Read the May 2021 issue of Fire Engineering, which contains features on firefighting in bowling alleys, experienced-based fire attack principles, UAVs in public safety, and more!
Command, Coordination, and Drones Key at Bowling Alley Fire
A large fire occurred twice—and it wasn’t a rekindle—in the largest building in one small Ohio township’s jurisdiction. JOE PRONESTI
Fire Attack: Experience-Based Principles and Practices
Firefighting is an experience-based profession, continually learned over time and based on time-tested principles and practices. Consider the operational knowledge used in the fire attack. JEFF SHUPE
The Right Foam for the Job
There appears to be some confusion as to when to use Class A foam and when to use Class B foam. Can you choose the right foam for the job? PATRICK L. BROWN
UAVs in Public Safety: The Next Steps in Technology
Now that unmanned aerial vehicles are standard pieces of equipment for many public safety agencies, learn what technology is on the horizon. RYAN GIFFORD
Evaluating Fireground Exposures: Why the Sample Matters
Although you can’t see the chemicals to which you are exposed in firefighting and may not feel them affecting your body, scientists have come up with some creative methods to measure your exposures. EMILY M. BONNER AND
KIM A. ANDERSON
Can You Hear Me Now?
Equipment, procedures, and training are all significant factors in managing any emergency operation, but the importance of effective communication cannot be overstated. THOMAS DUNNE
Evaluating sUAS Drone Pilot Skills
Agencies that fail to establish flight skills standards for their small unmanned aircraft systems’ pilots risk exposure to additional liability. ALAN FRAZIER