S.L.I.C.E. – R.S. stands for Size-Up, Location of the Fire, Isolate the Flow Path, Cool from a Safe Distance, Extinguish and then Rescue and Salvage are added in as necessary. While most agree that the latest research can improve firefighter safety, they struggle to translate the research into fireground tactics and implement that change in a successful manner. This program rethinks the tactics of old and incorporates the latest research into tactics using the S.L.I.C.E.R.S method. S.L.I.C.E.R.S is an acronym developed to “operationalize” fire dynamic research concepts. The concept has been vetted with the lead researchers involved and has their endorsements. The acronym is NOT designed to replace the well known RECEO VS method that has been widely adopted by the fire service over the years, but instead is to be used by the first arriving company officer, where RECEO VS is more for the Battalion Chief/Incident Commander and their tactical priorities. This program also discusses overcoming resistance to change and the lessons learned in real world implementation.