Structural Integrity

Wilmoth, Janet
May 2008
Fire Chief;May2008, Vol. 52 Issue 5, p6
Trade Publication
The author reflects on how to address the problems in conducting a live-fire training. The author said that fire departments do not have the funds to replace live-fire training simulators. According to the author, it is time for a national effort to compile a complete database of live-fire training simulators and establish a list of geotechnical scientific and thermal-structure engineers who can conduct structural surveys of live-fire training facilities.


Related Articles

  • How to get the most out of foam training (with related video). Colletti, Dominic // Fire Chief Expert Blog;4/ 4/2013, p4 

    The article discusses guidelines for achieving the desired results of foam strategy. It cites the importance of a strong firefighter training and education program. The Anytown Fire and Rescue Department is aimed at serving the community by increasing firefighter safety and fire suppression...

  • Training in Context -- Cuyuna Range Style. Farmer, Tim // Minnesota Fire Chief;Sep/Oct2007, Vol. 44 Issue 1, p24 

    The article offers information on a firefighter training program of F.I.R.E incorporated in Motley, Minnesota. The participants were briefed on the events, locations, safety issues and logistical support such as food, beverages and sanitary faculties. Departments were dispatched by members of...

  • Project Lifesaver. Paetznick, Tony // Minnesota Fire Chief;Sep/Oct2007, Vol. 44 Issue 1, p29 

    The article offers information on Project Lifesaver, an firefighter training program involving member of New Brighton Department of Public Safety Fire Division. In order to implement Project Lifesaver, members of department raised more than $10,500 in donations to purchase the necessary...

  • Who has determined the culture of your fire department? Schliek, David // Minnesota Fire Chief;Nov/Dec2013, Vol. 50 Issue 2, p20 

    The article offers information on how fire departments influence their fire fighters to become the best. It mentions that fire departments can help fire fighters by offering training that meets the requirement of the scope of service being offered to the community. It states that firefighter...

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR. Woods, Don; Lewin, Robert; Walsh, Konrad; Carrigan, Scott // Fire Engineering;Mar2014, Vol. 167 Issue 3, p54 

    Several letters to the editor are presented including one which discusses the need for fire service instructors to adapt to changes when training fire fighters, another which calls on the government to ban sky lanterns, and another which defines good leadership in fire service.

  • How to conduct a fire department training burn in Minnesota. Mannelin, Tmnc // Minnesota Fire Chief;Jul/Aug2010, Vol. 46 Issue 6, p36 

    The article summarizes the methods used by the Minnesota Fire Department in conducting a live fire training procedure. The training is conducted in a training center burn building permitted by the state Department of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry. The procedure is indicated in the...

  • MBFTE approves EMS training in round 8. Flaherty, Steve // Minnesota Fire Chief;Nov/Dec2015, Vol. 52 Issue 2, p36 

    The article reports on the approval of the Minnesota Board of Fire Training and Education (MBFTE) of all Emergency Medical Services (EMS) training as a reimbursable expense for fire departments in fiscal year 2016. It offers examples demonstrating the difference in the policies of reimbursement...

  • Reimbursement program reminders. West, Bruce // Minnesota Fire Chief;Mar/Apr2012, Vol. 48 Issue 4, p16 

    The article reminds board members of the Minnesota Board of Firefighter Training and Education (MBFTE) about the importance of fire service training throughout the state of Minnesota for all firefighters. All 790 fire departments in the state have been awarded by the MBFTE with training...

  • No shame in your game. Farmer, Tim // Minnesota Fire Chief;Mar/Apr2012, Vol. 48 Issue 4, p18 

    The author reflects on training of firefighters in Minnesota. He suggests that although all firefighters in the state use the same textbooks and certification standards, their departments vary in resources, procedures and proficiencies. He points out that the experts who give presentations...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics