Exercise in Utility
- 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.
- SURVIVAL TRAINING: FORCIBLE EGRESS TECHNIQUES. Dael, Michael // Fire Engineering;Apr2002, Vol. 155 Issue 4, p105
Provides fire extinction techniques for fire fighters. Background on fire extinction techniques; Training facilities considered; Components of the training program.
- USING PROPS, SIMULATORS, AND MOCKUPS FOR MORE REALISTIC TRAINING. Hollins, Leigh T. // Fire Engineering;Mar2003, Vol. 156 Issue 3, p129
Examines the status of firefighter training in the United States. Training methods commonly used by fire departments; Factors to consider in training firefighters; Equipment and tools that can be used for training firefighters.