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A New and Improved Tactical Decision Making Model, Part 2

By Richard Mueller In my first article, I introduced the Fire Company 4’s (FC4's) PREVIS2–OS tactical decision-making model. In this article, I will define and explore the model’s first two tactical components and explain how they earned their front-running tactical position.   Perimeter The “P” of the PREVIS2 -OS model represents the action of performing a 360° perimeter evaluation. The perimeter component starts the decision-making model process by directing fire companies to obtain critical fireground factors intelligence before entry. Deliberately gathering critical incident factors is a bona fide tactic because, just like any other tactic, you must do something to accomplish it,...

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