Weekly Training Drills

If you dont have a set training program for your department, this would be a great way to get it started. if you have one and are running out of ideas, this will also help out. These are from firefighterclosecalls.com and are meant to be a "back to basics" training set (some may not be applicable to your area). They only have a summary of the training and a few key points, so you should supplement the info with a FFI/II book or a good instructor.

Weekly Training Drills

Principles of Modern Fire Attack - SLICE-RS

The International Society of Fire Service Instructors, in partnership with friends at Blue Card Command, Honeywell First Responder Products, Scott Health and Safety, the IAFC Volunteer and Combination Officers Section, and the IAFC Safety, Health & Survival Section is proud to announce the Principles of Modern Fire Attack SLICE-RS Training Video.

This much anticipated training video is a culmination of years of fire research. It outlines new tactical operations plans that incorporate the latest fire dynamic research from UL FSRI and NIST and introduces SLICE-RS to the fire community.

The video can be viewed here at:

In addition, the Indiana State Fire Marshals Office, Indiana Fire Academy Training System in conjunction with the Penn Twp. and Mishawaka Fire Departments along with UL FSRI have also produced a Modern Fire Behavior/Modern Tactics Video that can be viewed at:

Both of these videos have been produced with the intention of training firefighters in the new modern tactics that are influenced by our new fire and building construction environment.

1994 South Canyon Fire

EveryoneGoesHome.com E-News Alert
May 30, 2013

Wildland Firefighting: Everyone Goes Home

Lessons from the survivors of South Canyon Fire that killed 14 firefighters

Wildland Firefighting: Everyone Goes Home, a video produced by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, is a story that honors friends and can save the lives of others. Wildland firefighters including members of the U.S. Forest Service, crew chiefs and managers share their story and the pain that many have carried for nearly 19 years.

Fourteen elite wildland firefighters, including hotshots, smokejumpers and two helitak firefighters didn't come back from the July, 1994 South Canyon Fire on Storm King Mountain. The stories of those who did return provide a compelling story. It also shows how organizations are forced to reevaluate their culture in the light of overwhelming evidence that change must occur.

Filmed in Boise, Idaho by Rob Maloney of CoolWater Multi Media, Wildland Firefighting: Everyone Goes Home shows the impact of this devastating blow to the wildland firefighting community. Veteran wildland firefighters explain the changes that came in the aftermath of the fire and newer forest service firefighters tell how this loss of life is shaping their careers.

"We must continue to learn from the incidents that take the fire services greatest resource, our firefighters," said Ron Siarnicki, NFFF executive director. "The lessons in this film help ensure those 14 firefighters are not forgotten and that their sacrifice was not in vain."

The video can be viewed at http://firehero.00b.org/ajtk/servlet/JJ?H=13b3z0&R=10022914. The video is not for sale but may be downloaded at no cost by going to http://firehero.00b.org/ajtk/servlet/JJ?H=13b3z1&R=10022914.

Wildland Firefighting: Everyone Goes Home was made possible by a FEMA Fire Prevention & Safety Grant and partnerships with the Wildland Firefighter Foundation and the US Forest Service.