The focus will be on the most common residential and commercial locks and the numerous options to defeat them whether on EMS calls, service calls, or the fireground. Methods, tools, and tactics used for nondestructive entry, through-the-lock, and light forcible entry are presented, including using these methods on occupied/possibly occupied dwellings/structures.
Tony Carroll reviews the 2015 line-of-duty death of Hamilton (OH) Firefighter Patrick Wolterman and one lesson we can draw from it.
On this week's Humpday Hangout, the panel will discuss best practices for training at the small group or company level, including hands-on drills, district familiarization, and empowering members to take ownership of their company’s fireground efficiency.
Are you ready to respond to a firefighter in distress? Tony Carroll shares some information on out-of-air emergencies and the role of the rapid intervention team.
Robin House explains how conducting this classic game with your crews can improve their knowledge of your response area.
In this month's drill, Tony Carroll looks at an out-of-air emergency line-of-duty death and its implications for firefighter training.
The Rochester Drill outlines and illustrates how to rescue a firefighter who is trapped in a failed floor but who has not fallen through.
Jerry Knapp looks at a proven method for designing large-scale fire department training drills and outlines the steps to create one based on water flow testing.
Kevin Cashman explains the benefits of how conducting wildfire evacuation drills will prepare communities for the increasing likelihood of these destructive, increasingly common disasters.
Carl Meyer explains how having this training kit accessible on the apparatus can facilitate crews in practicing how to estimate hose stretches for fires in high-rises and other structures.