Decision-Making on High Alert with New Threats
- Searching without a line: What would you do? Lombardo, Mike // Fire Engineering;May98, Vol. 151 Issue 5, p85
Focuses on the decision-making ability required of firefighters in a fire rescue operation without a charged handline. Influence of risk analysis models on the fireground decision-making in the present fire service; Narration of the story of a fire rescue operation; Importance of decisiveness...
- WILDLAND SAFETY: WHAT IS REALLY KILLING US? Terwilliger, Michael S. // Fire Engineering;Jun2003, Vol. 156 Issue 6, p77
Focuses on the experienced of firefighters to disregard the rules of engagement during wildfires in Montana. Emphasis on the factors to consider in the decision process; Implementation of the standard fire orders; Accounts on the structural collapse in residential fires.
- Training incident commanders for decision making. Huder, Roger C. // Fire Engineering;Mar1995, Vol. 148 Issue 3, p16
Focuses on the decision making training for incident commanders in dealing with time-pressured fire problems. Significance of a fire extinction study `Rapid Decision Making on the Fire Ground,' conducted by the United States Army Research Institute on the Behavioral and Social Sciences;...
- The Role of the Initial FAST Company. DE STEFANO, DAVID // Fire Engineering;Jun2010, Vol. 163 Issue 6, p24
The article investigates the role of firefighter assistance and search team (FAST) companies. In an incident response, a FAST company is expected to arrive early at the incident, assess the building or incident, conduct an incident response, acting as a reconnaissance unit and leave difficult...
- DOES A PROMOTION MEAN A TRANSFER? // Fire Engineering;Aug2003, Vol. 156 Issue 8, p28
Presents opinions from fire fighters related to promotion in the United States. Necessity for a transfer of promoted officers to different area of assignment; Factors considered in making decisions on tranferring promoted officers or supervisors to a different work group; Implication of...
- BLOOD ON THEIR HANDS. Manning, Bill // Fire Engineering;Nov2002, Vol. 155 Issue 11, p4
Presents viewpoints on the rejection of the concept of a unified, integrated incident management system for terrorist incident in New York City. Designation of a single commander in a unified command structure; Cause of the deaths of firefighters; Reduction of political bargaining power.
- Brooklyn's Squad One. // People;10/1/2001, Vol. 56 Issue 14, p70
Focuses on the support which Squad One Firehouse on Union Street in New York City has received after the terrorist attack at the World Trade Center, and how firefighters from the firehouse are still missing in the debris.
- COUNTERTERRORISM RESPONSE: ONE VIEW. Trabanco, Andrew M. // Fire Engineering;May2003, Vol. 156 Issue 5, p61
Presents an exercise designed to train fire fighters on the proper procedures for responding to a terrorist attack. Protection from chemical agents; Fire fighter response to a subway attack; Fire fighter response to a bombing in a movie theater.
- Improving Government Decision-making Practices for Risk Management. Bouder, Frederic; Beth, Elodie // OECD Journal on Budgeting;2003, Vol. 3 Issue 1, p25
Discusses several lessons for decision makers in government, drawing mainly on the experience of managing global risks that threaten the environment and human health. Lessons for improving internal practices for the management of government decision making; Analysis of pertinent topics and...