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Test the Flow

Test the Flow

Strategies for verifying flow effectiveness By Paul Shapiro Published Thursday, January 1, 2015 | From the...

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FARS — A Firefighte...

FARS — A Firefighter Safety Concept Whose Time Has Come

By Mario Trevino, Fire Chief (retired) If you’ve ever been tasked with lugging dozens of spare SCBA air...

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High-Rise Firefighting: Reassessing O...

By Curtis Massey From FireEngineering.com Most cities’ high-rise standard operating procedures/guidelines...

High-Rise Firefighting: Reassessing Our Methods
posted on: Jun 29, 2015

Fighting Fire with a Standpipe or an ...

Considering the best way to get water on a fire in a multi-story building By Mike Kirby and Tom Lakamp Published...

Fighting Fire with a Standpipe or an Engine Stretch
posted on: Jun 29, 2015

The Fire Alarm Panel

Most new high-rise buildings—and some older, updated ones—are equipped with certain building systems that can be...

The Fire Alarm Panel
posted on: Jun 15, 2015

Study Examines Crew Sizes at High-Ris...

When responding to fires in high- rise buildings, firefighting crews of five or six members instead of three or four...

Study Examines Crew Sizes at High-Rise Fire
posted on: Apr 16, 2015
What’s Blowing in the Wind?

What’s Blowing in the Wind?

posted on: Mar 5, 2015

When responding to a high-rise fire, the importance of a good fireground size-up cannot be over-emphasized. Upon arrival, as with any fire response,...

The Standpipe Equipment Kit

The Standpipe Equipment Kit

posted on: Oct 24, 2012

Hello brothers and sisters! In our discussion of engine company standpipe operations on this site, we’ve covered a lot of ground. Specifically, I...

“We Need Help Up Here!”

“We Need Help Up Here!”

posted on: Sep 25, 2012

One of the biggest challenges for the incident commander (IC) at a high-rise incident is dealing with the abundant calls for assistance upon arrival....

The Stairwell Stretch – Part 2

The Stairwell Stretch – Part 2

posted on: Sep 13, 2012

In my last article, I introduced the concept of the stairwell stretch—when and how to use it, and how to estimate the length of hose you’ll need....

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