On "Self-Defense for Firefighters and EMTs"
"I would like to thank you for the excellent training programs you have posted..."
"I have just started watching your training videos and enjoy them a lot. I have been on a volunteer fire department for years, and think this is the greatest thing since the internet. Thank you for all you have done. "
On "Chemical Suicides"
"Excellent program. Provides a great deal of excellent information regarding unfortunate incidents that I'm sure are just a matter of time away for a good many of us to experience in a response."
On "Public Information Officer"
I found the video to be informative. Keep up the good work training PIOs.
On "Fire/EMS Response to Civil Unrest"
Let me commend August Vernon, you and staff for your time, efforts and commitment to the fire service, by providing this free service.
Training is consistently cited as a critical need in fire service surveys. Yet professional-level training can be hard to come by, or expensive. This is why providing free training is our primary mission.
FSF's primary focus is on providing life-saving, injury-preventing, and other valuable training to firefighters, emergency medical technicians (EMTs), search and rescue personnel (S&R), and emergency management (EM) personnel.
We produce our own first-responder-specific training programs on critical issues and distribute them free of charge to these professions nationwide. Our programs have been used by agencies nationwide. Many of our programs address advanced topics or topics that are not often covered. Others reinforce the basics, with the particular twists that our instructors impart.
Programs are developed and taught by academy-level instructors with significant experience in their fields. Our training programs are designed to be used by both individual service members and by agency trainers.
Our training programs generally include a video and a PowerPoint presentation. We currently offer over 20 programs in four areas: core subjects, emerging issues, advanced topics and mental wellness.
These programs provide turn-key training. Individuals can view the programs at their leisure, while agencies can use the PowerPoint slides as distributed notes, run the video presentation, and pause the video to discuss the material. In this way, the training is consistent from session to session, trainer time is greatly reduced, and the training is completely documented.
In addition to distributing thousands of free training programs a year, in 2012, we gave away 1,000 DVDs containing two of our programs at the FDIC industry conference and exhibition in April.
All of our training programs are available free to all members of the fire, EMS, S&R, and EM professions by download. These programs are hosted for us by FireEngineering.com, the premier fire portal for training in these fields.
Hurricane Planning for Small- and Mid-Size Public Safety Agencies
Hurricane season is beginning for many areas of the country and FSF is pleased to announce our latest free training program: Hurricane Planning for Small- and Mid-Sized Agencies. This program addresses the phases of the hurricane event including Awareness, Stand-By, Response, and Recovery. It covers the preparatory actions that agencies should be taking and the resources available to them during each of these phases. The program consists of a 30-minute video and an accompanying 34-slide PowerPoint presentation. The presenter is August Vernon, the well-known emergency management trainer. All agencies in potential hurricane paths should be prepared in case one hits this season.
The program is free to all members of public safety and emergency management agencies. Simply click on the button below to go to FSF's training page on FireEngineering.com where you can download your copy.
FSF’s full-length training program “Bombs/Bomb Response/Suicide Bombers” is included in the Federal Aviation Administration’s official training catalog. The program is listed as course number FAA 71000004, titled “Responding to Bomb Threats and Bombing Incidents,” a briefing in the Security and Hazardous Material section. For more information, visit the FAA Academy Training Catalog at the Academy's online catalogue.