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Aerial Apparatus 101

The basic ins and outs of modern aerial apparatus, how they differ from past trucks, terminology, and what to know before purchasing or riding on one for the next call.

Forcible Entry. Wins Are In The Details

Hittle covers the basics of forcible entry and how its success or failure can make or break a truck company response.

Truck Company Operations Without The Truck

Arthur Ashley talks about performing "truck work" at fire scene when no ladder truck is present while also being prepared to take on a multitude of other fireground responsibilities.

Effective Roof Operations: Lessons Learned from East to West

Ken Bailey looks at the numbers as well as tactics and strategies to which fire departments must pay attention when conducting operations on the roofs of structures.

Large Flow Water Delivery Operations

The importance and need for safety, efficiency, and proactivity to crews delivering water on the fireground.

Extrication: 105 Tips in 105 Minutes

A rapid-fire lecture on the best extrication tactics at motor vehicle accidents.

Rural Water Movement

How rural fire departments can maximize operations.

Efficient Rural Water Delivery: Accomplishing More with Less

The importance of water and the difficulties departments can have in securing, delivering, and maximizing its use in the rural setting.

Size-Up & Command for the Small Department

How small fire departments can make the most out of their limited resources to help them avoid the pitfalls that some larger fire departments are able to contain.


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