We all likely know that lessons learned are the product of an after-action meeting. What we may not pay enough attention to is how to make the most of the results. Lessons learned has a wonderful sound to it, partly due to the alliteration, but the term does not completely do justice to the process.
At 0100 hours, local fire companies are dispatched to a structure fire in the residential area of Anytown USA. On arrival, the company officer/incident commander (IC) conducts a size up and communicates an initial arrival report. Several moments later, a chief officer arrives on scene, conducts his/
One advantage of being in the late years of my firefighting career is that I have accumulated a significant collection of printed and electronic firefighting resource materials. However, there is a limit to the usefulness of these materials, especially the older examples. I recently decided it was t
March 18, 2021The International Society of Fire Service Instructors (ISFSI) launched the Professional Development Matrix to support fire service personnel in their exploration of career possibilities. In addition, it defines opportunities for advancement and evolution within the profession. The ISFS
Attack Team Entry Checklist
Advancing a hoseline into the fire building must be well coordinated and once past the entry door, can look like a work or art or a train wreck. Often, the problems occur before the door is even opened. The attack process must be done right from beginning to water appli