At this Chicago fire, removal of the D.A.W.G.S. allowed interior access and ventilation of the fire building.
Bill Gustin offers this account of a successful response by fire companies in Detroit to an assisted living facility as an example of how best to handle and manage a fire featuring multiple fire and victim situations.
Heat and building construction made firefighting in a rowhouse-type building difficult for the Chicago (IL) Fire Department.
A fatal fire as seen through photos at the scene.
How the Chicago (IL) Fire Department handled a fire in a wood-frame building under renovation.
Chief Michael Barakey reveals the challenges responders faced in this condominium complex fire and shares the lessons learned.
Michael M. Dugan’s latest Fire Focus incident shows the challenges faced by the Bensenville (IL) Fire Department at a top-floor apartment complex fire.
There are numerous response factors fire departments must consider when responding to fires in homes that were built many decades earlier.
You get a report of smoke showing from one of the new condo complexes in your town. It is most likely going to be a building of lightweight construction with lots of voids and concealed spaces that allow fire travel.
Operations should begin with a 360° size-up of the fire building. On side 1 or Alpha (A), two front doors indicate that this is at least a two-family dwelling.