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Friday, October 7, 2016

Fire Engineering



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Fire News on TV

Top firefighting news clips gathered from local news affiliates around the country.
KEYT Santa Barbara, CA
Sep. 22, 2016. 02:01 AM EST
Some people complained to CalTrans about roundabout prior to accident

Webcast: Quick Drills for the Driver Operator

Yuba City (CA) Fire Captain Eric Hankins offers drills to train on this critical fireground function. 
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Humpday Hangout: Promotions and Exams

Join Brad French, Steve Pegram, and their guests as they discuss preparing for a promotional process/exam.


Religious Freedom

John K. Murphy tackles the legal angle when it comes to displays (and non-displays) of religious belief in the fire service.

Andrew Sauder

What's In a Title?

Andrew Sauder has a commentary on promotions and leadership in the fire service.

P.J. Norwood

The Fire Tetrahedron

When was the last fire you went to where a stack of palettes and some straw was the only fuel package? P.J. Norwood discusses fire behavior training and best practices.

David Polikoff

Has the Mission Changed?

David Polikoff asks: Are we focusing too much on specialty skills that fill up the day and make it difficult for non-specialty team members to go out and practice fire skills?

Training Guides

Understanding Fireground Threats, Risks, and PPE

There have arguably been fewer collections of material more sentinel to the evolution of safer firefighting and firefighter health/wellness than the three pieces presented in this Fire-Dex-sponsored training digest. Understanding the increased ris...
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FDIC Webcasts

May 17: Construction Concerns: Modern Materials
June 14: Issues and Challenges in Today’s Fire Service (Sponsored by FIRE DEX)
June 28: Standpipe Operations (Sponsored by Key Fire Hose)
July 19: Reading Smoke
August 9: SCBA Bootcamp: a Firefighter’s Survival School
September 8: 105 Tactical Extrication Tips in 105 Minutes
October 4: Tactical Thermal Imaging: the First Level of Fire Attack (Sponsored by Avon Protection)

November 15: Extrication and EMS: Coordinating Team Delivery of Critical Care (Sponsored by Zoll)
December 6: Improving Fireground Operations with Thermal Imaging and Modern Fire Dynamics
Jan. 10, 2017: Bruno and Norman “Unplugged”
Feb. 7, 2017: Leadership Panel on Firefighter Addiction, Mental Health, and Recovery
Mar. 14, 2017: Rules of Engagement for Positive-Pressure Attack
April 11, 2017: They Are Us: Fireground Size-Up, Command, Control, Accountability, and Survival