Understanding how much time you have in an IDHL environment, and how to conserve air if you become trapped, is a critical skill for every firefighter.
NFPA 1500 recommends that fire departments establish an annual proficiency evaluation for all members. Many fire departments have chosen to use a Minimum Company Standards (MCS) program to comply with this requirement. In this article, Editor-in-Chief Tim Sendelbach shares how to establish an MCS program that meets or exceeds the requirements of NFPA 1500.
A 2012 line-of-duty death at a Smoke Divers class revealed serious problems in the culture and structure of the curriculum. FireRescue Editor-in-Chief Tim Sendelbach uses the report as a call to all instructors and students to renew their commitment to ensuring that everyone goes home.
Randy Frassetto breaks down the differences among the various types of building construction, offering tips about what tactics ladder crews should apply to each type.
It's inevitable that you'll be confronted by customers irate at the latest fire department action. Here's how to diffuse the conflict & stay safe.