26 Hump Day S.O.S.
What it means to be aggressive in fireground tactics.
By David Rhodes
29 Distant Fires
Fires of note from December 1917.
By Paul Hashagen
30 From the Chief’s Desk
Ways to approach challenges.
By Ronny J. Coleman
31 Thermal Imaging
A recap of training tips for the TIC.
By Carl Nix
46 Health and Wellness
Do we treat our apparatus better than our firefighters?
By Brandon Green
48 Company Officer Development
Doing the right thing because it’s the right thing to do.
By Stephen Marsar
50 Community Risk Reduction
The CRR planning process.
By Jim Crawford
52 New Deliveries
54 New Products
55 Ad Index
56 The Backstep
What to do when you’re passed over for promotion.
By Matthew Tobia
COVER: Escambia County, Florida, firefighters complete the wetdown of a fire in an occupied frame dwelling
after extensive overhaul. Overhaul after an advanced fire requires just as much focus as the initial precontrol operations.
Although the “final wetdown” of a structure or fire apartment is a post-control concern, sloppy or dismissive approaches
to all components of overhaul can lead to a fire department having to return later in the day or evening to conduct some
“warranty work” or experience the dreaded rekindle. Rekindles do happen to the very best of fire companies but, like
accidents, they are preventable. Fully open up areas of fire travel such as pipe and utility chases, studs, joist and rafter
bays, and particularly roofing material to check for smoldering or hot spots. A simple whack of a tool on a joist or rafter
can often find those hidden embers. Take the time to completely remove the construction materials to inspect the area.
Taking the time to make the time is everything in overhaul of fire buildings. (Photo by Joseph J. Cassetta.)
5 From the Editor
Measuring morale, culture, and leadership.
By Erich Roden
6 ToolsNews Techniques
Organization transformational leadership.
By Reginald D. Freeman
Reigniting your personal flame.
By Billy Goldfeder
16 Apparatus Ideas
Pierce delivers 18 rigs to Lancaster County (SC) Fire
By Bob Vaccaro
20 Wildland Urban Interface
The anchor and hold tactic to deliver big water.
By Paul Shapiro