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2012 Les Lukert Conference, Nebraska Society of Fire Service Instructors

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Exceptional Training opportunities at the 2012 Les Lukert Conference, Nebraska

New Sensor System Tracks Firefighters Where GPS Fails

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New Sensor System Tracks Firefighters Where GPS Fails. Portable device locates missing firefighters–saves time and maybe lives

The Worcester 6

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May the Worcester 6 always be remembered; “Fallen Heroes Never Forgotten.” Learning from the past is your responsibility.

Second Alarm Apartment Fire, VA

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Strategy and Tactics at Garden Apartment Complex and Residencies required special instructions, insights and knowledge that goes well beyond the practices and methodologies typically deployed at single family residential fire incidents.

Apartment Complex Under Construction: Rapid Deployment and Operations

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Safety and accountability are high priorities at multiple alarm incidents involving a construction site. A rapidly advancing fire in an apartment building complex under construction was managed and controlled without incident. How prepared are you and your company?

Checking your Compass

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As a Company Officer; have you checked your compass lately? Do you know where you are?

Tactical Operations and Combat Fire Engagement with Go >Forward Training

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The demands of today’s fire ground require new perspectives built upon the decades of practices and methodologies and the emerging new rules of combat fire engagement. Are you up for the challenge?

Ten Minutes in the Street: The First-Due

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This edition of Ten Minutes in the Street TM is looking at the considerations for the first-due engine company upon arrival at a well involved single family residential house fire. Arrivals and subsequent deployments during night time periods pose ever increasing challenges to arriving officers in the ability to ascertain and recognize factors that will have a direct or ancillary affect in the developing incident action plan, tactics and task assignments.

Combustible Metals and Officer Safety

NIOSH recently issued its report on a recycling facility fire that occurred on July 13, 2010, in which seven career fire fighters were injured while fighting a fire at a large commercial structure containing recyclable combustible metals. How prepared are you as an Officer or Commander to address combustible metal fires both within occupancies and in the streets?

Ten Minutes in the Street: Report of Smoke in the Area

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        It always starts out this way…..a quiet Saturday afternoon. The shift tour has been fairly quiet or you just happened to stop into the fire station for a cup of coffee and some kitchen table talk in the day room. The bells/tones come in for a report of smoke coming from a building located […]

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