Strategy and Tactics

The Building Stage


Greg Jakubowski looks at firefighting in wood buildings under construction. 

Look Up!


Billy Greenwood shares snow-loaded roof considerations.

Rescue on The Water


Eight children and two adults were rescued by Milford (CT) Fire Department Marine Division.

Fire Extinguishers


Greg Jakubowski examines why firefighters carry fire extinguishers. 

NIOSH LODD Report: Houston Southwest Inn Fire


Review lessons learned on the anniversary of a commercial structure fire that claimed four firefighters and injured several others.

NIOSH LODD Report: D.C. Firefighters Killed in Townhouse Fire


A look back on the anniversary of the Cherry Road fire.

Virginia Significant Injury Report


Details from Loudoun County fire that injured seven firefighters, six significantly. 

NIOSH LODD Report: Philadelphia Firefighter Dies in Structure Fire


Report lists several contributing factors in the death of a career firefighter inside a residential structure fire.

NIOSH LODD Report: Virginia Firefighter Killed in Wind Driven Fire


2008 fire was the first LODD in the department’s 41-year history.

Protect the Data


Greg Jakubowski examines responses to computer rooms/data centers

NIOSH LODD Report: Boston Back Bay Fire Tragedy


Wind driven fire claims two firefighters on March 26, 2016.


O2X Human Performance


The O2X Human Performance team shares how their Eat Sweat Thrive program helps build healthier and safer communities and is saving the lives of firefighters.

Stairwell Designation at Fires in Multiple-Story Buildings


Anthony Rowett Jr. looks managing projects to improve community capabilities.

Keep It Clean


Scott Huff examines public safety diving and contaminated water.  

Know Your Supplier


Firefighters must work to know everything they can about the hydrants they might employ in their communities. 

Water Mapping with UL


UL continues their work on the Fire Attack Study with development of visual aids to assist future online training.

The Week’s After Action Review


Fire extension to the structure has taken-hold and is spreading via the concealed space.

Nursing Home Fire Tactics


Fires and other major emergencies at nursing homes can present serious challenges to emergency responders, particularly if they haven't planned or trained for these situations.  

Review: NIST Study of Hose Streams and Air Flows


Seven experimental series with over 100 configurations using two structures reveal the impact of hose stream patterns and nozzle movements on air flow inside structures.

Ottawa Fire Services Establishes Operational Guide for First-Arriving Company Officers


The Ottawa Fire Services established an operational guide of first-arriving company officers. Learn about the guide's origins and download a copy for review or adaptation by your department.


Volume 12, Issue 10

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