Strategy and Tactics

Realistic Expectations for the Rapid Intervention Team

02/01/2014 Too many incidents have shown that many rapid intervention crews are unprepared for the job. BC Matt Tobia defines three realistic objectives for the RIT and the equipment needed to carry them out.

Engine Positioning


The location of an apparatus at a fire can influence how successfully firefighters can address an emergency. Mike Kirby and Tom Lakamp look at the pros and cons of parking an apparatus in different locations around a fire incident.

Tactics for Battling Fires in Hoarder Homes

01/30/2014 Recognizing a hoarding condition and appropriately adjusting tactics is key to firefighter safety. Ryan Pennington shares some tips.

Selecting & Using Ground Ladders

09/24/2013 Tom Sutkus discusses tips and tricks for choosing and using the correct ground ladder for access and egress.


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