Incident Tactics System: Identifying Tactics

By Bob Pressler The introduction of the incident command system (ICS) has led to fireground operations that are more efficiently managed. Unfortunately, the ICS will manage the operation even if the tactics employed are incorrect and sometimes even dangerous to our operating companies. The Incident Tactics System (ITS) was developed so that fire departments that use the ICS to manage their fires will also have a system in place to help them select and manage the tactics needed to successfully bring the incident under control. The ITS identifies the tactics needed to operate on the fireground by breaking down the typical fires that most departments respond to. The fires are classified by t...

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