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In this critique of the strategy of attacking from the unburned side, Jimmy Taylor argues that your size-up should tell you if you can fight a fire head-on.
Benchmarks are used in the Incident Management System to identify completion of the incident priorities. Jimmy Taylor argues for adding a fourth benchmark to signal that a size-up has been performed.
Trailers or mobile homes present an assortment of firefighting problems. Jimmy Taylor looks at some of these problems and tactics to deal with them.
How can we ensure success on the fireground? Jimmy Taylor identifies a list of common fireground issues to look for and fix before they escalate into full-blow failures.
Prefire planning for high-rises in your jurisdiction entails more than just gathering contact info. Jimmy Taylor discusses ten integral issues to consider before a high-rise incident occurs.
Some of us are old enough to remember the years of civil unrest in the 1960s and 1970s. We can picture in our minds fire streams directed at civilians
Since this has been the most responded-to topic since we reinstituted Roundtable in May 1999, I thought it would be interesting to provide some statistical information compiled from combined responses to the question.
In Firefighting Principles & Practices, William E. Clark states, "Strategy is the large-scale general plan, and tactics are the ways of implementing the strategy."
Question: Some departments operate under specific standard operating procedures (SOPs) that give specific direction to the first- and second-arriving engines at a working fire (as well as all incoming units), called “Pre-Incident Assignment” (PSA).
Question: What are your operational considerations when responding to an alarm or a fire in a sprinkler-protected occupancy? Has a sprinkler system ever created unique challenges for your department?