Sometimes having a fresh set of eyes on the problem can be valuable. Jack Murphy tells of one "building recon" session in New Jersey and the hazards it uncovered.
It’s not enough to know the building and “to gather intelligence,” as Jack Murphy would say. You need to have a battle plan. Read more from Ron Kanterman.
Performing a fire company building recon can open a firefighter’s eyes and thought process as to how a specific building will react. Jack Murphy on getting line firefighters into the process.
Mike Dugan, Bill Gustin, and the rest of the panel join guests Jack Murphy and Danny Sheridan to discuss high-rise building intelligence and strategy.
In high-rise buildings, the need for preincident planning and building intelligence is profound. Jack Murphy and Jerry Tracy on obtaining the info you need.
Eric Bachman offers another case study of how fire departments working in concert with developers can help with preplanning efforts and better ensure effective emergency response.
Brian A. Carr writes about how adding "premortems" to the preplanning process can help firefighters anticipate how their plans may fail on the fireground, thereby strengthening the overall strategic approach.
Recognizing, understanding, and contemplating the challenges, intricacies, and hazards of a facility is essential to mounting an effective and safety-minded response, writes Eric Bachman.
David DeStefano writes that firefighters must not overlook one of the most important aspects of maintaining safe and efficient firefighting operations: the institutional knowledge of your first-due area.
In his new Construction Concerns, Gregory Havel discusses high-risk and low-frequency situaitions and writes, "We can reduce the urgency of these situations by training for them and by planning for events that are in locations known to be hazardous."