PREPARING SMALL DEPARTMENTS FOR THE BIG FIRE BY JACK FETROW

02/01/1998
PREPARING SMALL DEPARTMENTS FOR THE BIG FIRE BY JACK FETROWJACK FETROWHow do small volunteer and combination departments prepare for the inevitable big fire? Many things must be considered. In addition to strong tactical capabilities, at the top of the list are preplanning, mutual aid, and incident command. Any of these standing alone could not get the job done. It takes a well-balanced combination of the three to effect an acceptable end result. PREPLANNINGPreplanning is among the most often overlooked and neglected activities in the fire service. Let`s face it. A training drill that consists of making a building sketch, locating utility shutoffs, measuring and calculating square footage...

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