Search and Rescue In Single-Family Dwellings, Part 1

08/01/1998
Search and Rescue In Single-Family Dwellings, Part 1BY BILL GUSTINFor a search to be effective, reasonably safe, and now comply with government regulations, it must be conducted with an ongoing risk/benefit analysis that answers four important questions: What is the risk to civilian lives? What are the realistic chances of saving a life? What is the risk to firefighters performing search and rescue? Do I have sufficient personnel on the scene (to rescue civilians and rescue firefighters if they should get into trouble)?EFFECT OF "TWO IN/TWO OUT" RULE Over the years, proactive incident commanders thinking ahead of the fire have maintained standby personnel resources to be used as needed; ...

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