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Here you will find information on using the IncidentSmart tools. We also talk about best practices for fire department training, pre-incident planning, and post-incident analysis.

Fire Hydrant Markings

By Dan Curran on December 01, 2014

Fire hydrant marking

Just wanted to have a quick discussion on the markings of fire hydrants. NFPA recommends that all fire hydrants be color coded so that when you pull up on a hydrant you will have a general idea of the flow you can expect. Read on for the classifications.

Tags: training, fire hydrant, hydrant classification, promotional question

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IncidentSmart Update: Advanced Structure

By Dan Curran on November 24, 2014

The IncidentSmart application has been updated. The new major feature of this update is the Advanced Structure tool. This tool allows you to create more unique architecture allowing you to show your structures in even more detail. Continue reading to see how this tool can be used.

Tags: update, advanced structure

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Quote: Becoming a Firefighter

By Dan Curran on November 17, 2014

Becoming a firefighter, the greatest act of bravery

Tags: quote, fire fighter

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Engine Company Drills in Review

By Dan Curran on November 10, 2014

Engine Company Drills in Review

In this post we are going to review the six engine company drills, and discuss different scenarios where they can be used.

Tags: training, engine company drill

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Engine Company Drill #6: Portable Water Supply

By Dan Curran on November 03, 2014

Engine Company Drill #6: Portable Water Supply

Another installment in our Engine Company Drills series. In this training scenario, from NFPA 1410: Standard for Training for Initial Emergency Scene Operations, we show an engine deploys attack and backup lines while drafting from a portable water supply. A water supply apparatus is responsible for maintaining water supply for 30 minutes of fire attack.

Tags: training, training scenario, engine company drill, portable water supply

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