Peak Performance

Diminishing fire department budgets and cuts in manpower across the country are forcing today's fire companies to become leaner and meaner. In striving for efficiencies to maximize their impact on the fireground, companies often times look for shortcuts that are quick and easy, compared to more time consuming traditional methods or tactics. This is not necessarily a bad thing, but if the overall benefit of a shortcut is a compromised result, the shortcut may actually be less efficient than a more time consuming traditional tactic. This is especially true when making decisions about tactical ventilation and how to apply it to the many different types of structures you might have in your fi...

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