The Fire Department Training Network

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  The Fire Department Training Network is the only fire service membership organization dedicated to training firefighters and promoting the need for realistic fireground training. FDTN is a 501 (c) 3, not-for-profit, membership organization that was established to support the training needs of street-level firefighters and fire officers at the local and national level. In […]

FDTN’s Associate Degree in Fireground Operations almost here!

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FDTN’s Associates Degree in Fireground Operations

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Our 2013 Membership drive is off to a great start, thanks to all of our new members! Help spread the word 2013 will be an exciting year for FDTN. The official release of our Associates Degree in Fireground Operations is scheduled for April it’s been a long time coming but will change the face of higher […]

Join the Fire Department Training Network

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FDTN is a 501 c 3 non-profit organization and the nation’s only fire service membership association dedicated to providing firefighters with realistic fireground training. FIRE TRAINING is FDTN’s no-nonsense monthly training magazine designed to get you thinking about an actual fire today! That’s right, none of the extra fluff, just meat-and-potatoes firefighting like stretching and advancing, forcible […]

2013 FDTN Registration Now Open

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Become a Member Today! The Fire Department Training Network has released the 2013 calendar and registration is now open for 2013. If you haven’t made it to FDTN’s National Fire Training Academy then it’s time to mark your calendar, round up some friends, and make the trip. This year is sure to be even more […]

Search Training

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Fireground search remember the basics find and control the fire and search for any victims. The only way to develop the skills is to practice them under realistic conditions. We’ve got a few spots left in October. Attend some realistic fireground training at the beginning of the month, and the haunted house at the end […]

2013 Schedule is coming soon

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Fireground Success A Reflection of Your Training

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Responding to a MAYDAY

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Let’s face it, you never know when or how it will happen! In fact, when you least expect it. Responding as part of the RIT to a known firefighter MAYDAY will be one of the most stressful situations you’ll ever encounter as a firefighter. All previous training and preparation will be put to the test! […]

Live Fire Training

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It seems to be happening more and more, injuries and deaths during live fire training. Not for nothing but most, if not all, of the injuries AND ALL OF THE DEATHS are preventable, period!

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RIT Deployed at Texas House Fire – Backstep Firefighter
Join the Fire Department Training Network
[...] Be sure to check out Jim McCormack's Fire Department Training Network [...]
2013-01-08 19:32:35
John Shafer
Live Fire Training
Great read Jim!
2012-07-02 12:33:18
Marques Bush
Stay tuned “A complete Associates Degree in Fireground Operations” coming soon!
Congratulations! Could not come from a better group of folks. Oh now what will the others who have their admin degrees do? I know it is baby steps, but if you have an associates coming, what about a Bachelors? Oh the paper pushers with their administration degress should shake. Who would ever imagine a degree…
2012-05-25 17:17:20
Fire safety equipment
Firefighter Survival Gear What Do You Carry?
Thanks for the information. I will remember this always.
2012-04-30 05:29:05
Chris Huston
Firefighter Survival Gear What Do You Carry?
Outstanding list! Basic tools and training will do more for you then all the "gadgets" ever will. Yes, great strides have been made for self-rescue systems and pocket size multi tools. The youger guys are weighing themselves down with what they think they might need in the worst case scenario. At the same time they…
2012-02-27 14:48:32

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