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Training Officers Resources

Take a look below for Courses, Reports, Downloads, Firefighter Certification information and Section 21 information.

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Underwriters Lab

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Section 21 Manual


The Training Resources and Data Exchange (TRADE) program is a (US) regionally based network designed to foster the exchange of fire-related training information and resources among Federal, State, and local levels of government.

TRADE was initiated in 1984 to address the difficulties that State and local fire training systems were experiencing in disseminating quality-training programs effectively. The essential components of the TRADE system are the 10 regional networks that correspond to the existing Federal regional boundaries. These networks provide a mechanism for the exchange of resources and materials within and among Regions. Regional TRADE co-chairs, one selected from the State fire training systems and the other from the metropolitan fire services in each Region, serve as the points of contact for both intraregional and interregional networking activities.

TRADENET, TRADE’s Training Network, a National Fire Academy sponsored activity. The objective of TRADENET is to provide a forum for members of Fire Service organizations to maximize performance through quick and easy information sharing.

The information provided here must be non-commercial and non-copyrighted. None of the material shared should be incorporated into any copyrighted programs.

The TRADENET newsletter is distributed through the USFA/FEMA server. This allows you to control your subscription easier by allowing you to add new email addresses or delete old ones. There are over 32,294 subscribers worldwide to the weekly newsletter. If you wish to subscribe, go to the following site, and enter your email address. You will then be taken to a page which will allow you to select your choices of newsletters.


U.S. Fire Administration/National Fire Academy Field Operation Guide.

August 30, 2013

Louisiana State University and the Carrol. L. Herring Fire and Emergency Training Institute provide links to NFA Field Operations Guide

The mission of the Louisiana State University (LSU) Fire and Emergency Training Institute (FETI) is to provide training and education to fire and emergency response providers in order to protect life, property, and the environment. Throughout its history, FETI has served the nation through extensive fire service training programs that encompass instruction, research and public service.

As a public service LSU maintains links to the National Fire Academy and the Training Resources and Data Exchange (TRADE) information and training repository. One such link connects users to the U.S. Fire Administration/National Fire Academy Field Operation Guide.

The content of the Field Operations Guide (FOG) is intended to provide guidance for the application of the Incident Command System (ICS) to any planned or unplanned event. Position descriptions, checklists, and diagrams are provided to facilitate that guidance. The information contained in the FOG is intended to enhance the user’s experience, training, and knowledge in the application of the Incident Command System. All users must obtain proper ICS training at the level necessary to effectively utilize the System.

To access the USFA/NFA Field Operation Guide simply connect to the FETI website: Scroll down to the “Important Links” heading, then click on the USFA/NFA FOG access link.

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