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The Fire Suppression topic covers news about fire suppression operations as well as the latest tips and tactics for fire suppression activities. Use this page to find tips on fire attack training, hoseline deployment and suppression operations for different structure types, plus the latest fire attack-focused research. News coverage highlights where fire attack operations are used in a variety of incidents, from the bread-and-butter single-family dwelling fire to a massive commercial fire. For even more fire suppression products, check the fire suppression, fire foam and CAFS product categories.

Master the operating pressures, flow rates and features associated with each nozzle type
Speedlays provide quick deployment of attack lines to the fire, which is what we need as the fire grows faster and faster on today’s modern fireground
It’s time to put these issues to rest once and for all – and start doing the right thing
Russell Fire Chief Dylan Riedel was flown to a burn unit after being caught in a garage fire explosion
Why the first coupling at the 50-foot mark is so essential to hoseline deployments
How to manage inside-out rescues, who runs command, when to engage the suppression team and more questions addressed
How to safely mitigate incidents with half-stories
Approximately 550 firefighters have been battling the blaze, fueled by winds and dry conditions resulting from California’s intense drought
Crews from Orange County, Laguna Beach, Los Angeles County, CAL FIRE, Newport Beach, Costa Mesa and Anaheim have been fighting the blaze
We must focus our efforts on quick suppression, fuel management, WUI codes and ignition reduction
The solution to creating a safety margin is understanding the dragons we face and learning the lessons to be more proficient and go home safely
Fires in expansive structures – in this case 1.2 million square feet – can quickly overwhelm fire protection systems and crews
At a hearing this week, Sen. Jeff Merkley outlined a plan to find solutions to the country’s forest management concerns, including removing a cap on wildfire suppression spending
15 tools to incorporate into a high-rise standpipe kit to ensure effective operations at these high-risk incidents
A modern fire sprinkler system now exists throughout the building that sits on the site where the historic blaze killed 92 children and three nuns