The highly complex, dynamic nature of the fireground makes adaptive thinking particularly vital for firefighters and incident commanders. Our guests on this podcast – Keith Stakes and Craig Weinschenk, UL Fire Safety Research Institute research engineers – break down how to incorporate such critical thinking into training, plus the importance of using a “flowchart mindset” to manage nuance on the fireground. They also detail the newly released FSRI research, “Search and Rescue Tactics in Single-Family Single-Story Residential Structures.”
We dig into all of this:
- The biggest takeaways – and surprises – from the data
- Remove the victim or seal the space – what should come first?
- The conditions for breaking a policy
Episode power quote: “People should be taking research and utilizing that to be more aggressive while at the same time being safer and more efficient.”
Hot seat sneak peek: Favorite (and least favorite) subjects in school
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