Archive for August2009

Positive Pressure Ventilation (PPV) Tactics

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Positive Pressure Ventilation (PPV) TacticsImproving firefighter safety is an ongoing effort for the fire service. A series of fire experiments were conducted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Building and Fire Research Laboratory to better understand the effectiveness of using fans at different locations to reduce the temperature in stairwells, corridors, room […]

The NEW Lexicon and Challenges

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Engineered Structural Assemblies & Systems (ESS) · THE Predominate Fire Service Challenge….The NEW Lexicon to add to your operational safety vocabulary and incident action plans… · Do you know what they represent and how these components, assemblies and systems may affect or influence incident operations? · Do some research and check these terms out for […]

Risk-Preferring and Self-Indulging Firefighting

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I had the privilege to spend some time recently with a tremendous group of knowledgeable and dedicated command and company officers at the 2009 Arizona Fire Service Leadership Conference hosted by the Arizona Fire Chief’s Association in Glendale, Arizona. Chief Ron Dennis, the Executive Director of the AFCA did a wonderful job of planning and […]

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