TITLE

Industry Knowledge

AUTHOR(S)
Dornan, Scott
PUB. DATE
June 2005
SOURCE
Fire Chief;Jun2005, Vol. 49 Issue 6, p70
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the management of industrial fire incidents. Industrial events are quite often caused by human failure--of industrial plant or fire service personnel. According to the author, a firefighter's familiarity with industrial facilities in his response area can decrease incident control time, improve responder safety, and reduce losses. Industrial plants pose unique challenges and hazards. Facility drills and a common incident command system are critical components of effective management of an incident. Industrial facilities require strategy and tactics that are not typically part of a municipal fire training program.
ACCESSION #
17460935

 

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