Main Street Fires: Is Your Department Ready?

In this presentation, Joe Pronesti reviews various types of construction firefighters may encounter in the “Main Street” sections of their response areas and their impact on operations.

This Webcast originally aired in October 2015. Watch in the player below.


JOSEPH PRONESTI is a veteran of the Elyria (OH) Fire Department, where he is an assistant chief and shift commander. He is a graduate of the Ohio Fire Chiefs’ Executive Officer program and a lead instructor at the Cuyahoga (OH) County Community College Fire Academy. He is a contributor to fire service publications and sites, including Fire Engineering. He can be reached at


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