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- Saving our own: Designing a firefighter survival training aid. Lasky, Rick // Fire Engineering;May98, Vol. 151 Issue 5, p10
Focuses on the construction of a firefighter survival training aid. Need to transfer firefighters to survive on the fireground as the top training priority; Factors affecting the ability to create good training props; Firefighter rescue skills stations included in a developed training aid.
- Creating an emergency vehicle awareness program. Brown, Gerry H. // Fire Engineering;Sep95, Vol. 148 Issue 9, p16
Discusses the process of developing an emergency vehicle awareness (EVA) program. Response as one of the greatest safety issue facing the fire service; Defining areas leading to apparatus accidents; Strengthening driver qualifications; Improvement of safety features of fire fighting apparatus;...
- Search rope basics. Dorgan, Skip // Fire Engineering;Jan2000, Vol. 153 Issue 1, p98
Discusses how firefighters in the United States should use search ropes. Selection of suitable ropes; Use of knots to designate the distance traveled on the rope; Options for dealing with the problem caused by the butterfly knot; Storage of ropes; Use of the rope search air consumption worksheet.
- SCBA TRAINING: THE 'NO-AIR MANEUVER'. Riker, John G. // Fire Engineering;Jan2001, Vol. 154 Issue 1, p16
Discusses the importance of training of fire fighters on the proper use of the self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA). Need for practicing maneuvers while wearing SCBA; Importance of regular SCBA maintenance and checkups; Actions to take in case an SCBA malfunctions; Steps to remember when...
- Training with Class A Foam & CAFS. Klassen, Keith // Fire Chief;Apr2010, Vol. 54 Issue 4, Special section p8
The article presents a list of things to consider when training with Class A foam and Compressed Air Foam System (CAFS) including fundamental foam properties and environmental impacts.
- Fire apparatus, from war horses to Wi-Fi. Faulkner, Jimmy // Fire Chief Expert Blog;2/18/2013, p1
The author reflects on the technological innovations in the firefighting sector as of 2013. He relates how he inspects daily all firefighting units at the Dallas Fire Department in Texas, where he works as a service-center manager. He describes two fire trucks, Engine 42 and Engine 71, that are...
- Execution. Farmer, Tim // Minnesota Fire Chief;Nov/Dec2013, Vol. 50 Issue 2, p37
The article discusses the use of simulations to determine if individual hands-on and classroom instruction can be accomplished with existing staffing and equipment. It suggests to allow the crews to use other apparatus to make sure that there are not inadequate equipment or equipment problems to...
- ENGINE COMPANY STANDPIPE OPERATIONS: TACTICAL USE OF 21/2-INCH HANDLINES, PART 1. McGrail, David M. // Fire Engineering;May2005, Vol. 158 Issue 5, p79
In this article, the author addresses the tactical use of 2.5-inch hosepipe for fireground operations with an emphasis on those operations that take place in high-rise and standpipe-equipped buildings. According to the author, smaller- and medium-sized fire departments have the greatest need to...
- The form and function of training. Clark, Michael // Minnesota Fire Chief;Jul/Aug2009, Vol. 45 Issue 6, p24
The author discusses how fire stations can provide both function and form to effectively carry out what it is made to do. He enumerates various ways of making an existing fire station into a training center for volunteers just by proper placement of different fire equipment. He emphasizes the...