Fire Academy Fridays: Advanced inspection of a proximity suit

This week’s video focuses on how to perform an Advanced Inspection of proximity coat and pants.  Learn how to determine if your proximity gear is fit for duty, if additional inspection or testing is required, if repair is needed, or if your proximity coat or pants need to be retired. After you’ve finished watching, take the test. Check back next Friday for more.

Fire Academy Fridays: Advanced inspection and cleaning of footwear

This week’s video shows you how to perform an advanced inspection on protective footwear to determine if additional inspection or testing is required, if repair is needed or if your helmet needs to be retired. Also shows how to perform an Advanced Cleaning of your protective footwear. After you’ve finished watching, take the test. You can also check out the last Fire Academy Friday post on advanced helmet inspection here. Check back next Friday for more.

Fire Academy Fridays: Basic repair of turnouts

Most repair of turnout clothing must be performed by the manufacturer or a Verified Independent Service Provider (ISP). This segment defines the basic repairs that trained departmental personnel can perform and how to perform them. After you’ve finished watching, take the test. You can also check out the last Fire Academy Friday post on advanced turnout cleaning here. Check back next Friday for more.

Leatherhead Thursday: Fire-based E.M.S. and the equipment we use

By Shane Wells of the Leatherhead Instructors This week, I would like to take some time to talk about a few of the things on the EMS side of our job that have helped us as firefighter/medics and the patients we serve. The first thing is the C-PAP machine (continuous positive airway pressure). This device has saved countless patients from intubation and extended stays in the hospital, which accounts for thousands of dollars saved to patients and their insurance companies. We use this device for patients with CHF (congestive heart failure), COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), and asthma. We been…

Fire Academy Fridays: Advanced Cleaning – Turnouts

From lionfireacademy.com Learn how to perform an Advanced Cleaning on your turnout coat and pants. Covers thorough cleaning of turnouts using a cleaning agent, how often an Advanced Cleaning is needed and who can perform an Advanced Cleaning. It also defines the difference between Routine Cleaning, Advanced Cleaning and Decontamination. After you’ve finished watching, take the test. You can also check out the last Fire Academy Friday post on advanced helmet inspection here. Check back next Friday for more.

LION Fire Academy Fridays: Assembly and Disassembly of PPE

Your turnout gear comes completely assembled from the manufacturing facility with all of its components.  However, you may wish to separate your shell, liner, and DRD for inspection, washing, decontamination, or repairs. This week’s video on Chapter 10 will focus on the assemby and diassembly of PPE. After you’ve finished watching, take the test. Last week’s installment on Chapter 9 was on routine PPE cleaning. Check in next Friday for a different chapter!

LION Fire Academy Fridays: Routine PPE cleaning

This week’s video on Chapter 9 will show the importance of routine PPE cleaning of all elements, including: cleaning tools, cleaning agents, cleaning techniques, and when an advanced cleaning is required. After you’ve finished watching, take the test. Last week’s installment on Chapter 8 was about how firefighting affects the body. Check in every Friday for a different chapter!

LION Fire Academy Fridays: Structural PPE Construction, Features and Function

This week’s video will address 1.) What are the components of your PPE elements? 2.) What is the purpose and limitations of each element in your structural PPE? Last week’s installment on Chapter 2 was about Purpose and Limitations. A look at the limited protection your PPE provides, the hazards you face during firefighting operations and, inappropriate use of your PPE. Chapter 1 focused on the personal responsibility of the individual firefighter. After you’ve finished watching, take the test.

LION Fire Academy Fridays: Purpose and Limitations of PPE

Last week we kicked off our LION Fire Academy Fridays with our first installment of NFPA 1500 PPE Safety and Use Training. Learn what every fire fighter should know before donning their NFPA 1971 structural fire fighting PPE. Chapter 1 focused on the Personal Repsonsibility of the Individual Firefighter. This week’s installment on Chapter 2, is about Purpose and Limitations. A look at the limited protection your PPE provides, the hazards you face during firefighting operations and, inappropriate use of your PPE. After you’ve finished watching the video, take the test. LION Fire Academy is our brand-new online training destination for all…

Kick off International Fire/EMS Health & Safety Week with LION Fire Academy Fridays

International Fire/EMS Health & Safety Week, brought to you by the International Association of Fire Chiefs and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, is June 17-23. The goal is for fire departments to make safety, health, and survival a priority. International Fire/EMS Safety and Health Week encourages firefighters and EMS professionals to focus on what they can do to increase safe operations, improve your health, and reduce your risks of tragedy. At LION, we felt this was a perfect time to kick off LION Fire Academy Fridays. LION Fire Academy is our brand-new online training destination for all things related to…