Ali Warren looks at the one call that can change everything for a firefighter.
Ali Warren looks at how going out on a call is like performing a symphony
In the movie A League of Our Own, Tom Hanks plays the role of a baseball coach yet speaks words that are directly applicable to today’s fire service trainers: “If it were easy everyone would do it. The hard … is what makes it great.” These words resonate with the training officer, and all fire...
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.
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.
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.
Andy Speier outlines the options for rope rescue training and factors to consider when selecting a course for your department.
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.