The "Everyday Routine Complex" Fire

It happens in every fire department — the routine structure fire that you're familiar with that turns into a complex incident because things didn't go as planned. Perhaps there were circumstances unknown or unseen. Maybe there were problems...


It happens in every fire department — the routine structure fire that you're familiar with that turns into a complex incident because things didn't go as planned. Perhaps there were circumstances unknown or unseen. Maybe there were problems associated with the fire attack, like getting the...


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JEFF SHUPE is a career firefighter with over 35 years of experience. He is a member of the Cleveland, OH, Fire Department and also has served as a volunteer firefighter. Shupe is a State of Ohio-certified fire instructor and is a field training officer for the Ohio Fire Academy. He is also an Ohio-certified EMT and hazmat technician. He holds an associate's degree in fire technology and has attended the University of Cincinnati Fire Protection Engineering program. He has taught at local community colleges and on state and national levels.