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Dunn’s Dispatch

Dunn’s Dispatch

Do you know where to stretch the first line at a content fire in a house or apartment? Retired FDNY and author Vince Dunn has some tips.
Dunn’s Dispatch: Conflagrations

Dunn’s Dispatch: Conflagrations

Do you really know what the word "conflagration" means? Vince Dunn examines terms to classify large-scale fire incidents in various environments.
Dunn’s Dispatch: Evacuating a Burning Building

Dunn’s Dispatch: Evacuating a Burning Building

There are several strategies for evacuating a burning building. Chief Vince Dunn discusses each of these strategies and their implications for fire suppression operations.
Dunn’s Dispatch: Debris Disposal

Dunn’s Dispatch: Debris Disposal

Disposing of fire debris by throwing objects out of windows poses a threat to other firefighters on the fireground. Chief Vincent Dunn discusses salvage and overhaul operations.
Dunn’s Dispatch: Rekindle Fires

Dunn’s Dispatch: Rekindle Fires

Preventing a rekindle is a team responsibility. Vincent Dunn discusses the implications of a rekindle and the importance of overhaul operations.
Dunn’s Dispatch: Locating the Fire

Dunn’s Dispatch: Locating the Fire

Do you know how to search for fire? Vincent Dunn stresses the importance of this critical action in winning the firefight.
Dunn’s Dispatch: Flashover Defined

Dunn’s Dispatch: Flashover Defined

Find out more about this critical fire event and its implications, as well as strategies for delaying it, provided by Fire Engineering author Vincent Dunn, deputy chief (ret.), Fire Department of New York.
Dunn’s Dispatch: Communications Strategies

Dunn’s Dispatch: Communications Strategies

Do you know how to communicate a life-and-death situation at a fire? Vincent Dunn examines who's responsible for communicating this vital information on the fireground.
Dunn’s Dispatch: Caught and Trapped

Dunn’s Dispatch: Caught and Trapped

A study by the National Fire Protection Association shows more firefighters are dying from being caught and trapped on the fireground. Vincent Dunn examines some of these incidents and wonders about this unnerving trend.
Dunn’s Dispatch: Deadly Elevators

Dunn’s Dispatch: Deadly Elevators

Fire experience and testing reveals flame, heat, and water cause elevators to malfunction. Vincent Dunn writes about a close call at a high-rise.