Eric G. Bachman uses a July 2019 response by the Lafayette (PA) Volunteer Fire Company that taught some serious lessons on the best way to handle an incident involving a fire in a drainage system.
Eric Bachman offers another case study of how fire departments working in concert with developers can help with preplanning efforts and better ensure effective emergency response.
Recognizing, understanding, and contemplating the challenges, intricacies, and hazards of a facility is essential to mounting an effective and safety-minded response, writes Eric Bachman.
Like building construction types, learning the occupancy classes is necessary for understanding associated challenges and characteristics related to the occupancy layout and occupant demographics, writes Eric G. Bachman.
It is as important to identify new facilities in the community as it is to reevaluate “completed” facility preplans, writes Eric G. Bachman.
Marking a door may not seem to be a tremendous concern in the overall scheme of response to a facility, but sometimes it’s the little things like that which can hinder or create incident-hampering problems, writes Eric G. Bachman.
Fire officials must get into special care facilities and improve their intelligence of facility characteristics and fire department limitations, writes Eric Bachman.
Every farm is a unique operation with an array of potential hazards and risks for operating first responders. Know the hazards.
Although no two incidents are the same, there are common tasks, considerations, and precautions universally applicable no matter the situations, writes Eric Bachman.
Inactive sites, regardless of how they may be categorized, should not be discounted in preincident preparedness efforts, writes Eric Bachman.