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A.J. Rowett, Todd Edwards, and Joe Ficarelli

Podcast: Generation Engine: Chris Coons

Todd Edwards, Joe Ficarelli, and Anthony Rowett speak with Chris Coons, chief of the Johns Creek (GA) Fire Department.
Firefighters pumping water on a fire apparatus

Firefighting Basics: Getting Water to and on the Fire, Part 3

Mark van der Feyst takes a look at coordinated pump operations in his latest piece on firefighting fundamentals.
Firefighters deploy two hoselines at fire scene

The February 2021 Water on the Fire Supplement

Download our 2020 Water on the Fire supplement, which contains a number of select articles on the fire department's most fundamental function.
A.J. Rowett, Todd Edwards, and Joe Ficarelli

Podcast: Generation Engine

Hosts Todd Edwards, Joe Ficarelli, and Anthony Rowett talk engine company operations with guest Trey Nelms.
One firefighter will grab the nozzle and start to walk towards the door of the building or to the fire location

Firefighting Basics: Getting Water to and on the Fire, Part 2

In this back-to-basics article, Mark van der Feyst reviews some considerations about advancing the preconnect.
Firefighter readying to put a line into service from a standpipe

Standpipe Operations Essentials: Don’t Forget to Flush!

When firefighters do the small things right, they add up to big successes. Josh Pearcy discusses why flushing is integral to standpipe operations.
Double tapping of a fire hydrant

Firefighting Basics: Getting Water to and on the Fire, Part 1

Getting water on the fire is the primary task of every firefighter and fire department. So how do we hone this skill to mastery? Mark van der Feyst has more.
A.J. Rowett, Todd Edwards, and Joe Ficarelli

Podcast: Generation Engine

Hosts Todd Edwards, Joe Ficarelli, and Anthony Rowett speak with guest Nick Esposito of the Bridgeport (CT) Fire Department.
Firefighter using a portable ground monitor

Firefighting Basics: The Blitz Attack

The blitz attack is one way firefighters can get water to and on the fire quickly. Mark van der Feyst reviews the fundamentals of this approach.

Fireground Pump Operations: Mastering the Panel

Paul Watlington looks at some of the factors effective driver/operators must deal with when it comes to fulfilling this critical fireground function.