Weekly Training Drills

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  • Weekly Drill: No. 150 - Incident Safety Officer

    One of the most important positions within the command staff is that of the safety officer.

    Article • July 20th, 2014

  • Weekly Drill: No. 149 - Apparatus Placement

    Readers will learn that apparatus needs to be positioned where it can be utilized most effectively. This starts by having an understanding of the capabilities of the apparatus and then utilizing it to the maximum.

    Article • July 13th, 2014

  • Weekly Drill: No. 148 - Performance Evaluations

    Firefighters need to understand the importance of fair and balanced performance evaluations.

    Article • June 29th, 2014

  • Firehouse Weekly Drill No. 147 - Water Rescues

    Every fire department in the country can be confronted with a water rescue; the real question is, “Is your department prepared to handle it?”

    Article • March 9th, 2014

  • Firehouse Weekly Drill: No. 146 - Stack Effect

    If your jurisdiction has any high-rise structures, then you need to have an understanding of “Stack Effect.”

    Article • March 2nd, 2014

  • Weekly Drill: No. 145 - Portable Lighting

    Readers will learn some of the hidden benefits of portable lighting systems.

    Article • February 23rd, 2014

  • Weekly Drill: No. 144 - Oil Burners

    When neglected, oil burners can cause problems for the fire department. Readers will learn what to do when confronted with oil burner mishaps.

    Article • February 16th, 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

  • 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

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