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UL FSRI: Study of Fire Service Training Environment


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


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


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


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.

The FDIC Experience


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


The Burn Building Limits


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


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?


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


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


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


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


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.

NIOSH LODD Report: North Carolina Firefighter Out of Air in Commercial Structure Fire


On April 30, 2016, a 20-year-old male volunteer fire fighter died after he ran out of air and became disoriented while fighting a fire in a commercial strip mall.

NIOSH LODD Report: Tanker Backs Over Pennsylvania Firefighter


When the driver stopped the tanker, it had completely run over the left half of the fire fighter’s body. An ambulance was called that arrived within minutes but the fire fighter was pronounced dead at the scene.

No Smoke? Time to Use the TIC


How to use the TIC for fires that you don’t see—no smoke showing.

Line of Duty Deaths – Learn, Live, & Never Forget, 2018


The calendar for 2018 represents the game film of the fire service.  Incidents that have forever changed a department, a community, and many families.   Incidents that we as the Fire Service promised we would never forget.

Both Sides of the FDNY Black Sunday


Remember the fallen in your training by reviewing the lessons learned from the Bronx and Brooklyn line of duty deaths. 

It's Time to Meet the Challenge


Paul Shapiro looks at anchor and hold delivery evolutions for structure fires in the wildland-urban interface.


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