Truck Co 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.

Back-to-Basics Truck Training

05/23/2012 Many people don’t realize that you can’t perform advanced operations proficiently until you master the basics. With this in mind, Jim McCormack offers a handful of basic truck company training evolutions that will keep crews sharp.

The Why & When of Ventilation

05/01/2012 When thinking about ventilation, firefighters often focus on the what, where and how—but what about the why and when? Here, Randy Frassetto reminds firefighters why ventilation is so critical, and then offers useful tips about when to begin ventilation tactics.

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.


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