Thursday, April 15, 2010

Aggressive is not Reckless

Aggressive is not reckless
There is a difference between an aggressive fire attack and a reckless one

By Jason Poremba

Too often these days, firefighters are confusing an aggressive attack with a reckless attack. An aggressive attack on fire is not a reckless attack. An aggressive attack is thought out in advance, well planned, and trained for. Videos online often give a bad name to aggressive fire attack by showing firefighters entering a large volume of fire at a rapid rate, with equipment that often doesn't match the job. The key aspects of an aggressive attack are highlighted by size-up, full PPE, proper hose line handling, and an attack that is compatible with the pace of the fire... READ ALL WITH MULTIPLE VIDEOS

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