Fire Academy Friday: Advanced Cleaning of Turnouts

LION Fire Academy provides fire department members with online training on PPE and Continuing Education Units for successful completion.  Fire instructors can incorporate PPE education into their classes and have their students earn credits.  If you are a fire student or contemplating a career in firefighting, you’ll find helpful quizzes, videos and links on PPE and other firefighting topics. NFPA 1851 and NFPA 1500 training modules are valid for any brand of PPE. In this week’s video, learn how to perform an Advanced Cleaning on your turnout coat and pants. Covers thorough cleaning of turnouts using a cleaning agent, how often…

How to eliminate LODDs in fire service training

By Sarah Calams For Fire Chief The International Association of Fire Chiefs and the National Volunteer Fire Council met Monday to take a close look at how to keep firefighters safe during training drills. This year’s International Fire and EMS Safety and Health Week theme is “train like you fight.” Fire departments are encouraged to focus on safety, health training and education during the week of June 15-21. An IAFC webinar presented by Allan Rice, of the Alabama Fire College and Personnel Standards Commission, and Assistant Fire Chief Jeffrey Segal, with the Baltimore City Fire Department, focused on how to eliminate line-of-duty…

Back to Basics: Engine company ops – master streams

By Mark van der Feyst For Firefighting In Canada The primary job function of an engine company is to suppress fire by using different-sized hoses and delivering water from its source to the fire. One such method of water delivery is master streams. Engine companies have a few options when it comes to master streams. Most engines have a fixed master stream device on top of the apparatus (see photo 1). This device is armed with either a straight-tip nozzle or a combination nozzle. The advantage of a straight tip is its reach when flowing water. A straight tip provides…

Fire Academy Friday: Advanced Inspection for Proximity Garments

LION Fire Academy provides fire department members with online training on PPE and Continuing Education Units for successful completion.  Fire instructors can incorporate PPE education into their classes and have their students earn credits.  If you are a fire student or contemplating a career in firefighting, you’ll find helpful quizzes, videos and links on PPE and other firefighting topics. LION Fire Academy is certified to offer Continuing Education credits and satisfy the NFPA 1851 training requirements for Advanced Inspection, Advanced Cleaning and Basic Repairs. This week’s video covers how to perform an Advanced Inspection of proximity coat and pants.  Learn…

Fire Academy Friday: Using Your PPE Safely

LION Fire Academy provides fire department members with online training on PPE and Continuing Education Units for successful completion.  Fire instructors can incorporate PPE education into their classes and have their students earn credits.  If you are a fire student or contemplating a career in firefighting, you’ll find helpful quizzes, videos and links on PPE and other firefighting topics. LION Fire Academy is certified to offer Continuing Education credits and satisfy the NFPA 1851 training requirements for Advanced Inspection, Advanced Cleaning and Basic Repairs. In this week’s video, learn how to use structural fire fighter PPE safely in dangerous fire…

Fire Academy Friday: Advanced Inspection of Helmets

LION Fire Academy provides fire department members with online training on PPE and Continuing Education Units for successful completion.  Fire instructors can incorporate PPE education into their classes and have their students earn credits.  If you are a fire student or contemplating a career in firefighting, you’ll find helpful quizzes, videos and links on PPE and other firefighting topics. LION Fire Academy is certified to offer Continuing Education credits and satisfy the NFPA 1851 training requirements for Advanced Inspection, Advanced Cleaning and Basic Repairs. Learn how to determine if your structural fire fighting helmet is fit for duty, if additional…

Fire Academy Friday: Basic repair of turnouts

LION Fire Academy provides fire department members with online training on PPE and Continuing Education Units for successful completion.  Fire instructors can incorporate PPE education into their classes and have their students earn credits.  If you are a fire student or contemplating a career in firefighting, you’ll find helpful quizzes, videos and links on PPE and other firefighting topics. 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.

Structural Firefighting: Rapid intervention and NFPA 1407

By Mike Mason For Fire Engineering By now, departments throughout the United States should be familiar with the need for rapid intervention and the extreme importance of its presence on the fireground. The relationship among rapid intervention policies; rapid intervention crews (RICs); rapid intervention training; and officers, RIC leaders, and chief officers can be overwhelming as can be meeting the standards of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1407, Standard for Training Fire Service Rapid Intervention Crews. It is also necessary to correlate NFPA 1407 with other important standards that mention the need for rapid intervention. RICs and firefighter survival go hand…

Back to Basics: Truck company ops – elevated master streams

By Mark van der Feyst For Firefighting in Canada One function of a truck company is to supply elevated master streams. An aerial apparatus or ladder truck has an aerial device of some sort with either a single nozzle or multiple nozzles attached to the tip of the aerial for water delivery. There are times when fire crews need to deploy large volumes of water from a higher elevation to suppress and extinguish a fire, either as a defensive tactic or to protect exposures. Most aerial apparatuses built in the last 20 years have pre-plumbed waterways that run underneath the…

Fire Academy Friday: Assembly and Disassembly of PPE

It’s Fire Academy Friday! This weeks video demonstrates how to properly disassemble and assemble your PPE. After you’ve finished watching, take the test. LION Fire Academy provides fire department members with online training on PPE and Continuing Education Units for successful completion.  Fire instructors can incorporate PPE education into their classes and have their students earn credits.  If you are a fire student or contemplating a career in firefighting, you’ll find helpful quizzes, videos and links on PPE and other firefighting topics. NFPA 1851 and NFPA 1500 training modules are valid for any brand of PPE. If you have suggestions on new…