Weekly Training Drills

  • Firehouse.com Weekly Drill: No. 17

    There is a critical need for the driver and officer of responding ladder companies to perform a size-up to make sure the apparatus is positioned in the most beneficial location. The drill is designed to be a single page of information to conjure up...

    Article • September 29th, 2008

  • Firehouse.com Weekly Drill: No. 16

    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. But, just don't read them. Get moving. Head to an appropriate...

    Article • September 14th, 2008

  • Firehouse.com Weekly Drill: No. 15

    An overview of the wide variety of knots used by the fire service for rope rescue and other duties.Drill # 15: Ropes & Knots Prepared by Russell Merrick The drill is designed to be a single page of information to conjure up discussions among your crew...

    Article • August 18th, 2008

  • Firehouse.com Weekly Drill: No. 14

    This drill looks at the process of conducting a hose test, using a pumper apparatus.Drill # 14: Hose Testing - Part 2 Prepared by Russell Merrick The drill is designed to be a single page of information to conjure up discussions among your crew...

    Article • August 10th, 2008

  • Firehouse.com Weekly Drill: No. 13

    This week, Russell Merrick reviews the nine classes of hazardous materials.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 • July 28th, 2008

  • Firehouse.com Weekly Drill: No. 12

    This weeks drill reviews some of the laws and standards that apply to first responders involved in hazardous materials responses.The drill is designed to be a single page of information to conjure up discussions among your crew members. Sit down and...

    Article • July 13th, 2008

  • 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