Serious firefighters know playing catch-up on the fireground often results in cascading events that can have disastrous consequences.
The modern incident commander must have a clear vision before the fire ever comes, and it must be communicated to the entire fire department.
Joe Pronesti reviews the command and control of Main Street fire incidents along with safety considerations.
Leigh H. Shapiro explains the need for training that fully prepares firefighters for the uncertainties of the fireground.
The fire service has made many strides over the years in technology, but the ability to track firefighters inside structures still eludes us.
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.
Chris Wilson reviews lessons learned from the response to a major fire in a Type I fire-resistive building in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Nicholas DeLia explains how using dioramas can better prepare first responders for the wide variety of incidents they encounter.