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.
Joe Pronesti reviews the command and control of Main Street fire incidents along with safety considerations.
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.
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.