Being aggressive means more than being first in, writes Duane Daggers. It also includes an understanding of the fireground and your role as a firefighter.
The first few minutes on scene of any emergency can make or break the outcome down the line. I
Higher PAH biomarkers and benzene concentrations were found among firefighters assigned to fire attack and search operations than any other job assignment.
P.J. Norwood and Nick J. Salameh describe how fire attack tactics have become more complex and must be uniquely matched to the prevailing fire conditions at each incident.
Bryan Downie explains that a successful outcome at a working structural fire depends on the first-arriving engine’s ability to correctly read the clues of the fire scene and use that information to plan a fire attack that will get water on the fire as quickly as possible.
"The time has come to stop arguing over what we call something and put our energy into learning the “when” and “how” to effectively apply water to our firegrounds in the quickest way possible," writes P.J. Norwood and Nick J. Salameh.
Look to foam to aid us in the battle against the fire behavior increases and refresh our knowledge, skills, and abilities in the proper application of this great enhancer.
P.J. Norwood dispels long-held myths associated with outside-in water application in a fire attack with research findings and proven results in the field.
The section on transitional attack at attic fires is not accurate.
This report details the results and analysis from 26 full-scale structure fire experiments looking to quantify the differences in interior and transitional fire attack.