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Adjusting Your Fire Suppression Tactics Based on Modern Research

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Recently the International Society of Fire Service Instructors put out a Position Statement on Fire Dynamic Research in Tactical Operations based on the Spartanburg, SC research, which was conducted by International Society of Fire Service Instructors (ISFSI) and the National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) who partnered with the South Carolina Fire Academy, City […]

The First-Due and The Building.

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The First-Due: We predicate with certain expectations that fire will travel in a defined manner in a building.

Taking it to the Streets: Vacant, unoccupied, abandoned

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If you don’t know and understand the building, how can you identify and select appropriate strategies and tactics?

The First-Due and Buildings on fire

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Arriving companies and personnel at a structure fire must be able to rapidly and accurately identify key elements of a building,

Taking it to the Streets: “All Companies Stand-By”: Transmitting the Box for….Your Street on this Day

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The fact that at times, our surroundings do become a blur and fade into the background…

Taking it to the Streets: Your Street on any given Day

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    Taking it to the Streets: Your Street on any given Day At times, our surroundings become a blur and fade into the fabric that defines our response district, our first-due, our neighborhood, community, city or town. We tend to focus on thos…e areas that have an immediacy or frequency that defines day-to –day […]

Occupancy Risk and Performance

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Take a look at this interior shot of the following occupancy:

Near-Miss, with RIT Deployment at Structural Collapse: Canada

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Are you Reading Your Buildings Correctly? It’s not always that easy and looks may very well be deceiving.

Three Firefighters Injured in Residential Collapse

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Floor and wall collapse at a residential fire sends three firefighters into the basement and results in RIT rescues.

Ten Minutes in the Street: The First-Due

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This edition of Ten Minutes in the Street TM is looking at the considerations for the first-due engine company upon arrival at a well involved single family residential house fire. Arrivals and subsequent deployments during night time periods pose ever increasing challenges to arriving officers in the ability to ascertain and recognize factors that will have a direct or ancillary affect in the developing incident action plan, tactics and task assignments.

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