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By Joe Starnes
Our tactical fire conversations are often misleading and wasteful when the fire ground variables are not defined. What is on fire, where is the fire, what is the volume of fire, how is the fire growing (air, fuel, heat), how can the fire be accessed safely, what are the steps to accessing the fire, how will the access affect the fire growth, what is the urgency of the access, what are the unknowns, how will the unknowns be determined, what resources are available (water, foam, nozzles, lines), when will and if additional resources be available, what tools are available to use, what skill level does the crews have, who is in command, what conditions such as weather have to be considered and how, what is the window of opportunity and so many I have not listed. It is easy to see why we can’t communicate effectively. We just don’t have time?