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FireRescue1’s live-fire training resource page shares critical information for setting up safe and realistic live-fire drills and even how to supplement live-fire training through virtual reality or simulator training when departments are unable to engage in this form of hands-on training. Learn from Near-Miss reports from live-fire training events, and listen to podcasts the detail how to work with live fire.

Japanese firefighters spent five days with CAL FIRE Butte County firefighters learning about tactics in Western-style buildings
Back to basics – sounding and walking on the roof, using roof ladders, working from an aerial, cutting the hole and punching through
Demetrius Massey suffered burns over 11% of his body after an explosion inside the Haywood Community College training tower
Dalton firefighters used an abandoned house for several firefighting evolutions
Officials are proposing the creation of a special joint task force to consider legislative and other changes in response to the deadly fire at Port Newark
The Fayette County Firefighter Training Center offers a wide range of lessons for firefighters
Five Troy firefighters were sent to the hospital after being burned during training
Shamokin councilmembers suspended fire chief and Northumberland County Director of Public Safety Steve Jeffery after a 17-year-old FF was burned
“We’re only limited by the imagination of the firefighters and training officers of the future” Sioux City Fire Rescue Captain Richard Andersen said
Detailing live-fire training options and requirements, from medical monitoring to decon to water supply and beyond
Tips for enhancing your live-fire training, focusing on factors like ALS transport, hoseline deployment, gpms, interior and exterior safety officers, and more
Focus on defined instructor requirements, limited exposure time and EMS availability
“It’s not only a burn building, but it also has a lot of props on it so we can train,” said Harlingen Fire Chief Rafael Balderas
State Sen. Carolyn Comitta said the legislation should help with recruiting and staffing
The Long Beach Fire Department said the class was going through live fire training and the blast happened in the structure’s basement as operations began
The Evansville Fire Department Training Division suddenly found itself with two high-rise buildings at its disposal for countless training evolutions
It’s time instructors and firefighters alike reassess their focus on recklessness vs. aggressiveness and fear vs. respect
Texas Firefighter Josh Bardwell details his time working with the Africa Fire Mission in Kenya and how the experience changed his world view
Ignoring PASS alarms highlights need to better manage false activations and maintain situational awareness
Video of Detroit Fire battling a storefront fire highlights the effectiveness of the master stream
Situational awareness and communication are critical factors when master streams are applied with firefighter working interior
Firefighters from the Penrhyn Engine & Hose Company VFD went to a county tax foreclosure auction to acquire the house, which has been abandoned for years
Spotlighting the various types of educational tools to emerge during a new era of fire service training
Officials from at least one of the departments that arrived to put out the fire said they were not a part of any training exercise
Hunterdon County will break ground on a new four-story, 5,500-square-foot burn facility to replace the current facility deemed “near its end of life”
When it comes to hands-on training, what do you look forward to the most? Live-fire evolutions? Aspects of technical rescue scenarios?
Lt. Kaci Corrigan tackles the issue of officer micromanagement and how to trust your crew will get the job done