Read the September 2021 issue of Fire Engineering magazine, which includes a look back at the 9/11 attacks 20 years later. It also features firefighter training articles from Mike Walters, Jeremy Rifflard, Dan Shaw, Nick Peppard, and more.
Those who can best answer—Fire Department of New York officers who survived the devastating terrorist attack—share their insights on this 20th anniversary.
How to use the speed square and make basic raker cuts during structural collapse operations. MIKE WALTERS
Placing one independent system on top of an existing rope system enables you to transition from a building’s face to the roof. JEREMY RIFFLARD
A RIT crew who is light, mobile, and fast has a better chance of removing the victim from the structure.
The fire service must continue to emphasize firefighter safety but not at the cost of civilian lives. TAYLOR J. QUINNELL
What if the engine could extinguish or confine the fire while also beginning the search effort simultaneously? NICK PEPPARD
We can adapt the airline industry’s Aviate-Navigate-Communicate to the fire service and use Control-Command-Communicate to give the incident commander a tactical reset and alter an incident’s outcome. DAN SHAW