Joe Pronesti looks at some of the interior considerations firefighters need to make note of when dealing with legacy buildings.
Being competent at what you do depends a lot on getting back to the basics and reinforcing the basics during an incident. Mike Ciampo on door size-up and control.
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.
Michael J. Lopina stresses that responders must be exceptionally vigilant when sizing up and addressing the hazards at fires in a building made of lightweight construction and offers safety tips.
In the context of ventilation and flow paths, Mike Ciampo reviews door size-up and reading smoke when it comes to forcible entry.
Controlling the air means controlling the fire. In this Training Minutes video, Sean Gray and company demonstrate a 360-degree size-up with a emphasis on controlling the door for ventilation purposes.
Size-up must always include a risk/benefit analysis to truly identify the critical issues on the fireground to allow you to make critical decisions.
Tom Sitz tells us what company officers should be looking for in a video.
How would you and your crew act at this fire? Review the video and related training articles with your firefighters.