There are always two size-ups on every fire, and companies who advise the incident commander on their progress and conditions do so from a limited perspective, writes Bill Gustin.
Mike Dugan, Bill Gustin, and the rest of the panel are joined by special guest Dave Walsh to consider some aspects of attic and cockloft fires.
Bill Gustin offers some firefighter training insights and thought experiments on residential structure fire response.
In this firefighter training video, Captain Bill Gustin of Miami-Dade (FL) Fire Rescue and company demonstrate two methods for forcing doors with high-security multiple locks.
Bill Gustin and company demonstrate the tactic of deflecting a stream from a nozzle off a door frame to wet the fuel inside a fire compartment.
Join Mike Dugan, Bill Gustin, and the group as they discuss high-rise firefighting and public education for high-rise occupants with their special guests.
Bill Gustin examines the tactics used at this October 2019 house fire in rural Connecticut to dispel some myths on fire behavior in such a structure.
A sudden change in flow paths can be deadly for firefighters on the line. Grab a training bulletin on such scenarios from Bill Gustin.
Bill Gustin offers this account of a successful response by fire companies in Detroit to an assisted living facility as an example of how best to handle and manage a fire featuring multiple fire and victim situations.
Fire companies sitting in the cab of their vehicle are not ready for immediate deployment at a high-rise assignment, writes Bill Gustin.