Last October, King County—Boeing Field International Airport’s ARFF unit hosted a series of emergency response and mass-casualty functional exercises involving fire and medical mutual aid agencies throughout South King County. Kirk Rains presents some lessons learned from the drills.
Brad cignetti explains how container training contributes to a greater understanding of fire behavior, a crucial factor in improving firefighter safety.
Firefighters have operated under “always and never” tactics for ages, but Forest Reeder and Kevin Milan propose a new use for absolutes on today’s thinking fireground.
Rick Kane discusses the theme of the 2014 International Fire/EMS Safety & Health Week, held June 15-21 and encourages agencies to make the most of that week.
Two readers write to Nozzlehead with concerns about their chiefs, who offer specialized fire instruction across the country but don’t appear to have the needed “share the knowledge” attitude.
Basic hand tools allow firefighters to strike, pry and pull. Bob Pressler examines the axe and how to best, and most safely, use the axe on the fireground.
Andy Speier outlines the options for rope rescue training and factors to consider when selecting a course for your department.
Company-level training can easily get very specialized. But sometimes it’s good to ensure that your crew hasn’t experienced skill erosion on the basics. Homer Robertson provides four key areas to consider when evaluating truck company performance
New research doesn’t equal extinction for truck work—Kevin Milan and Forest Reeder explain how tradition can respond to modern updates.
A water-shuttle operation is a more complex and difficult task than many departments realize. Homer Robertson breaks it down into three components and provides tips for drilling on each one.