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BY ALAN BRUNACINILast month in our continuing series on situation evaluation (standard command function number two), we looked at a fairly complete list of critical fireground factors. The list was arranged in major categories that are the result of a lifetime of study, teaching, and trying to figure out what are the basic elements that must be evaluated and reacted to while we are conducting firefighting and incident command operations.The size-up list is very basic, simple. Although it has almost a hundred items listed, those items make up the basic list of people, places, and things we must somehow evaluate and deal with when engaged in the hazard zone management business of our profes...

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