Every farm is a unique operation with an array of potential hazards and risks for operating first responders. Know the hazards.
Although no two incidents are the same, there are common tasks, considerations, and precautions universally applicable no matter the situations, writes Eric Bachman.
Inactive sites, regardless of how they may be categorized, should not be discounted in preincident preparedness efforts, writes Eric Bachman.
A fire department that does not have full sight of the district it protects is not likely to be successful when confronted with unrealized hazards, writes Eric Bachman.
Although the first-in officer does not have to use a thousand words to assess and describe an incident, he can elicit a picture of varying perceptions by individual listeners, writes Eric Bachman.
Training crews is one of the most important functions of a fire service officer. Our profession demands that we be ready for anything from confined space rescue to structure fires to building collapse.