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Comment by Chad Edward Kinney on June 15, 2012 at 9:36pm

We do a few fun drills every six months or so, just to change it up and have competitive fun. One drill we do, is instead of creating our own search & rescue simulator, we go to our local park and ultilize the playground and add a little rope and obstacles to it, makes it real easy to construct. One other drill we like to do, is set up a Firefighters Challenge obstacle course, which includes, donning bunker gear, hose drag through cones, target challenge, ventilation simulator and opposing hose streams bean bag push. It adds fun to the training schedule and involves alot of team work.

                                     FEO: C.Kinney

Comment by Cynthia Odom Pilgrim on April 5, 2011 at 1:00am
New to FFN. Ive been a firefighter for 3 yrs now. Made Captain this yr and tryin to learn as much as I can!
Comment by Kenneth R.Forsyth on April 3, 2011 at 3:52pm
Looking for Search and Rescue Training? The NASAR program is very well laid out and by far (in my opinion)the best to be found!Other SAR info can be found in your State SAR Programs or contact your division of Emergency Management.
Comment by Tom Wheland on November 17, 2009 at 7:57am
Does anyone do any type of search and rescue as in wilderness, woods and etc.?
Comment by John Gardner on August 15, 2009 at 4:36pm
Hey all, Our crew did a drill last week that everyone enjoyed and it covered quite a bit of proficiencies. We started with a tourney style bracket with head to head firefighter matchups. The area is prepped with a charged 2 1/2" with a gated wye lying in the area and two targets 100' away (we used cones on two barrels) each firefighter starts with a 50' section of handline (rolled however the firefighter prepares it as long as it's an approved hose roll) and a nozzle. each firefighter starts in station attire. Start the race both firefighters will don their full turnouts (including gloves) attach the hose to the supply and attach the nozzle, advance the line and knock over the cone with their hose stream. First cone over wins and advances. This drill covers getting dressed, hose rolls, hose connecting, hose advancing, and hose streams without anyone really noticing. It should also help build morale and promote tactic planning. We run two stations so pitting house vs. house also added to the fun and smack talking. try it and enjoy.
Comment by Paul Stoops on August 9, 2009 at 7:36pm
Hey everyone. Not really looking for any ideas at this time. At my station, we train, train, and train. We have extrication drills every month. We lay out the 5" supply hose, all 1600' and repack it. Keeps our minds to how to load the suuply hose. PPV and NPV drills; which one should be used in the given situations. Ladder drills; properly laddering a building and how to properly carry a ladder. There is a roof simulator at our training center. We do ventilation drills there. Recently, our Rescue Sgt went through the SOP's and wrote 25 questions. This was to keep our minds to the riding assignments on the apparatus, what our duties are in the riding seats, and different things. Just a few things we do. Our drills depend on the weather. If option A was not going to happen, there is always option B. Train on what ever comes to mind. If it comes to mind, its something that you think the company should train on or even refresh your memory.
Comment by rick hamlin on August 6, 2009 at 7:41pm
HI EVERONE A FRIEND AND I ARE TRYING TO GET OUR DEPARTMENT INTO DOING MORE DRILLS AND SINCE WE DONT HAVE ALOT OF CALLS WE TEND TO GET RELAXED AND THAT COULD HURT US REAL BAD SO WE ARE TRYING TO THINK OF NEW AND BETTER WAYS TO TRAIN WE ARE OPEN FOR ANYTHING....THANKS
Comment by Floyd Aldridge Jr on August 5, 2009 at 11:50pm
One of my favorite drills was to turn our bunkroom and bathroom into a maze!! I even used our hall for one to. I used 11/2 hose to have the members follow and it would find its way into knots and obstructions! Also used pillows and mattresses to simulate walls and ceilings falling. And the hall was good to use a lifeline to search a very large area. It works great using the RIT pack rope. These drills also search & rescue skills that might just save our brothers and ourselfs too.
Comment by Hondo on July 13, 2009 at 7:50pm
Hello all. We have drill tomorrow night (Tuesday) and I am looking for some different drills from the norm that we can do. I brought up the one about using the playground and I was told we need to get permission for the School District. Well, it's summer and their are not around if you know what I mean. Any other ideas out there? I would really like something unique.
Comment by Glen on July 4, 2009 at 1:00pm
Hey. Like Chris, I used the rope in the playground drill that I found on another training forum here at FF Nation on my last FF1 class. The result...THEY LOVED IT AND WANTED MORE! Give it a try. I think you'll be impressed with the results.
 

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