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If your current rescue tools and your extrication training program are both 15 to 20 years old or older, then the answer to my question of compatibility is a resounding, “Yes,” they are most likely compatible. Otherwise, you might be surprised.read more
I believe that we in the fire service are truly blessed to live out many a child’s dream. We are still the one profession where people know and understand that our top priority is to help them in their most dire time of need. Collectively we have demonstrated this countless times throughout our storied history and we will continue to write amazing chapters to that in the future.read more
Most who read this column have some involvement or interest in the rural fire service and its community. Here in the United States, we often find ourselves with similar rural challenges of departmental issues like staffing, morale, volunteer retention, training, and the seemingly ever shrinking department and district budgets. Costs of goods and services continue to rise, and our budget numbers and revenues never seem to quite keep time with our needs.read more
All of these instructors classes were very well attended and received. It was a great conference this year and we are happy with the survey results from the FDIC conference.
31,468 attendees from over 55 countries around the world
95% of attendees stated they will most likely attend FDIC Int’l 2016
94% of attendees rated the quality of exhibiting companies as good to excellent
97.7% of attendees rated the registration fee as fair to excellent for the value and benefit of the event
Join us for the Berks County H.O.T. Fire Weekend October 23 – 25, 2015 Berks County Fire Weekend is a training event for firefighters in departments in Berks and throughout the Northeast. Instructed by On Scene Training Associates, LLC, it is a great weekend of learning through seminars and Hands-On live fire evolutions at the Berks County Fire Training Center.read more
On Scene Training instructors will be presenters again at the 3rd Annual Lowcountry Fire & EMS weekend in Walterboro, South Carolina from November 6-8, 2015. The training opportunities cover a wide range of job functions for which modern day Fire & EMS agencies are responsible including H.O.T. classes for EMS.read more
Cutting Edge Training Programs Now Available in Partnership with On Scene Training Associates! Fireblast Global, the leading supplier of Advanced Live Fire Training Simulators, is proud to announce the offering of Advanced Train-the-Trainer Programs in partnership...read more
Quite a few firefighters are aggravated and downright disgusted about overzealous “Safety Sissies” out there softening the fire service. I get it. When is enough, enough? It’s hard enough to do our job these days on the fireground with faster burning fuels and lightweight construction. How much more do they want to weigh us down with these overbearing safety restrictions? We’ve been doing the job for 10, 15, 20, 25 years and guess what, we’re still here!read more
Aaron Heller joins Fire Engineering periodically for their Humpday Hangouts covering different topics. His most recent Humpday Hangout featured hosts Steve Pegram and Aaron Heller talk training with E.J. Moscaro. They discuss training the younger generation of firefighters, mentorship and the role of veteran firefighters, drilling on the fundamentals, and more. They also discuss military veterans in the fire service and adapting to the job.read more
The Berks County Fire H.O.T. Weekend – October 18 & 19, 2014 Click to view or download the class information and registration forms.read more
OSTA is pleased to be sponsoring an evening seminar to support Derrick Redcay. Derrick is a Berks County firefighter injured at a fire who is battling to recover from a severe spinal injury. This 18 year-old warrior and his family could use our help, Come join us for a night of training for a great cause… $25 per person.read more
On Scene Training will be presenting November 1st & 2nd 2014 at Lowcountry Fire & EMS Weekend.
Our Truck / Ladder Company operations courses provide students with a wide array of skills needed to be an effective Truckie on the fireground. Instructors with many years serving in some of the busiest truck companies in the country have developed and present all the tactics and skills necessary to perform laddering, forcible entry, searches, ventilation, and much more.