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Water Supply Stuff

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  Water Supply Issues Just a few issues and concerns with water supply, something most of us take for granted.   Hydraulic Reserve Having one good water supply is never adequate. What if something goes wrong?  Lose your water and lose the building and maybe people too.  Even if you only plan for one water […]

Where Do You Stretch to Dry?

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  This is another one of those things that we learn in firefighter 1, but deviate from once we gain “experience”. This subject of where to stretch dry depends greatly on where you are going to fight the fire.  I have seen pictures of firefighters virtually standing eye to eye with the beast without charged […]

Experience-based decisions

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  I want to talk a bit about how much influence our experience has on our decisions on the fireground.  While no two situations are alike and every fire presents different issues, we must understand the mechanisms by which we operate. In a study conducted by the military regarding the command activities of FDNY, it […]