Stay tuned “A complete Associates Degree in Fireground Operations” coming soon!

FDTN is getting ready to announce all of the details of the first-ever Associates Degree in Fireground Operations! That’s right, finally a degree program that you earn on the fireground. Exciting news! Here’s a taste.

Rapid Intervention Team Positions & Assignments

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HOW MANY FIREFIGHTERS IN A RAPID INTERVENTION TEAM (RIT)? The answer to this question identifies the difference between theory and reality. In an ideal setting, where staffing is not an issue, the ideal Rapid Intervention Team (RIT) size is four (4) members, with multiple RITs available on the fireground. This allows one team to stand-by […]

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 […]

Realistic Fireground Training from FDTN

Here’s a look at what we’ve got planned for 2012 at the Fire Department Training Network’s Academy. For more information, to become a member, and to register for a class visit us at www.fdtraining.com. Hope to see you there!

FDTN 2012 Registration Now Open

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Registration is now open for FDTN’s 2012 courses. Spread the word. Hope to see you there! There’s only one way to improve your performance on the fireground realistic fireground training! The FDTN Academy is as close to the real thing as it gets. Sign up today! httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TF3_ZQFmHFY

FDTN 2012 Course Schedule

Here’s the 2012 FDTN Course Schedule. Hope to see you! For complete course information or to register go to www.fdtraining.com. Fireground Command NEW COURSE April 15-17, 2012 Engine Company Operations I April 12-14, 2012 / June 4-6, 2012 / August 27-29, 2012 / October 8-10, 2012 Truck Company Operations I April 12-14, 2012 / […]

Fireground Skills: Perception versus Reality

One of the things that we all fight in training and on the fireground is our view of perception and realityespecially when it comes to our individual and company performance. When things go really well were excited, we high-five, we feel good and were pumped up when we get back to the firehouse. When things […]

The Secret to Training Firefighters

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One of the first things that you need to do when youre planning a training session is to decide why you are doing the training. Is it to review skills that most should know? Is it to simply develop proficiency? Is it to introduce something new equipment, technique, procedure? There needs to be a […]

Company Level Training

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Anyone can be mediocre, you dont even have to try! Company training is for those individuals and companies who choose to be above average.

Truck Company Operations

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Here’s some action from a recent Truck Company Operations II course at the Fire Department Training Network’s Academy. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKU3ZGE-3BU

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2013-01-08 19:32:35
John Shafer
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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
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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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