Maintaining vitality of command during incident operations will help ensure the safety of personnel and promote the success of the mission.
Preplanning the buildings in your response area is not just "busy work" but an essential part of the job. Bob Fields on becoming intimately familiar with the structures in your area.
Jerry Knapp explains how the fire service can use military pointers to successfully conduct and receive briefings.
Tim Griswold explains how the fire-based ambulance team can be an extra working company on the fireground if it is properly trained and equipped.
Anthony Avillo on how SOPs can eliminate confusion and make your fireground strategies more effective.
For SOPs to be effective, they must be tailored to the capabilities of the individual fire department and its resources, writes Thomas N. Warren.
Ensure that all essential fireground functions that support safe and effective operations are accounted for. JAMES SILVERNAIL
In this week's Humpday Hangout, Bill Gustin, Mike Dugan, and their guests will discuss various points for operating at a fire in a high-rise structure.
Students in Monday’s workshop “Company Officer Development: Red Flags on the Fireground,” were taught how to identify “red flags” on the fireground that indicated impending danger or risk. Instructors Chief Richard Riley, Clearwater (FL) Fire & Rescue, and Chief (Ret.) Larry Schultz, District of Columbia Fire Department, cited among the “red flags” the following and some ways to approach them:
Although no two incidents are the same, there are common tasks, considerations, and precautions universally applicable no matter the situations, writes Eric Bachman.