Disposing of fire debris by throwing objects out of windows poses a threat to other firefighters on the fireground. Chief Vincent Dunn discusses salvage and overhaul operations.
Today, first-responding firefighters are being asked to take life-saving action at suspected bomb incidents. Vincent Dunn reviews some scenarios you may encounter and things to consider on such a response.
There are several strategies for evacuating a burning building. Chief Vince Dunn discusses each of these strategies and their implications for fire suppression operations.
Preventing a rekindle is a team responsibility. Vincent Dunn discusses the implications of a rekindle and the importance of overhaul operations.
Do you really know the dangers of wood-frame building collapse? Vince Dunn discusses some construction types that pose a danger to firefighters.
Do you really know what the word "conflagration" means? Vince Dunn examines terms to classify large-scale fire incidents in various environments.
How easy is it for firefighters to extinguish a fully involved high-rise office floor? Vince Dunn debunks one of the fire service's long-standing myths.
Fire officers must know the basic construction types and understand the various ways flames can spread throughout each type of burning building.
Firefighters who advance the initial attack hoseline are some of the toughest members of a department. Vince Dunn talks about these unsung heroes and the burn dangers they face.
Fire experience and testing reveals flame, heat, and water cause elevators to malfunction. Vincent Dunn writes about a close call at a high-rise.