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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 […]

Firefighter Survival Gear What Do You Carry?

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Constant training is required to remain proficient at any job – firefighting is no different. The excuse that we dont need to train – we do it every day is nothing more than an excuse. Most of the busiest fire companies train on a continuous basis – staying prepared and keeping up with the latest […]

The Two Sides of Firefighter Training

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Theres been a number of discussions lately that imply that our training may be whats getting us into more and more trouble on the fireground. Heres a few thoughts to consider Weve been involved in firefighter survival and rapid intervention team training for a while now, in addition to basic engine and truck company training, […]

Managing YOUR Mayday

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MAYDAY! Sooner or later it just might happen to you. The big question is – are you prepared to deal with it? Consider the following scenario – upon arrival you encounter heavy smoke in a two-story double residence. The company youre with is assigned to search and rescue, the first due engine is in the […]

Ground Ladder Training

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Here’s a ground ladder training session that provides not only ladder basics but also fireground decision making. It’s simple and easy to set up – find a building with multiple windows, on multiple floors if possible, and put a couple victims in the windows. Start the crew from a staged position where they can’t see […]

Welcome to FDTN’s Training Blog

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Welcome to the Fire Department Training Network, the nation’s premier provider of realistic fireground training. Whether you’re an individual firefighter or company officer seeking to become better at your job, or a department training officer looking to challenge members of your department, the Fire Department Training Network’s membership, training products and training courses are designed […]

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