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
In today’s world of litigation and blame, live fire training props and facilities are potentially a very hot topic. Some departments prohibit building props or facilities in a hope to limit their liability. Others encourage training staff to work with local talent to build custom props for specific
The goal of live fire training is to try and create as realistic of an environment to what we typically see on the fire ground. This can be challenging when it comes to using wood products under the 1403 requirements. Let’s talk about a few things that can be done to help you create a realistic liv
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.
As a live fire training instructor, I get asked many times, which roles are nice to have, and which roles should be required as well as what training should these individuals have in their respective roles. Whether you are limited on staffing, training space, or time, it is important to understand w