By Chief Adam K. Thiel, FR1 Editorial Advisor I still remember the often-heated discussions in my former volunteer departments about whether, when and how members should, or should not, respond directly to incident scenes in their privately owned vehicles. As I recall, we instituted policies that required all but chief officers, and some company officers, to respond to their stations and ensure the dispatched response vehicles got out.Simple rationale
How do firefighters choose to enter structures during a fire attack? There is no right answer about when to use either walking or crawling, but understanding the advantages and drawbacks of both will help you to make the right decision.3 factors
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The automotive industry seems to roll out new safety features, new fuel sources and new configurations each year. This has kept both firefighters and extrication manufacturers trying to keep up. Stay in the know
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