Softening up the target, quick water, fast water, and hitting it hard from the yard.
Maybe you have heard some of these recently and maybe it has opened your eyes. I know it did mine. Lot of what we thought we knew over the past decade or even 2 decades ago all looks different. Things as I was told as rookie that we never do, we now should do.
I am talking about “flow path” in structure fires. Today I attended a presentation from UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute.
Now for you old dogs who want to talk about pushing fire, and attacking from the unburned side and never spraying into windows, break windows to make things better, you should really take a look at this stuff.
It’s science. You cannot deny the science of it. Steve Kerber of UL did a great job really laying it out there. He didn’t hold any punches when it came down to, we either learn this new science or we can listen to the guy with big mustache and burnt up helmet.
So I encourage you to give it a chance. If you can catch the presentation, do it. If not go to their site and see for yourself and keep an open mind. It’s science and it makes sense. Be safe!