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Engine work is an essential part of the fire service. Being able to effectively and efficiently stretch, supply, and work a line is critical. In this live classroom presentation, Jonah Smith walks you through the basic hoseline tenets. Smith looks at the various types of stretches, hose loads, bundles, and estimates the lengths needed for each.

By Jonah Smith

2 Hours, 6 minutes Published 2019

In this live classroom presentation, Chief Ron Kanterman discusses how to effectively lead and communicate with your fire company, or department. In this informative classroom session, Kanterman talks about leadership excellence, the basic tenants of leadership development, and illustrating key communication skills to help you be successful. It’s important to understand how to give and receive constructive criticism while honing your communication skills to make you, your department, and the fire service a better institution.

By Ron Kanterman

1 Hours, 24 minutes Published 2019

In this live classroom presentation, Chief Ron Kanterman discusses building issues facing fire departments. Building features can work for or against the fire department. Understanding what these features do is crucial to the successful outcome at an event.

In this video, Chief Kanterman talks about fire protection systems you might encounter, including fire alarm systems, water based systems, and stand-pipe systems..

By Ron Kanterman

1 Hours, 38 minutes Published 2019

When entering a building during an emergency response, firefighters have to make quick and precise decisions in order to mitigate the situation and stay safe. In this classroom presentation, Nick Papa discusses how to properly size-up a building to understand what you may experience once on the inside. Papa walks through size-up, various building features, identifying rooms, styles of private dwellings, and what to do when you are lost and disoriented.

By Nick Papa

1 Hour, 42 minutes Published 2019

First responders are always there to help others. It’s important that they remember to help themselves. With a growing wave of evidence that indicates that firefighters are at more risk than the general public to cancer, it’s imperative that they do all they can to mitigate the risks. In this video, Rick Madsen walks the viewer through the research as well as his process for developing policies and procedures to help manage those risks.

Madsen discusses the various places that contamination can occur and the issues that can be faced when implementing cancer-reduction procedures.

By Rick Madsen

1 Hours, 13 minutes Published 2019

The fire service is built around the company. As the company officer, it is crucial that you understand what makes a good company, what potentially erodes company pride and efficiency, and how to effectively lead the company.

In this live classroom presentation, Jonah Smith walks you through these pitfalls and opportunities of leadership, and gives you a set of tools to prepare you for the job. Smith discusses coaching, mentoring, creating company pride, and taking corrrective actions.

It’s important to lead at the company level.

By Jonah Smith

1 Hours, 49 minutes Published 2019

It’s 3 AM What do you do?

When approaching private dwelling fires, it is critical to understand the strategic options that are available to you, and how best to implement the tactics that will accomplish your chosen strategy.

In this live classroom presentation, Chief John Norman walks us through many of the issues and pitfalls that arise when responding to a private dwelling fire, including fire attack, water supply, and search and rescue. The decisions made during these incidents can have a dramatic impact on the outcome for the occupants and responders.

By John Norman

3 Hours 43 Minutes  Published 2019

Store Fires Classroom Session

These fires are dangerous.

When approaching store fires, don’t make the mistake of using the same tactics that you use on a private dwelling fire. These fires can become deadly in an instant.

In this live classroom presentation, Chief John Norman walks us through many of the issues and pitfalls that arise when responding to store fires, including gaining access, the parapet, trusses, the disposable building, and alterations. The decisions made during these incidents can have a dramatic impact on the outcome for the occupants and responders.

By John Norman

3 Hours 43 Minutes  Published 2019

911 Buddy Check

Whether they show it or not, everyone is affected by trauma and stress on the emergency scene. This stress can lead to anxiety, depression, and even suicide. This live classroom presentation documents Daniel’s own journey, his out-of-control spiral, and ongoing recovery. Daniel shares his story as a way to help others through what can often be a very difficult career—mentally and emotionally.

By Daniel Mills

103 Minutes  Published 2019

From Buddy to Boss:  Effective Fire Service Leadership

In From Buddy to Boss, Chief Chase Sargent takes us through the all day version of his class. He looks at some of the pitfalls to becoming a company officer and discusses how to overcome those challenges and thrive in the fire service. 

5 Hours and 6 Minutes  Published 2019

Mid-rise Firefighting; The Wood Frame Monster

In the Mid-rise Firefighting; The Wood Frame Monster, Captain Bill Gustin looks at one of the most dangerous buildings that firefighters face these days, the wood frame monster. These buildings exist in almost every community in the world and more and more are going up every day.

Keep you and your crew safe. Learn about these buildings.

2 Hours and 6 Minutes  Published 2017

Hazmat Awareness Operations Refresher

It is crucial that every first responder maintain hazmat training. These types of incidents are becoming more and more prevalent every day.

In this video, David Probo takes us through an all-day hazmat class appropriate for a general hazmat awareness operations refresher. With this video, along with a hands-on training session that addresses product control, a fire department can fulfill its hazmat operations refresher training requirement.

4 hr 46 min

25 To Survive Seminar

Fires in residential buildings account for the largest number of operational firefighter line-of-duty deaths (LODDs) year after year. Many of the LODDs occur as a result of a combination of failures involving basic firefighting tasks, initial implementation of standard firefighting strategies and tactics, and the inability to perform firefighting skills in zero visibility.

4 Hours 50 min


In this classroom session, Captain Mike Dugan walks us through the 13-point size-up system using real-world examples. This 13-point system is designed to give the firefighter a quick process to continually assess the situation.

105 min

Control of Fireground Operations

When the correct expectations are set and followed, the fireground generally runs safer and more efficiently. Chief Anthony Avillo walks us through those expectations with his steps of fireground control. Going from pre-fire planning through post-control operations, Chief Avillo illustrates how creating an appropriate command structure and communicating effectively within that structure—both up and down the chain of command—creates an environment that is both safe and effective.

114 min

The Evolving Fireground

Gray and Norwood use the lessons learned from the research as well as their general knowledge of the fireground to illustrate safer and more effective ways to operate on the fireground. They discuss how to apply this new understanding of fire behavior to two of the fire service’s most important tasks: search and fire attack.

70 min

8 Attitudes of Servant Leadership

Chief Douglas Cline explores the eight attitudes of servant leadership that relate to the fire service. No role, position, job, task, or calling of leadership in emergency services can be effective unless there is first a willingness to serve. Although many strive to achieve positions that include higher ranks and leadership roles, not everyone wants to serve.

50 min.

Pride & Ownership: A Firefighter’s Love of the Job–Full Day Seminar

Chief Rick Lasky presents his renowned full day seminar on instilling pride and ownership in the fire service. Throughout this one-of-a-kind presentation, Chief Lasky offers upfront and honest criticism on the need to reignite the love of the job at every level, from chief down to probie.

5 hours

Fire Dynamics

NIST fire protection engineer Daniel Madrzykowski 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.

40 min

Bread & Butter Operations: Ground Ladders

In the Ground Ladders video, Lt. Mike Ciampo walks you through the proper use of ground ladders on the fireground.

33 min

Bread & Butter Operations: Search and Rescue

In the Search and Rescue video, Chief Skip Coleman discusses the strengths and weaknesses of the many different search techniques that have been popular through the history of the fire service, and explains why oriented search is the new standard for fireground search for bread and butter structures.

28 min

Bread & Butter Operations: Fire Streams

In the Fire Streams video, Aaron Fields discusses the various fire stream 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.

31 min

The Art of Reading Smoke: Vol 1

Often, smoke issuing from a building is the only clue available to predict fire behavior and the likelihood of a flashover or rapid fire spread. First-arriving officers must read smoke before choosing attack tactical priorities! Incident Commanders and Safety Officers must know how to rapidly read smoke in order to keep firefighters within an acceptable risk-profile. Chief Dave Dodson’s The Art of Reading Smoke series contains live-action clips & real-world examples that can apply to many situations.

28 min

The Art of Reading Buildings: Introduction & Practice Sessions

The Art of Reading Buildings: Introduction & Practice Sessions video focuses on the practical art of reading a building and applying its positive and negative attributes in developing a size-up for fireground operations that center on structure fires. Chief John Mittendorf and Chief Dave Dodson take the viewer through the process of sizing up a building according to its type, era, use, and size so they can then classify and better understand the strengths and weaknesses of a building.

1 hr 50 min

Ten Commandments of Truck Company Operations

In this engaging six-hour seminar, internationally recognized authority Chief John Mittendorf covers the 10 precepts of truck company operations for all firefighters on the fireground. These commandments address the ten crucial areas of focus for a “truckie” on the fireground.

6 hours

Collapse of Burning Buildings: Wall Collapse

In this five-part series, based on his widely-adopted & bestselling text Collapse of Burning Buildings: A Guide to Fireground Safety, Deputy Chief Vincent Dunn shares his experiences and knowledge about size-up, specific collapse types, patterns that occur, warning signs, and dangers inside as well as outside the structure. Discussion questions are presented at the end of the program.

Part 1: Wall Collapse is based on observing hundreds of fires and describes how firefighters are as likely to get killed outside a burning building as inside, the different kinds of walls, the three ways they collapse, how far they fall, establishing danger zones, proper use of fire streams, flanking, responsibilities of officers, and more.

17 min

Fire Officer’s Handbook of Tactics Video #1: General Principles of Firefighting

Chief John Norman discusses the challenge of protecting occupants, whether you have sufficient manpower or while trying to deal with fire when there is insufficient manpower. He outlines standard operation procedures for the fireground and explains how to remain flexible for non-standard situations.

20 min

Forcible Entry Video #3: Padlocks: Standard and Heavy Security

One of the country’s leading forcible entry specialists, Chief (Ret.) Tom Brennan (1940-2006) shares with you the techniques, equipment, and procedures necessary to carry out the forcible entry operation.

#3 Padlocks: Standard and Heavy Security covers:

  • Lock locations and details
  • Standard lock techniques
  • U.S. and foreign locks
  • Mounting devices
  • Heavy security opening techniques
  • Using halligan, bolt cutter, dent puller, and other tools

21 min

Tactical Perspectives #5: Mayday

Lt. Frank Ricci and Chief P.J. Norwood illustrate Mayday operations. Using several actual Mayday calls, they show how to transmit the Mayday, underscoring the importance of the LUNAR acronym. They discuss potential tactical failures on the fireground and the significance of Mayday training on all levels of the fire department—from probie up to the chief—in order to properly mitigate a Mayday situation.

37 min

Communication skill drills

Communication is critical on the fireground.

Ropes and Knots skill drills

Knowledge of ropes and knots is crucial to many areas of firefighting.

Personal Protective Equipment skill drills

Personal protective equipment must be worn and maintained properly at all times.

EMS skill drills

EMS calls are the most common calls in the fire service, so it is vitally important that firefighters are prepared for these events.

The Right Seat: Officer Development Beyond the Textbook, Vol. 1

Chief Dave Casey and Captain Chris Niebling delve into the world of officer interpersonal skills and decision-making. Using staged scenarios portraying real-world situations, this video addresses various relational issues that company officers face in the firehouse, in the public, and on the fireground. Volume 1 contains 10 scenarios that range from a senior firefighter undermining an officer, to the chief not wearing PPE.

68 min

The Right Seat: Volunteer Officer Development

Chief Dave Casey and Captain Chris Niebling delve into the world of the volunteer company. Aimed specifically at volunteer officers, this video covers many of the leadership issues unique to the volunteer service.

59 min

Mastering Fireground Command Video #1: Real World ICS/Residential Fires

In his Mastering Fireground Command series, Chief Anthony Kastros captures the essential elements of commanding structure fires, including size-up, strategy and tactics, building construction, fire behavior, communications, and the real world use of the Incident Command System (ICS).

Video #1: Real World ICS/Residential Fires provides a real world application of ICS for the street and a detailed examination of the NIOSH operational causal factors surrounding firefighter line of duty death (LODD), and then focuses on the use of the ICS during residential fire events.

72 min

Mastering the Fire Service Assessment Center: Tactical Simulation Exercises

In this essential companion to his best-selling book, Mastering the Fire Service Assessment Center, Chief Kastros provides you with tactical simulation exercises that allow you to hone your skills to become a proficient fireground officer and test like one!

44 min

Man vs. Machine

Machine extrication occurs every day, often in dangerous and complicated situations. In this video, Mark Gregory, Randy Miller, and Mike Meyer effectively demonstrate the tools and techniques required to successfully extricate a victim from various types of machinery.

57 min

Vehicle Extrication, Part 1: Vehicle Technology/Alternative Fuel and Safety Systems

In Part 1: Vehicle Technology/Alternative Fuel and Safety Systems, David Dalrymple addresses the challenges and concerns in performing extrication on traditional and alternative fuel vehicles. Manufacturers have introduced numerous structural and safety systems to make vehicles lighter, stronger, and safer than the vehicles of just a few years ago.

32 min

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Augment your training program with lessons and skills taught by the best instructors in the fire service. Always be training with 24/7 access and easily have a training session ready at a moment’s notice. It’s like having NETFLIX for your training program.

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