USFA Report Emphasizes Training
- House panel moves to cut FEMA, firefighter grants. Wasson, Erik // Hill;5/25/2011, Vol. 18 Issue 72, p4
The article reports on the 2012 appropriation bills in the U.S. in which House panel moves to cut funds for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and grants to funds for the training and assistance programs of firefighters.
- United States : FEMA provides federal funds to help fight Hansel Fire. // TendersInfo News;8/7/2014, p1
The article offers information regarding the authorization from the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on the use of federal funds to help with firefighting costs for the Hansel Fire in Chelan County, Washington. It mentions insight from Kenneth D. Murphy, FEMA Region X Regional...
- Reporting a 'controlled' burn before lighting it is the correct thing to do. Szymanski, J. A. // East Bernard Express (TX);5/1/2008, Vol. 65 Issue 18, p5
The article discusses general requirements needed to consider before burning abandoned buildings for the training of firefighters which include burning must be outside the corporate limits of a city or town and it should be conducted only when wind direction are such that smoke and other...
- Hot time on the runway. // Popular Mechanics;Mar98, Vol. 175 Issue 3, p16
Reports on how firefighters who train at the Aircraft Rescue and Firefighters Training Facility at O'Hare International Airport handle a fuel-spill inferno. How the drill is conducted.
- A right way and a wrong way. Manning, Bill // Fire Engineering;Dec99, Vol. 152 Issue 12, p4
Editorial. Offers opinion on ways to improve fire fighting services in the United States. Reinvention of fire service to avoid line-of-duty deaths; Real safety and real duty rules achieved through training and understanding fire behavior and cultivating strategic intelligence.
- Firefightihg and the `high-pressure backdraft'. White, Brian M. // Fire Engineering;Jan2000, Vol. 153 Issue 1, p87
Discusses how firefighters in the United States should deal with the `high-pressure backdraft,' explosive fire growth and spread. Author's theory regarding air pressure; Items to checks at the fire scene; Scenarios for the use of static pressure formula, which shows the potential danger when...
- THE IMPORTANCE OF THE INITIAL ON-SCENE REPORT. Brunacini, Nick // Fire Engineering;Jul2001, Vol. 154 Issue 7, p63
Discusses the need for fire fighters to understand the importance of the initial on-scene report. Performance of the functions of command; Levels of the incident scene (IC) organization; How the initial IC will be in the fast-attack command mode; Elements of a good on-scene report;...
- REALISTIC TRAINING WITH LIMITED RESOURCES. Gasaway, Richard B.; Peterson, Greg // Fire Engineering;Mar2002, Vol. 155 Issue 3, p10
Focuses on the training of firefighters in the U.S. Determination of the current skill level; Identification of the target skill level; Development of a plan to reach the target; Teamwork in firefighting.
- 'ULTIMATE FIREFIGHTING'. Seidel, Gary E. // Fire Engineering;Mar2002, Vol. 155 Issue 3, p121
Explores fire fighting in the U.S. Opportunity of firefighters to save another person's life; Importance of training for the minimization of risk; Comparison between a fire fighter and a soldier.