Science plays an important role in helping us understand the evolving fireground. Firefighters would be wise to consider the modern fire science studies and to understand the meanings of their words in their proper context, writes Nick Salameh.
Steel pickets are easy to install, and the picket is a versatile tool for firefighters and rescue technicians, writes Jeremy Rifflard.
Firefighters' ability to recognize this directional flow and read the smoke’s color, velocity, and density will give them a great deal of information before entry.
The commercial occupancy presents numerous challenges that the fire service needs to train on and preplan, including access, water supply, and rope search.
Stephen Green offers this vital new way for removing a down firefighter down a tight hallway.
With rotary saws, training lessons learned are essential. The article outlines the importance of knowing how and how not to use the rotary saw, including lessons learned from past incidents.
G. Howard Blythe describes how a fire department achieved measurable improvements in performance by instituting a training program that focused on proficient execution of individual tactics and then permitting personnel to determine when to apply the improved skills into operations.
Anthony Rowett Jr. and Clay Magee discuss the lengths of the ladders most commonly used by fire departments and their functions.
John Macdonald offers a new, multifaceted way to extinguish fire on a flat roof.
Jeremy Rifflard and William White offer readers their department’s experiences with these easy-to-make, low-cost structural support devices.