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Essential Equipment for Horizontal and Vertical Ventilation

07/01/2014 One of the first steps in performing successful ventilation is having the appropriate tools to complete it. With the constant changes in building construction, ladder crews need an elaborate ensemble of ventilation tools to address all types of ventilation challenges. Randy Frassetto provides a list of critical equipment.

Primer on Through-the-Lock Forcible Entry Technique

05/01/2014 When you need to gain access to a building but it’s not an emergency, there’s no need to come crashing through the window. Here, Homer Robertson reviews the through-the-lock method of forcible entry, which causes much less damage to the door and frame.

Three Steps to Building Endurance

03/31/2014 Firefighters tend to be either “gorillas”—weightlifters—or “gazelles”—runners. In this article, Ben Schloegel stresses that both strength and endurance are required for firefighting, and provides several steps to enhance endurance training.

A Water-Shuttle & Drafting Drill

03/01/2014 A water-shuttle operation is a more complex and difficult task than many departments realize. Homer Robertson breaks it down into three components and provides tips for drilling on each one.


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