The ability of first-arriving officers to rapidly assess the scene and set an initial action plan into motion will have a tremendous effect on incident outcome.
David DeStefano writes that firefighters must not overlook one of the most important aspects of maintaining safe and efficient firefighting operations: the institutional knowledge of your first-due area.
Garden apartment fires may not be a walk in the park, but the well-trained fire company should be prepared for the challenge. David DeStefano shares some tips.
David DeStefano offers insight into this scenario involving the response to a 12-story apartment building.