There are always two size-ups on every fire, and companies who advise the incident commander on their progress and conditions do so from a limited perspective, writes Bill Gustin.
As an officer, making the decision to force open a door takes a few seconds after you evaluate the situation and the conditions. Mike Ciampo on through-the-lock techniques.
This firefighter training simulation from Ted Nee features decision making challenges at a large four-story garden style apartment complex.
In this firefighter training video, Nick Papa and Pete Morotto review some indicators the outside vent firefighter ought to look out for.
Mike Ciampo relays lessons learned from a call for an injured construction worker at a high-rise building site.
Bill Gustin offers some firefighter training insights and thought experiments on residential structure fire response.
Because of stay-at-home orders, firefighters must assume that every house, apartment, or other residence is always occupied.
Understanding the basic architectural features common to most places of worship provides the the knowledge necessary to determine fireground strategy and tactics.
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.