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Stay Safe and Train Every Day

11/30/2018 Three-pass scans, preflashover situations, fire attack, overhaul, search and rescue, hazmat calls, motor vehicle incidents, and heat pattern identification are all areas where TICs are useful at incidents.

NIOSH LODD Report: Maryland Firefighter Killed During Welfare Check

11/27/2018

On April 15, 2016, a 37-year-old male career fire fighter/paramedic was killed and a 19-year-old male volunteer fire fighter was seriously wounded when they were shot after a combination fire department was dispatched for a check on the welfare of a citizen. 

Delaware LODDs: The Impact on Your Department

11/19/2018

We are pleading with you to take this information and genuinely evaluate yours and each of our departments.

NIOSH LODD Report: Delaware Firefighters Killed in Collapse

11/16/2018

On September 24, 2016, a 41-year-old lieutenant and a 51-year-old senior fire fighter died due to a floor collapse in a row house at a structure fire.

NIOSH LODD Report: Texas Cadet Dies During SCBA Maze Training

11/07/2018

Contributing factors and lessons learned from a 2016 LODD.

NIOSH LODD Report: Los Angeles Firefighter Falls from Aerial Ladder

10/30/2018

Read the contributing factors and lessons learned from a June 2017 line of duty death.

UL FSRI: Study of Fire Service Training Environment

10/17/2018

Fire conditions produced by three fuel packages were utilized during the experiments - one containing furnishings composed primarily of synthetic materials and two containing wood-based fuels compliant with NFPA 1403.

Fire Escapes

08/27/2018

There are a number of hazards associated with fire department personnel using fire escapes during a fire, with the largest contributor being the sheer age of the buildings and the lack of maintenance of the components.

Don't Clog Up Your Toolbox

08/21/2018

Many may just keep adding because they fear being questioned about their choices, so it's easier just to add it and forget it.

The Secret to a Better Training Isn’t What You Think

08/21/2018

Perhaps all this training isn’t what is making you more effective. What if there is something beyond more training exercises and lectures that makes you a better firefighter?

Fitness and Skills

07/26/2018 David Rhodes examines how firefighter obstacle courses can be designed for both fitness and skill improvement.

Reality in Virtual Reality

05/10/2018 Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service is the first United Kingdom fire and rescue service to explore the potential of virtual reality technology; it recently created a ground-breaking 360-degree public safety film simulating a fatal road traffic collision.
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The FDIC Experience

04/20/2018

Reserve your spot before H.O.T. Evolutions and Workshops sell out!

 

The Burn Building Limits

04/11/2018

David Rhodes looks at how burn buildings are a great place to practice the mechanics and get repetitions in for tactics training but are not the place to develop the tactics. 

On the Line

04/09/2018

We begin every shift with confirmation that our equipment is ready for use. Greg Lindsay looks at an event where equipment maintenance is an issue and leads to problems. 

FDIC International 2018 – Are You Ready?

03/30/2018

Join 34,000 firefighters in Indianapolis this April for a world class conference & exhibition that will change your life.

UL FSRI and ISFSI Release Report: Understanding and Fighting Basement Fires

03/28/2018

This study went beyond earlier research by increasing the size of the basement and incorporating three different ventilation and access conditions to the basement. 

Assessment Centers

03/16/2018

Anthony Kastros introduces his column on assessment centers and how to prepare for the job you want.

LODD Anniversary: Arizona Firefighter Killed in Supermarket Fire

03/14/2018

On March 14, 2001, a 40-year-old male career fire fighter/paramedic died from carbon monoxide poisoning and thermal burns after running out of air and becoming disoriented while fighting a supermarket fire.

NFPA: Campaign for Fire Service Contamination Control

03/05/2018

The overall goal of this project is to develop and facilitate the outreach of an educational campaign to control the spread of harmful fire ground contaminants, ultimately in support of improved fire fighter long-term health.

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