A video produced by the Penn Township Fire Department and Mishawaka Fire Department in conjunction with other St. Joseph County Departments and the Indiana Firefighter Training System is now available on YouTube for all firefighters to view.
The video details the SLICE-RS strategy to fight fires. SLICE-RS offers a new approach to firefighting. SLICE-RS stands for:
- Size up (a 360° walk around)
- Locate the fire
- Isolate the flow path
- Cool from a safe location
- Extinguish the fire
Under SLICE-RS, firefighters hit the fire from the outside, and then enter the building to extinguish the remaining fire.
Individuals from Underwriters Laboratories worked in conjunction with the Penn Township Fire Department and the Indiana Firefighter Training System for this video. Temperature sensors were placed throughout a house used for a test fire, to show the real-time effectiveness of the SLICE-RS system.
The video, designed for all firefighters, can be viewed here: