32 Don’t Mess Around … Just Blast It
Using large flow streams to put out fires is pretty simple and is pretty safe
for the firefighters, according to the author.
By Paul Shapiro
40 Decision Making
When they have tool or equipment needs, departments are often overwhelmed
by the choices. Here is how to identify the gaps in response created by the absence
of specific tools—and simplify the selection process.
By Dave Donohue
46 Eliminating Irrelevant SOPs
If you hold members accountable for all standard operating procedures (SOPs)
and some of those SOPs are irrelevant, what is the perceived value of your SOPs?
The outdated ones may be dangerous to your firefighters and to your department.
By Calen Maningas
50 Revisiting the Lock Breaker
This article explains conventional lock breaking techniques and why you should carry
traditional lock breakers in your forcible entry tool cache.
By Paul DeBartolomeo
54 Are You Ready?
Bad fireground decisions can have negative repercussions, among them victim and
rescuer injury and death and criminal prosecution. Thus, constant assessment to
evaluate fire personnel’s operational preparedness is essential.
By Nicola Davies
Volume 34, Issue 12
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