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Firefighting Techniques: From Wildland Firefighting to Structural Firefighting: Applying LCES

By Daniel P. Sheridan and Gary Nelson Imagine that you are conducting a hasty search plan expecting that, as a last resort, if needed, you can exit through a window. You see a flashover developing, so you head for the window, only to find it blocked by iron bars. This happened to a very close friend of mine back in 1995. He was killed tragically in a fire because he got caught behind one at a top-floor fire after the cockloft exploded down on him. The fire industry has adopted very stringent rules for live fire training in National Fire Protection Association 1403, Standard on Live Fire Training Evolutions. This protocol evolved out of some very tragic training exercises that have oc...

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