As an instructor, what message are you sending to newly appointed members? Are you setting them up for success? Are you clearly outlining what they have gotten themselves into and how to manage their new careers? Regardless of your rank or whether you are career or volunteer, you have the responsibi
In the fire service we tend to line up on either side of an issue then dig in, fight the good fight, and ensure our position prevails. In the last century nothing was more controversial than nozzles. All I needed to do was proclaim an absolute preference for a solid bore (or a fog) nozzle at the fir
Live fire evolutions are an essential component of our training arsenal. Live firefighting allows us to work with new firefighters even while we see fewer structure fires each year. This training is also essential to adapt to the various changes in tactics with the modern fire environment.
Fire behavior, one of the first formal lessons we were all taught when we entered the fire service. We were educated to the fire tetrahedron and what it takes to have combustion followed by flashover and backdraft, detailing what these phenomenon’s are and how to detect them. The last lesson learned
SANTA FE (KRQE) – A number of firefighters from across New Mexico now know more about a new technique for fighting fires. KRQE News 13 told you earlier this week about the SLICE-RS method. It’s an approach based on modern, scientific research.
This week, an International firefighter group held thei