A closer look at “white smoke” or “cold smoke” at a fire and what it means.
Protect personnel, victims, and bystanders from being struck by vehicles, writes Jack Sullivan.
Stretch dry to make a fast, aggressive stretch to the top floor.
Know the five reads: reading buildings, smoke, firefighters, risk, and hazardous energy.
Fires in such environments can throw even experienced firefighters a curveball.
Be aware of the potential dangers of stalled elevators when removing stuck occupants.
Electricity is, at the very minimum, present on every call we run. Whether traffic or structural, generally the structure or environment we work in is compromised. Are you comfortable with your knowledge to recognize something out of place?
Don't let yourself get sidetracked at your next emergency. JOE PRONESTI
On a floor above the fire's origin is the most hazardous place for searchers to operate. DANIEL STRATTON
History shows people do not build with safety in mind. GREGORY HAVEL