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King Training Innovations create firefighting training simulator props designed to teach and practice skills.
By Jonathan Hart Published Monday, March 31, 2008 | From the April 2008 Issue of FireRescue Editor’s note: In the following scenario, all names have been changed. The engine and ladder truck swing onto the street lined with 1 ½ -story Cape-Cod-style houses. The engine drives past the house with smoke coming from the roof and nos
By Jim McCormack Published Thursday, April 1, 2010 | From the April 2010 Issue of FireRescue One of the things that’s happened in the last 10 or so years is that the emphasis on truck company operations and the skills it takes to actually perform them have really exploded—more awareness, more knowledge, more training. During this time, a couple things have remained constant: the importance placed on the knowledge and skills it takes to get the job done varies with each individual firefighter; and solid truck company skills, performed at the right time, make things easier on the fireground. Your Individual Situation Where You Are: In all honesty, it really doesn’t matter where you are in terms of your city, state or region, truck work is truck work! The skills involved include forcible entry, laddering, search, ventilation, overhaul and more. East Coast, West Coast or somewhere in between, the basics are still the same. If you’re faced with a locked entry door on the fireground and you make your way to the other side, it’s called forcible entry (in California, Indiana, Massachusetts and everywhere else). The Size of Your Department: A big misconception in the fire service, when it comes to the fireground, is that the size of the department changes what needs to be done. That’s really not true. The size of the department changes what can be done in a certain time period (based on staffing, equipment and resources), but it takes the same skills to put a fire out in a small or large department.
How to be an Effective Outside Vent (OV) Firefighter – Part 1 Posted On 29 Sep 2014By : Rob FlingComment: 0Tag: Strategy & Tactics, Ventilation The firefighter assigned t
The East Brunswick Fire Department in New Jersey took our ceiling prop, turned it on its side and held a training for their members to learn about breaching walls. Electrical Romex lines were put into
TESTIMONIAL: The King Ceiling Prop (KCP) has proven to be a phenomenal tool for instructing techniques in overhaul with various truck tools in non-IDLH conditions, and it has also been a v
Things are not always as they seem. Below are some photos I came across on Truck Floor Training. It shows a commercial flat roof. Seems normal right??? As we get into it there
Knowing and being familiar with building construction is a great thing. If you know how its put together, it helps to understand how fire will effect it and how it comes down. Remeber to g
Tactical Ventilation – The “Where” Continues. Let’s Go Vertical! Posted On 20 Jun 2013By : Michael R. RehfeldComments: 2Tag: building construction, firefighter skills, Tactica
There's more to being a Truck driver than just driving the truck. Anybody can drive a Truck. What makes a good Driver? The knowledge of your still district, safe but defensive driving to g
The following is some good info from FEMA on Cribbing. Get out out and get your hands on your cribbing. Set up basic crib towers and discuss various types of situations where you may need
4 Steps To Simple Saw Maintenance Posted On 15 Sep 2014By : Rob FlingComment: 1Tag: Partner Saw Maintaining our equipment so it performs safely and effectively as well as reliably