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.
In high-rise buildings, the need for preincident planning and building intelligence is profound. Jack Murphy and Jerry Tracy on obtaining the info you need.
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.
Brian A. Carr writes about how adding "premortems" to the preplanning process can help firefighters anticipate how their plans may fail on the fireground, thereby strengthening the overall strategic approach.
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.