Category Archives: training-development

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 of the […]

Training…A State of Mind, and More!

There is no reason for individuals to get excited about their next training session if you, the person giving it, are not excited about it.

The Two Sides of Firefighter Training

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There’s been a number of discussions lately that imply that our training may be what’s getting us into more and more trouble on the fireground. Here’s a few thoughts to consider… We’ve 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 you’re 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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Fire Department Training Network

Fire Department Training Network is dedicated to promoting, providing, and advancing the fireground training needs of today’s firefighters

Upcoming Courses

APRIL 2014

Engine Company Ops I

April 6-8, 2014 — in conjunction with FDIC


Truck Company Ops I

April 6-8, 2014 — in conjunction with FDIC


MAY 2014

Designing, Construction, & Operating Container-Based Training Props

May 6-9, 2014


JUNE 2014

Fireground Company Officer

June 9-13, 2014


AUGUST 2014

Engine Company Ops I

August 19-21, 2014


Truck Company Ops I

August 19-21, 2014


OCTOBER 2014

Engine Company Ops II

October 13-15, 2014


Truck Company Ops II

October 13-15, 2014


Engine Company Ops III

October 16-18, 2014


Truck Company Ops III

October 16-18, 2014


Fireground Command

October 16-18, 2014


NOVEMBER 2014

Engine Company Ops I

November 3-5, 2014


Engine Company Ops I Train-the-Trainer

November 3-7, 2014


Truck Company Operations I

November 3-5, 2014


Truck Company Operations I Train-the-Trainer

November 3-7, 2014