Firefighting

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.
Building Construction

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.
Firefighting

"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.  
Features

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.
Building Construction

Eric Bachman offers another case study of how fire departments working in concert with developers can help with preplanning efforts and better ensure effective emergency response.