Strategy and Tactics

Engine Company Officer

10/01/2015 Fire science is a robust and ever-increasing field of endeavor that consumes huge amounts of public and private resources to prevent and suppress fire. Does any one person know it all? Probably not. What portion of it should a person know to be allowed to practice as a fire chief?

Fire Service Overhaul


Amid the current economic crisis in Russia and the devaluation of the national currency (ruble), the Russian government is considering a reform of the National State Fire Service. The planned reform aims to optimize the current structure of the service and to make it work more efficiently.

Coastal Rescue

07/01/2015 Peter Ong examines the San Francisco Fire Department (S.F.F.D.) Coastal Rescue.

Engine Company Emergencies

06/01/2015 As engine companies stretch and operate hoselines, success is totally dependent on the officer, crew members, and their ability to function as part of a team. Through proper training and operation of hoselines in training situations, skill mastery can be developed.


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