Training Drills

The Training Drills product category is a collection of information, product listings and resources for researching various firefighter drill ideas and training options.
Photos courtesy of Total Technical Rescue Solutions
A major drawback to wooden shores is that a rescuer must enter the trench to build the system.
Trench Rescue

Technical Rescue: Basic Considerations for Trench Collapse Shoring

Oct. 16, 2023
Brian Gettemeier, Mike Shafferkoetter and Matt Wilcox construct an easy-to-follow explanation of the equipment and steps that are involved in protecting victims and responders...
Jeff Riechmann
A Magic Valley Paramedics’ Special Operations Reach and Treat (SORT) team member is lowered over the side of the Snake River Canyon to begin to treat an injured hiker.

Rope Rescues: A Three-Team Collaboration

Sept. 15, 2023
Jeff Riechmann details how Information-sharing and combined training eliminated duplication of efforts and improved the service to the public in Twin Falls, ID.
Photos by Kate Herin
As an individual, a company or an organization develops, opportunities for growth become more fine-tuned. In fact, some might bristle at the degree of scrutiny, but efficiencies on the fireground emerge out of the fine details.
Operations & Training

The Top 5 Approach to Post-Incident Analysis

Sept. 11, 2023
Brian Gettemeier explains why a Top 5 list helps the effectiveness of the often misapplied examination of an incident.
Joh Salka

The Fire Scene: Company Officers Are the Quarterback

Sept. 11, 2023
John J. Salka Jr. reminds company members and higher-level department officials what to expect of lieutenants and captains.
Sep 23 Volunteer View Author Pic
Operations & Training

Volunteer View: Proper Planning of Aid Agreements

Sept. 11, 2023
Justin Bailey explains the six keys to establishing a mutual aid/automatic aid agreement.