In this week’s Humpday Hangout, members of Traditions Training and the ISFSI review processes and programs that agencies are using to prepare incident commanders for the role.
Host Joe Pronesti speaks with Ricky Mantey, who was assigned on RIT during the deadly 2013 Knights of Columbus Fire that claimed the lives of Lt. Eric Wallace and Lt. Greg Pickard of the Bryan (TX) Fire Department.
Battalion Chief Danny Sheridan visits with Chief Bobby Halton on locating fire, knowing your people, size-up, and understanding your response area.
Tom Dunne on the role of the incident commander, the thought processes that go along with the position, and how this manner of thinking can be useful for everyone on the fireground.
Jaime Reyes looks at the best tactics and strategies command can use to bring about the best outcomes for crews working on the fireground.
Serious firefighters know playing catch-up on the fireground often results in cascading events that can have disastrous consequences.
The modern incident commander must have a clear vision before the fire ever comes, and it must be communicated to the entire fire department.
Anthony Avillo proposes a new potential assignment: a team tasked with providing assistance to the rapid intervention team.
Joe Pronesti reviews the command and control of Main Street fire incidents along with safety considerations.
Leigh H. Shapiro explains the need for training that fully prepares firefighters for the uncertainties of the fireground.