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As research continues to emerge, highlighting the importance of coordinated ventilation, firefighters are forced to adjust strategies and tactics. This special coverage series reviews the current ventilation-focused research and offers detailed steps for how to best implement the various ventilation operations – vertical ventilation, horizontal ventilation, positive pressure ventilation, among other tips and tricks to ensure safe fireground operations.

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