The number of structure fires has decreased significantly in recent years. Therefore, our opportunities for hands-on firefighting during “the real thing” have decreased. There are still ways to perfect certain fireground skills away from the fireground. These skills include preplanning, improvisation, and routine skills.
Use Martin Grube’s “Quick Tips” to get out into your first due to and sharpen your skills now before you need them.
His “Quick Tips” can be found at http://fe.pennnet.com/articles/article_display.cfm?Section=ARCHI&C=Depar&ARTICLE_ID=223425&p=25.