Maximizing the Efficiency of a Three-Member Truck Company

BY GREGORY SELLERS In this era of financially hard times, one thing that seems to suffer is fire department staffing. Despite brownouts, layoffs, and limited hiring of new firefighters or volunteers experiencing personnel shortages, fireground operations still need to be carried out safely and effectively. With today's fire loads, lightweight construction, and tightly sealed buildings, basic truck company tasks (forcible entry, search, and ventilation) still need to be completed. National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1710, Standard for the Organization and Deployment of Fire Suppression Operations, Emergency Medical Operations, and Special Operations to the Public by Career Fire Dep...

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