The incident command topic includes tips and news about managing resources and personnel on the fireground and creating an incident action plan. This page links to news, tips and video that can help prepare firefighters to manage traffic, size up a fire and prepare RIT and other specialized fireground teams.
Full list of Incident Command results
'Go big early' at historically unpredictable refinery fires–
Initial observations from the Philadelphia chemical facility fire underscore importance of preplanning and SMEs
Video: Gas explosions damage multiple homes north of Boston–
Lawrence Police Chief Roy Vasque told The Eagle-Tribune that he's "never seen anything like this"
How real-time accountability improves response, safety–
Cloud-based, passive firefighter accountability systems help incident commanders track personnel movements throughout the incident response
4 steps to a faster fire attack–
Getting water on a fire quick makes a lot of other problems go away, and that's even more critical given modern fuel loads
Audio shows fallen KC firefighters in alley 6 minutes after evacuation order–
A firefighter who was on the same hose said that he was unaware that a collapse zone had been established, saying he relied on his commanders to make him aware of dangerous situations
Photo: Firefighter in shorts, tennis shoes battles fire–
The career firefighter, visiting to run an Ironman race the same weekend as the blaze, 'felt the need to jump in'
Fire command: Going defensive–
Knowing when and how to shift from an offensive fire attack to a defensive attack is critical for firefighter safety
Charges dropped against out-of-state firefighters at chaotic tunnel fire–
The two requested accommodations from the host fire departments for their efforts
Video: 5-alarm fire rages in S.F. Mission District–
Fire crews limited damage to two buildings; two firefighters were treated for smoke inhalation