The Urban 360

03/29/2012
Deploting the Roof Firefighter as the Fireground Commander's 360° Reconnaissance Element By: Jason Brezler and Jerry Smith Photos By: Nick Eid, Charles Hudson, Jerry Smith and Jason Brezler The Urban 360 - An Introduction: In recent years, a number of fire departments have adopted a standard operating procedure that requires a 360° perimeter survey prior to the commencement of an interior attack at a structural fire. Though the tactical directive mandating a ground level 360° survey is well intended, the practice is commonly rendered impractical in an urban environment. The urban environment commonly includes large area multiple dwellings, adjoining exposures, and formidable security me...

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