Training Drills

The Firehouse.com 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

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
Leadership

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.