Vyto Babrauskas presents examples of the Emergency Response Guidebook's limitations and the role they might have played in specific incidents.
Rudy Horist describes the challenges of achieving and maintaining a water supply at a residential, balloon-frame structure, in a nonhydranted area and how the water supply issue is addressed throughout the year.
Trey Young relates how the death of a captain revealed gaps in the department’s rapid intervention team (RIT) preparation. The death moved his department to create a new RIT model.
Brady Robinette shares research on how a helmet must be designed and constructed to protect the heads of responders working at roadway incidents.
Jerry Knapp explains how the leader of a suburban engine company can adapt evaluation tools used by the military to prepare for success on the fireground.
For the first-arriving engine company on Main Street, USA, preplanning and knowing your response area is key, writes William Morrissey.
Vehicle fires are anything but routine and can quickly escalate to a major incident if firefighters treat them as just an ordinary call, writes Steven B. Schnaudt.
Ross Chapman examines the basics and keys of what all fire companies—especially the first-arriving company—should know when confronted with rescues in confined spaces.
Scott Huff discusses how to maintain the skills of all members of professional dive teams and explains how to prepare for and implement an evaluation/training program.
Jeremy Rifflard identifies ways to locate anchors when firefighters are trapped inside a structure and must bail out.