Fire Without Water: Todays Truck Company

BY JERRY SMITH JR. There is a growing trend today that has many fire departments' truck companies arriving first at a residential dwelling fire and beginning operations without the protection of a hoseline. The reason may be an increase in call volume brought about by budget cuts; permanent company closures and daily brownouts; or the delayed arrival of the first-due engine, which may be on another call. This article discusses tactics for truck companies operating at dwelling fires without the initial support of an engine company (photo 1). (1) The arrival of a truck company prior to the engine company; notice two firefighters immediately assemble to the rear of the apparatus to begin t...

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