Operations

Build relationships with your local tow operators and train together so that you know what resources are available to you when the call comes in.

David F. Peterson looks at a real-life incident that applied a risk management model and saved a life.

Gary Bird and Brian Gettemeier examine the responsibilities of fire service personnel on the fireground when a Mayday is called.

Raymond T. Ranellone Jr. looks at the threat carbon monoxide poses on the fireground and shares a project that aimed to introduce more effective CO monitors.

David F. Peterson looks at haz-mat response and how it needs to be more effectively incorporated into fire service response.

The tsunami that struck the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant after the earthquake on March 11, 2011, disabled all the AC power supplies at Reactor Units 1 to 5, causing the cooling systems to shut down and leading to a hydrogen explosion. The Tokyo Fire Department responded.

Judith Glick-Smith looks at the Georgia Smoke Diver program: a brotherhood, a group of equals, leaders committed to service, there to teach you how to save your own life and the lives of others.

Andy Speier looks at strategies for rescuing a victim trapped in a trench.

Peter Ong examines the San Francisco Fire Department (S.F.F.D.) Coastal Rescue.