Roundtable: Vent-Enter-Search on the Fireground

By John "Skip" Coleman Like most firefighters, I have an opinion about the job, as well as specific aspects of firefighting. Fire Engineering has contributed to the discussion, at least since I began reading in the late 1970s, by publishing articles that represent both sides of questions of interest to the fire community. It is one of the things that make this publication great.   I recall several discussions of the recent past: The "smooth-bore" vs. combination nozzle dilemma; positive pressure attack; where the incident commander (IC) should be located (I can't believe that there are still departments and chiefs that believe the IC should be in his or her "...

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