Nick Ledin advises of the launch of the Fireground Rescue Survey and its aim to obtain data on the specifics of rescues made at structural fires and the details surrounding them.
Firefighter Training

Clay Magee and Brandon Lewis use this specialized search technique created for students of their Magic Truck Company Academy to teach how best to survey a fire building floor while performing essential fireground tasks.

"Other than the overall conditions, the windows may be your best indicator in that five-second walk from the rig to the front door," writes Alexander Degnan.  

In this Training Minutes video, Sean Gray and company discuss some options for gaining entry when conducting vent-enter-search (VES) operations on the first floor.