Fireground Management

Anthony Avillo

Webcast: Command, Control, and Accountability

Join retired North Hudson (NJ) Regional Deputy Chief Anthony Avillo for a Webcast on fireground strategies for accountability.
Fire Department of New York officials communicate with the media

Be First, Be Right, Be Credible: Communicating During Emergencies

How fire departments manage the information stream can bolster your agency—or not. Dave Donohue on managing the information flow for emergency incidents.

Military Briefing Tools for the Fire Service

Jerry Knapp explains how the fire service can use military pointers to successfully conduct and receive briefings.
Mike Barakey

Critical Decision Making: The Single Most Important Predictor of Success

Point-to-point decision making allows the decision maker to identify and process problems; visualize the solution; and with tools, practice, and experience, choose the most direct line to connect the two.
Danny Sheridan

Podcast: First-Due Battalion Chief

Host Danny Sheridan is joined by FDNY Deputy Chief Frank Leeb to discuss the UL FSRI boot camp and Sheridan's article, "Evolution, Not Revolution: Urban Fire Dynamics Boot Camp."
Ricky Riley, Tony Carroll, Dan Shaw, Aaron Heller, and Stephen Shaw

Humpday Hangout: Developing Incident Commanders

In this week’s Humpday Hangout, members of Traditions Training and the ISFSI review processes and programs that agencies are using to prepare incident commanders for the role.
Fire Engineering podcasts

Podcast: In Their Own Words: Ricky Mantey

Host Joe Pronesti speaks with Ricky Mantey, who was assigned on RIT during the deadly 2013 Knights of Columbus Fire that claimed the lives of Lt. Eric Wallace and Lt. Greg Pickard of the Bryan (TX) Fire Department.
Danny Sheridan and Bobby Halton

National Fireman’s Journal: Danny Sheridan

Battalion Chief Danny Sheridan visits with Chief Bobby Halton on locating fire, knowing your people, size-up, and understanding your response area.
Different views of a fire building and fireground, including fire apparatus array

Webcast: Thinking Like an Incident Commander

Tom Dunne on the role of the incident commander, the thought processes that go along with the position, and how this manner of thinking can be useful for everyone on the fireground.

Fireground Communications: Command Considerations and Responsibilities

Jaime Reyes looks at the best tactics and strategies command can use to bring about the best outcomes for crews working on the fireground.