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Firefighter Drills: Search Drill, Part 2 - Micro Search

By Samuel Hittle As mentioned in Part 1 of this search drill, it is difficult to conduct realistic search training in fully furnished buildings. Separating our search drills into macro and micro functions may be the answer. The macro search drill focused on the overall strategy to clear the footprint. In part 2, We will look at how to drill on the micro search functions, which concentrates on the smaller individual components of the macro such as how to efficiently clear a living room, kitchen, bathroom, bedrooms, and so on. Search an empty room. We search with negative results more often than not; having the searcher mentally map and then draw the room in detail after the search will he...

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