Tag Archives: Strategy and Tactics

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 Company Officer: Ready for the Next Run?

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If you don’t understand the building, the occupancy risk and align tactics with the fire dynamics and compartment, then you’re not doing your job.

Occupancy Risk and Performance

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

The Worcester 6

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May the Worcester 6 always be remembered; “Fallen Heroes Never Forgotten.” Learning from the past is your responsibility.

Apartment Complex Under Construction: Rapid Deployment and Operations

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Safety and accountability are high priorities at multiple alarm incidents involving a construction site. A rapidly advancing fire in an apartment building complex under construction was managed and controlled without incident. How prepared are you and your company?

Required Reading: Impact of Ventilation on Fire Behavior in Legacy and Contemporary Residential Construction

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Another must read for all Company and Command Officers: Impact of ventilation on fire behavior in legacy and contemporary residential construction from UL. Take some time to increase your proficiencies and compentencies.

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.

Building Knowledge=Fire Fighter Safety

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Modern incident demands on the fireground are unlike those of the recent past requiring incident commanders and commanding officers to have increased technical knowledge of building construction with a heightened sensitivity to fire behavior, a focus on operational structural stability and considerations related to occupancy risk versus the occupancy type.   Strategies and tactics must […]

Texas Captain; 2010 LODD Report Issued with Lessons Learned

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Captain Araguz, a 30 year old, 11-year veteran of the Wharton Volunteer Fire Department made Captain in 2009.

Mayday and Rapid Intervention Realities: The Phoenix Perspective

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One of the major objectives of this year’s theme was addressing a variety of functional areas for the Mayday event.

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