Fire Dynamics

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.
Engine Company

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.