FULL LIST OF Reality Training Topics
Reality Training: The irate civilian–
The irrational, irate civilian situation can often be killed with kindness. And if not, as in this video, firefighters who keep their cool come out looking better and not escalating the situation from bad to worse. You can see the full original video here. Sponsored by Globe Turnout Gear.
Reality Training: A compromised structure and firefighter safety–
Chief Wylie examines this residential fire from reading smoke, to crew safety, to resource deployment, to command decisions. You can see the full-length video here. Sponsored by Globe Turnout Gear.
Reality Training: Live fire safety–
Chief Wylie looks at a full-structure training burn and points out what the crews are doing right and where they are compromising their safety. Sponsored by Globe Turnout Gear.
Reality Training: Dumpster fires–
Chief Wylie shows us why this dumpster-fire training video covers all the bases from firefighters in full PPE to an ample amount of instruction to situational awareness. You can watch more videos on fighting dumpster fires here. Sponsored by Globe Turnout Gear.
Reality Training: Live fire training precautions–
Live-fire training or demonstrations are just as dangerous as structure fires. Chief Wylie examines this video of a training gone wrong and explains how to take the necessary precautions to keep everyone safe. Sponsored by Globe Turnout Gear.
Fire attack: Understanding landmark buildings–
Landmark buildings, because of their age and different uses, present unique threats to firefighters
Hitting the abandoned commercial building–
This abandoned commercial building presents several challenges and risks to Detroit firefighters; watch the video and discuss how you would handle a similar fire in your area of response.
Detroit hardware store fire–
Watch for two-angles of the building collapsing. No one was injured.
How the public sees a fire attack–
The ubiquitous mobile camera and platforms for sharing video means a fire department's tactics and reputation are under constant, and sometimes unfair, scrutiny
Calif. firefighters battle liquor store fire–
A total of nine departments assisted in the operation. No injuries were reported.
Fire attack: Well-involved older construction home–
What can we learn from this fire about the importance of following well-detailed SOGs and executing a coordinated fire attack?
Fire attack: Auto repair shop–
Firefighters arrived to find fire blowing out of the roof of this small commercial structure; how would you attack this fire?
Reality Training: Taking command of a fully involved house–
These fires already have a big head start, so take your time with your size up and make sure safety is a key part of your incident action plan. See the full video here.
Reality Training: Setting up incident command–
Chief Wylie examines a well-involved single residential unit and the incident command decisions the officer made upon arrival and during the fire.
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