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.
Joe Pronesti looks at some of the interior considerations firefighters need to make note of when dealing with legacy buildings.
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.
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.
The things firefighters fail to notice on the fireground can hurt them. Joe Pronesti reviews some things to look for when sizing up Main Street buildings.
Your department may not be able to copy exactly the way the FDNY operates, but you can borrow ideas and adapt them in a way that works for you, writes Bob Fields.
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.
Firefighters need to understand that the building’s construction and occupancy, along with its fire protection systems, should be part of preincident planning, not only part of size-up activities during an emergency.
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.