- COCKLOFT VS. ATTIC. Brannigan, Francis L. // Fire Engineering;Aug2005, Vol. 158 Issue 8, p133
Provides tips to ensure the safety of firefighters in building fires. Differences between a cockloft and an attic; Limitations of the residential sprinkler system; Potential hazard while running a medical call at a house. INSET: V-J DAY CELEBRATION PREPLAN.
- FIREFIGHTING IN MODERN OFFICE BUILDINGS. Gustin, Bill // Fire Engineering;May2005, Vol. 158 Issue 5, p59
This article focuses on fire fighting challenges faced by fire fighters in modern office buildings. This article also explains why tactics commonly used to fight fires in multiple dwellings may be ineffective al a fire in a modem office building. A major difference between residential and modem...
- Drifting into Failure. Halton, Bobby // Fire Engineering;Oct2007, Vol. 160 Issue 10, p12
The author reflects on the recent prominence of firefighter fatalities. In particular, the author addresses how most recent tragedies occurred in substandard commercial buildings, and expounds on a theory titled "drift into failure," which details changes to accepted practices and their...
- MORE LESSONS FOR THE COFFEE TABLE. Brennan, Tom // Fire Engineering;Feb2005, Vol. 158 Issue 2, p148
Focuses on the problems that arise on fireground resulting from insufficient forcible exits as interior firefighting continues to the under-control stage. Need to account the commercial building roll-down security doors that are accessible from the inside; Search procedures during a commercial...
- Advice to Young Firefighters, Part 6. Brunacini, Alan // Fire Engineering;Feb2012, Vol. 165 Issue 2, p36
The article offers advice to firefighters on fighting structural fires. Topics covered include approaching and evaluating the physical landscape and the outside and inside of a burning building. Also mentioned is the tactical planning for difficult access situations, such as alleys and long...
- ANY MOMENT. // Fire Chief;Oct2003, Vol. 47 Issue 10, p22
Presents a photograph of a group of firemen extinguishing a gas tank blast in New York City's West Side in May 6, 2003. Details of the accident; Injuries sustained by people in the building; Cause of the fire.
- Take Full Advantage of Fire's Diamond Time. Coleman, Ronny J. // Fire Chief;Oct2005, Vol. 49 Issue 10, p30
Explains the Diamond Time theory of firefighting. Role of fire fighters in stabilizing the situation; Probability of a fire occurring at any point in any 24-hour period; Concept of critical tasking; Basis of the Diamond Time theory.
- NEW TECHNIQUE FOR FOOTING A LADDER. Ciampo, Michael N. // Fire Engineering;Apr2004, Vol. 157 Issue 4, p176
Describes a technique for footing a portable/ground ladder during firefighting operation. Increase in the overall safety on the fireground when footing the ladder from the front; Reduction in a firefighter's overall view of the fire building and its condition when footing the ladder from the...
- A CENTURY LATER--HOW DOES THE TALE END? Harbour, Tom // Fire Management Today;Winter2011, Vol. 71 Issue 1, p4
The author reflects on the lessons learned by the firefighting community from the 1910 big fire across northern Idaho, western Montana, and eastern Washington, which burned more than 3.1 million acres and left at least 85 people dead. Fire suppression expertise was developed by the Fire and...