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Firefighter Training Drill: Vent, Enter, Isolate, Search (VEIS)

Drill by Kyle Stephens EVD, Baltimore City Fire Department Assistant Chief, Ashburn Volunteer Fire and Rescue Instructor, Traditions Training LLC. This drill focuses on a particular tactic that involves venting a room or area of a dwelling, entering the search area, and performing a search of that specific area. This tactic is aggressively used when there is a known or high probability that there is a civilian located in a specific area of the dwelling. Somewhere along the line, VEIS--vent, enter, isolate,search--has become considered a controversial tactic that some departments choose not to utilize or incorporate in their SOPs because of risk associated or experience level of the dep...

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