Archive for November2010

Bluffton Is Burning!

Last night, the Bluffton Twp. Fire District (SC) responded to their fourth commercial building fire in the last week. All of the fires were quickly extinguished using solid strategy and tactics. Three of the fires were within a mile of each other with similarities between them.

The Initial On Scene Report

Most in the fire service would agree that our success at any building fire is determined by the actions of the initial arriving units (first alarm assignment). The ability of the first arriving unit to provide a sufficient initial on-scene report will provide other incoming units with the information and direction they need to position and operate in the most efficient manner and, hopefully, take care of the fire safely and quickly. A very useful and effective acronym that I have used is the A-B-C-D Size-up.