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Truckless, USA: Essential Fireground Functions

By Brian Zaitz Welcome to Truckless, USA. This community is where a majority of us work without dedicated truck and engine companies. Today’s financial constraints are causing us to respond with less equipment and staffing at today’s fires. In addition, many of us are responding with combination units such as rescue/pumpers, pumper/tankers, or quints. This means that the essential fireground functions have to be assigned and accomplished by a different method than just terming them “truck” or “engine” work.   Essential Fireground Functions Everyone has responded to a house fire that began with light smoke showing; before it was over, five hoselines were on the ground, and the buildin...

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