June 15, 2016

Safety Stand Down June 19-25

FSTAR has created a list of additional related materials for training. Fire departments are encouraged to suspend all non-emergency activity during Safety Stand Down in order to focus on training and education related to this year’s theme: “The First 5 Minutes – Stretching the Initial Hose Line, Putting Water on the Fire.”
June 15, 2016

Your Experience Getting a Firefighter Physical

FSTAR Health is collecting data on firefighter physicals. Please take this 10 minute survey to answer a series of questions on your experiences in getting a firefighter physical.
June 7, 2016

Video: Applying Research to the Fireground

Two departments with different backgrounds and response needs are using fire dynamics research to answer challenges on the fireground.
June 2, 2016

FSTAR Training Course: Increased Thermal Hazards in Wind-Driven Fires

Students will learn about research-based tactics and principles including flow path, size-up, and thermal hazards associated with structure fires. Students will also learn about the effects of wind on flow path and how wind affects the development of an Incident Action Plan (IAP).
June 2, 2016

President’s Letter: Fighting Fire Through Research

"Adapting our strategies and tactics to the modern fireground is no different; we must use science and research to educate every firefighter about the risks we face."