Today, we are in the midst of an exciting time in the fire service, we are sandwiched by traditional, deep-rooted strategies and tactics and the research being shared with the fire service by the FRSI (UL/NIST) group. There exist (at least) two groups of firefighters that are split on the issues being researched, and they are primarily grouped by their disagreement on two concepts; what actions create the most survivable space (the fastest) inside a structure fire, and the impact of steam on interior occupants (both sworn and civilian). That said, these groups share more commonalities than differences, but certain – critical – points are creating a healthy, much needed discussion.
With the primary objective of civilian rescue at the forefront of both groups list of priorities on the fire ground, it can be said that neither group is championing strategy nor tactics that they believe would lead to anything besides the best way to save lives and protect property on the fire ground.
Read more in this month’s issue of FireNuggets, where two articles discussing these ideas in depth are featured. You can open the magazine by following this link: http://firenuggets.com/media/2015-i/
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