Preplanning the buildings in your response area is not just "busy work" but an essential part of the job. Bob Fields on becoming intimately familiar with the structures in your area.
How well do you know the buildings in your response area? In this month's Mayday Monday, Tony Carroll reviews the line-of-duty death of Philadelphia Fire Lieutenant Matt LeTourneau and lessons learned.
As cities and buildings get smarter, so should the fire departments that protect them. Jack Murphy and Jerry Tracy review how tech advances will help firefighter preplanning.
In this episode of "In Their Own Words," Host Joe Pronesti talks with Jack Murphy about his recent article in June’s Fire Engineering Magazine. They're joined by guest Sean DeCrane, and touch on the "Know Before You Go" concept.
Joe Pronesti offers this three-part class that provides the tools for successfully responding to a fire in a legacy building on your Main Street.
Jack J. Murphy looks at an instance of tilt-up construction and the many firefighter safety hazards that may be concealed within.
Sometimes having a fresh set of eyes on the problem can be valuable. Jack Murphy tells of one "building recon" session in New Jersey and the hazards it uncovered.
It’s not enough to know the building and “to gather intelligence,” as Jack Murphy would say. You need to have a battle plan. Read more from Ron Kanterman.
Performing a fire company building recon can open a firefighter’s eyes and thought process as to how a specific building will react. Jack Murphy on getting line firefighters into the process.
Mike Dugan, Bill Gustin, and the rest of the panel join guests Jack Murphy and Danny Sheridan to discuss high-rise building intelligence and strategy.