Are all your companies capable of serving as a rapid intervention team? David DeStefano shares an account and lessons learned from the fireground.

In this firefighter training video, Ric Jorge and company demonstrate a technique to increase a firefighter's chance of surviving a low-air situation during a Mayday.

Firefighters assigned to both engine and truck companies will benefit from the many advantages of having a length of personal rope that they can quickly and safely deploy during operations, writes David DeStefano.