Mark van der Feyst reviews some of the common hazards firefighters may encounter while performing searches.
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.
Jim Crawford discusses RIT positions, fireground deployment, and use of a search rope.
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.
David DeStefano offers insight into this scenario involving the response to a 12-story apartment building.
In this Training Minutes video, Paulie Capo and company demonstrate four ways of managing the search rope while a crew exits the fire building with a down firefighter.
VES is a quick, single-room search and rescue technique firefighters can use to search for and remove victims that can’t get out. Alex Langbell reviews some aspect of this tactic.
"People trapped!" The mere mention of these words is enough to start most firefighters' pulse racing.
Search has always fascinated me. As a recruit, I listened to my drill officers explain a few basics. Later, as a young firefighter, I would follow as the officer and other crew members assigned search crawled into buildings. Search patterns were present but somewhat disjointed.