No Time-Outs in Tactics, Responses
- EOPs: A Guide to Interagency Cooperation. RIELAGE, ROBERT R. // Fire Chief;Nov2009, Vol. 53 Issue 11, p18
The article comments on the necessity of revising the emergency operating procedures (EOP) of firefighters in the U.S. The author mentions that there is a need to revise the EOP due to the severe-weather emergencies that happened in Wyoming and Ohio in 2008. He adds that despite how firefighters...
- `To-do' lists enhance incident management. Coleman, John F. // Fire Engineering;Mar1997, Vol. 150 Issue 3, p111
Presents the author's to-do lists for emergency management. Background on how the author came up with the list; Author's career history in the fire service; Benefits of carrying a clipboard in managing an incident; Tips on ranking incident priorities; Tips on making to-do lists for fire services.
- RAPID INTERVENTION: EMERGENCY AIR SUPPLY. McCormack, Jim // Fire Engineering;Jul2000, Vol. 153 Issue 7, p14
Discusses methods and tips on emergency air supply needs during fire fighting. Removing the fire fighter from the environment; Buddy breathing; Rapid intervention team (RIT) air units; Air supply training sessions; Quick removal from the environment; Deploying an RIT to search for missing fire...
- LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAP. Steck, T.J. // Fire Engineering;Jun2002, Vol. 155 Issue 6, p75
Offers tips for firefighters in identifying potential hazards in responding a fire emergency. Calculation of risks; Consideration of potential weapons in helping a person in need; Removal of things that are in greatest danger.
- events. // Crisis Response Journal;2013, Vol. 9 Issue 1, p69
A calendar of events is presented which include the Emergency Services Show in England on September 25-26, 2013, the Asia Pacific Security Forum & Expo in China on December 3-5, 2013, and the Aerial Firefighting in Sacramento, California on March 19-20, 2014.
- HELL ON EARTH. COLLINS, HILTON // Emergency Management;Nov2009, Vol. 4 Issue 6, p22
This article describes how the emergence of larger, more frequent wildfires forces authorities worldwide to rethink fire mitigation and preparation. Details are presented on the February 2009 fires that raged though southeastern Australia and the August-September 2009 blaze in California. The...
- STAIRWELL OPERATIONS. Peeples, Lance C. // Fire Engineering;May2001, Vol. 154 Issue 5, p81
Discusses the importance of the use of stairways to a successful firefighting effort. Most commonly found types of stairways; Safety recommendations for operating structures that have stairs.
- Fireground Recon: Defining an Old Term. STANDRIDGE, STEVEN E. // Fire Engineering;Oct2008, Vol. 161 Issue 10, p91
This article focuses on the usual fire service term fireground reconnaissance (recon). An overview of the comparison between size up and recon where recon is used as a mechanism to size up a call is discussed. It notes that fireground recon is the process of determining the location and extent...
- Qualities of Effective Incident Commanders. SHERIDAN, DANIEL P. // Fire Engineering;Aug2011, Vol. 164 Issue 8, p79
The article focuses on the qualities of a good incident commander (IC) of a fire department. It cites the importance of ensuring that the first engine company has a positive water source and is stretching the first line toward the fire. It notes that fire departments should develop a standard...