By John Mittendorf
Fireground operations consist of two viewpoints–fire attack and logistical operations, which are interrelated from the perspective of safety and the timely mitigation of an incident. The importance of truck company operations (or logistical operations) cannot be overstated. Five basic rules of fireground safety and 10 commandments for truck operators are presented.
- Define the five basic rules of fireground safety.
- Understand the importance of reading the environment and understanding the fireground clock.
- Recommend a method for prioritizing fireground considerations from a truck company perspective.
- Define the three major concerns when ensuring the viability of an escape route.
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