As a firefighter, it will be a constant struggle to work at your skills in reading flashovers.
Early detection before the fire can really set itself deep within the “hog fuel” pile is the first step.
While new technology is important, it's meaningless if it doesn't work or you have poor radio communication habits.
How can firefighters expect building occupants to take fire alarms seriously if they give occupants the impression that they don’t?
What is the perception of your fire department within your community?
Developing a standpipe bag that includes all the equipment necessary to be successful is a key measure that can be performed in advance of a fire to improve operational success.
The type of attack will also be based on existing response protocols, scene assessment, and support available. They're all tied together. Forget one and your attack becomes haphazard and ineffective.
Many times, departments try to pack everything on the unit to make it a “do it all” apparatus.
Your size-up should be a methodical, quick, and to-the-point evaluation of what you see, what you’re going to do, and possibly what you need.
A TI is a valuable tool for many applications and should not be overlooked when RIT operations are needed on the fire scene.