Check out the October 2021 issue of Fire Engineering magazine, with firefighter training articles by Greg Sellers, Jerry Knapp, and more!
Cover photo by Chris Tompkins.
These buildings pose construction, contents, and often water supply challenges for many short-staffed combination and volunteer departments. ROBERT CALLAHAN
Fires that require deploying this hoseline all generally have one thing in common: a very significant amount of fire. With that in mind, we can do a few things to make the deployment more efficient and easier. ALEXANDER DEGNAN
These structures offer many challenges that include identifying the location of units, building layout, legacy-turned-modern construction, multiple living spaces, and obscure utilities. WILLIAM THALHEIMER
Whether you want to improve your prefire plans, troubleshoot the water supply in your district, or lower your ISO score, hydrant management makes sense. MICHAEL F. FRONIMOS
The observations of firefighters and witnesses along with scene preservation may be the only evidence left to help you as the fire investigator to determine the cause. CONNIE PIGNATARO
We must supplement the experience we are not getting from real fires in training—actual, hands-on training.JOSH PEARCY
Paying more attention to the lower atmosphere where this cool air gravity current occurs may allow us the opportunity to get water on the fire more rapidly and improve the overall conditions of the building much faster. ROBERT L. DALEY
The effectiveness of your size-up will depend on your ability to quickly and accurately read three key fireground factors when formulating an effective fire attack plan. GARY BOWKER