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- Departments should update school response/MCI policies. // Fire Engineering;Jul2007, Vol. 160 Issue 7, p54
The article reports on the International Association of Fire Chiefs' recommendation that all departments update their multiple-casualty policies and plans. Emergency protocols, personnel training and equipment must be ready for any potential disaster or emergency involving many injuries or victims.
- TRAINING NEEDS. // Fire Chief;Jan/Feb2004 Supplement, Vol. 48, p9
Focuses on a training unit for firefighters and emergency medical technicians in the United States. Observation and burn module; Dual monitoring probes; Heat shield.
- TECHNOLOGY ROUNDUP: SAFETY DRIVES RESEARCH PROJECTS. Dittmar, Mary Jane // Fire Engineering;May2005, Vol. 158 Issue 5, p67
This article discusses the research and technology-related activities in areas of concern and topics that have engaged the fire-emergency and Emergency Medical Services. As a point of interest, research pertaining to training has been broadened to include opportunities for "self-instruction."...
- A TOWERING FEPP PROGRAM SUCCESS: TRAILER TRUCK PROVIDES FIRE TRAINING ACADEMY ENVIRONMENT FOR NORTHERN MINNESOTA'S CLOQUET AREA FIRE DISTRICT. Schroeder, Kevin // Fire Management Today;2013, Vol. 73 Issue 2, p25
The article focuses on the semitractor trailer truck acquired by the Cloquet Area Fire District (CAFD) in Minnesota in the fall of 2011 which offers a fire training academy environment to all aspects of basic and advanced firefighting training. Topics discussed include the training opportunities...
- COMPANY ASSOCIATION NEWS. // Fire Engineering;Dec2003, Vol. 156 Issue 12, p114
Reports on developments related to fire departments and emergency medical services organizations and companies in the U.S. as of December 2003. Announcement by the U.S. National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) that the Scott Air-Pak self-contained breathing apparatus from...
- COMING EVENTS. // Fire Engineering;May2010, Vol. 163 Issue 5, p180
A calendar of events, conferences, exhibits for the fire service scheduled in the U.S. from May to September 2010 is presented, including the Metro Atlanta Fire Fighter's Conference, the 78th Annual Summer Fire School and Midwest Wildfire Training Academy, and CLINCON 2010: Clinical Conference...
- 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.