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DICERS-VO: Protecting the Egress

Ray McCormack on how applying the DICERS-VO model allows you to protect your egress point on the fireground.


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Ray McCormack

Interpretive Dance: Hose Stream Comparison Test

Ray McCormack weighs in on a recent hose stream comparison test video.

Tactical Safety: Back to the Future

Those who clamor for early adoption of new firefighting tactics have to realize that people's lives will hang in the balance and not every test burn will end up successful, Ray McCormack writes.

Tactical Safety: A Prevention Message

The fire service needs to give itself credit for the successful operations and protection of lives and property that happen every day, Ray McCormack writes.

On The Line

On the Line: AAA: Triangle of Incident Survivability

Anticipation, action, and analysis are three components that can help improve firefighter survival on the fireground, Dave DeStefano writes.

On the Line: Second Due is Second to None

Although every firefighter wants to be first in, each task on the fireground is important if the operation is to be conducted safely and efficiently, David DeStefano writes.

Primary Tools for Primary Search

David DeStefano reminds firefighters of the importance of basic tools when conducting a primary search.

Engine Company Articles

Fire Crews Battle Gas-Fed Passaic (NJ) Fire

At just after 13:00 hours on Sunday February 22, 2015, firefighters from the Passaic (NJ) Fire Department responded t...

Higher education criteria added for promotion

These comments are on Pabel Troche's letter (December 2014) regarding the importance of formal education in the fire ...


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What Would You Do? Cold Storage Facility Fire

This fire occurs in a cold storage facility. It is concrete construction. Interior individual storage compartments ar...

Yes, Your Engine Carries Ground Ladders!

Pittsburgh (PA) Bureau of Fire Lieutenant Dan Doyle offers fellow firefighters this Traditions Training drill to remi...

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