I read Chief Charles Bailey's excellent article on PPV: Interior Use of Positive Pressure, Part 1
I can readily see the advantages for high rise fires.
But, I am going to tell you straight out that I am not a fan of PPV as an offensive weapon for small fire departments.
Two reasons: 1) Many small departments struggle just to keep up on basic firefighting skills, much less learning some of the more "exotic" tactics and 2) If you polled these same departments, you would find that many do not have written SOPs. No; fire department by-laws are NOT SOPs!
Now; it just so happens that my department is a small department and in all likelihood, we could master the tactic of positive pressure attack.
But, until I can be convinced that we could deploy it successfully 100% of the time-that is to say, not light up a structure from discovering too late that there was a hidden fire or to reduce the chances of victim survival-we won't be doing it.
So, you won't see us on YouTube any time soon!