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Use this checklist to make yourself the best candidate possible for the firefighter job you want
The firefighting career field is very competitive; here’s a quick breakdown of what you should and should not do as you prepare to join the fire service
Oakland’s old BART cars are helping firefighters as decommissioned cars are repurposed
“Our goal is to make sure that when you leave, you are not just more knowledgeable, but also more inspired,” says NFA Superintendent Eriks Gabliks
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Establish side alpha, stay disciplined in your direction, pay attention to sights and sounds, and use “breadcrumbs” to establish a route
Step 1: Back out or attempt to isolate yourself in a room behind a closed door if retreat isn’t possible
Your crewmembers are your lifeline to survival, so communicate as much as possible
Enhance decision-making, stress management and overall mental resilience in situations of extreme stress
Mason City firefighters trained on working in large spaces inside North Iowa Area Community College’s old cafeteria
San Jose’s new Fire Training Center and Emergency Operations Center is home to a large art collection
The Denver Fire Department believes cross-training firefighters will help patients as Denver Health fails to meet response time goals
Solar retinopathy signs and symptoms
Auditors also found that the board reimbursed fire departments for training courses without getting documentation on who provided the trainings and their qualifications
Dr. Rachelle Zemlok takes the Better Every Shift crew inside the psychologist’s office during First Responder Wellness Week
Findings revealed issues stemming from a management culture that “exemplified ad hoc decisions, favoritism, no quality assurance [and] no annual operations or training plan”
Five considerations for first-arriving crews to prevent the situation from deteriorating
Easton FD is considering sending two pieces of fire apparatus to the Allentown FD; Allentown in turn would waive tuition for two recruits Easton currently has in the Allentown Fire Academy
Answering the most common questions, including how well Li-ion battery fire contaminants can be removed through PPE cleaning
Truckee Meadows Firefighter-Paramedic Alex Hughes and Captain Greg Lompa on the harrowing call involving the “Avengers” actor
Officials say the Miami Fire Rescue firefighter is in serious but stable condition
While the fire is the flashiest part of the scene, the smoke plays a supporting role in helping crews understand how to knock it down
In testimony before a House subcommittee, one fire chief stated the training alone will cost fire departments billions
Japanese firefighters spent five days with CAL FIRE Butte County firefighters learning about tactics in Western-style buildings
The Eugene Springfield (Oregon) Fire battalion chief details the importance of a shared vision of learning and training at every organization
The campaign emphasizes the importance of training by reinforcing proper strategies and tactics with a focus on the fundamentals
Summarizing keystone research across the four ventilation methods used on the fireground