SLICE RS Webinar

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Division Chief Buchanan discusses the origins and implementation of the SLICERS acronym.  Listen in as covers the process in detail and how the department changed the way it fights fire to take advantage of the latest fire dynamics research.

Click the link below to watch the recorded webinar. If the webex application has not been installed on your computer yet, you will need to do so in order to watch the recording. Once you start the playback, don’t navigate away from …

Fire Dynamic Research in Tactical Operations

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Given the latest research in fire dynamics and the potential impact on firefighter safety, the ISFSI board of directors unanimously releases this position statement. The ISFSI encourages all fire departments to incorporate the fire dynamics research into their tactical operations through any and all means necessary.

“Given the potential to improve firefighter safety, we believe fire departments should review their tactical operations and update their tactics. The ISFSI is proud to stand behind those conducting this research and will continue to …

Live Burns: Research Spartanburg, SC

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International Society of Fire Service Instructors
Live Fire Burns
May 15-17, 19-21, 2014 (Thursday/Friday/Saturday/Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday)
* No Burns on Sunday the 18th

Spartanburg, SC


Thank you for your willingess to join our team of thinking firefighters!  We look forward to seeing you in Spartanburg, SC on the dates that you select below. Please complete the registration form and select the dates you plan to attend, along with letting us know if you wish to purchase a lunch (payable on-site on the dates that you indicate). If you …

Sample Standard Operating Guideline

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The purpose of this guideline is to provide a consistent approach to structural firefighting strategies and tactics. These concepts are written as guidelines to provide fire officers the ability to adjust tactics to a specific emergency. Theses guidelines are in no way intended to replace one of the most important assets on the fireground, the thinking fire officer. These guidelines are written to provide a standardized vision of strategies that will be used on the fireground. Officers are allowed to …