 2008

  • Firehouse.com Weekly Drill: No. 6

    This drill reviews the different topics to cover when providing a home fire safety inspection.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 they...

    Article • June 1st, 2008

  • Firehouse.com Weekly Drill: No. 5

    This drill is designed to review the basic terms and behaviors of fires. 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 they may apply to your...

    Article • May 25th, 2008

  • Firehouse.com Weekly Drill: No. 4

    This drill reviews the types of sprinkler systems that firefighter can encounter in a variety of structures. 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 • May 19th, 2008

  • Firehouse.com Weekly Drill: No. 3

    This week's drill reviews the steps that firefighters and officers should take in assisting the fire investigators in determining the cause of fire.The drill is designed to be a single page of information to conjure up discussions among your crew members...

    Article • May 12th, 2008

  • Firehouse.com Weekly Drill: No. 2

    This week's drill reviews water supply practices.Drill # 2: Water Supply Prepared by Russell Merrick 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...

    Article • May 4th, 2008

  • Firehouse.com Weekly Drill: No. 1

    This drill explores the variety of operations for ground ladders.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 they may apply to your company...

    Article • April 28th, 2008

  • Reading the Fire: Heat and Flame

    While all of us have a commonsense understanding of heat and temperature, these concepts are frequently misunderstood.As discussed in previous articles, fire behavior indicators can be grouped into five general categories: Building, Smoke, Air Track...

    Article • December 8th, 2007

  • Company Level Training: Performing Basic Salvage Operations

    Knowing that salvage is typically assigned to truck companies, are you and your crew going to be able to perform this task proficiently?

    Article • November 26th, 2007

  • Back To Basics: Ground Ladders

    Ground ladders are one of those pieces of equipment that we are required to carry on every engine and truck. We are also expected to know how to select and use them. Although apparatus carry ground ladders, they may not used as they could and should...

    Article • October 2nd, 2007

  • Doing Better Best Honors Fallen Heroes

    Numerous sources offer ideas to training officers for lesson plans that will help work through problems experienced by other departments.

    Article • October 1st, 2007