Engine Company Operations

Equipment Considerations for Fires in High-Rises & Other Structures

08/11/2012 In high-rise fire incidents, it’s extremely important to have the right tools at the ready. If you’re not using the proper hoseline or the proper nozzle, your water supply may not make it to the fire floor, and that could lead to disaster. Mike Kirby explains some of the key items you need to carry and maintain to combat a high-rise fire. Tools and equipment for other structural responses are also highlighted.

Fighting Fire in Attached Garages

05/01/2012 As many fire departments can attest to, attached residential garages can be packed full of surprises and hazards. Greg Jakubowski discusses some of the challenges and hazards that can arise when responding to an attached garage fire and attack strategies that can save lives and property.

Fighting Vehicle Fires in Parking Garages

02/01/2012 Mike Kirby and Tom Lakamp outline many variables involved in fighting a car fire in a parking garage. They then discuss the multiple tactical options that engine crews have when fighting this type of fire and the pros and cons of each option.

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