FE Volume 174 Issue 10

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.

FEATURES

My ‘She-Shed’ Is on Fire!”: Response to Fires in Residential Workshops and Outbuildings 

These buildings pose construction, contents, and often water supply challenges for many short-staffed combination and volunteer departments. ROBERT CALLAHAN      

Easing the Strain of the 2½-Inch Hose

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     

Single-Family to Multifamily Home Conversions: The Hidden Monsters

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      

Developing a Hydrant Management Program

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     

Investigating Vehicle Fires

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     

Live Fire Training Is Worth It: Real Training for Firefighters

We must supplement the experience we are not getting from real fires in training—actual, hands-on training.JOSH PEARCY  

Finding the Fire Using the Cool Air Gravity Current

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 Three Rs of Fireground Size-Up

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

DEPARTMENTS

EDITOR’S OPINION: Mandatory vs. Voluntary Choice vs. Compulsion, Part 2

VOLUNTEERS CORNER: Staff Meetings: A Leader’s Best Management Tool

TRAINING NOTEBOOK: Considerations of the First-Due Engine Company Officer on Residential Structural Fires

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

INNOVATIONS: HOMEGROWN: The ‘Ready Eddie’ Hook Hinge

APPARATUS DELIVERIES

FDIC Products

ON FIRE: Smoke Signals

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