Main Street Memo: Overhaul

Overhaul and fire extension

By Joe Pronesti, Chris Tobin, and Alexis Shady

This firefighter training bulletin on building construction reviews some tips on overhaul in Main Street buildings, focusing on void spaces and hidden fire spread in these structures.

Download the bulletin as a PDF here and share it with your crew.


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Overhaul and Extension

JOSEPH PRONESTI is the chief of the Elyria (OH) Fire Department. 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 frequent contributor to fire service publications and sites, including Fire Engineering,, and

CHRISTOPHER TOBIN is a firefighter assigned to St. Louis (MO) Fire Department Rescue 2.

ALEXIS SHADY is a firefighter/paramedic with the Richmond Heights (MO) Fire Department.


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