Fire courses, training and information facilities

Page updated 08/30/16

American Fire Sprinkler Association
Current information related to automatic fire sprinklers.
Department of Homeland Security
DHS has a vital mission: To secure the nation from the many threats we face.
(FEMA)  Federal Emergency Management Agency
Fire Museum Network
FireFighter Close Calls.com
Bringing forward the issues involving injury and death to firefighters.
(Fire Protection School)  Oklahoma State University
(Fire Protection School)  OSU Fire Protection and Safety Technology
(Fire Protection School)  University of Maryland
(Fire Protection School)  Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Emergency management degree programs
Home Fire Spinklers
International Association of Fire Chiefs
International Association of Fire Fighters
International Fire Service Training Association (IFSTA)
Fire Protection Publications, a department of Oklahoma State University, is the headquarters for IFSTA.
Monroe Community College
National Fallen Firefighters Foundation
National Counterterrorism Center
Intelligence Guide for First Responders
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
National Fire Fighter Near-Miss Reporting System
Reporting your event to the national system can help prevent injuries
and save the lives of other fire fighters.
National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC)
Representing the interests of the volunteer fire, EMS and rescue services.
(NIOSH)  Bloodborne Infectious Diseases
(NIOSH)  Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program
Northest Fire Training Center (NFTC)
Public Safety Training Facility / Scottsville Road Rochester, New York.
Old time fire videos  Links from this site   / Updated 11/11/2015
Respondersafety.com
Committed to reducing deaths and injuries to America's Emergency Responders.
Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE)
Advance the science and practice of fire protection engineering
        
2016 Emergency Response Guidebook (This is a 400 page PDF version (4.66 MB))
2016 Emergency Response Guidebook Summary of Changes
CSB Recommends Safety Improvements to U.S. Department of Transportation ERG
Posted 05/20/16
Posted 05/20/16
Posted 10/11/14
Are fire departments responsible for providing medical exams for firefighters?
Heart Attacks, Physical Fitness, & Overweight / A 40 min Audio from Fire Engineering
Posted 03/23/10
EMERGENCY RESPONDERS GUIDE FOR EMERGENCIES INVOLVING ELECTRICITY & GAS
PECO Energy An Exelon Company (2004)
Posted 12/04/11
Fire Fighters' Two-in/Two-out Regulation
From the United States Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
Fire Extinguisher Information and Training   How to use Fire Extinguishers
Using Fire Extinguishers  (Video) Posted 02/06/15
Fire Hose Basics  Basic operations of fire hose and associated tools.
Flashover at a real working fire.
FIRE what is it?  From the Dutchess Community College Fire Science Program. Posted 08/05/09
First Responder Safety at a Small Aircraft or Helicopter Accident  From the Federal Aviation Administration Posted 03/23/10
Flammable and Combustible Liquids.  Information about Flammable and Combustible Liquids. Updated 09/19/11
FPT 102 - Fire Prevention and Inspection Course   The fundamental requirements of fire prevention.
Guidelines for CPR and ECC 2010  Key issues and changes in the 2010 AHA Guidelines for CPR & ECC.
Video: Hands only CPR  by Vinnie Jones & the British Heart Foundation TV
Posted 11/01/10
Posted 01/15/2012
Hazmat Risk for First Responders  Chemical Suicide.  This is the new way to commit suicide. Updated 07/24/16
Marijuana Grow Operations  Safe Multi-Agency Response Program Posted 02/18/12
Meth Labs, Meth Lab Response, and Meth Users Program Familiarizes public safety personnel about how to recognize a Meth lab. Posted 11/08/10
I-Joists and the fire department  I-Joist construction can be very dangerous for Firefighters.
A video and PowerPoint presentation concerning fires involving I-Joists.
Updated 04/25/2012
Life Safety Code (NFPA101) / Means of Egress and Exit Routes
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Moving The Downed Firefighter    (This is a Power Point Presentation.)
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Rehabilitation  New science will protect Firefighters.  (This is a Power Point Presentation.)
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The Rapid Intervention Crew (RIC)  Training and information for the RIC. Updated 07/20/11
Grog's Search & Rescue Knots   Animated Knots
Ladder Safety,  Construction, usage, and maintaince of ladders.
Safe driving procuders for emergency vehicles response.  Emergency Vehicle Driving procuders, laws, tips and sop/sog's Updated 08/15/12
Safety related information and links  on this site
Smoke Alarms   Smoke, Heat, Flame, and CO2 dectectors Update 11/18/11
Photovoltaics Systems  Alternative energy sources for solar roofs
Solar panel option on the roof  The 2010 Prius
FF Safety / Emergency Response for Solar Power Systems   Fire Fighter Safety and Emergency Response
Photovoltaic (PV) and Fire Safety  UL has developed a user-friendly online training program featuring a professionally narrated description of all of the experiments, their results and the tactical considerations.
Solar Panel Safety for Firefighters   The Fire Training Program at the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST)
Update 02/25/10
Posted 12/18/09
Posted 05/27/10

Posted 01/01/12

Posted 03/06/13
Terrorism in Perspective / Improvised Explosive Device Safe Standoff Distance Chart
A little help when approaching a terrorist explosive device.
Ten Simple Rules for Fighting Fires  A lightharted reminder of how rules apply to fighting fires.
Truss Systems:   What firefighters should know about trusses.  Video comparing new and old
construction.   Video of wood truss burn test & additional truss information.
Updated 07/01/11
Vehicle Crashes  Alternative Fueled Vehicle Crashes
FF Safety / Emergency Response for Elec. Drive / Hybrid Electric Vehicles   Assemble and disseminate best practice information
Updated 02/12/12
Posted 05/28/10
Vehicle Extrication Techniques  (By Holmatro's B. Morris)  A guide to rescue tool handling and extrication techniques Posted 02/16/10
Autism and First Responders: Seeing Beyond the Smoke  Training video created for first responders in Montgomery County, PA (Posted by IOD TempleU) Posted 07/16/14
Best practices for crude oil rail transportation emergency response operations Posted 10/11/14
Simulation of an Attic Fire in a Wood Frame Residential Structure--Chicago  Source: National Institute of Standards and Technology Posted 12/14/14
Understanding the modern fire environment  Source: ATF Certified Fire Investigators and the ATF National Response Team Posted 12/14/14
NIST Modeling Study  A new computer-based fire-dynamics study Reveals the Lethal Dynamics of a San Francisco House Fire Posted 02/01/15
New Fires, New Tactics  NIST and UL Fire Behavior Research: (7) Video Lecture Series Posted 02/01/15
Situational Awareness on the Fireground  Hillsboro (OR) Battalion Chief Scott Majors on improving situational awareness and decision making. Posted 08/12/16

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