Monthly Training Drills

  • Extinguishing Chimney Fires with Positive Pressure Ventilation

    Typical chimney fire operations take more than an hour to mitigate. Learn how PPV and a dry chemical extinguisher can cut the extinguishment time to 10-15 minutes.

    Article • June 11th, 2010

  • Salvage

    Session Reference: 1-1 Topic: Salvage Time Required: 2 Hours Materials:    • Various Items of Salvage Equipment    • Salvage Covers References:    • Truck Company Fireground Operations, Second Edition...

    Article • June 10th, 2010

  • Checking for Extension, Overhaul and Forcible Entry

    This drill outlines the key actions that firefighters need accomplish during entry, checking for fire extension and overhaul.

    Article • June 9th, 2010

  • Ventilation

    Session Reference: 1-3 Topic: Ventilation Time Required: 90 Minutes References:    • Truck Company Fireground Operations, Second Edition, Chapters 4 and 5    • Essentials of Fire Fighting, Third Edition, Chapter 7...

    Article • June 9th, 2010

  • Search and Rescue

    Session Reference: 1-2 Topic: Search and Rescue Time Required: 1 Hour References:    • Truck Company Fireground Operations, Second Edition, Chapter 3    • Essentials of Fire Fighting, Third Edition, Pages 142-144 and...

    Article • June 9th, 2010

  • Support Operations and Initial Assignments

    Session Reference: 1-1 Topic: Support Operations and Initial Assignments Time Required: 30 Minutes References:    • Truck Company Fireground Operations, Second Edition, Chapters 1 and 2 PREPARATION: Motivation...

    Article • June 9th, 2010

  • Review of Ventilation Principles & Practices

    This in-depth, monthly MFRI firefighter drill helps readers understand the principles of ventilation, including the various types and tools needed.

    Article • June 9th, 2010

  • Truck Company Fireground Operations

    Truck Company Fireground Operations Session Reference: 2 of 2 Topic: Aerial Apparatus Practical Activities Time Required: 3 References:    . Truck Company Fireground Operations, Second Edition, Chapters 2, 8, and 11...

    Article • June 9th, 2010

  • Entry and Ventilation

    COURSE: FIREFIGHTER PRE-BASIC SESSION REFERENCE: 7 TOPIC: ENTRY AND VENTILATION TIME REQUIRED: THREE HOURS MATERIALS: ACQUIRED STRUCTURE OR FORCIBLE ENTRY PROPS, VARIOUS HAND AND POWER TOOLS REFERENCES: ESSENTIALS OF FIRE...

    Article • June 9th, 2010

  • Developing a Training Program

    Topic: Developing a Training Program Time Required: Two Hours Materials:    · Appropriate Audio Visual Support References:    · Fire Instructor's Training Guide, Second Edition, Joseph R. Bachtler, Fire Engineering...

    Article • June 8th, 2010

  • Creating a Lesson Plan for a Company Drill

    Session Reference: 1 Topic: Creating a Lesson Plan for a Company Drill Level of Instruction: 3 Time Required: 3 hours Materials:    · Appropriate audiovisual supplies References:    · Fire and Emergency Services...

    Article • June 8th, 2010

  • Evaluating Firefighter Proficiency

    TOPIC: EVALUATING FIREFIGHTER PROFICIENCY TIME REQUIRED: SIX HOURS MATERIALS: PERSONAL PROTECTIVE CLOTHING AS REQUIRED FOR EACH EVOLUTION REFERENCES: ESSENTIALS OF FIRE FIGHTING, FOURTH EDITION, IFSTA PREPARATION: MOTIVATION...

    Article • June 8th, 2010

  • Developing a Training Drill

    TOPIC: DEVELOPING A TRAINING DRILL TIME REQUIRED: TWO HOURS MATERIALS: APPROPRIATE AUDIO VISUAL SUPPORT REFERENCES: FIRE INSTRUCTOR'S TRAINING GUIDE, SECOND EDITION, JOSEPH R. BACHTLER, FIRE ENGINEERING FIRE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES...

    Article • June 8th, 2010

  • Fire Jeopardy

    Topic: Fire Jeopardy Time Required: One to Two Hours Materials:    • Chalk Board or White Board    • Questions as provided    • Game Board (create on chalk/white board)    • Individual to keep score and watch...

    Article • June 8th, 2010

  • Firefighter Combat Challenge

    Topic: Firefighter Combat Challenge Time Required: Two to Three Hours Materials:    • PPE/SCBA (one set per participant)    • Traffic Cones (4 to 6 per team depending on group size)    • Water Sources (need to have...

    Article • June 8th, 2010

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