Firefighting and Survival: On the Line: First In...Best Chance

11/20/2012
Article and photos by David DeStefano   As a firefighter, company officer, or chief, have you considered the efficiency of your first-in engine and ladder company at building fires? The actions of these companies set the pace and are usually your best chance at a successful offensive attack. What are the most important objectives of these first-arriving companies, and what tactics may be employed to best preserve life and property? They are Locate, Confine, and Extinguish. The initial engine and truck must make significant progress toward these goals at every incident to rescue occupants and limit the spread of fire. The tactics employed by the first-in units must be coordinated...

To access this articles and others like, join the Fire Engineering Training Network today.

LOGIN TODAY

FE Logo

Log into Fire Engineering and you'll have total access to the industry's leading online resource for finest training simulations, articles, instructional videos and much more.

Why Join the Fire Engineering Training Network?

Only Fire Engineering Training Network members have full access to the most comprehensive database of fire firefighter training information in the worlld.  Fire Engineernig has been around since 1877, offering peer-reviewed training techinigues and techonologies for firefighters.

Gain unlimited access to the most comprehensive database of firefighter training info in the world.

Membership in the Fire Engineering Training Network includes:

  • Exclusive Online Access to FireEngineering.com News & Articles
  • Fire Engineering Magazine Historical Archives (Online-Only)
  • Annual Print Subscription to Fire Engineering Magazine
  • Annual Digital Subscription to Fire Engineering Magazine

Join Now

Additionally, if you attend FDIC International in the spring, membership to the Fire Engineering Training Network is included in your registration fee.

Click here to SUBSCRIBE or LEARN MORE ABOUT THE FIRE ENGINEERING TRAINING NETWORK