FFT: Firefighter Training

 

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FFT001BLEVEThis video begins with a definition of a BLEVE, followed by graphic footage of bleves prior to 1976.
FFT002BLEVE UPDATEThe video begins with a definition of a BLEVE, followed by graphic footage of Bleves from the late 1960s & early 1970s, emphasizing their severity and unpredictability and the deaths and serious injuries involved.
FFT003WATER RESCUEThis program identifies the major hazards found in aquatic environments, specifies needed equipment & personal protective clothing for specific water conditions, demonstrates a wide range of safe water rescue procedures that can be applied in lakes, ponds, fast rivers, and raging flood waters.
FFT004WATER RESCUEThis program identifies the major hazards found in aquatic environments, specifies needed equipment & personal protective clothing for specific water conditions, demonstrates a wide range of safe water rescue procedures that can be applied in lakes, ponds, fast rivers, and raging flood waters.
FFT005FORCIBLE ENTRY: CONVENTIONAL FORCIBLE ENTRYDVD This video covers: Spreading and forcing techniques; Prying and striking tools; Door frames and walls; Forcible entry strategies; Exposure problems; Types of doors.
FFT006FORCIBLE ENTRY: THROUGH THE LOCKDVD This video includes: basic principles, night latches, mortise and rim locks, lock details, key, K, and A tools, and deadbolts, tubular bolts, and key-in-knob locks.
FFT007EORCIBLE ENTRY: PADLOCKSDVD This video includes: lock locations and details, mounting devices, U.S. and foreign locks, standard lock techniques, heavy security opening techniques, and using halligan, bolt cutter, dent puller, and other tools.
FFT008FORCIBLE ENTRY: HIGH SECURITY DEVICESDVD This video includes: recognizing the scissor gate and roll-down metal door configurations, details of construction and the different types of operations, when to cut the lock and when to cut the door, techniques for cutting a roll-down metal door, and dangers unique to fire incidents with high-security devices.
FFT009FORCIBLE ENTRY: SPECIAL LOCKING DEVICESDVD This video includes: methods of entry for each type, identifying special locking devices, cylinder plates — exposed bolts and hidden bolts, and multi-lock, and police locks.
FFT010UNDERSTANDING FIRE ATTACKTopics include: Facing the Dragon, the role of the Company Officer, the practical approach to fire behavior factors.
FFT011SUCCESSFUL SCENE MANAGEMENTTopics include: Steps to successful scene management, incident priorities, size-up, on-scene communications, directing the fireground attack. Old #520
FFT012FIREGROUND VENTILATION TECHNIQUESTopics include: Importance of ventilation, understanding smoke conditions, techniques for ventilation, positive vs. negative pressure.
FFT013RESIDENTIAL FIRE ATTACKTopics include: Strategy and tactics of residential firefighting, attached garage fires, alley fires, hose line placement.
FFT014ABOVE GROUND FIRE ATTACKTopics include: Center hallway occupantcies, drop bag vs. ground ladder, center core construction, interior vs. exterior attack.
FFT015TACTICAL CONSIDERATIONS AT GRAIN ELEVATOR FIRESThis video includes: Pre-planning, ICS or GEDAPER, understanding grain elevators, grain dyer fires, bucket elevators, foam, belt conveyer, galleries and tunnels, grain bins, electrical equipment, storage areas, and grain dust explosions. Old #63
FFT016THE FIRST FIREIn this video, Captain Fornell, drawing on over 30 years of experience, will demonstrate to the viewer the simple & safe means of attacking an interior fire including: Staying below the heat & smoke, Coordination with other members of the team, the difference between direct & indirect attack and Survival and safety tips. Live fireground action takes the viewer through an interior attack on a room-&-contents fire with Captain Fornell explaining the action every step of the way.
FFT017SMOOTH-BORE NOZZLESIn this video, Captain Fornell shows the differences as well as the advantages of using these nozzles in situations including: The team concept of fire attack operations, The importance of each team member, Direct & indirect attack concepts, Both offensive & defensive operations, and A detailed explanation of nozzle reaction. Live footage will illustrate important points including nozzle operation methods & supervisor’s responsibilities that will demonstrate & reinforce safe & efficient operational methods.
FFT018FIRE ATTACK: STRATEGY & TACTICS OF INITIAL COMPANY RESPONSE2ND EDITION INCLUDES INSTRUCTOR GUIDE, STUDENT TEXTBOOK, AND 6 VIDEOS COURSE OUTLINE: Understanding the enemy – Scientific analysis of fire; products of combustion; fire behavior; methods of heat transfer; understanding building construction. The Basics of Effective Incident Management – Command process overview; building a command presence; initial fireground activities; understanding the incident command system. Fire Ground Risk Management – Identifying and managing risks; OSHA 2 In/2 out standard; organization, functions & deployment of rapid intervention teams. Tactical Deployment of Engine & Truck – Basic functions of engine and truck companies; water supply; strategies for enhancing maximum fire attack streams; proper placement of apparatus on the fireground. Standards of Fire Attack: Offensive Operations – Offensive fire attack streams, managing the search & ventilation process; proper implementation of new search tactics & tools; analysis of fireground scenarios. Standards of Fire Attack: Defensive Attack – Identifying/defining defensive fire conditions; transition from offensive/marginal attack to a fully defensive position; proper use of equipment to develop large caliber streams.
FFT019PIKES POLES AND HOOKSAlthough thte proper and safe use of pike poles and ceiling hooks may seem rather basic, improper use of these tools can injure firefighters and delay suppression operations. Drawing on years of experience, Captain Fornell presents the advantages and disadvantages of the different types of hooks. He describes their designs, handles materials and construction and demonstrates in an actual fire building tricks of the trade that will help the rookie and experienced firefighter alike select the proper tool and use it safely and efficiently.
FFT020CONVENTIONAL FORCIBLE ENTRY: STRIKING & PRYINGEXPOSURE PROBLEMS; TYPES OF DOORS; PRYING & STRIKING TOOLS; FORCIBLE ENTRY STRATEGIES; DOOR FRAMES & WALLS; SPREADING AND FORCING TECHNIQUES
FFT021THROUGH THE LOCK; CYLINDERS & KEY TOOLSThis video includes: basic principles, night latches, mortise and rim locks, lock details, key, K, and A tools, and deadbolts, tubular bolts, and key-in-knob locks.
FFT022PADLOCKS: STANDARD & HEAVY SECURITYThis video includes: lock locations and details, mounting devices, U.S. and foreign locks, standard lock techniques, heavy security opening techniques, and using halligan, bolt cutter, dent puller, and other tools.
FFT023FORCIBLE ENTRY: HIGH SECURITY DEVICESThis video includes: recognizing the scissor gate and roll-down metal door configurations, details of construction and the different types of operations, when to cut the lock and when to cut the door, techniques for cutting a roll-down metal door, and dangers unique to fire incidents with high-security devices.
FFT024SPECIAL LOCKING DEVICES: GUARD PLATES, LOCKS, BOLTThis video includes: methods of entry for each type, identifying special locking devices, cylinder plates — exposed bolts and hidden bolts, and multi-lock, and police locks.
FFT025The 2 1/2″ LineIn THE 2 1/2″ LINE, Captain Fornell, drawing on over 30 years of experience, will show the viewer how to move big water more efficiently and safely including: Determining needed flow rates; Getting enough hose to the right spot; Nozzle selection; Methods of hose packing that will reduce fireground stress. Live fireground footage will take the viewer step-by-step through a 2 1/2″ line attack on a basement fire, illustrating efficient and safe operating practices as well as giving practical on-the-job tips gathered during Captain Fornell’s many years “on the line.”
FFT026TOOLS OF THE TRADE: CUTTING AND STRIKING TOOLSRichard A. Fritz, a 26-year veteran of the fire service and longtime instructor, demonstrates the cutting and striking tools, including proper stance and swing, carrying techniques, safety considerations, and applications on the fireground. This video will increase your proficiency with common hand tools carried on your apparatus.
FFT027TOOLS OF THE TRADE: PUSH / PULL TOOLSRichard A. Fritz, a 27-year veteran of the fire service and longtime instructor, demonstrates the push/pull tools, including proper stance and swing, carrying techniques, safety considerations, and applications on the fireground. This video will increase your proficiency with common hand tools carried on your apparatus.
FFT028TOOLS OF THE TRADE: PRYING TOOLSRichard A. Fritz, a 27-year veteran of the fire service and longtime instructor, demonstrates the prying tools, including proper stance and swing, carrying techniques, safety considerations, and applications on the fireground. This video will increase your proficiency with common hand tools carried on your apparatus.
FFT029THE VINCENT DUNN VIDEO COLLECTIONBrackdraft & Smoke Explosions: Superheated smoke is strong enough to push back the attack team and injure personnel. Chief Dunn helps you identify its causes & warning signs, and shows you how to protect yourself and your department personnel from injuries. Master Stream Safety: This video describes the safe use of one of the most important tools in the fire service, the master stream. Chief Dunn discusses general safety rules for master stream use and the safe transition from interior to exterior attack.
FFT030FIRE DYNAMICSNIST fire protection engineer Daniel Madzykowski and fire service veterans Lt. John Ceriello and Chief Ted Nee cover the fire dynamics requirements of NFPA 1001, explaining the science behind fire behavior and how the science applies to the fireground. Using real world examples and experiments, Madzykowski describes the basic science of the fire tetrahedron and heat transfer and applies it to fire dynamics inside structures (e.g. flowpaths & the effects of ventilation & wind). Nee and Ceriello illustrate how fireground tactics affect fire dynamcis, underscoring how that knowledge can facilitate better tactical decisions and safety.
FFT031DOWN & DIRTY FIRE FIGHTING SKILLSDisc 1: Fire Behavior, Self Contained Breathing Apparatus, Ground Ladders & Firefighter Rescue. Disc 2: Search/Rescue/Orientation, Victim Rescue, & Ventilation. Disc 3: Water Supply, Fire Streams, Hydraulics, Suppression Myths and Realities, & Safety.
FFT032MANUAL OF OPERATIONSHoselays, ground ladders, protective clothing and SCBA
FFT033SOUNDS OF THE SCENE : #101 INTERIOR SEARCH & RESCUEThis CD is aimed at Search & Rescue/SCBA Drills as it provides common interior sounds. We allow plenty of time for students to interact and communicate with each other.
FFT034THERMAL IMAGING CAMERASCaptain Thom: Sioux Falls Fire Rescue
FFT035PIPELINE EMERGENCIES2CDS & TRAINING MANUAL, CD & Manual include: Instructor’s guide, Chapter powerpoint presentations, Interactive scenarios. 2nd CD includes: How pipeline operate; What products are carried through pipelines; Pipeline hazards; Managing pipeline incidents; Protective clothing & equipment; Offensive, defensive and nonintervention modes of response.
FFT036MAKE EVERY DAY A TRAINING DAY…SO THAT EVERYONE GOES HOME16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives: Define & advocate the need for a cultural change within the fire service relating to safety; incorporating leadership, management, supervision, accountability & personal responsibility. Enhance the personal & organizational accountability for health & safety throughout the fire service. Focus greater attention on the integration of risk management with incident management at all levels, including strategic, tactical, & planning responsibilities. All firefighters must be empowered to stop unsafe practices. Develop & implement national standards for training, qualifications & certifications(including regular recertification) that are equally applicable to all firefighters based on the duties they are expected to perform. Develop & implement national medical & physical fitness standards that are equally applicable to all firefighters, based on the duties they are expected to perform. Create a national research agenda & data collection system that relates to the initiatives. Utilize available technology wherever it can produce higher levels of health & safety. Thoroughly investigate all firefighter fatalities, injuries, & near misses. Grant programs should support the implementation of safe practices &/or mandate safe practices as an eligibility requirement. National standards for emergency response policies & procedures should be developed & championed. National protocols for response to violent incidents should be developed & championed. Firefighters & their families must have access to counseling & psychological support. Public education must receive more resources & be championed as a critical fire & life safety program. Advocacy must be strengthened for the enforcement of codes & the installation of home fire sprinklers. Safety must be a primary consideration in the design of apparatus & equipment.
FFT037FIREFIRGHTER I & II REVIEWCDR & DVD McGraw-Hill’s Firefighter I & II review VISUALLY DEMONSTRATES & EXPLAINS THE 90-PLUS TESTABLE SKILLS REQUIRED BY THE National Fire Protection Association to pass the firefighter certification exam. It is designed to help career & volunteer firefighters, as well as trainees, successfully complete certification. The CD-ROM is a self-test & assessment tool consisting of approximately 1000 questions & other study aids, including digital flash cards. The DVD includes videos that review the steps & procedures of each testable skill and a 150 question practice test.
FFT038FIREFIGHTER I & II REVIEWCDR & DVD McGraw-Hill’s Firefighter I & II review VISUALLY DEMONSTRATES & EXPLAINS THE 90-PLUS TESTABLE SKILLS REQUIRED BY THE National Fire Protection Association to pass the firefighter certification exam. It is designed to help career & volunteer firefighters, as well as trainees, successfully complete certification. The CD-ROM is a self-test & assessment tool consisting of approximately 1000 questions & other study aids, including digital flash cards. The DVD includes videos that review the steps & procedures of each testable skill and a 150 question practice test.
FFT039COMMAND & GENERAL STAFF FUNCTIONS FOR LOCAL INCIDENT MANAGEMENT TEAMThis CD contains Instructor Guide, Student Manual, a file of the required maps, inject messages, and other materials needed to successfully delivery the course.
FFT040POSITIVE PRESSURE VENTILATION RESEARCH: VIDEOS & REPORTSThis DVD set includes a presentation video that explains Positive Pressure Ventilation (PPV), examines the results of NIST’s PPV research, and closes with a focus on the use of PPV tactics in high-rise buildings. All of the NIST PPV reports referenced in the presentation are included on Disc 1. All of the videos from the high-rise fire experiments are also provided with a user-friendly, graphic menu that can be used on a PC or a DVD player.
FFT041POSITIVE PRESSURE VENTILATION RESEARCH: VIDEOS & REPORTSThis DVD set includes a presentation video that explains Positive Pressure Ventilation (PPV), examines the results of NIST’s PPV research, and closes with a focus on the use of PPV tactics in high-rise buildings. All of the NIST PPV reports referenced in the presentation are included on Disc 1. All of the videos from the high-rise fire experiments are also provided with a user-friendly, graphic menu that can be used on a PC or a DVD player.
FFT042FUNDAMENTALS OF FIRE FIGHTER SKILLSThese CD-Rom contain the following resources: Powerpoint presentations; Lecture outlines; Skill drill powerpoint presentations; skill sheets; Image and table banks
FFT043FUNDAMENTALS OF FIRE FIGHTER SKILLSThese CD-Rom contain the following resources: Powerpoint presentations; Lecture outlines; Skill drill powerpoint presentations; skill sheets; Image and table banks
FFT044FUNDAMENTALS OF FIRE FIGHTER SKILLSThese CD-Rom contain the following resources: Powerpoint presentations; Lecture outlines; Skill drill powerpoint presentations; skill sheets; Image and table banks
FFT045FUNDAMENTALS OF FIRE FIGHTER SKILLSThese CD-Rom contain the following resources: Powerpoint presentations; Lecture outlines; Skill drill powerpoint presentations; skill sheets; Image and table banks
FFT046POSITIVE PRESSURE ATTACKFARGO FIRE DEPARTMENT
FFT047FIRE TRAINING PROGRAM
FFT048TASK PERFORMANCE EVALUATIONSOREGON FIRE SERVICE TASK BOOKS
FFT049FIRE DYNAMICS2008 BISMARCK REGIONAL FIRE SCHOOL – PRESENTATION & 2008 NDIAAI BURN CELL
FFT050DOWN & DIRTY FIREGROUND SUPPORT & AERIAL OPERATIONSThe training package concentrates on two specific areas: Fireground Support and Aerial Operations. While we understand that not all fire departments operate a truck company, fireground support functions must be carried out during fire suppression regardless of the apparatus. These study guides and videos will provide a solid foundation for practicing and developing skills as a fireground support firefighter and aerial operator.
FFT051FIRE SERVICE RESCUE: RESCUE APPARATUS & EQUIPMENTThis program presents the types of vehicles, tools and personal protective equipment used in rescues. Topics covered include: PPE, hand tools, and power tools ops level responders need when responding to an incident.
FFT052FIRE SERVICE RESCUE: ROPE RESCUEExplains the challenges and proper techniques in rope rescue situations. Shows how to use knots, anchor systems, mechanical advantage systems, belay/safety lines and lowering systems. Topics covered include: patient packaging techniques and low-angle rope rescues.
FFT053FIRE SERVICE RESCUE: CONFINED SPACE RESCUEExplains the extreme physical, environmental, and atmospheric hazards of a confined space rescue to firefighters. Topics include: atmosphere monitoring, ventilation, communication, and search and rescue techniques.
FFT054FIRE SERVICE RESCUE: STRUCTURAL COLLAPSE RESCUEDescribes the effects of snow loads, high winds, earthquakes, explosions, and substandard construction in building collapse. Teaches structural collapse size ups. Present tactics for accessing and removing survivors.
FFT055FIRE SERVICE RESCUE: TRENCH/EXCAVATION RESCUEPresents techniques and safety procedures for trench and excavation rescues. Shows how to stabilize walls and prepare a trench for operations. Demonstrates how to access victims.
FFT056FIRE SERVICE RESCUE: VEHICLE AND MACHINERY RESCUEDescribes techniques and safety procedures for vehicle and machinery rescues, especially motor vehicle accidents. Demonstrates vehicle and machinery stabilization techniques as well as disentanglement techniques.
FFT057FIRE SERVICE RESCUE: WATER & ICE RESCUEExplains the role of the ops level responder in water and ice rescues. Demonstrates water and ice rescue techniques. Shows swift water and surf rescue methods.
FFT058FIRE SERVICE RESCUE: WILDERNESS SEARCH AND RESCUEExplains the ops level responder’s role in wilderness search and rescue. Presented are basic search and rescue techniques including the hasty search, the loose-grid search, and the tight-grid search.
FFT059FIRE SERVICE RESCUE: ELEVATOR RESCUEDemonstrates how to gain access to an elevator car. Shows how to perform emergency rescue procedures. Topics include sizing up an elevator rescue and establishing communications.
FFT060FIRE SERVICE RESCUE: FIREGROUND SEARCH & RESCUEExplains how to size up a fireground search and rescue incident. Demonstrates primary and secondary search and rescue techniques, including multi-story structures. Shows effective victim removal procedures.
FFT061FIRE OFFICER’S HANDBOOK OF TACTICS: SEARCH AND RESCUEIn video: Search and Rescue, John Norman discusses primary and secondary search tactics, as well as various techniques, technologies, and tactics to help ensure a positive outcome in a search-and-rescue situation.
FFT062FORCIBLE ENTRY: CONVENTIONAL FORCIBLE ENTRYThis video covers: Spreading and forcing techniques; Prying and striking tools; Door frames and walls; Forcible entry strategies; Exposure problems; Types of doors
FFT063FORCIBLE ENTRY: TROUGH THE LOCKThis video covers: Deadbolts, tubular bolts, key-in-knob locks; Key, K & A tools; Mortise and rim locks; Basic principles; Lock details; Night latches
FFT064FORCIBLE ENTRY: PADLOCKSThis video covers: Using Halligan, bolt cutter, dent puller, and other tools; Heavy security opening techniques; Lock locations and details; Standard lock techniques; U.S. and foreign locks; Mounting devices.
FFT065FORCIBLE ENTRY: HIGH SECURITY DEVICESThis video covers: recognizing the scissor gate and roll-down metal door configurations; Details of construction and the different types of operations; Dangers unique to fire incidents with high-security devices; When to cut the lock and when to cut the door; Techniques for cutting a roll-down metal door.
FFT066FORCIBLE ENTRY: SPECIAL LOCKING DEVICESThis video covers: Cylinder plates-exposed bolt and hidden bolt;  Multi-Lock, and Police locks; Identifying special locking devices; Methods of entry for each type.
FFT067FUNDAMENTALS OF FIRE FIGHTER SKILLSInstructor’s Resource Manual for firefighter I & II. Jones & Bartlett
FFT068FIRE ENGINEERING’S INSTRUCTOR GUIDE FOR FIREFIGHTER I & IIFire Engineering’s Instructor Guide for Firefighter I & II contains all the instructions you need to conduct your classroom, including: Lesson goal; Description: Objectives; References; NFPA standards; Materials needed; Drill ground preparation; Classroom preparation & time frame; A matrix on lesson flow; Written step-by-step, hands-on skills; Skill sheets for marking the student’s performance.
FFT069FIRE ENGINEERING’S POWERPOINT FOR FIREFIGHTER I AND IIExpertly prepared and classroom-tested by fire service training professionals, Fire Engineering’s Powerpoint for Firefighter I and II is well-organized, thorough, and follows the content of the handbook. Easily customizable by instructors to use only the slides they want; More than 300 integrated video clips to illustrate practical skills; A myriad of photos, graphs, tables, and diagrams; Installs all files directly onto your PC; and Includes Microsoft Powerpoint Viewer
FFT070TOOLS OF THE TRADE: DVD COLLECTIONSelecting and using the correct hand tools are critical to your performance on the fireground and are the signs of an experienced and well-trained firefighter. Properly maintaining these tools will encure they are in top condition and ready to perform when you need them. Practicing with these tools will keep you in top form and better prepared for actual fireground conditions. This compilation features four separate videos: Cutting and Striking Tools; Push/Pull Tools; Prying Tools; & Power Saws
FFT071Introduction to Rope RescueIntroduction to Rope Rescue by Fargo Fire Deaprtment
FFT072“BREAD & BUTTER” OPERATIONS: CAR FIRES31 MINUTES Properly responding to and extinguishing a car fire is an essential skill that all firefighters must master. Chief Doug Leihbacher walks us through properly responding to a vehicle fire, the hazards associated with this type of call, and how to properly extinguish the fire, whether it is in the engine, trunk, or passenger compartment. Chief Leihbacher discusses the safety systems and materials in vehicles that we must be aware of in order to stay safe on the fireground. These include magnesium as well as air bags and struts.
FFT073“BREAD & BUTTER” OPERATIONS: GROUND LADDERS33 Minutes Lt. Mike Ciampo walks us through the proper use of ground ladders on the fireground. Ciampo illustrates commonsense approaches to quickly and safely place and adjust ground ladders and various leg lock techniques to use while working on ground ladders. He highlights unconventional ways to utilize ground ladders to help rescue a firefighter as well as make the job safer, easier, and more efficient.
FFT074“BREAD & BUTTER” OPERATIONS: SCBA28 Minutes Chief Phil Jose covers the daily check, which includes the (visual and operational) check of SCBA as well as the proper way to don and doff SCBA. Once SCBA is donned, it is crucial to follow the rule of air management (ROAM). Chief Jose explains ROAM, how to use it on the fireground, and walks you through properly addressing an SCBA emergency, such as low-air emergency or facepiece problem. On the fireground, air equals time, and proper use and maintenance of SCBA is a skill crucial to giving a firefighter the time to get in, do the job, and get out of a hazard zone safely.
FFT075“BREAD & BUTTER” OPERATIONS: FIRE STREAMS31 Minutes Aaron Fields discusses the various fire streams options available to today’s firefighters and how to properly use them to effectively, efficiently, and safely operate during fire attack. Firefighter Fields illustrates the variables that occur on the fireground such as water flow, air flow, temperature, and the changing pressure dynamic when water converts to steam. To safely and quickly mitigate a bread-and-butter fire, it is important that today’s firefighters understand how to change the dynamic on the fireground. This dynamic is directly related to their selection and use of fire streams.
FFT076“BREAD & BUTTER” OPERATIONS: SEARCH AND RESCUE28 Minutes Properly searching a structure is a bread-and-butter skill that all firefighters must master. Through the history of the fire service, many different search techniques have gained popularity. Chief John “Skip” Coleman discusses the strengths and weaknesses of these techniques and explains why oriented search is the new standard for fireground search for bread-and-butter structures. Chief Coleman explains the duties of the officer in charge of the search, when to search, where to search, and the importance of maintaining continuity of search. Chief Coleman then looks at a few common misconceptions of search.
FFT077“BREAD & BUTTER” OPERATIONS: VENTILATION25 Minutes Properly and effectively venting a structure is a bread-and-butter operation that all firefighters must master. In this DVD, firefighter Joe Alvarez looks at the basic characteristics of smoke and heat and shows us how to use those characteristics to properly vent a fire. This DVD examines both horizontal and vertical, the two primary ways to vent a fire using natural ventilation. Firefighter Alvarez covers the various types of roofs and discusses the ventilation team that performs the ventilation, when to ventilate, the importance of proper communication on the roof, and the numerous techniques to open up a roof safely and effectively.
FFT078“BREAD & BUTTER” OPERATIONS: INITIAL ATTACK LINES26 minutes Understanding how to properly estimate the length of hose needed on the fireground, stretching that hose into place, and then advancing it into and through the structure are key skills that all firefighters must master. Chief Jeff Shupe walks us through estimating the stretch for various common structures. He then discusses how to preplan effectively and measures the stretch for unusual structures you may find in your response ares. Chief Shupe discusses various ways to minimize the stretch and potentially shorten the time needed to get the line into operation. When stretching a line into position, firefighters usually have access to both static and preconnected attack line. This DVD looks at the benefits of both systems. Once the line is stretched into place, Chief Shupe discusses how to properly advance the line through the structure to effectively get water on the fire.
FFT079TACTICAL PERSPECTIVES – COMMAND41 minutes Lt. Frank Ricci and Anthony Avillo, contributing editor for Fire Engineering, illustrate the perspective of command. They outline the need for planning to avoid issues, size-up to address problems on the fireground, as well as important tactical considerations during the execution of command. From the command tactical perspective, they review the issues involved in a room-and-contents fire, an attic fire, and a basement fire
FFT080TACTICAL PERSPECTIVES – FIRE ATTACK23 minutes Lt. Frank Ricci and Chris Pepler, a firefighter with the Torrington (CT) Fire Department, illustrate the perspective of fire attack. They outline the importance of an engine company sizing up, choosing the correct hoseline, and selecting the proper water supply. These skills are crucial for providing a safe fireground. From the fire attack tactical perspective, they then review the issues involved in a room-and-contents fire, an attic fire, and a basement fire.
FFT081TACTICAL PERSPECTIVE- VENTILATION28 minutes Lt Frank Ricci and P.J. Norwood, Deputy Chief of the East Haven (CT) Fire Department, illustrate the perspective of ventilation. They outline the importance of coordinating ventilation with the other disciplines on the fireground. Ricci and Norwood discuss the types of ventilation and when to vent for for fire versus venting for life, as well as the timing issues involved with proper ventilation. Ricci and Norwood also discuss positive pressure ventilation. From the ventilation tactical perspective, they then review the issues involved in a room-and -contents fire, an attic fire, and a basement fire.
FFT082TACTICAL PERSPECTIVE – SEARCH22 minutes Lt. Frank Ricci and Jim Duffy, Shift Commander , Wallingford (CT) Fire Department, illustrate the perspective of search. They outline the importance of a primary search and a secondary search, and look at hostile searches, VES, and other tactics that help ensure a positive outcome and keeping ourselves safe. From the search tactical perspective, they then review the issues involved in a room-and-contents fire, an attic fire, and a basement fire.
FFT083TACTICAL PERSPECTIVE – MAYDAY37 minutes LT. Frank Ricci and P.J. Norwood, deputy chief of East Haven (CT) Fire Department, illustrate Mayday operations. Using several actual Mayday calls, they show how to transmit the Mayday, underscoring the importance of the LUNAR acronym. Lt . Ricci and Chief Norwood discuss potential tactical failures on the fireground and the significance of Mayday training on all levels of the fire department – from probie to the chief – in order to properly mitigate a Mayday situation.
FFT084TACTICAL PERSPECTIVE – DISPATCH35 minutes Chief Norwood and Lt. Ricci illustrate dispatch’s role in handling a Mayday situation. Chief Norwood familiarizes the fire dispatcher with the LUNAR acronym, discusses the various equipment that firefighters use, and illustrates the importance of the dispatcher in the recognition and successful mitigation of a Mayday.
FFT085RESPONDING TO HIGHWAY INCIDENTS INVOLVING COMMERICAL EXPLOSIVESDescribed for first responders are basic response procedures, including controlling the scene, identifying the explosives and other hazardous materials first responders on the scene may encounter, evaluating hazards and risks, and dealing with incidents with or without fire.
FFT086RESPONDING TO HIGHWAY INCIDENTS INVOLVING COMMERICAL EXPLOSIVESDescribed for first responders are basic response procedures, including controlling the scene, identifying the explosives and other hazardous materials first responders on the scene may encounter, evaluating hazards and risks, and dealing with incidents with or without fire.
FFT087FIREFIGHTER RESCUE & RAPID INTERVENTION TEAMSIn this DVD: Rit Positions & assignment; Searching for a firefighter; Securing the RIT tag line; Converting the SCBA waist strip; Emergency air supply; Firefighter drags; rescue up. Down stairs; Ladder rescues; Rescue from entanglement; Rescue through floors; Air management & RIT; Commanding a RIT Operation; and RIT Benchmarks
FFT088LIVE FIRE TRAINING IN ACQUIRED STRUCTURESLive fire training in acquired structures can allow your department to participate in real-world, practical scenarios. But with real fire comes real risks. This DVD will assist you in following the procedures established in the National Fire Protection Association 1403 Standard on live fire training evolutions. This program also presents guidelines to help your department to properly acquire, inspect, prepare, and drill in acquired buildings. Additionally, this DVD looks at the roles of all participants, including students, instructors, and safety officers, and their responsibilities in creating a safer live fire training atmosphere that follows nationally accepted safety standards.
FFT089UNDERSTANDING CONFINED SPACEDesigned for those who supervise or carry out work in confined spaces, or who respond to confined space incidents, this program explains the hazards associated with confined space entry program that will protect employees as well as conform to OSHA 29 CFR 1910.146
FFT090CONFINED SPACE AND THE FIRST RESPONDERThis DVD teaches the first responder, who typically is not trained or equipped to enter a confined space for rescue, how to deal with a confined space accident in a safe and effective manner. First responders learn about size-up issues as well as calling for help, ventilation, intrinsically safe equipment, hazard control, and non-entry victim retrieval.
FFT091CONFINED SPACE TECHNICAL RESCUEThis DVD provides training for personnel who may be required to enter a confined space for rescue purposes. Rescue team members learn out risk evaluation, air monitoring, protective clothing and equipment, and size-up, as well as entry procedures and rescue techniques.