Weekly Training Drills

  • Weekly Drill: No. 122 - Risk Analysis

    Drill #122: Risk Analysis The acceptable level of risk is directly related to the potential to save lives or property. Oftentimes we have heard it stated as “risk vs. gain” or “risk vs. benefit.” Readers will learn the three basic rules we...

    Article • June 16th, 2013

  • Weekly Drill: No. 121 - Mentoring

    Drill #121: Mentoring Readers will learn how mentoring programs can and should be used to inspire and encourage our future leaders. The drill is designed to be a single page of information to conjure up discussions among your crew members. Sit down...

    Article • June 10th, 2013

  • Weekly Drill: No. 120 - The Mayday

    Drill #120: The Mayday Have you ever had to called a Mayday or been with a firefighter who has? Readers will learn the basics of what (and what not) to do in an emergency situation. The drill is designed to be a single page of information to conjure...

    Article • June 2nd, 2013

  • Weekly Drill: No. 119 - When Things Change

    For some firefighters, accepting change is not easy; however, it is very important that the fire department be able to change. This weekly firefighter training drill addresses change.

    Article • May 26th, 2013

  • Weekly Drill: No. 118 - Fireground Orientation

    Drill #118: Fireground Orientation How importtant is fireground orientation? A common denominator in many firefighter fatalities is the firefighter being lost or disoriented within the structure! In this drill, readers will learn the best ways to...

    Article • May 19th, 2013

  • Weekly Drill: No. 117 - The Officer's Role

    Have you ever wondered, what "other" roles fire officers play? Readers will learn the officer's responsibilities when they are not at the incident scene.

    Article • May 12th, 2013

  • Weekly Drill: No. 116 - Future Firefighters

    Readers will learn a few tips to get their departments started with youth fire exploring or junior firefighter programs.

    Article • May 5th, 2013

  • Weekly Drill: No. 115 - Smoke Control in High-Rise Buildings

    Drill #115: Smoke Control in High-Rise Buildings Readers will learn how to control smoke in high-rise building fires. Having a thorough knowledge of these buildings’ systems is important, because improper or careless ventilation techniques may be...

    Article • April 28th, 2013

  • Weekly Drill: No. 114

    Drill #114: Media and the PIO Readers will learn a few good points to keep in mind should they have to face the media  The drill is designed to be a single page of information to conjure up discussions among your crew members. Sit down and talk...

    Article • April 21st, 2013

  • Firehouse.com Weekly Drill: No. 113 - Fuel Load

    Readers will learn how different types of fuel loads impact various types of building construction.

    Article • April 14th, 2013

  • Weekly Drill: No. 112 - Search & Rescue

    This downloadable drill reviews the principle skills and strategies that crews involved with search and rescue efforts on the fireground must understand.

    Article • April 7th, 2013

  • Weekly Drill: No. 111 - Mission Statement

    Drill #111: Mission Statement Readers will learn why having a clear understanding of their department’s Mission Statement will allow them to move forward with planning and goal setting. The drill is designed to be a single page of information to...

    Article • March 31st, 2013

  • Weekly Drill: No. 110 - Roofs

    Drill #110: Roofs Interior firefighters rely on roofs to maintain their integrity during firefighting operations, however, at times a roof may fail under abnormal conditions. In this drill, readers will learn about the different types of roofs they...

    Article • March 24th, 2013

  • Weekly Drill: No. 109 - Securing Utilities

    Drill #109: Securing Utilities Readers will learn why the incident commander needs to be thinking about securing the utilities (electrical, gas, water) to ensure the safety of the firefighters.  The drill is designed to be a single page of...

    Article • March 17th, 2013

  • Weekly Drill: No. 108

    Drill #108: Rapid Intervention Crews The Rapid Intervention Crew (RIC) is an important component within the management of any incident. Readers will learn why they shouldn't take this vital resource for granted. The drill is designed to be a...

    Article • March 10th, 2013