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Firefighter Survival: On the Line: AAA: Triangle of Incident Survivability

By David DeStefano Operating safely in the dynamic environment of the modern fireground requires firefighters to place emphasis on objectives prior to, during, and after the incident. A substantive process to enhance fireground survival may be explained as the "triple A" triangle of incident survivability. The protective sides of the triangle include anticipation, action, and analysis. Just as the triangle is a strong geometric shape as long as all sides remain in place and connected, the "AAA" triangle remains most effective when firefighters fully employ each of these elements.   There are an untold number of things firefighters can do to increase survivability ...

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