More Training Articles

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.

Effective Cooling & Extinguishment Strategies

02/28/2014 Kevin Milan and Forest Reeder continue their discussion of the new SLICERS acronym, focusing on the “cool” and “extinguish” portions and how first-arriving companies can aggressively and quickly accomplish these priorities.

Tactics for Battling Fires in Hoarder Homes

01/30/2014 Recognizing a hoarding condition and appropriately adjusting tactics is key to firefighter safety. Ryan Pennington shares some tips.

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