Category Archives: Truck
Forcible Entry Basics- The Shove Knife

The shove knife is a simple tool that can be used to gain entry in quick, non-destructive fashion. As lock…

Proactive Ladder Usage- Part Three

For several posts now, I have discussed the need for aggressive deployment of our ground ladders. Ground ladder usage often…

Proactive Ladder Usage- Part Two

Our ladders are being left in their cradles on our engines and trucks. This is even the case on fire…

Proactive Ladder Usage- Part One

Regardless of which side you fall on in the debate of truckie vs. engine firefighter, it should be noted that…

Orienting Better Searches

The performance of a rapid, efficient search is vital on any fire where interior operations are taking place. This is,…

Fresh Take on Aerial Ops

Coming up with ways to keep trainings fresh and exciting can be difficult. While throwing ladders or advancing a hand-line…

Escape- A Quick Guide to Self-Survival

Self-survival is one of the many topics in our profession that cannot be glanced over. Though most of us will never be caught…

Defeating a Gated Entry

There are numerous obstacles that firemen will encounter on daily basis that can leave us feeling frustrated, or even defeated….

Thru-the-Lock Forcible Entry

Forcible entry training is a staple in many departments. In fact, it is often one of the more exciting trainings that…