Albert Henderson of the Mineral Area College Fire & Rescue Academy writes about a roof ventilation prop for firefighter training that can be constructed from scrap building materials in a day.
In this free firefighter training vignette from the United States Fire Administration (USFA), the student is asked to describe the fundamental physical principles of a fire or thermal plume.
I was looking back on my days in high school and laughed because I failed Spanish and hadn’t effectively learned a second language.
In a new series of interviews, Fire Engineering Editor-in-Chief Bobby Halton talks to, among others, an ATF engineer and one of the first-due officers about the fire behavior at a school where firefighters were injured.
Tom Kiurski shares a drill he created in which firefighters must remove their SCBA but remain on air while trying to navigate a narrow passage.
Tom Kiurski describes a short, back-to-basics firefighter training drill that serves as an excellent refresher for a few basic skills.
Firefighter safety can’t be treated as something “extra” or something we “put on top” of everything else we do, Stefan Svensson argues, but rather it needs to be integral to fire service culture.
The class is intended to present various multipurpose firefighter survival and RIT training props that are simple to construct, multipurpose in use with simple component changes, and can be taken apart for bulk storage, and reassembled quickly and easily for more frequent training.
An Aug. 14 trench rescue in Clearwater, Fla., initially seemed fairly routine; however, the situation quickly changed, challenging rescuers to adapt to changing conditions and put their training to use.
One way to ensure that the supply hose is secured to the hydrant initially is to have a complete loop of rope or webbing attached to it along with the hydrant kit.