The modern incident commander must have a clear vision before the fire ever comes, and it must be communicated to the entire fire department.
Raul A. Angulo examines and questions the fire service’s motivations for training and offers these helpful drills that will improve any department’s efficiency.
Ongoing fire dynamics research is challenging long-held firefighting tenets. Daniel Sheridan compares what he was taught as a new firefighter in 1986 in light of fire dynamics research regarding ventilation and water application.
Whether you are career or volunteer, our politics are all over the map. I might think your candidate choice stinks, but you are still my family.
If we are serious about preventing cancer among first responders, we must prioritize changing the way we view sleep. The fire service must normalize the need for sleep in the same way it has normalized the use of self-contained breathing apparatus, writes Dena Ali.
In the case of coming up short with a tower ladder, there is an evolution that firefighters should drill on so they can increase the reach of their tower ladders by using a portable ladder from the bucket for access, removal, or rescue.
Venting for fire and venting for life are planned and rehearsed procedures that allow the release of smoke and heat from the building.
Jim Miller provides an overview of a successful approach to improving your ISO results.
People should follow you not because they “have” to but because they “want” to. Be the type of leader you always wanted to work for, says Frank Viscuso.
Just because there is no ladder truck on scene does not mean truck work is not performed.